Pedroia walking better, getting antsy

Pedroia walking better, getting antsy

SEATTLE -- Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with his fractured left foot, and perhaps that is why time is starting to go slower for him.

"It's getting tough because I'm walking better," said Pedroia. "I feel normal walking. I just can't push it right now until it's really healed. I've just got to listen to what they say and hope we win. That's it. I'll find out more when I see the doctor in a couple of days [in Anaheim]. I think that'll tell me a lot more, and I'm going back to get another CT scan next Friday to see if there's more healing."

If Pedroia gets the all clear to remove his walking boot after that CT scan on Friday, his return to the lineup could be quick after that. He has little to no interest in going on a Minor League rehab assignment. A fierce competitor, Pedroia wants to do what he can to help Boston's postseason push. He last played on June 25.

"I don't know," Pedroia said about a rehab assignment. "I'll talk to [general manager] Theo [Epstein] and [manager Terry Francona], and everybody, but it depends how we're doing as a team. We're trying to get everybody back as fast as possible, and I think the Red Sox need us more than the PawSox do."