Pedroia even talked about the injury and rehabbing it with NBA legend Michael Jordan, who also broke the navicular bone in his left foot during the 1985-86 season, missing all but 18 games.
Jordan has remained friends with Francona since their year together in 1994 with the Double-A Birmingham Barons.
"[Pedroia] had an interest in talking to him," Francona said. "Because it is Pedroia, I thought he might get a kick out of it, which I think he did and it was a quick conversation."
Pedroia has continued to have soreness in his left foot since he was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday.
"There is no reason to push right now, because he is on the disabled list," Francona said. "I think it is just for his peace of mind and everyone's to get more information and move forward."
In two games with the Red Sox before being put back on the DL, Pedroia went 1-for-7 with a walk and a run scored.
Quinn Roberts is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less