With Red Sox pitching ace Chris Sale scheduled to pitch at Hadlock Field on Tuesday, we went back to the Sea Dog archives to see what other Red Sox stars have come to Portland for rehabilitation stints. Basically, when a player returns to play after being injured or after surgery, the Red Sox will send a player to Portland to get them back in the groove. This gives the fans a rare opportunity to see a mega-star right here in Portland. And we've seen some massive Sox stars over the years.
The date was May 24, 2019. Our Portland Sea Dogs were playing the Altoona Curve. No one suspected that this day would be the last time Dustin Pedroia would play as a professional baseball player. This rehab stint in Portland would be Pedey's final game. After 14 seasons, Pedroia announced his retirement from baseball this week.