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Second baseman puts family first

Pedroia skips All-Star Game to be with wife

Dustin Pedroia smiles after scoring by deftly avoiding the catcher’s tag. Dustin Pedroia smiles after scoring by deftly avoiding the catcher’s tag. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / July 13, 2009

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After grappling with the decision for a week, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia announced yesterday he had withdrawn from the All-Star Game to stay in Boston and tend to his pregnant wife, Kelli. It was, in his manager’s mind, not just the right decision. It was the only decision. (Full article: 1380 words)

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