Or an ab strain, as it were, that the Mighty Dustin endured in the WBC. Nothing that requires us to gather up the pitchforks and torches and head for Bud Selig’s house.

“I don’t think it’s going to linger. I’ll take care of it and get it ready and get ready for the season – it won’t be an issue,” Pedroia said yesterday. “When you have a physique like this and you’re shredded, something might happen,” he said.

So now he can focus on making things happen… to the rest of the AL East.