The Red Sox stalwart second baseman, a fringe Hall of Fame candidate, will miss at least the first couple months of play next year after undergoing left knee surgery Wednesday.
"Red Sox estimate Pedroia's return to games in approximately seven months", Britton tweets.
Dr. Riley Williams III performed the surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY, N.Y.
This is the same knee which Pedroia had surgery on last offseason to clean up his meniscus.
Pedroia has reportedly been dealing with an injury to his left knee all season, and has even gone on the disabled list twice this year.
Brock Holt, Deven Marrero, Marco Hernandez and Tzu-Wei Lin are among the internal options who could fill in for Pedroia.
Pedroia has four years and $56 million left on his current contract with the Red Sox.
The 34-year old second baseman hit.293 this season, with seven home runs and 62 RBI, and helped lead the Red Sox to a American League East division title.
A painful 2017 season will spill into 2018 for Dustin Pedroia.
Pedroia's surgery is the fourth undergone by Boston players this off-season.