Dusty, Pedey, Laser Show, Muddy Chicken, Little Dusty Big Stick,... Dustin Pedroia is a man of many nicknames in New England (with the latter being a personal creation of the wife of a writer on this site, but hell if it doesn't work). He is the [insert your favorite cliche here; we'll go with heart and soul] of the Red Sox. But who is the woman behind the man you ask? That would be Dustin Pedroia's wife Kelli Pedroia.
Kelli Pedroia is one of the more visible Red Sox's wives when it come to giving back to the community. She was diagnosed with and battled melanoma when she was only 18. Given her level of celebrity, it's only natural that she is now a spokeswoman for the Melanoma Foundation of New England in order to raise awareness of this terrible disease. She tries to use her personal experience to educate people about the dangers of tanning beds as well as sun exposure. Both her and Dustin are involved with charity work as well, including the Jimmy Fund.
Dustin and Kelli were married in November 2006. They both attended Arizona State University, where Dustin played his collegiate ball.
The couple have two sons, born August 2009 and September 2012. Their first child prompted Pedroia to miss the 2009 All Star Game as Kelli was having complications with the pregnancy. Son #2 was not to be outdone, as Kelli went into labor mid-game, prompting a somewhat funny reaction from Pedroia when he was told on field and then proceeded to run to the dugout.Dustin Pedroia's Wife Kelli Pedroia,