The Heart and Hustle Award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
The fiery Pedroia has been a team leader on the Red Sox for most of his career.
The final winner will be announced on Nov. 10 at the 16th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.