Dustin Pedroia Retires – Red Sox Legend is Done in the MLB
Dustin Pedroia retires from the MLB via the Boston Red Sox on February 1st. The right-handed second baseman spent the last few years in Boston battling injuries and struggled to stay on the field consistently.
The former rookie of the year in 2007 hit for a career .299 average with just over 1800 hits. Pedroia was also an MVP in 2008 when he led the league in runs scored, hits and doubles.
Pedroia was a four time Gold Glove winner and a four time All Star
The Red Sox legend also was a key part of bringing two World Series titles to Fenway in 2007 and 2013. In the 2007 postseason, Pedroia two home runs and had 10 RBIs over the course of the 3 series against the Angels, Indians, and Colorado Rockies in the world series.
The second baseman was drafted out of Arizona State in 2004 in the second round. Pedroia was a born winner and his actions showed that. He left his final two years of scholarships on the table for the SunDevils in an attempt to bring in better pitchers for the university.
The Red Sox leadership loved Pedroia as well, the two sides came to an agreement for an 8-year extension worth about $110 million dollars, a deal that would keep him in Boston for the rest of his career.
Although Pedroia was not on the 2019 world series roster, he was still a vocal leader in the dugout cheering and supporting his teammates.
Although there is no such thing as a no doubt Hall of Famers nowadays, Pedroia will for sure have his number retired in Fenway and in the Red Sox organization.
TL//DR: Dustin Pedroia retires from the MLB with the announcement coming via the Red Sox Twitter