Pedroia finally retires after sliding MLB Machado.
Dustin Pedroia (37), a former second baseman for the Boston Red Sox in the Major League Baseball (MLB), could not overcome his injury and eventually took off his uniform 토토추천
Local media in the U.S., including MLB Dotcom, the official website of the Major League Baseball, reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that Pedroia has officially announced his retirement.
Since his debut in 2006, Pedroia has played 14 seasons in Boston alone, batting .299 with 140 home runs, 725 RBIs, and 0.805 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).
He is 175 centimeters tall but has excellent athletic ability, and was selected as the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and 2008 MVP, and won four All-Star and four Gold Gloves.
In 2007 and 2013, he was a franchise star, leading Boston to World Series championships.
However, nightmare of 2017 season came.
In a game against the Baltimore Orioles, he was knocked down by Manny Machado’s rough sliding while defending second base.
Pedroia underwent knee surgery three times, but did not return to normal.
“He played only nine games in two years in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, and failed to play at all last year, when it was held in the shorter season.”
“Pedroia was a star of passion, determination and competition,” Boston owner John Henry said. “I’m always grateful to him for his dedication to our team.
“Even though Pedroia was short, he had a great presence,” said Jason Baritech, a teammate and former Boston captain. “He was a true Red Sox man and will continue to be forever.”