Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement from professional baseball on Monday, ending a 14-season league career.
The 37-year-old has not played since 2019 and has been limited to nine games since 2018 due to injuries, especially chronic knee problems. He had a contract valid until the end of the 2022 campaign.
Pedroia won the World Series three times, and was named the American League MVP in 2008 and won four Golden Gloves. After playing 1,512 life games, he has 140 home runs and 725 RBIs, while maintaining an average of 0.299.
A four-time guest at the All-Star Classic, who only wore the Sox uniform, hit 213 hits, including 54 doubles, during the year that earned him the title of America’s Most Deserved Player.