By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
He was the longest-tenured member of the Red Sox. In the past three seasons, he appeared in just nine games.
Pedroia did not play during the 2020 season.
“I never took one play off from Little League on,” Pedroia said. “At some point, you can’t play anymore. And this is the time.”
He was a four-time All-Star in his career. Pedroia was part of two World Series teams with the Red Sox.
“He was the ultimate team player,” Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who previously managed the Red Sox, said. “He always seemed to save his very best plays for the most important time of the game. He seemed to will himself at times to lead us to victory. It is impossible to spend any amount of time with him and not become close to him. He just has that type of personality.”
In his 14-year career, Pedroia had a .299 batting average with 140 home runs and 725 RBIs in 1,512 games. He had 1,805 hits in his career.
He had three hits in his final nine games.
The best season of Pedroia’s career came during the 2011 season when he hit a career-high 21 home runs and had 91 RBIs in 159 games.
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