Pedroia has decided to hang up his cleats after 14 seasons with the Red Sox. Injuries marred Pedroia’s career down the stretch — he played in just nine total games since the end of the 2017 season — but he has firmly cemented himself in Red Sox’ lore. He won the AL Rookie of the Year, AL MVP, four Gold Gloves, and two World Series rings, and he finished his career with a .299 batting average.
Pedroia will still collect his full salary for the upcoming season ($12.125M), and team owner John Henry said that “Dustin came to represent the kind of grit, passion, and competitive drive that resonates with baseball fans everywhere and especially with Red Sox fans”. He likely won’t garner serious consideration for the Hall of Fame, but he still had an excellent career.
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