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everyday major leaguer. That kid, Dustin Pedroia , had been handed the reigns to the position after the Red Sox rebuffed Mark Loretta 's (an All-Star the previous year) offer to rejoin the Sox on a one-year, $1 million deal. The initial returns
veteran option and committing to a prospect without a track record -- as the Sox did when they declined to re-sign Mark Loretta after the 2006 season for $1 million so that there would be a starting role for Dustin Pedroia in 2007. "Obviously
represented their best chance to win, particularly given that they had credible alternatives to him at second base. Mark Loretta , an All-Star with the Sox in 2006, was willing to come back on a one-year, $1 million deal. So the team needed
to an everyday role in the big leagues in 2006, that stopped over the course of that performance. The Sox acquired Mark Loretta in a trade after the 2005 season and ultimately, Pedroia remained in Triple-A for almost all of 2006 before a late
the only ones to do so were Todd Walker (who won his case and then was summarily cut by the Padres in 2007) and Mark Loretta (who lost his case to the Astros prior to the 2008 season). Both were infielders; both were complementary players
infield, Ortiz was voted the AL’s first baseman (the game was played under NL rules at PNC Park in Pittsburgh) and Mark Loretta , in his only season as a Red Sox, played second. Jeter, Ortiz and Rodriguez were 2-3-4 in the batting order
said he took to heart the advice of Pedroia, who relayed to the shortstop his distress in 2006 when the Sox traded for Mark Loretta , thus relegating Pedroia to a return to Pawtucket for most of 2006. Pedroia ended up using that time productively, recovering from
returning to Triple-A with the Sox' acquisition of Mark Loretta . "After [Iglesias] left [the workouts in Arizona ..... play second base and go play. But we ended up signing Mark Loretta . It ended up being a great thing for me. I went to Triple-A
since Wily Mo Pena and Manny Ramirez on July 26, 2007. The Red Sox also pulled it off twice in 2006 (Eric Hinske/ Mark Loretta and Mike Lowell/David Ortiz). It was only the third time in the Blue Jays’ existence that two opposing players had three extra-base hits in a single game, the last coming in 2004. —————————————————————————————————————————– * – In the fourth inning
needed to part with a second-round pick.) Most notably, the team declined to offer arbitration to Trot Nixon and Mark Loretta after the 2006 season, and to Kevin Millar after the 2005 campaign. Here is a look at how the Sox have proceeded since