Infielder and 15 year veteran Mark Loretta retired from Major League Baseball and was offered a job to join the San Diego Padres' organization. Mark Loretta was hired as a special assistant to baseball operations. Mark played for Padres general manager Jed Hoyer when he was in Boston.
Loretta played with the San Diego Padres from 2003-2005, played with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and most recently played with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Loretta was a two time All Star as a second baseman and finished his career with a .295 batting average and a .360 on base percentage. Mark hit 76 homeruns and 629 runs batted in and had his career high stats with Padres in 2004.