Infielder Mark Loretta has made a decision to retire from Major League Baseball, but agreed to join the San Diego Padres front office.
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.