Playing only nine games in the last three seasons, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement on Monday.

"At some point, you can’t play anymore." said Pedroia.

In April in 2017, The Orioles' Manny Machado, attempting to break up a double play, slid into and spiked Pedroia in the knee area causing him to leave the game.

After six surgeries and partial knee replacement surgery, the four-time all-star who won 2 World Championships with Boston, is up for a vote on the hall of fame ballot in 2025.

Pedroia was also rookie of the year in 2007, and won the AL MVP in 2008.

Although he may not strike you as a glaringly obvious shoo-in, we wanna know...

 

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