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Loretta retires, is hired by Padres

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In this Sept. 3, 2004, file photo, San Diego Padres' Mark Loretta watches his double against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in San Diego. In this Sept. 3, 2004, file photo, San Diego Padres' Mark Loretta watches his double against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mark Loretta has announced his retirement as a player and has been hired by the San Diego Padres as special assistant to baseball operations.

Loretta's playing career spanned 15 big league seasons. He played with the Padres from 2003-05. Loretta most recently was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Loretta played with Boston in 2006, when new Padres general manager Jed Hoyer was in the Red Sox's front office. Hoyer says it was clear then that Loretta could have an impact on an organization in a front-office role once he finished his playing career.

 

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