Rocco Baldelli, who had a career that looked like it had a ton of promise in 2003 when he first came up and played for the Red Sox last season, has taken a position with the Tampa Bay Rays as a special assistant to the GM.
Here's more from NECN.
Playing center field, being of Italian descent and wearing number 5, Baldelli was compared by some to Joe DiMaggio. That may have been unfair, but he certainly looked like he was on his way to being an All-Star with the Rays with his combination of power, speed and a good glove.
While he hasn't officially retired, it looks like the end of the line for Baldelli. No one signed him this winter. Injuries and a condition known as mitochondrial myopathy totally ruined his career. A real shame.
We wish Rocco all the best in his new career.