His farewell season was a memorable swan song for the utility infielder, who returned to Los Angeles for a first and final season with his hometown Dodgers and helped the team win a National League Division Series game against the Cardinals with a walk-off base hit.
Loretta is staying close to the game, however. In January he took a job as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff with the San Diego Padres, for whom he played from 2002-05.
FINDING THEIR FORM
BACK ON THE FARM
Several players who finished the 2009 season on major league active rosters will have to work their way back up to the big leagues after being reassigned to various minor league affiliates of their respective franchises.