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    Kenji Johjima

    Over the weekend, half a world away, former Seattle Mariner backstop Kenji Johjima decided to hang up his spikes after 18 seasons of professional baseball split between Japan and the U.S.

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    Thanks for the update on Johjima. I hadn't heard.
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    Ismael Valdez


    The Mexican pitcher Ismael "Rocket" Valdes, who had a 11-year career in the majors with a half dozen teams, announced Wednesday his retirement from professional baseball.
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    Elmer Dessens


    Elmer Dessens has announced his retirement from the diamonds in a press conference held at the historic site of the Naranjeros of Hermosillo.
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    Miguel Ojeda


    After 20 years of uninterrupted career, Miguel Ojeda announced his final retirement as an active player when his participation in the Mexican Baseball League, because after talking with his family, was the best option "hang the spikes and glove "to now seek opportunity in U.S. baseball, either as manager or coach Little League level.
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    Pedro Martinez


    Pedro Martinez is recognized that definitely retired Major League Baseball.

    "I feel comfortable and satisfied," said the right-hander. "I thank God for having left on my own terms. I'm so proud. I was able to throw my last pitch in a World Series. " Martinez, who spoke in an interview in the Dominican radio station 104.5 FM, has not pitched in the majors since 2009 when he accompanied the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series against the Yankees New York. He had a career record of 219-100 which posted a 2.93 ERA and, in addition to winning three Cy Young.

    "Hopefully many of us when leaving baseball have a chance to get out on our own terms. Hope to see everyone who can go to Cooperstown, the day that is induced (inducted) into the Hall of Fame, "he said. Though he has not pitched in two years, the official announcement of his retirement had never been done and his name rang in several rumors about acquisitions in the past two seasons. Martinez explained that currently works with the foundation that bears his name, participating in education projects and aid for poor families. "I have no plans to get involved in politics or anything, but yes will do my best to help my country in any way possible, "he said.

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    Chan Ho Park

    124 wins. 17 seasons in the Major Leagues. 7 MLB franchises. 2 seasons over seas in Japan and Korea. 1 All Star game. 2 League Championship Series and 1 World Series. That's the career of Chan Ho Park, who will be announcing his retirement today.
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    Edgardo Alfonzo


    Former big leaguer and infielder made his last professional baseball game in the ninth Venezuelan Bengali at the Magallanes Navigators. At 39 years, discomfort in her legs forced him to end a successful career.
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    Discomfort in her legs?

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    I forgot to note it was translated. Fixed. Google Translate is really good, but even it makes mistakes now and then.

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    Brad Lidge

    Brad Lidge is retiring. Lidge who earned the nickname “Lights Out” during his playing days will not pitch in 2013.

    The former closer of the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies informed his agents that his time in the big leagues was over according to CBS Sports. After spending last season recovering from another injury the once star closer decided that he wanted to have more family time.
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    Chris Woodward

    Journeyman utility infielder Chris Woodward has retired as a player and will work in the Seattle Mariners organization as a minor league infield coordinator, according to Greg Johns of
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    Hideki Matsui

    Hideki Matsui, a popular outfielder and designated hitter for 20 seasons with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, the New York Yankees and three other major league teams, announced his retirement Thursday.
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    Adam Kennedy

    Adam Kennedy, who spent much of his career playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Anaheim Angels, is all but retired from Major League Baseball. Kennedy has not announced his retirement, but he is moving on with his life and focusing on teaching baseball.
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    Geoff Blum

    Veteran infielder Geoff Blum is expected to announce his retirement from baseball soon, as he will hang up his uniform in exchange for a spot in the Houston Astros' broadcast booth, reports Brian McTaggert of
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    In addition, Dontrelle Willis unretired and signed with the Cubs. Edgar Renteria will make a final decision about playing this month, per an article I read.

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    John Halama

    John Halama, also a veteran of nine Major League seasons, has retired as a player and signed on as the third pitching coach in York Revolution history.
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    For those interested, I have a Twitter account set up dedicated solely to Baseball Retirement news.

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    Ron Mahay

    From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that reliever Ron Mahay has retired from baseball.

    The left-hander signed a minor league contract with the Reds last winter but couldn’t make it past Triple-A Louisville. He last appeared in a major league game in 2010 as a member of the Twins’ bullpen.
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    Nick Johnson

    Former Yankees, Nationals and Orioles first baseman Nick Johnson, one of the great what-ifs of the last 15 years, has opted for retirement, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reports.
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    Career batting: .268/.399/.441/.840
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    Brian Schneider

    The Morning Call has learned exclusively that Northampton High School graduate Brian Schneider, after playing professional baseball for 18 years — 13 in the major leagues — is retiring effective immediately.
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    Kevin Millwood

    Pitcher Kevin Millwood has decided to hang it up after a 16 year career, Richard Walker of the Shelby Star reports. Millwood spent last season with the Mariners and posted a 6-12 record with a 4.25 ERA with a 6.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. Millwood was also part of the team no-hitter against the Dodgers.
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    Brandon Webb

    Brandon Webb is retiring from baseball. Webb drew a bit of interest this winter from teams like the Mets, Phillies, Marlins and Nationals but he was never offered a contract.

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    Ricardo Rincon


    Noah Flores Cortés Cordoba, Veracruz. - After 22 years of career, Ricardo Rincón Espinoza yesterday decided to retire from professional baseball, so no longer report to Aguascalientes Rieleros for next season.
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    Pedro Valdes


    It's official. The first baseman and designated hitter for the Giants, Pedro Valdes had last night his retirement ceremony of baseball before the game against the Criollos de Caguas.
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