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    Jason Kendall

    Many readers out there may have thought Jason Kendall was already retired. But he was actually active until Tuesday afternoon, when the Royals announced that Kendall has now officially retired.

    Kendall had season-ending surgery on his shoulder (rotator cuff) in September of 2010 and then missed all of 2011 while recovering from the procedure. This season, he was playing for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Or, more specifically, he played in two games and had three plate appearances after signing a minor-league deal July 19. He's now called it quits for good.
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    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/ey...-from-baseball

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...endaja01.shtml

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    Josh Rupe

    Closer Josh Rupe retired Sunday night after allowing two runs in three innings of a loss to the Camden Riversharks. He was 2-4 with a 2.73 ERA and 15 saves in 28 games for the Patriots, who now will turn to Andrew Dobies in save situations.

    “He was going to retire in June if he didn’t get picked up but he decided to wait until the All-Star break,” manager Sparky Lyle said. “He went home during the break and felt he was missing a lot with his kids.”
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    http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/pat...-rupe-retires/

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    Sean Green

    Green retired from baseball after last night’s game to be closer to his family. We wish nothing but the best for Sean!
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    Jack Wilson

    Shortstop Jack Wilson is set to retire, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The 12-year veteran made the decision after talking with his wife and kids.

    Wilson spent time with the Pirates and Mariners before being traded to the Braves in 2011. This past offseason he signed a one-year $1mm deal with the Braves. Wilson appeared in only 40 games this season hitting .169 because of injuries.
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    http://www.prorumors.com/2012/09/rum...-set-to-retire

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ilsoja02.shtml

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    Brad Kilby

    Laguna Creek High graduate Brad Kilby has decided to retire from professional baseball after a pair of surgeries on his left shoulder.
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    http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/20...5623465848.txt

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ilbybr01.shtml

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    Ben Sheets

    After a three month comeback, Ben Sheets announced that he will be retiring after today’s game. He was given the start today and in his one inning, he looked like a pitcher nowhere near retirement. He struck out two hitters in a 1-2-3 inning, blowing a 96 MPH fastball past Andrew McCutchen to end his career.
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    http://tomahawktake.com/2012/10/03/b...es-out-on-top/

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...heetbe01.shtml

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    Brian Fuentes

    Reliever Brian Fuentes, who briefly played for the Cardinals last season before suddenly abandoning the team for unspecified reasons, announced yesterday that he has decided to retire.

    Fuentes told the Merced Sun-Star, his hometown paper, that he left the Redbirds because it was the farthest from his family that he ever played and he simply missed them too much to continue.
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    http://www.bnd.com/2012/11/15/239566...#storylink=cpy

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...uentbr01.shtml
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    Great stuff, cowtipper. Thanks for all your efforts on this thread.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperstownersincanada View Post
    Great stuff, cowtipper. Thanks for all your efforts on this thread.
    Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it.

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    Omar Vizquel

    Vizquel, 45, ... retired this month after four decades in the majors...
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    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones retired from baseball after the 2012 season...
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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.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ches-up-to-him

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ohjike01.shtml

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    Thanks for the update on Johjima. I hadn't heard.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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    Ismael Valdez

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    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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    http://diariodom.com/articulos/2012-...el-beisbol.php

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...aldeis01.shtml

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    Elmer Dessens

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    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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    http://www.radioplay.com.mx/hmo/anun...o-del-beisbol/

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...esseel01.shtml

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    Miguel Ojeda

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    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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    http://www.noroeste.com.mx/publicaci...80&id_seccion=

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    Pedro Martinez

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    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.
    http://www.elperiodiquito.com/articl...ro-del-beisbol

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...artipe02.shtml

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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

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    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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    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...lfoned01.shtml
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