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  1. #251

    A.J. Burnett

    A.J. Burnett’s post-baseball mornings will begin at 5:50. Burnett was known as an early riser during his pitching career, preferring to complete his workouts at dawn, but now he has another reason. A 5:50 alarm means he spends the morning with his sons, 14-year-old A.J. Jr. and 11-year-old Ashton, before the school bus gets them at the end of the driveway at 7.

    “And then I’m sure Karen’s going to try to get me to go to some gym class with her,” Burnett said of his wife.

    This is the retirement Burnett has envisioned. He declared the 2015 season, his 17th in the majors, his last. He chose to spend it with the Pirates, taking a pay cut to do so, and made his first All-Star team. In a ceremony before the final game of the regular season, he took the microphone and pointed to his teammates. “Every one of you,” he said. “That’s why I came back.”
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    Miguel Tejada

    Former Oakland A's shortstop Miguel Tejada announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.

    ESPN reports the 2002 American League MVP announced his retirement from Major League Baseball during a radio interview in the Dominican Republic. He also announced that he will play one more season for the Cibao Eagles, a team in the Dominican Winter League.
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  4. #254

    Chris Perez

    Former Indians closer Chris Perez retired earlier this week, the International League’s transaction log shows, but no one noticed until Wednesday.

    Wednesday, coincidentally, is also National Dog Day, which is fitting because Perez is most famous for getting a shipment of weed at his house in 2013 and telling the cops it was for his dog.
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  5. #255

    John Lindsey


    CULIACÁN._ The Red Devils of Mexico will be without John Lindsey in the 2015 season of the LMB to start on April 3 as the league champion slugger has decided to retire from baseball to finish their studies at a university in the United United.
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    (in Spanish)

  6. #256

    Gullermo Rodriguez

    The larense Guillermo Rodriguez announced his retirement as an active player, after 19 seasons in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

    The receiver Barquisimeto 37-year-old wore uniforms Tiburones de La Guaira, Tigres of Aragua, Lara Cardinals and Eagles of Zulia in LVBP.
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  7. #257

    Noe Munoz

    This one is really quite interesting, since Noe Munoz played in the major leagues way back in 1995, but only retired recently. He played in Mexico until he was 46, last suiting up for Saltillo in 2014. I can't find an article stating he retired, but this one is about him retiring after the season.


    "My retirement would announce at the end of a season, but for the moment I feel good, I do not know at what time and can say I'm retiring; right now we are starting training, as my body continues to respond I want to contribute to expectations, to continue working and to reserve the time, this decision ", he said about his retirement.
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  8. #258

    Torii Hunter

    The numbers, some of them, say that Torii Hunter still could play Major League Baseball after the 2015 season. And yet Hunter, who turned 40 years old in July, seemed resigned to his decision Thursday to hang up his spikes after 17 seasons, including 12 with the Minnesota Twins.

    Hunter, with former teammates such as Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau in attendance along with former manager Tom Kelly, made his retirement official at Target Field. Hunter haid he had been thinking about it the past two years, saying the past two seasons had bee something of a bonus as he hoped to hitch on with a World Series contender. The Twins came closer to the playoffs than most expected in 2015, just three games out of the AL wild card. It's also as close as Hunter will get.
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  9. #259

    Erik Hamren

    Played my last professional baseball game today. Made the decision to retire. Thank you to all the teams that made this dream possible!

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    Erik Bedard

    Erik Bedard, who battled injuries and inconsistency after compiling 221 strikeouts for the Baltimore Orioles in 2007, retired Thursday at age 36.

    The left-hander from Navan, Ont., was attempting a major league comeback with the Los Angeles Dodgers but decided it was time to move on after his third and final start with the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League on June 4.
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    Jeff Bennett

    Since he was 4 years old, Jeff Bennett has been playing baseball, and since he was 18 he has been getting paid for it.

    The former Atlanta Braves pitcher, 34, has decided it's the right time to bid his playing days goodbye. But he plans to stay involved with the game he loves with his Jeff Bennett's Baseball Academy near Lebanon.
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  15. #265

    Chris Valaika

    Former Gaucho standout Chris Valaika – who announced his retirement today after a 10-year career in professional baseball, including parts of four seasons in the majors – will be returning to the UCSB baseball program as an undergraduate assistant coach, it was revealed today by head coach Andrew Checketts.

    “We’re extremely excited to bring Chris back into the fold here at UCSB,” said Checketts. “He was a great all-around player during his time as a Gaucho, and with MLB experience now on his resume, he is an invaluable addition to our program. Our team is very lucky to have somebody with his track record and baseball know-how.”
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    Mike Hessman

    NEW YORK -- Minor league home run king Mike Hessman says he is retiring as a player and will pursue a career as a coach.

    Hessman confirmed his decision in a text to The Associated Press on Saturday.
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  18. #268

    So Taguchi

    This happened in 2012, but I just found this "official" documentation of his retirement. Sneaking in a retirement announcement where few people will see it. That is so Taguchi.

    So Taguchi has decided to call it quits. He posted the following statement at his official blog.

    This is just a quick update.

    Today, July 31, 2012, has unfortunately become the end point of my baseball career.

    I will provide another update with more information soon.

    To the people that supported me. To the people that believed I would return.

    I am very sorry that I could not live up to your expectations.

    Right now, this is the best that I can do. I am sorry.
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  19. #269

    Armando Galarraga

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, who is forever remembered for his near-perfect game in 2010, is at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center this week to interview as a minor league pitching coach.

    “You want to keep being in the game,” Galarraga told the Free Press.
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  20. #270

    Michael Cuddyer

    NEW YORK -- Michael Cuddyer is retiring after 15 seasons in the majors, despite having another year remaining on his contract with the New York Mets, he announced Saturday via The Players' Tribune.

    Cuddyer, 36, hit .259 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 379 at-bats for the Mets in 2015. His playing time was due to further diminish next season with Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto locked into the corner outfield spots and Lucas Duda at first base.
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  21. #271

    Jeff Francis

    DENVER -- Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jeff Francis would stay up past the end of postseason games. To him, the champagne-sprayed celebrations were even more special than the baseball.

    Francis walked into a dream in 2007 with the miracle Rockies, who, in the process of winning 21 of 22 games, bathed themselves in celebration after a tiebreaker, the National League Division Series and the NL Championship Series. Francis, who went 17-7 during that regular season and 2-1 that postseason, was a major part of creating the occasions to celebrate.
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  22. #272

    Freddy Sanchez

    No, there were a couple Giants tidbits, both ably noted in the Giant Splash section of this website by Jeremy F. Koo. The first was about Bruce Bochy buying a World Series trophy for ex-third base coach and current good dude Tim Flannery, and the second was about Freddy Sanchez officially announcing his retirement.
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  24. #274

    Rodrigo Lopez


    The mexiquense baseball player Rodrigo Lopez announced his retirement as a professional baseball player at nearly 40 years old.

    They were 22 seasons played in his career, being 12 in Great Ligas.Su first major leaguer experience was with San Diego Padres in 2000, where he played 6 games and lost 3.
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  25. #275

    Takashi Saito

    Now retired, Saito returns to the Majors, but as a front-office intern for the San Diego Padres
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