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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

White Sox DH Adam LaRoche planning to step away from baseball

White Sox designated hitter Adam LaRoche said Tuesday that he plans to step away from baseball following a personal issue.

The 12-year major-league veteran said he is confident in his decision, but his teammates asked him to reconsider during a nearly two-hour-long team meeting at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday morning….

LaRoche joined the Sox on a two-year, $25 million contract before the 2015 season, but his first season with the Sox was one of the more frustrating of his career. He hit .207 with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and 133 strikeouts.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2016 at 03:01 PM | 166 comment(s)
  Beats: adam laroche, retirement, white sox

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Simon: Mets’ Michael Cuddyer is retiring

Asked to comment on the announcement, Lassus said he was “impressed.” Russlan called the move “inspiring.”

Mchael Cuddyer is retiring from baseball. The decision surely comes as a surprise to Mets fans, as Cuddyer had one year remaining on the two-year, $21 million contract he signed last offseason. Cuddyer was set to make $12.5 million in 2016, and it’s unclear if there are any financial terms—a buyout, for example—for his retirement.

About an hour ago, the Mets’ transactions page listed Cuddyer’s retirement, but moments later it had vanished. It wasn’t clear if the original transaction was a mistake or an intern prank, but it did seem as if nothing would come of it. Some speculated that Cuddyer was indeed retiring but that the transaction page was inadvertently updated before an announcement could be made.

JEe (Jason) Posted: December 12, 2015 at 04:00 AM | 181 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, michael cuddyer, retirement

 

 

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