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Mariners 3B Kyle Seager announces retirement

Mariners 3B Kyle Seager announces retirement
Third baseman Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners spent his entire MLB career with the franchise. File Photo by Trask Smith/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Longtime Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is retiring from baseball, he announced Wednesday on social media.

"Today I'm announcing my retirement from Major League Baseball," Seager wrote in a statement posted to his wife's Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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"Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for following me throughout my career. It's been a wonderful ride, but I am unbelievably excited for the next chapter of my life."

Seager, a 2014 All-Star selection, hit .251 with 242 home runs over his 11-year career. He joined the Mariners as a third-round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.

Seager hit a career-low .212 with a career-hight 35 home runs in 2021. He signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Mariners in 2014.

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