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  • The list below consists of players who have recently voluntarily retired from baseball with a corresponding announcement. Most players retire from professional baseball involuntarily and the transaction will not be officially recorded and therefore will not be displayed on this page. TBC assumes retirement (but does not record as a transaction) after 2+ years of inactivity for the purpose of a player's official status.
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    DatePlayer NamePosHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TeamPrior Transaction
    John BuckCMLB6-3210R-R34.263HOU: 1998-7-212Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    Heath BellPMLB6-2244R-R37.176TBA: 1997-69-1583Released by Nationals
    Dontrelle WillisPMLB6-4250L-L33.061CHN: 2000-8-223Signed to Minor League Contract by Milwaukee Brewers
    Michael TaylorOFMLB6-6250R-R29.082PHI: 2007-5-173Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago White Sox
    Juan PierreLFMLB6-0180L-L37.198COL: 1998-13-390Declared free agency
    Mark Ellis2BMLB5-11180R-R37.265KCA: 1999-9-271Granted free agency
    Jason GiambiDHMLB6-3235L-R44.040OAK: 1992-2-58Granted free agency
    Eli WhitesideCMLB6-2203R-R35.101BAL: 2001-6-173Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    Adam DunnDH-1BMLB6-6235L-R35.066CIN: 1998-2-50Released by Athletics
    John McDonaldSS-3BMLB5-11175R-R40.106CLE: 1996-12-363Granted free agency
    Mark Teahen3B-OFMLB6-3210L-R33.101OAK: 2002-1-39Released by Giants
    Ryan DempsterPMLB6-1201R-R37.217TEX: 1995-3-66Granted free agency
    Josh WillinghamLFMLB6-1200R-R35.282FLO: 2000-17-491Granted free agency
    Alfonso SorianoLFMLB6-1160R-R38.303UDFACleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
    Paul Konerko1B-DHMLB6-3211R-R38.241LAN: 1994-1-13Granted free agency
    Kevin Youkilis3BMLB6-1220R-R35.230BOS: 2001-8-243Signed with Tohoku Rakuten (Japan)
    Derek JeterSSMLB6-3195R-R40.127NYA: 1992-1-6Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($12m) by New York Yankees
    Bobby AbreuLFMLB6-0197L-R40.234UDFAContract purchased from minors by New York Mets
    Josh BeckettPMLB6-4190R-R34.169FLO: 1999-1-2Transferred to 60-day DL by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Brian Roberts2BMLB5-9170B-R37.010BAL: 1999-1-50Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
    Octavio DotelPMLB6-0175R-R38.314UDFADeclared free agency
    Jim ThomeDHMLB6-4220L-R43.340CLE: 1989-13-331Signed to minor league contract by Cleveland Indians
    Eric Chavez3BMLB6-0204L-R36.235OAK: 1996-1-10Activated from DL by Arizona Diamondbacks
    Adam Nelubowich3BA-6-2185L-R23.085HOU: 2013-18-527Signed out of draft by Houston Astros
    Dan GulbransenOFA+5-10205L-R23.193HOU: 2012-16-489Activated from DL by Houston Astros
    Jamie JarmonOFA+6-1193R-R20.018TEX: 2012-2-83Assigned to Spokane (A-) by Texas Rangers
    Chance RuffinPMLB6-1185R-R25.303DET: 2010-1-48Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) by Seattle Mariners
    Nick AvilaPAA6-2220R-R25.309DET: 2011-37-1127Assigned to Erie (AA) by Detroit Tigers
    Ryan DemminPAA6-1210L-L26.090UDFAAssigned to Reading (AA) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Andrew RayOFA+6-1195R-R23.062ANA: 2011-5-165Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    Dylan De MeyerPA6-4165R-R21.289UDFAAssigned to Clinton (A) by Seattle Mariners
    Cam Kneeland3B-SSA-6-1190R-R24.007UDFAAssigned to Aberdeen (A-) by Baltimore Orioles
    Tim Saunders2BA+6-0180R-R24.033CHN: 2012-32-974Assigned to Kane County (A) by Chicago Cubs
    Casey RasmusCAA5-10180L-L24.074SLN: 2011-36-1100Assigned to Palm Beach (A+) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Kerry DoanePA5-10165R-R23.280CLE: 2013-24-711Assigned to Lake County (A) by Cleveland Indians
    Mark BordonaroPA+6-0155L-R23.294SEA: 2012-25-761Assigned to Clinton (A) by Seattle Mariners
    Riccio Torrez3BAA6-0195R-R24.231TBA: 2011-4-150Activated from DL by Tampa Bay Rays
    Brian AdamsOFA6-4210R-R23.093SDN: 2012-8-255Activated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    Dixon AndersonPA6-5225R-R24.319WAS: 2011-9-277Activated from DL by Washington Nationals
    Chris Getz2BMLB6-0165L-R30.260CHA: 2005-4-125Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Jin-Ho ShinCA6-2200R-R22.194UDFAActivated from disabled list by Kansas City Royals
    Josh Parr2BA6-0170R-R24.232ARI: 2011-12-364Assigned to South Bend (A) by Arizona Diamondbacks
    Ajay MeyerPA+6-6185L-R26.287UDFAAssigned to Dunedin (A+) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Kirby Pellant2BA5-10166L-R23.288ANA: 2013-26-787Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    Francois LafrenierePA6-5185R-R23.326ATL: 2010-47-1424Assigned to Rome (A) by Atlanta Braves
    Steve EdlefsenPMLB6-2195R-R28.299SFN: 2007-16-494Assigned to Albuquerque (AAA) by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Joe MartinezPMLB6-3185L-R31.055SFN: 2005-12-372Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) by Los Angeles Angels
    Jason BartlettSSMLB6-2180R-R34.174SDN: 2001-13-390Sent to minors for rehabilitation by Minnesota Twins
    Christopher SnyderCMLB6-3220R-R33.067ARI: 2002-2-68Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) by Texas Rangers
    Jordan JohnPA+6-3200L-L23.288DET: 2012-6-214Assigned to Lakeland (A+) by Detroit Tigers
    Jeff Clement1BMLB6-1210L-R30.235SEA: 2005-1-3Granted free agency
    Darnell McDonaldOFMLB5-11201R-R35.140BAL: 1997-1-26Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    David HerbekSS-3BAA6-1175R-R25.002CHA: 2011-15-471Assigned to Birmingham (AA) by Chicago White Sox
    Kiel Roling1BAA6-3225R-R27.070COL: 2008-6-197Activated from DL by Colorado Rockies
    Cole CookPAAA6-6200R-R25.167CLE: 2010-5-150Assigned to Carolina (A+) by Cleveland Indians
    Keaton Briscoe3BA6-0190L-R22.324BOS: 2012-24-751Assigned to Greenville (A) by Boston Red Sox
    Chris CorriganPAA6-2155R-R26.099SLN: 2009-30-909Activated from DL by St. Louis Cardinals
    Henry BlancoCMLB5-11190R-R42.215UDFASigned to Minor League Contract by Arizona Diamondbacks
    Kolbrin VitekOFAA6-3195R-R24.361BOS: 2010-1-20Assigned to Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk) by Boston Red Sox
    Joel ThysCRk6-2200R-R23.112ARI: 2013-31-930Assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks (Rk) by Chicago Cubs
    Tony PlagmanLFAA6-2207L-L26.214DET: 2010-9-283 by Detroit Tigers
    Livan HernandezPMLB6-2225R-R39.021UDFA by Washington Nationals
    Rick AnkielRF-CFMLB6-1210L-L34.231SLN: 1997-2-72Refused Minor League Assignment - Declared free agency
    Chase WeemsCA+6-2170L-R25.045NYA: 2007-6-214Re-signed to minor league contract by Baltimore Orioles
    Guillermo MotaPMLB6-4205R-R40.220UDFASigned to Minor League Contract by Kansas City Royals
    Juan CastilloCAA5-11160R-R24.078UDFAAssigned to Springfield (AA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Alex MoorePA+6-2210R-R23.044MIL: 2013-28-842Assigned to Brevard County (A+) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Bobby BrosnahanPA-6-1155L-L24.272UDFAActivated from DL by Toronto Blue Jays
    Carl PavanoPMLB6-5230R-R38.050BOS: 1994-13-355 by New York Yankees
    Jake WestbrookPMLB6-3200R-R36.139COL: 1996-1-21Declared free agency
    Chris RobinsonCMLB6-0200R-R29.278DET: 2005-3-90Granted free agency
    Roy OswaltPMLB6-0170R-R36.167HOU: 1996-23-684Declared free agency
    Blake HawksworthPMLB6-3190R-R30.348SLN: 2001-28-854 by St. Louis Cardinals
    Ryan SpilborghsLFMLB6-1190R-R34.156COL: 2002-7-201 by Colorado Rockies
    Nick NatoliSS-2BAAA6-1195R-R26.019UDFAAssigned to Salem (A+) by Boston Red Sox
    Matt DiazLF-OFMLB6-1206R-R35.339TBA: 1999-17-505Declared free agency
    Chris JakubauskasPMLB6-2210R-R35.044UDFAReleased by Indians
    Matt WrightPAA5-10170L-L26.270TOR: 2008-12-369Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Michael Young3BMLB6-1175R-R37.104TOR: 1997-5-149Signed to Minor League Contract by Texas Rangers
    Lance BerkmanDHMLB6-1205B-L37.355HOU: 1997-1-16Rangers declined option, declared free agency
    Vincent Catricala3BAAA6-2210R-R25.089SEA: 2009-10-293Drafted from Mariners by Brewers in AAA phase of Rule V draft by Milwaukee Brewers
    Dayton MarzePAA6-2185R-R25.022TOR: 2010-14-426Assigned to New Hampshire (AA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Reese Havens3B-2BAAA6-1195L-R27.094NYN: 2008-1-22Outrighted to Las Vegas (AAA) by New York Mets
    Chad Zurcher2BA6-0163R-R25.144NYN: 2011-31-942Activated from DL by New York Mets
    Tyler StubblefieldSSAAA5-10171R-R26.057SDN: 2010-22-664Contract purchased from Southern Illinois (Frontier) by San Diego Padres
    Dallas BradenPMLB6-1185L-L30.155OAK: 2004-24-727Transferred to 60-day DL by Oakland Athletics
    Ryan Theriot2BMLB5-11175B-R34.031CHN: 2001-3-78 by St. Louis Cardinals
    Aubrey Huff1BMLB6-4220L-R37.016TBA: 1998-5-162DL-15 Anxiety disorder by San Francisco Giants
    Jeff SuppanPMLB6-2210R-R39.002BOS: 1993-2-49Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA) by San Diego Padres
    Jon Michael ReddingPAA6-1195R-R26.046LAN: 2008-5-157Activated from DL by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Tyler BurgoonPAAA5-10160R-R24.243SEA: 2010-10-312Assigned to Jackson (AA) by Seattle Mariners
    Jerry Hairston3B-LFMLB5-10173R-R37.197BAL: 1997-11-345Declared free agency
    Roy HalladayPMLB6-6225R-R36.209TOR: 1995-1-17Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    Evan ChambersOFAA5-11210R-R24.253PIT: 2009-3-84Assigned to Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Ted LillyPMLB6-0185L-L37.331LAN: 1996-23-688Signed to Minor League Contract by San Francisco Giants
    Chad DurbinPMLB6-1175R-R35.357KCA: 1996-3-79Released by Phillies
    Chris CarpenterPMLB6-6225R-R38.209TOR: 1993-1-15Declared free agency
    Mark DeRosa2B-3BMLB6-1190R-R38.284ATL: 1996-7-212Blue Jays exercised option for 2014 ($0.75m) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Kip WellsPMLB6-3196R-R36.203CHA: 1998-1-16Released by Angels
    Mariano RiveraPMLB6-2170R-R43.336UDFA by New York Yankees

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