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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
    Rafael FurcalSSMLB5-10165B-R37.269UDFAAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA) by Kansas City Royals
    Bruce ChenPMLB6-1180B-L37.334UDFADesignated for Assignment by Cleveland Indians
    Mike RecchiaPAA6-1210R-R26.040UDFAAssigned to Birmingham (AA) by Chicago White Sox
    Kenny FaulkPAAA6-1205L-L27.351DET: 2009-16-480Assigned to Toledo (AAA) by Detroit Tigers
    Michael BrenlyCAAA6-3210R-R28.205CHN: 2008-36-1091Assigned to Portland (AA) by Boston Red Sox
    Jeff KarstensPMLB6-3170R-R32.223NYA: 2003-19-574Declared free agency
    Carlos QuentinLFMLB6-2215R-R32.247ARI: 2003-1-29Signed to Minor League Contract by Seattle Mariners
    Micah KelloggPA+6-4195R-R25.150UDFAAssigned to Lakeland (A+) by Detroit Tigers
    Blake SchwartzPAA6-3200R-R25.199WAS: 2012-17-534Activated from disabled list by Washington Nationals
    Devin JonesPAA6-3175R-R24.296BAL: 2011-9-275Assigned to Frederick (A+) by Baltimore Orioles
    Pat LudwigPAA6-2175R-R25.196PIT: 2012-10-316Assigned to extended spring training by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Ben WhitePAA6-2175L-L25.335UDFAAssigned to New Hampshire (AA) by Toronto Blue Jays
    David ColvinPAA6-3215R-R26.093SEA: 2011-27-813Activated from disabled list by Seattle Mariners
    Jack Marder2BAA6-0185R-R25.048SEA: 2011-16-483Activated from disabled list by Seattle Mariners
    Aaron ShipmanOFA+6-0174L-L23.074OAK: 2010-3-92Activated from disabled list by Oakland Athletics
    Arismendy OzoriaPA+6-0195R-R24.246UDFAActivated from disabled list by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Blake HauserPA+6-2175R-R23.362SEA: 2012-13-401Activated from disabled list by Seattle Mariners
    Corey AdamsonOFA+6-2185L-R23.047UDFAActivated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    D.J. Crumlich3BA+6-1185R-R24.352PIT: 2012-9-286Activated from disabled list by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Stephen CarmonSSA+5-7155L-R25.050SDN: 2012-10-315Activated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    Julio ReyesPA6-3190R-R23.357UDFAAssigned to Lakewood (A) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Jimmy Rider3BA5-8170R-R24.336PIT: 2012-26-796Assigned to Greenville (A) by Boston Red Sox
    Jesus LoyaOFA6-0170L-R22.299UDFAActivated from disabled list by Boston Red Sox
    Walker GourleyOF-1BA+6-0180R-R23.287PIT: 2009-13-385Announced retirement
    Trent GarrisonCA+6-0200L-R24.321NYA: 2013-28-854Assigned to Tampa (A+) by New York Yankees
    Aaron Westlake1BAA6-4220L-R26.100DET: 2011-3-106Activated from disabled list by Detroit Tigers
    Mark HendricksonPMLB6-9230L-L40.282TOR: 1997-20-599Released by Orioles
    Austin Elkins2BA+5-10171B-R24.096HOU: 2012-19-579Assigned to Lancaster (A+) by Houston Astros
    Dennis Raben1BA+6-3220L-L27.240SEA: 2008-2-66Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    Persio ReyesPRk6-2151R-R22.010UDFA by New York Mets
    Jake RodriguezCA+5-10185R-R23.063HOU: 2013-19-557Assigned to Tri City (A-) by Houston Astros
    John BuckCMLB6-3210R-R34.263HOU: 1998-7-212Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    Alex WilsonPA+6-5210R-R23.356ATL: 2012-15-479Activated from disabled list by Atlanta Braves
    Heath BellPMLB6-2244R-R37.176TBA: 1997-69-1583Released by Nationals
    Anthony PrietoPRk5-11170L-L21.128CHN: 2012-5-164Activated from disabled list by Chicago Cubs
    Andrew CarrawayPAAA6-2200R-R28.200SEA: 2009-12-353Reinstated to active roster by Seattle Mariners
    Matt SimsPA6-2175R-R23.036ATL: 2014-28-853Assigned to Rome (A) by Atlanta Braves
    Gerald Chin2BA5-10160L-R21.294UDFAActivated from disabled list by Atlanta Braves
    Adam Buschini2B-OFAA6-2205R-R27.317PHI: 2009-4-137Activated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    Derek JonesOFA+6-0213L-L24.288COL: 2012-8-258Assigned to Modesto (A+) by Colorado Rockies
    Jamie JohnsonOFAAA5-9175L-R27.326DET: 2009-7-210Assigned to Erie (AA) by Detroit Tigers
    Dan KleinCA5-9171R-R24.199TOR: 2012-28-865Assigned to Lansing (A) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Dontrelle WillisPMLB6-4250L-L33.061CHN: 2000-8-223Signed to Minor League Contract by Milwaukee Brewers
    Nicholas HansonPA+6-7210R-R22.331PHI: 2012-16-518Activated from disabled list by Philadelphia Phillies
    Michael TaylorOFMLB6-6250R-R29.082PHI: 2007-5-173Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago White Sox
    Blake McMullenPA6-1205R-R24.019OAK: 2013-29-881Assigned to Vermont (A-) by Oakland Athletics
    Bryan SovaPA-5-11155R-R23.214PHI: 2014-25-742Signed out of draft (Creighton) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Juan PierreLFMLB6-0180L-L37.198COL: 1998-13-390Declared free agency
    Mark Ellis2BMLB5-11180R-R37.265KCA: 1999-9-271Granted free agency
    Trey LangPA-6-3235R-R22.281CHN: 2012-6-194Assigned to Boise (A-) by Chicago Cubs
    Matthew ChabotPA+6-2190R-R23.159SDN: 2012-21-645Activated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    Jason GiambiDHMLB6-3235L-R44.040OAK: 1992-2-58Granted free agency
    Jared RogersPAAA6-7205R-R26.280FLO: 2010-36-1097Assigned to Jacksonville (AA) by Miami Marlins
    Ethan MillerPA-6-4220R-R24.086SFN: 2013-22-672Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) by San Francisco Giants
    Brett Harrison3BA+6-00R-R22.247DET: 2011-18-557Activated from disabled list by Detroit Tigers
    Joey O'GaraPAAA6-7205R-R26.289FLO: 2009-31-938Activated from disabled list by Miami Marlins
    Eli WhitesideCMLB6-2203R-R35.101BAL: 2001-6-173Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    Brandon LoySSAA6-0170R-R24.272DET: 2011-5-167Activated from DL by Detroit Tigers
    Matt KimbrelPA6-0190R-R24.321ATL: 2012-31-959Assigned to Rome (A) by Atlanta Braves
    Bennett PickarCA6-2200R-R24.135DET: 2012-11-364Assigned to West Michigan (A) by Detroit Tigers
    Ben AlsupPA+6-3161R-R26.138COL: 2011-18-558Assigned to Modesto (A+) by Colorado Rockies
    Nathan MelendresOFAA5-10185R-R24.294SEA: 2011-17-513Activated from disabled list by Seattle Mariners
    Lex RutledgePA+6-1185L-L23.208BAL: 2012-6-192Assigned to Frederick (A+) by Baltimore Orioles
    Andrew BeresfordPA6-6180R-R24.330NYA: 2013-19-584Suspended 50 games for testing positive for amphetamine by New York Yankees
    Christian CarmichaelCA5-11200R-R22.271SEA: 2010-6-192Assigned to Clinton (A) by Seattle Mariners
    Adam DunnDH-1BMLB6-6235L-R35.066CIN: 1998-2-50Released by Athletics
    Nick MerulloCA-6-1215R-R22.310UDFAAssigned to Aberdeen (A-) by Baltimore Orioles
    Zachary Voight3BA+6-1195R-R24.136CHA: 2012-20-621Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+) by Chicago White Sox
    John McDonaldSS-3BMLB5-11175R-R40.106CLE: 1996-12-363Granted free agency
    Jacob DunningtonPAAA6-2160L-R23.340UDFAAssignment unknown by San Francisco Giants
    Tyler DunningtonPA-6-2195R-R22.317SLN: 2014-28-855Signed out of draft (Colorado Mesa) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Pratt MaynardCA+6-1191L-R25.044LAN: 2011-3-103Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+) by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Scott KalushCA-6-1205R-R24.283BAL: 2012-39-1182Activated from DL by Baltimore Orioles
    Mark Teahen3B-OFMLB6-3210L-R33.101OAK: 2002-1-39Released by Giants
    Andrew BarnettPA-6-0180R-R22.227UDFASigned out of draft (Gardner-Webb) by Texas Rangers
    Josh BowmanPAA6-2195R-R26.095OAK: 2010-10-305Assigned to Stockton (A+) by Oakland Athletics
    Chase RaffieldOFA-5-11170L-R23.106SLN: 2014-37-1125Signed out of draft (Georgia State) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Ryan DempsterPMLB6-1201R-R37.217TEX: 1995-3-66Granted free agency
    Josh WillinghamLFMLB6-1200R-R35.282FLO: 2000-17-491Granted free agency
    Brett Kay2B-SSA-5-11165R-R23.223SFN: 2013-20-612Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) by San Francisco Giants
    Chad WrightOFA+5-10180L-R25.109DET: 2011-9-287Activated from temporarily inactive list by Detroit Tigers
    Ryan McCurdyCAAA5-10170R-R26.318UDFAPlaced on temporary inactive list by Houston Astros
    Alfonso SorianoLFMLB6-1160R-R38.303UDFACleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
    Paul Konerko1B-DHMLB6-3211R-R38.241LAN: 1994-1-13Granted free agency
    Derek JeterSSMLB6-3195R-R40.127NYA: 1992-1-6Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($12m) by New York Yankees
    Kevin Youkilis3BMLB6-1220R-R35.230BOS: 2001-8-243Signed with Tohoku Rakuten (Japan)
    Josh BeckettPMLB6-4190R-R34.169FLO: 1999-1-2Transferred to 60-day DL by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Bobby AbreuLFMLB6-0197L-R40.234UDFAContract purchased from minors by New York Mets
    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
    Ryan DemminPAA6-1210L-L26.090UDFAAssigned to Reading (AA) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Nick AvilaPAA6-2220R-R25.309DET: 2011-37-1127Assigned to Erie (AA) by Detroit Tigers
    Dylan De MeyerPA6-4165R-R21.289UDFAAssigned to Clinton (A) by Seattle Mariners
    Andrew RayOFA+6-1195R-R23.062ANA: 2011-5-165Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels

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