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Recently Retired Players

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The list of retired players below is not complete and is based only on information made available to the public regarding a player's status. Many players do not get the opportunity to officially announce their retirement. This listing is only for those who did announce their retirement publicly.
DatePlayerHigh LevelAgePrior TeamPrior Transaction
10/19/2014Brian RobertsMLB37.010-Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
10/4/2014Octavio DotelMLB38.314Declared free agency
8/2/2014Jim ThomeMLB43.340Cleveland IndiansSigned to minor league contract
7/30/2014Eric ChavezMLB36.235Arizona DiamondbacksActivated from DL
7/22/2014Adam NelubowichA-23.085Houston AstrosSigned out of draft
7/17/2014Dan GulbransenA+23.193Houston AstrosActivated from DL
7/9/2014Jamie JarmonA+20.018Texas RangersAssigned to Spokane (A-)
7/8/2014Chance RuffinMLB25.303Seattle MarinersAssigned to Tacoma (AAA)
7/4/2014Ryan DemminAA26.090Philadelphia PhilliesAssigned to Reading (AA)
7/4/2014Nick AvilaAA25.309Detroit TigersAssigned to Erie (AA)
7/2/2014Dylan De MeyerA21.289Seattle MarinersAssigned to Clinton (A)
7/2/2014Andrew RayA+23.062Los Angeles AngelsAssigned to Burlington (A)
6/30/2014Cam KneelandA-24.007Baltimore OriolesAssigned to Aberdeen (A-)
6/19/2014Tim SaundersA+24.033Chicago CubsAssigned to Kane County (A)
6/11/2014Casey RasmusAA24.074St. Louis CardinalsAssigned to Palm Beach (A+)
6/10/2014Kerry DoaneA23.280Cleveland IndiansAssigned to Lake County (A)
6/7/2014Mark BordonaroA+23.294Seattle MarinersAssigned to Clinton (A)
6/2/2014Riccio TorrezAA24.231Tampa Bay RaysActivated from DL
6/1/2014Brian AdamsA23.093San Diego PadresActivated from disabled list
5/17/2014Dixon AndersonA24.319Washington NationalsActivated from DL
5/16/2014Chris GetzMLB30.260Toronto Blue JaysAssigned to Buffalo (AAA)
5/1/2014Jin-Ho ShinA22.194Kansas City RoyalsActivated from disabled list
5/1/2014Ajay MeyerA+26.287Toronto Blue JaysAssigned to Dunedin (A+)
5/1/2014Josh ParrA24.232Arizona DiamondbacksAssigned to South Bend (A)
4/27/2014Kirby PellantA23.288Los Angeles AngelsAssigned to Burlington (A)
4/24/2014Francois LafreniereA23.326Atlanta BravesAssigned to Rome (A)
4/22/2014Steve EdlefsenMLB28.299Los Angeles DodgersAssigned to Albuquerque (AAA)
4/22/2014Joe MartinezMLB31.055Los Angeles AngelsAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA)
4/21/2014Jason BartlettMLB34.174Minnesota TwinsSent to minors for rehabilitation
4/20/2014Christopher SnyderMLB33.067Texas RangersAssigned to Round Rock (AAA)
4/19/2014Jordan JohnA+23.288Detroit TigersAssigned to Lakeland (A+)
4/13/2014Joe BlantonMLB33.123Oakland AthleticsAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)
4/12/2014Jeff ClementMLB30.235Granted free agency
4/6/2014Darnell McDonaldMLB35.140Chicago CubsSigned to Minor League Contract
4/4/2014David HerbekAA25.002Chicago White SoxAssigned to Birmingham (AA)
4/3/2014Kiel RolingAA27.070Colorado RockiesActivated from DL
4/3/2014Cole CookAAA25.167Cleveland IndiansAssigned to Carolina (A+)
4/1/2014Keaton BriscoeA22.324Boston Red SoxAssigned to Greenville (A)
4/1/2014Chris CorriganAA26.099St. Louis CardinalsActivated from DL
3/31/2014Henry BlancoMLB42.215Arizona DiamondbacksSigned to Minor League Contract
3/28/2014Kolbrin VitekAA24.361Boston Red SoxAssigned to Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk)
3/19/2014Todd GlaesmannAA23.146Arizona DiamondbacksTraded from Rays to Diamondbacks as PTBNL in Heath Bell trade
3/19/2014Joel ThysRk23.112Chicago CubsAssigned to Arizona Diamondbacks (Rk)
3/15/2014Tony PlagmanAA26.214Detroit Tigers
3/13/2014Livan HernandezMLB39.021-Elected free agency
3/6/2014Rick AnkielMLB34.231Refused Minor League Assignment - Declared free agency
3/3/2014Chase WeemsA+25.045Baltimore OriolesRe-signed to minor league contract
3/2/2014Guillermo MotaMLB40.220Kansas City RoyalsSigned to Minor League Contract
3/1/2014Alex MooreA+23.044Milwaukee BrewersAssigned to Brevard County (A+)
3/1/2014Juan CastilloAA24.078St. Louis CardinalsAssigned to Springfield (AA)
3/1/2014Bobby BrosnahanA-24.272Toronto Blue JaysActivated from DL
2/27/2014Carl PavanoMLB38.050-Declared free agency
2/15/2014Jake WestbrookMLB36.139Declared free agency
2/14/2014Chris RobinsonMLB29.278Granted free agency
2/12/2014Blake HawksworthMLB30.348Los Angeles DodgersOutrighted to Albuquerque (AAA)
2/12/2014Roy OswaltMLB36.167Declared free agency
2/8/2014Ryan SpilborghsMLB34.156-Signed with Saitama (Japan)
2/5/2014Nick NatoliAAA26.019Boston Red SoxAssigned to Salem (A+)
2/5/2014Matt DiazMLB35.339Declared free agency
2/4/2014Chris JakubauskasMLB35.044Released by Indians
2/1/2014Matt WrightAA26.270Toronto Blue JaysAssigned to New Hampshire (AA)
1/31/2014Michael YoungMLB37.104Texas RangersSigned to Minor League Contract
1/30/2014Lance BerkmanMLB37.355Rangers declined option, declared free agency
1/28/2014Vincent CatricalaAAA25.089Milwaukee BrewersDrafted from Mariners by Brewers in AAA phase of Rule V draft
1/23/2014Dayton MarzeAA25.022Toronto Blue JaysAssigned to New Hampshire (AA)
1/22/2014Reese HavensAAA27.094New York MetsOutrighted to Las Vegas (AAA)
1/16/2014Chad ZurcherA25.144New York MetsActivated from DL
1/15/2014Dallas BradenMLB30.155-Elected free agency
1/15/2014Tyler StubblefieldAAA26.057San Diego PadresContract purchased from Southern Illinois (Frontier)
1/7/2014Ryan TheriotMLB34.031-Declared free agency
1/5/2014Aubrey HuffMLB37.016-Option declined, declared a free agent
1/4/2014Jeff SuppanMLB39.002-Released by Padres
1/1/2014Jon Michael ReddingAA26.046Los Angeles DodgersActivated from DL
12/24/2013Tyler BurgoonAAA24.243Seattle MarinersAssigned to Jackson (AA)
12/12/2013Jerry HairstonMLB37.197Declared free agency
12/9/2013Roy HalladayMLB36.209Toronto Blue JaysSigned to Minor League Contract
12/2/2013Evan ChambersAA24.253Pittsburgh PiratesAssigned to Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk)
11/30/2013Ted LillyMLB37.331San Francisco GiantsSigned to Minor League Contract
11/25/2013Chad DurbinMLB35.357Released by Phillies
11/22/2013Chris CarpenterMLB38.209Declared free agency
11/13/2013Mark DeRosaMLB38.284Toronto Blue JaysBlue Jays exercised option for 2014 ($0.75m)
11/10/2013Kip WellsMLB36.203Released by Angels
10/31/2013D'Andre ToneyA-21.281Houston AstrosSuspended for 50 games for using a banned amphetamine
10/31/2013Mariano RiveraMLB43.336New York YankeesSigned to 1-year contract ($10m)
10/31/2013Todd HeltonMLB40.072Colorado RockiesActivated from DL
10/15/2013Joey WinkerA25.051Los Angeles DodgersActivated from DL
9/30/2013Ryan DunnA24.337Tampa Bay RaysAssigned to Bowling Green (A)
9/30/2013Jordan AkinsA21.164Texas RangersAssigned to Spokane (A-)
9/30/2013Kenny HatcherA23.149Los Angeles AngelsAssigned to Arizona Angels (Rk)
9/30/2013Tanner BushueA22.102Houston AstrosActivated from DL
9/30/2013Vince VoiroA23.219Oakland AthleticsAssigned to Beloit (A)
9/30/2013Jackson LodgeA-19.353Pittsburgh PiratesAssigned to Jamestown (A-)
9/30/2013Jake ShadleA-23.158San Francisco GiantsAssigned to Salem-Keizer (A-)
9/30/2013Joe SpanoA-23.338Toronto Blue JaysAssigned to Vancouver (A-)
9/30/2013Lorenzo MendozaA-22.055San Francisco GiantsActivated from DL
9/30/2013Miguel RodriguezA-22.357Boston Red SoxAssigned to Lowell (A-)
9/30/2013Ryan BeckA-23Detroit TigersSigned out of draft
9/30/2013Cole NortonRk22.089Colorado RockiesSigned out of draft
9/30/2013J.J. AltobelliRk22.295St. Louis CardinalsSigned out of draft
9/30/2013Jake MillerRk23.004Arizona DiamondbacksSigned out of draft


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