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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
    Nick Swisher1BMLB6-0200B-L36.083OAK: 2002-1-16Released by Yankees
    Randy ChoatePMLB6-3180L-L41.163NYA: 1997-5-169Released by Dodgers
    Chris ReedPMLB6-4190L-L26.269LAN: 2011-1-16Placed on restricted list by Miami Marlins
    Javier LopezPMLB6-4225L-L39.211ARI: 1998-4-133Granted free agency
    Elier SanchezPAA6-2230L-L30.122UDFAAssigned to Tri-City (A-) by San Diego Padres
    Josh JohnsonPMLB6-7220L-R32.354FLO: 2002-4-113Signed to Minor League Contract by San Francisco Giants
    David OrtizDHMLB6-4237L-L40.362UDFAOption exercised for 2017 by Boston Red Sox
    Joel HanrahanPMLB6-2191R-R35.039LAN: 2000-2-57Released by Tigers
    Joe ThatcherPMLB6-2203L-L35.217UDFAGranted free agency
    Matt ThorntonPMLB6-6220L-L40.053SEA: 1998-1-22Released by Padres
    Mark Teixeira1BMLB6-3225B-R36.205TEX: 2001-1-5Activated from DL by New York Yankees
    David RossCMLB6-2205R-R39.228LAN: 1998-7-216Activated from DL by Chicago Cubs
    Aaron BarbosaOFA+5-10157L-R24.132UDFAActivated from disabled list by Seattle Mariners
    Jeremy DowdyCAAA6-2210R-R26.032UDFAActivated from disabled list by Chicago White Sox
    Erik Lunde2BA+5-9180L-R24.209PIT: 2014-18-551Assigned to Bradenton (A+) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Luis VasquezOFRk6-0175R-R22.252UDFAAssigned to GCL Astros (Rk) by Houston Astros
    Matt StalcupPA+6-2195L-L26.025OAK: 2013-9-281Activated from disabled list by Oakland Athletics
    Kyle FischerPAA6-3205R-R25.168MIA: 2014-30-887Activated from disabled list by Miami Marlins
    Tony RizzottiP-IFA+6-1195L-R24.090SDN: 2013-25-748Assigned to Great Falls (Rk) by Chicago White Sox
    Logan NottebrokIF-PRk6-3215R-R24.115UDFAAssigned to Burlington (Rk) by Kansas City Royals
    Joe ChavezIFA+5-11175R-R23.020MIA: 2015-30-896Assigned to Batavia (A-) by Miami Marlins
    Nick MassetPMLB6-4190R-R34.056TEX: 2000-8-244Assigned to Syracuse (AAA) by Washington Nationals
    Matt KennellyCAAA6-1180R-R27.111UDFAActivated from disabled list by Atlanta Braves
    Jake PerkinsPRk6-0175R-R22.092LAN: 2016-28-851Signed out of draft (Ferrum) by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Tim ProudfootIFA5-10155R-R23.100OAK: 2015-35-1058Assigned to Vermont (A-) by Oakland Athletics
    Phil McCormickPAAA6-1184L-L27.297SFN: 2011-31-957Assigned to Richmond (AA) by San Francisco Giants
    Blake HeadleyIFA-6-2190L-R23.054CHN: 2015-20-593Signed out of draft (Nebraska) by Chicago Cubs
    Micheal ThomasCA+5-11210R-R25.154DET: 2014-22-670Assigned to Gulf Coast Tigers (Rk) by Detroit Tigers
    Michael MassiIFA+6-0190R-R24.011UDFAAssigned to State College (A-) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Matt DavenportPA+6-8175R-R26.262DET: 2012-34-1054Assigned to Connecticut (A-) by Detroit Tigers
    Eason SpiveyCA+6-1205R-R24.045ANA: 2014-24-719Assigned to Orem (Rk) by Los Angeles Angels
    Brad MossCAAA5-7160R-R26.263UDFAActivated from disabled list by San Francisco Giants
    Kevin JohnsonPA6-3190R-R25.086OAK: 2013-24-731Assigned to Vermont (A-) by Oakland Athletics
    Allen ScottPA+6-4237L-L25.244UDFAActivated from DL by Miami Marlins
    Tyler KentOFA-6-0205R-R22.308PHI: 2016-26-767Signed out of draft (Otterbein) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Ben GarnerPNCAA6-0175R-R23.279UDFASigned as undrafted free agent (James Madison) by Los Angeles Angels
    Brandon BayardiOFAAA6-2210R-R25.215ANA: 2013-36-1087Assigned to AZL Angels (Rk) by Los Angeles Angels
    Bret MarksP A-6-3190R-R24.039NYA: 2015-15-453Assigned to Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk) by New York Yankees
    Christian Lichtenhaler1BA-5-10165B-24.266UDFAAssigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) by San Francisco Giants
    Curt BrittP-1BA-6-1230L-R23.117MIA: 2015-19-566Assigned to Batavia (A-) by Miami Marlins
    Pat MackenzieIFA-5-9170L-R24.117DET: 2015-28-850Assigned to Connecticut (A-) by Detroit Tigers
    Tyler ServaisCA-6-2210B-R23.224DET: 2015-27-820Assigned to Connecticut (A-) by Detroit Tigers
    Zach HoffpauirOFA-6-0203R-R22.282ARI: 2015-22-646Assigned to Hillsboro (A-) by Arizona Diamondbacks
    Aaron RhodesPRk5-11190L-R23.279ANA: 2015-28-855Signed out of draft (Florida) by Los Angeles Angels
    Ivan WilsonOFA6-3220R-R21.033NYN: 2013-3-76Assigned to Columbia (A) by New York Mets
    Tyler FordPA+5-8165R-L24.290DET: 2014-27-820Activated from disabled list by Detroit Tigers
    Alex RealC-1BA+6-0215R-R23.153MIN: 2014-24-710Assigned to Fort Myers (A+) by Minnesota Twins
    Anthony VarvaroPMLB6-0180R-R31.233SEA: 2005-12-353Assigned to Pawtucket (AAA) by Boston Red Sox
    Sam Koenig3BA6-4210R-R24.093ANA: 2015-27-825Assigned to Orem (Rk) by Los Angeles Angels
    Nick Shaw2BAA5-11160R-L27.294MIL: 2010-25-759Assigned to Biloxi (AA) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Jared KingOFAA6-1200B-L24.247NYN: 2013-5-146Activated from disabled list by New York Mets
    Josh Satin1BMLB6-2200R-R31.169NYN: 2008-6-194Assigned to El Paso (AAA) by San Diego Padres
    Tom GavittC-1BA6-4185R-R23.298OAK: 2014-19-582Assigned to Beloit (A) by Oakland Athletics
    Shane Conlon1BRk5-11170L-L24.102OAK: 2015-34-1028Signed out of draft (Kansas State) by Oakland Athletics
    Phillippe AumontPMLB6-7220L-R27.151SEA: 2007-1-11Activated from disabled list by Chicago White Sox
    Ben TurnerC-1BAAA6-4220R-R26.037SFN: 2012-21-658Assigned to Richmond (AA) by San Francisco Giants
    Izaak SilvaPRk5-10180R-R24.027ANA: 2015-31-945Signed out of draft (UC Davis) by Los Angeles Angels
    Nick ThompsonIFAA6-1199R-R23.197SLN: 2014-8-255Assigned to Springfield (AA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Hunter GreenPRk6-4175L-L20.310ANA: 2013-2-59Activated from disabled list by Los Angeles Angels
    Alex SwimC-1BA+5-11174L-R25.045MIN: 2013-22-650Activated from DL by Minnesota Twins
    Mikey Reynolds2BAA5-9155R-R25.262ATL: 2013-5-163Assigned to Palm Beach (A+) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Grant BalfourPMLB6-2170R-R38.121UDFAReleased by Rays
    David MurphyLFMLB6-3195L-L34.191BOS: 2003-1-17Released by Twins
    Curt PowellSSAA5-11170R-R24.356DET: 2013-21-636Assigned to Lakeland (A+) by Detroit Tigers
    Brandon SinneryPAA6-4170R-R26.066UDFATraded from Diamondbacks to White Sox for Cash by Chicago White Sox
    Shawn Duinkerk1B-OFA6-5195L-R21.227UDFAAssigned to Beloit (A) by Oakland Athletics
    Matt SummersPAA6-1195L-R26.227MIN: 2011-4-148Reinstated to active roster by Minnesota Twins
    Philip HumberPMLB6-4210R-R33.099NYN: 2004-1-3Signed to Minor League Contract by San Diego Padres
    Jon Mota1BAAA6-0165R-R28.302UDFASigned to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    Jamey WrightPMLB6-5221R-R42.032COL: 1993-1-28Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Cameron PongsPRk6-4200L-L23.153UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Yankees 2 (Rk) by New York Yankees
    Chone FigginsLFMLB5-9155B-R38.059COL: 1997-4-132Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    Brad PennyPMLB6-4200R-R37.299ARI: 1996-5-155Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    Kyle HaldPAAA5-11170L-L26.295SLN: 2011-18-560Assigned to Memphis (AAA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Rafael SorianoPMLB6-1175R-R36.090UDFASigned to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    Collin SlaybaughCA+6-1185L-R23.349NYA: 2014-26-782Assigned to Tampa (A+) by New York Yankees
    Ryan LindemuthIFA6-0180R-R24.337NYA: 2014-37-1112Activated from disabled list by New York Yankees
    Adam LaRoche1BMLB6-3180L-L36.132ATL: 2000-29-880Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($25m) by Chicago White Sox
    Sebastian VaderPA+6-4175R-R23.286BAL: 2010-18-538Activated from DL by Baltimore Orioles
    Rob RasmussenPMLB5-11155R-L26.348FLO: 2010-2-73Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Angels by Los Angeles Angels
    Willie Bloomquist2B-SSMLB5-11185R-R38.105SEA: 1999-3-95Released by Mariners
    Derrick BleekerPA6-5200R-R25.000BAL: 2012-37-1122Activated from DL by Baltimore Orioles
    Randy WolfPMLB6-0194L-L39.201PHI: 1997-2-54Granted free agency
    Tyler MellingPAA6-1146R-L27.188SLN: 2011-39-1190Assigned to Springfield (AA) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Skip Schumaker2B-LFMLB5-10175L-R36.036SLN: 2001-5-164Signed to Minor League Contract by San Diego Padres
    Tom HarlanPAA6-5190L-L26.001PIT: 2012-13-406Assigned to Altoona (AA) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Dallas GallantPAA6-3185R-R27.042MIN: 2010-23-705Assigned to High Desert (A+) by Texas Rangers
    Chris JohnsonPA6-4195R-R24.197SFN: 2012-17-538Activated from disabled list by San Francisco Giants
    James CampbellPA+6-1195R-R24.170LAN: 2012-12-386Assigned to Rancho Cucamonga (A+) by Los Angeles Dodgers
    Nick HibbingPA-6-5185R-R23.205PIT: 2015-16-487Signed out of draft (Illinois HS) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Mat BattsPA+6-0190R-L24.246MIN: 2014-17-500Assigned to Fort Myers (A+) by Minnesota Twins
    Maicer Izturis2B-3BMLB5-8170B-R35.174UDFASigned to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    Nick PetreePAA6-0185R-R25.228SLN: 2013-9-275Activated from DL by St. Louis Cardinals
    Brady WagerPA+6-3190R-R25.104BAL: 2012-9-282Assignment unknown by Baltimore Orioles
    Pete LavinOFAAA5-10170R-R28.060PHI: 2011-20-631Assigned to Oklahoma City (AAA) by Los Angeles Dodgers
    John SeverPA6-4195L-L22.214PIT: 2014-20-611Assigned to West Virginia (A) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Trenton DanielPA+6-1190L-L25.239COL: 2013-17-499Assigned to Modesto (A+) by Colorado Rockies
    Ryan Rieger1BAA6-1195L-L25.196FLO: 2011-7-223Assigned to Jacksonville (AA) by Miami Marlins
    Evan PotterIFA6-0165R-R23.255UDFAAssigned to Augusta (A) by San Francisco Giants
    Mark WeistIFRk6-3220R-R23.181SFN: 2015-37-1116Signed out of draft (Michigan State) by San Francisco Giants


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