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Recently Retired Players

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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
    Carlos BeltranRFMLB6-1190B-R40.203KCA: 1995-2-49Granted free agency
    Bronson ArroyoPMLB6-5180R-R40.252PIT: 1995-3-69Transferred to 60-day DL by Cincinnati Reds
    Joba ChamberlainPMLB6-3225R-R32.013NYA: 2006-1-41Released by Brewers
    Ryan VogelsongPMLB6-3195R-R40.058SFN: 1998-5-158Signed to Minor League Contract (for purpose of retirement) by San Francisco Giants
    Will VenableRF-CFMLB6-2205L-L34.313SDN: 2005-7-218Granted free agency
    Jeff Kemp2BAA6-0195R-R27.154BAL: 2013-33-999Activated from disabled list by Baltimore Orioles
    Paul JanishSS-3BMLB6-2180R-R34.314CIN: 2004-5-138Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) by Baltimore Orioles
    Domenick CarliniPA6-2175L-L23.272MIN: 2016-21-633DL-7 Injured by Minnesota Twins
    Jered WeaverPMLB6-7205R-R34.316ANA: 2004-1-12Transferred to 60-day DL by San Diego Padres
    Evan McDonaldSSRK6-1175R-R23.041UDFASigned as undrafted free agent (Georgia Southern) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Pedro SilverioPA6-2210R-R23.037UDFAAssigned to South Bend (A) by Chicago Cubs
    Peter TagoPAA6-3180R-R25.030COL: 2010-1-47Assigned to Arkansas (AA) by Seattle Mariners
    Jeremy GuthriePMLB6-1200B-R38.114CLE: 2002-1-22Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent
    Cody RamerIFA+5-10174L-R23.247ANA: 2016-19-576Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    Howie BreyPA+5-10180L-L23.061HOU: 2016-31-937Assigned to Buies Creek (A+) by Houston Astros
    Mike ReevesCAA6-1200L-R26.306TOR: 2013-21-625Activated from disabled list by Toronto Blue Jays
    Ryan JacksonSSMLB6-3180R-R29.064SLN: 2009-5-159Signed to Minor League Contract by Washington Nationals
    Dylan DelsoCRK5-11195B-R24.302UDFAActivated from DL by Tampa Bay Rays
    Zane EvansCAAA6-3208R-R25.222KCA: 2013-4-114Assigned to Arizona Royals (Rk) by Kansas City Royals
    Lance JonesOFA-6-1185R-R24.240TOR: 2015-36-1082Assigned to Vancouver (A-) by Toronto Blue Jays
    Silento SaylesOFA+5-9185R-R22.100CLE: 2013-14-411Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-) by Cleveland Indians
    Ryan MatrangaCAAA5-10190R-R22.185SFN: 2016-36-1085Signed out of draft (San Francisco) by San Francisco Giants
    L.J. BrewsterIFA6-1185R-R23.062MIA: 2015-22-656Assigned to Greensboro (A) by Miami Marlins
    Kevin BradleySS A6-0180B-R23.175COL: 2012-36-1098Assigned to Mahoning Valley (A-) by Cleveland Indians
    Nick MonroePA6-4245R-R23.118SDN: 2015-21-627Activated from disabled list by San Diego Padres
    Braeden SchlehuberCAAA6-3190R-R29.167ATL: 2008-4-130Activated from disabled list by Atlanta Braves
    Christian JonesPAA6-2195L-L26.145SFN: 2013-18-552Activated from disabled list by San Francisco Giants
    Brandon CumminsOFA5-10170L-R23.201UDFAAssigned to South Bend (A) by Chicago Cubs
    Chandler HallIFA-6-0165B-R22.094UDFAAssigned to Williamsport (A-) by Philadelphia Phillies
    Albert MinnisPAAA6-0190R-L25.209HOU: 2013-25-737Activated from disabled list by Houston Astros
    Reid RedmanPAA6-1190R-R28.191TBA: 2012-23-722Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA) by Kansas City Royals
    Louis-Philippe Pelletier2BRK5-10195R-R21.120HOU: 2016-20-607Signed out of draft (Seminole State OK) by Houston Astros
    Bobby BoydOFAA5-9180L-R24.145HOU: 2014-8-226Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA) by Houston Astros
    Nolan ReimoldDH-LFMLB6-4207R-R33.230BAL: 2005-2-61Granted free agency
    Lucas BrownPA-6-0175R-R23.193BAL: 2016-34-1021Assigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk) by Baltimore Orioles
    Jeff FrancoeurRFMLB6-4200R-R33.124ATL: 2002-1-23Granted free agency
    Boomer SynekIFRK5-9185L-R23.334UDFASigned as undrafted free agent (Evansville) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Cory LuebkePMLB6-4200R-L32.065SDN: 2007-1-63Assigned to Charlotte (AAA) by Chicago White Sox
    Jed BradleyPMLB6-3203L-L26.328MIL: 2011-1-15Assigned to Bowie (AA) by Baltimore Orioles
    Charles GalianoC RK6-0180R-R22.345MIL: 2015-40-1201Signed out of draft (Fordham) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Casey Thomas2BRK5-10160R-R24.047OAK: 2016-34-1012Signed out of draft (Texas A&M Corpus Christi) by Oakland Athletics
    C.J. RobinsonPAA6-0210R-R23.338MIA: 2013-12-352Assigned to Jupiter (A+) by Miami Marlins
    Craig AikinOFA+5-10170L-L23.238SLN: 2015-13-401Assigned to Peoria (A) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Lupe ChavezPRK6-2150R-R19.129UDFAAssigned to Greeneville (Rk) by Houston Astros
    Brennan BoeschRFMLB6-5185L-L31.364DET: 2006-3-82Granted free agency
    Korey DunbarC A6-1210R-R22.347MIA: 2015-20-596Activated from DL by Miami Marlins
    Matthew TaylorPA+6-1160R-L26.000BAL: 2011-5-155Activated from DL by Baltimore Orioles
    Felix G SantanaOFRK5-10180R-R22.224UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Tigers (Rk) by Detroit Tigers
    Danny BeddesPA-6-5230R-R22.258PIT: 2016-15-465Signed out of draft (Utah Valley) by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Brett BittigerSSRK5-10175R-R24.159OAK: 2016-40-1192Signed out of draft (Pennsylvania HS) by Oakland Athletics
    Chris GodinezIFA5-9180R-R23.345LAN: 2015-18-552Assigned to Staten Island (A-) by New York Yankees
    Tyler PeitzmeierPA6-2195L-L24.033CHN: 2015-9-263Assigned to Eugene (A-) by Chicago Cubs
    Brad HaymesPRK6-2190R-R23.009CHA: 2016-17-506Signed out of draft (Gardner-Webb) by Chicago White Sox
    Niko BuentelloIFRK6-3210L-R22.266DET: 2016-18-535Signed out of draft (Auburn) by Detroit Tigers
    Alex MasseyPRK6-2180R-R24.058KCA: 2016-36-1093Signed out of draft (Tulane) by Kansas City Royals
    Alejandro CastroPA-6-0190R-R24.075UDFAAssigned to Brooklyn (A-) by New York Mets
    Kodie TidwellIFA+6-0190L-R22.238SDN: 2015-26-777Assigned to Fort Wayne (A) by San Diego Padres
    Erik DavisPRK6-2205L-L23.098UDFASigned as undrafted free agent (USC Aiken) by Los Angeles Angels
    David Denson1BA+6-4245L-R22.063MIL: 2013-15-452Assigned to Brevard County (A+) by Milwaukee Brewers
    Dalton LundeenPRK6-2185L-L23.157DET: 2016-30-895Signed out of draft (Valparaiso) by Detroit Tigers
    Chad TaylorPA+6-1175R-R26.199CHN: 2009-13-410Assigned to Staten Island (A-) by New York Yankees
    Chase Compton1B-3BA6-2205L-R25.164UDFAAssigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) by San Francisco Giants
    Tyler OrrisSSA-5-9175R-R22.217COL: 2016-33-980Signed out of draft (Millersville) by Colorado Rockies
    D.J. Hicks1BAA6-5230R-R26.321MIN: 2012-17-520Activated from disabled list by Minnesota Twins
    Nick Swisher1BMLB6-0200B-L36.083OAK: 2002-1-16Released by Yankees
    Jordan Piche'PA+6-1180R-R25.165ANA: 2014-28-839Assigned to Inland Empire (A+) by Los Angeles Angels
    Randy ChoatePMLB6-3180L-L41.163NYA: 1997-5-169Released by Dodgers
    Michael StrentzCAA6-1205R-R25.097UDFAAssigned to Arkansas (AA) by Los Angeles Angels
    Chris ReedPMLB6-4190L-L26.269LAN: 2011-1-16Placed on restricted list by Miami Marlins
    Stephen MilliganPRK6-6230L-L23.332KCA: 2015-22-669Signed out of draft (Delta State) by Kansas City Royals
    Carl AndersonOF-PA-6-1180L-L24.161PIT: 2014-19-581Activated from DL by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Javier LopezPMLB6-4225L-L39.211ARI: 1998-4-133Granted free agency
    Elier SanchezPAA6-2230L-L30.122UDFAAssigned to Tri-City (A-) by San Diego Padres
    Tanner WittIFAA5-10177R-R26.005UDFAAssigned to Chattanooga (AA) by Minnesota Twins
    Matt ImhofPA+6-5230L-L23.091PHI: 2014-2-47Activated from DL by Philadelphia Phillies
    Dalton BrittIFRK5-11180L-R22.259DET: 2016-31-925Signed out of draft (Liberty) by Detroit Tigers
    Harley HoltPA+6-0165R-R25.084UDFAAssigned to Peoria (A) by St. Louis Cardinals
    Chase LivingstonCRK6-0210R-R22.289KCA: 2016-39-1183Assigned to Burlington (Rk) by Kansas City Royals
    Josh JohnsonPMLB6-7220L-R32.354FLO: 2002-4-113Signed to Minor League Contract by San Francisco Giants
    Alex DurhamPRK6-4185R-R20.119NYN: 2014-12-355Activated from DL by New York Mets
    Connor BuchmannPRK6-1190L-R23.162NYN: 2014-11-325Assigned to Kingsport (Rk) by New York Mets
    Clayton BrandtSSA-5-11180R-R24.130WAS: 2015-19-584Assigned to Auburn (A-) by Washington Nationals
    Jake Jarvis2BRK5-10175R-R21.294CHA: 2014-10-288Assigned to Great Falls (Rk) by Chicago White Sox
    Marcus Davis1B-OFA+6-2220L-L24.230SDN: 2013-24-718Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+) by Chicago White Sox
    Nick BlackburnPA-6-2185R-R22.152ARI: 2016-16-479Assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks (Rk) by Arizona Diamondbacks
    J.T. WatkinsCA+5-11180R-R27.077BOS: 2012-10-331Activated from disabled list by Boston Red Sox
    Joel HanrahanPMLB6-2191R-R35.039LAN: 2000-2-57Released by Tigers
    Seth HarrisonOFA+6-0200R-R24.115SFN: 2014-7-208Assigned to Augusta (A) by San Francisco Giants
    David OrtizDHMLB6-4237L-L40.362UDFAOption exercised for 2017 by Boston Red Sox
    Joe ThatcherPMLB6-2203L-L35.217UDFAGranted free agency
    Greg McCallCA+6-1205L-R24.320MIL: 2014-9-266Activated from DL by Milwaukee Brewers
    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
    Ben Carhart3BAAA5-10190R-R26.282CHN: 2012-35-1064Activated from disabled list by Chicago Cubs
    Kanekoa TexeiraPMLB6-2190R-R30.239CHA: 2006-22-675Activated from DL by Atlanta Braves
    Luke ShearrowPRK6-4225R-R25.228UDFAReinstated to active roster by Chicago White Sox
    L.B. Dantzler1BA+5-11205L-R25.117TOR: 2013-14-415DL-7 Injured by Toronto Blue Jays
    Vinny RottinoLF-RFMLB6-0195R-R36.155UDFAActivated from disabled list by Chicago White Sox
    Charley Gould1BRK6-2220R-R23.279OAK: 2016-26-772Signed out of draft (William and Mary) by Oakland Athletics

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