Veteran MLB infielder Mark Reynolds announced on SiriusXM Radio that his playing days are over after a productive thirteen year career.
Reynolds, who debuted in the Major Leagues for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and last appeared last season with the Colorado Rockies, will hang up his cleats after recording 298 career home runs and 871 runs batted in.
When asked how things were going in his search for a new team in the radio interview on Thursday, Reynolds replied that he “has moved beyond that, (he’s) retired.”
The 36-year-old Kentucky native played collegiate baseball at the University of Virginia before being drafted by Arizona in the 16th round of the 2004 Draft.
He broke in with the big league team only a few years later and established himself as a power-hitting corner infield that played a key part in various playoff teams throughout his career despite his propensity for striking out.
Reynolds spent four seasons with the Diamondbacks before moving on to shorter stints with the Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Brewers, Cardinals, Rockies, and Nationals.
Some suspected that it might be tough for the slugger to find another job after a disappointing 2019 season in which he appeared in only 78 games for Colorado, hitting .170 with only 4 long balls.
So, Reynolds will now call it quits and move on to retirement after a lengthy and successful career.