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Outfielder Jayson Werth Announces His Retirement

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After 15 seasons in the MLB, outfielder Jayson Werth has decided to retire.

On Wednesday, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported that Werth told him that he is finished playing baseball. In the article published by Fancred Sports, he was quoted as saying, “I’m done … whatever you want to call it.”

Werth, 39, had been playing for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. In 36 games, he was hitting .206 with four home runs and 19 RBIs. Recently, Werth was placed on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury. He last played on June 8 in Nashville.

Originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the 1997 MLB Draft, Werth made his Major League debut in 2002 for the Toronto Blue Jays. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. Werth won a World Series with the Phillies in 2008 and was named to the National League All-Star team in 2009.

He finished with a career batting average of .267 with 229 home runs and 799 RBIs in 15 MLB seasons.

Congrats on a great career, Jayson.

 

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Rays Place Austin Meadows On IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained right thunb.

Rays general manager Erik Neander said that the team may be without Meadows for “a few weeks”, according to the Tamp Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.

Meadows has started the 2019 season hot, posting a stellar .351/.422/.676 slash line to go along with six homers for Tampa Bay.

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Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker Out for Season with Torn ACL

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL, according to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Shoemaker, who was initially placed on the 10-day injured list, suffered the injury during a game on Saturday.

Shoemaker, 32, was off to an impressive start for Toronto, pitching the the tune of 1.57 ERA.

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Indians Activate Francisco Lindor, DFA Hanley Ramirez

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The Cleveland Indians have activated star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the injured list on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Indians have designated veteran Hanley Ramirez for assignment to create the necessary roster spot for the return of Lindor.

Ramirez, 35, appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland, posting a slash line of .184/.298/.327 with two home runs.

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