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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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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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