1B Carlos Lee retiring
Former Miami Marlins first baseman Carlos Lee has announced he will be retiring from baseball after 14 seasons.
According to ESPN Deportes, the 37-year-old Lee made the announcement today to a sports radio station in Panama.
Lee started his MLB career with the White Sox in 1999 and made several moves around the league that included seasons with the Brewers, Rangers, Astros and finally in 2012 the Miami Marlins.
Nicknamed ‘El Caballo’, Lee was known for his uncanny ability to hit the long ball, compiling 358 home runs in his career. Lee was also a three time All-Star selection from 2005-2007 with an .821 on base percentage.
In a statement from the interview posted on Fansided.com, Lee said, “It’s something that was already going through my mind, we had a very good reason, we finish our race healthy and without any major injuries. The numbers speak for themselves.”
Lee has cemented his name in the MLB record books ranking 12th in RBI’s, 17th in hits and 18th in home runs since 1990. He will be a figure that won’t be easily replaced on the baseball diamond. With the combination of durability and power-hitting, Lee was nothing short of great during his tenure in the MLB.