The third baseman was a free agent for the first time in his career after his long career with the Mariners. Bolavip brings you the details of his withdrawal.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) got up from his quiet offseason thanks to lockout with news that surprised locals and strangers: the third baseman Kyle Seager, a historic Seattle Mariners, decided to end his career after 11 years in the league.
The 34-year-old Seager was a free agent for the first time in his career, something that, in this particular offseason, will no doubt have weighed on his retirement decision. He is the older brother of Corey Seager, who renewed prior to the strike with Los angeles dodgers.
The news was known through a statement on Twitter on the account of his wife, Julie Seager. “Today I announce my retirement from MLB. Thanks to my family, friends and fans for following me in my career. It’s been fantastic and I can’t wait for the next chapter of my life“, it could be read in the ad.
Kyle Seager’s career
Seager began his career in 2011, just two years after being drafted from the University of North Carolina. What would come next would be a decade full of good times for Mariners fans, who had in him one of the few securities on their roster.
In his carrer, Seager hit a line of .251 / .321 / .442 with an OPS + of 112. Despite his good bat (242 home runs and 1,385 hits), the third baseman stood out with his glove in the hot corner of the diamond, where he achieved a gold glove in 2014 (same year he was invited to the only All-Star of his career).