Cameron Maybin retires after 15 major league seasons


Outfielder Cameron Maybin is retiring after 15 seasons in the major leagues.

“Although my journey as a professional baseball player ends here with the announcement of my retirement, my work in this game has only just begun. ” Maybin wrote in a statement on Twitter Monday. “I am excited about what lies ahead, including my work with the Players Alliance in our efforts to provide access and opportunity for the next generation of black baseball players.”

The 34-year-old had a hit in 28 batting appearances from May 19-29 last season for the New York Mets. He was assigned to the Triple-A Syracuse on June 3 and reached .182 without homerun and five RBIs in 44 at-bat for the Mets’ top farm team.

Detroit selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 entry draft.

Maybin had a .254 career batting average with 72 homers and 354 RBIs for the Tigers (2007, 2016, 2020), Florida / Miami (2008-10, 2018), San Diego (2011-14), Atlanta (2015), Los Angeles Angels (2017), Houston (2017), Seattle (2018), New York Yankees (2019), Chicago Cubs (2020) and Mets.

He won a World Series title with the 2017 Astros and landed his only playoff home run for the Yankees in the 2019 AL Division Series against Sergio Romo of Minnesota.

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