Catcher Bengie Molina has elected to retire after sitting out the 2011 season, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.
In his last season, 2010 with the Giants and the Rangers, he hit .249/.297/.326 with 5 home runs and 36 RBIs in 118 games. That was a sharp drop from 2009 where he hit .265/.285/.442 with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs over 132 games.
Molina posted a .274 avg and accumulated 1,317 hits and 144 home runs in 13 seasons with the Angels, Blue Jays, Giants and Rangers over his career.
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