Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 5/8/12
Veteran third baseman, Casey Blake, is retiring from baseball according to the DesMoinesRegister.com. Blake was released by the Rockies back in March, but according to DesMoinesRegister the Rangers were interested in the 38-year old infielder. “My wife (Abbie) has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look,” said Blake. “But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven't announced it.” “My career has to end at some point,” he added. “If I was going to play, it would probably only be one more year anyway. I just decided to shut it down. And I’m OK with the decision.” Blake missed 88 games in 2011 due to injuries, and in 63 games with the Dodgers he hit .252/.342/.371 with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's. He is a career .264/.336/.442 hitter with 167 HR's and 616 RBI's. His career VORP (Value Over Replacement Player) is 201.8 and his FRAA (Fielding Runs Above Average) -9.3. Image by pvsbond under the Creative Commons License.
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