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.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Most strikeouts by a hitter in a single season
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Le’Veon Bell thinks Giants were trying to hurt him

White Sox trade Adam Eaton to Nationals for haul of impressive prospects

Looking at NFL injuries that could impact the Super Bowl chase

Report: RG3 to start Sunday barring health setback

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Major changes could be coming to the World Cup in 2026

Peterson planning to return if Vikings stay in playoff hunt

Desmond’s deal with Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

Report: ‘Well has been poisoned’ for Lane Kiffin as USF candidate

Johnny Manziel tells Lamar Jackson not to go to Browns

NCAA president on Penn State: ‘How could you not be pleased?’

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

Box Score 12/7: The date we got to know Bo

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

Ten most intriguing non-NY6 bowl games

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 14

The best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

Box Score 12/6: Klay Thompson and the ball of fire

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

The five best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker