Veteran Infielder David Eckstein has decided to call it a career according to Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe. The 2 time All Star and 2006 World Series MVP decided to retire even though multiple clubs were willing to give him a shot in spring training. During June of last year it was reported that he was choosing not to play and when asked if he would return to baseball, Eckstein told Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times “It totally has to be the right situation, but when you say that, it’s like you’re disrespecting the clubs that have talked to you.” Apparently the right situation never arose for the 37 year old middle infielder.
Eckstein has played ten Major League seasons with the Angels, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks and Padres. He is a lifetime .280/.345/.355 hitter with 35 HR's and 392 RBI's. He also has two World Series rings, one with the Angels in 2002 and one with the Cardinals in 2006.
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