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Veteran infielder Casey Blake said Tuesday he has officially decided to retire after 13 seasons in the major leagues.
Blake told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register that he had been leaning toward stepping away for some time.
"My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," the 38-year-old said.
"But I think I knew in my heart that I am [retiring], but I just haven't announced it."
Blake began spring training with the Colorado Rockies this season but was released March 27. He said the Texas Rangers then showed interest in signing him, but his "heart wasn't in it."
"I was flattered that somebody still wanted me, but I wasn't as excited as I needed to be about playing again," Blake said. "... so I'm done, and I'm OK with it."
A seventh-round pick in 1996, Blake played for the Blue Jays, Twins, Orioles, Indians and Dodgers.
He spent the majority of his career in Cleveland, hitting .266 over six seasons.
Blake hit .264 for his career, with 167 home runs.
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Casey Blake, who played 13 years in the Major Leagues and is currently a free agent, has told the Des Moines Register he plans to officially retire. "My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," Blake told the Register. "But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven't announced...
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Having not won a roster spot with the Colorado Rockies this past spring, former Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake has opted to call it a career.
Blake tells the Des Moines Register that, while he has been dragging his feet through most of this year, while he had not announced it yet, he “knew in his heart” that he was done with the game of baseball.
“My wife (Abbie...
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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...
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One of the Colorado Rockies' original owners, Jerry McMorris, has died, the team announced in a statement.
The team said that McMorris died Tuesday in Denver of cancer. He was 71.
McMorris was part of a group that purchased a controlling interest in the club in 1992 and he served as chairman, president and CEO of the team until 2001. He was part of the team's ownership...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Colorado at San Diego, 15:35 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Colorado at San Diego, 15:35 ET
Regarding Colorado’s Starting Pitcher
Making his major-league debut this afternoon for Colorado is left-handed and...
Left-hander Christian Friedrich pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut and Jason Giambi and Wilin Rosario hit RBI doubles off the top of the fences at Petco Park as the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Tuesday and snap a five-game losing streak.
The Rockies denied the Padres their first series sweep of the season. It was just the second...
The Colorado Rockies managed to win a game Wednesday, besting the San Diego Padres 6-2 and snapping a five game losing streak. It was an important win even this early in the year as the Rockies face a stretch that has them on the road for another week and six games.
The Colorado Rockies enter Wednesday last in the National League in team ERA and with just one more victory (12) than the San Diego Padres (11). Starting pitching has been the Rockies downfall as injuries and ineffectiveness have kept the third best offense in the N.L. from notching more wins.