Two former Philadelphia Phillies that each played corner outfield positions are moving on. Pat Burrell is expected to retire and Matt Stairs is heading to the broadcast booth.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, Burrell 35, is planning on announcing his retirement. The left fielder spent most of his career with the Phillies before signing with the Tampa Bay Rays after winning the 2008 World Series with Philadelphia. He struggled in Tampa until resurrecting his career in San Francisco where he went on to win another World Championship.
Burrell had a breakout season in 2002 when he hit .282 with 37 home runs and 116 RBI’s but struggled the next two seasons and was up and down the rest of his career never really living up to the expectations fans had for him. He did finish 7th in MVP voting in 2005 when he hit .281 with 32 home runs and 117 RBI’s. Burrell also struggled with foot issues that contributed to some of his inconstancies.
Journeyman Matt Stairs has found a home as a Boston Red S...