Originally posted on More Hardball  |  Last updated 3/6/12
The beleaguered Carlos Guillen has decided to call it career, rather than attempt to stick with the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal. Over the past 4 seasons, he has only played 290 games, steadily decreasing every year. The 36 year old is retiring a 3-time All-Star with a .285/.355/.443 slash line and 733 R, 124 HR, and 660 RBI over 14 seasons with the Mariners and Tigers. According to Baseball-Reference.com he was worth 26.3 Wins Above Replacement player (WAR) for his career. He played primarily SS, but also some 3rd and 2nd base, along with some OF. Although his playing days have ceased due to injuries, don't feel too bad for him, he's earned over $69M. Not too shabby.
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