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Reynolds announces retirement after 13 years in MLB

April 10 2020 12:05 AM

Mark Reynolds is done adding to his strikeout total, announcing that he is retired from Major League Baseball after 13 seasons. 

Reynolds made the announcement while appearing on Chris Russo’s Mad Dog Radio show on SiriusXM’s MLB Network on Thursday. 

“I’m retired, actually,” he said. “I guess that’s breaking news on your show. I haven’t really told anybody.” 

The 36-year-old, who has not played in the majors since being released by the Colorado Rockies last July, ends his career with 298 home runs along with 1,927 strikeouts – the ninth-most in baseball history. 

He holds the single-season record for strikeouts with 223 in 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and also topped the 200-mark for strikeouts in 2008 with 204 and in 2010 with 211.

Reynolds is the only player in baseball history to have struck out at least 200 times in three seasons. 

Despite the dubious distinction of holding the single-season strikeout record in 2009, Reynolds also hit a career-best 44 home runs that season. He topped the 30-homer mark in four seasons, and from 2009-11 his 113 home runs were the third most in the majors. 

In addition to the Diamondbacks and Rockies, Reynolds also played for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals.

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