By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson has announced his retirement. The 38-year-old played for seven teams during his career.
He began his career with the Detroit Tigers. After playing for the Tigers, he moved on to the New York Yankees.
Following his departure from the Yankees in 2013, he remained in New York with his next move. He signed with the New York Mets, where he played from 2014 through 2017.
In the past two-plus seasons, he has played for four teams. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2017 season.
In 2018, he began the season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He then joined the Milwaukee Brewers to close out the season.
Grandy played the 2019 season, his last, with the Miami Marlins.
“As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson said. “I look forward to continuing my work helping to diversify the sport, paving the way for young kids to learn and grow.”
The Blue Island, Illinois native had a .249 batting average with 344 home runs and 937 RBIs in 2,057 games. He also had 346 doubles and 95 triples in 1,800 hits, while scoring 1,217 runs in 7,236 at-bats.
He was also a three-time All-Star in his career in 2009, 2011, and 2012. He also was the American League RBI leader in 2011, while also winning a Silver Slugger Award that season.
Granderson also won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2016. He also was a four-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2009, 2016, 2018, and 2019.