By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former MLB player Joe Panik has announced his retirement. He was not able to find a new home after being released by the Miami Marlins.
He decided to become a free agent after being outrighted by the Marlins in October. However, for the 31-year-old, he could not find another job at the Major League Level.
The New York native played for four teams in his MLB career. He spent the majority of his career with the San Francisco Giants.
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He spent five-plus seasons with the Giants. He played for the team from 2014 as a 23-year-old through the 2019 season as a 28-year-old.
Panik was released by the Giants on August 7th, 2019. Then, two days later, he signed with the New York Mets.
He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays.
In his career, he appeared in 818 games. He played 643 games with the Giants.
He had a .264 batting average with 42 home runs and 258 RBIs in the aforementioned 818 games.
Panik was a second baseman and third baseman in his career. He was selected to the All-Star game once in his career.
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He also was a member of the Giants team that won the 2014 World Series. He also won a Gold Glove in his career.
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