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Randy Winn retires after 13 seasons in the majors

Apr 1, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

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Cut by the Orioles earlier this week, 36-year-old outfielder Randy Winn has announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the majors, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.

Drafted by the Marlins in 1995 and selected by the then-Devil Rays in the 1997 expansion draft, Winn played five seasons in Tampa Bay before moving on to Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and St. Louis.

His best season came in 2005, when he hit .306 with a career-high 20 homers for the Mariners and Giants, and Winn made his lone All-Star team for the Rays in 2002.

He retires as a career .284 hitter with a .343 on-base percentage and .416 slugging percentage in 1,717 games and ranks 20th among active players with 215 steals. He was never a star, but Winn was a good, solid all-around outfielder for a decade and earned over $40 million.

  1. skerney - Apr 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    After he was traded to the Giants in 2005, he put on the best laser show I have ever seen. He got 50 hits in one month. It was unbelievable. I went to around a dozen home and road games that September and he was out of his mind.

  2. BC - Apr 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Good, solid player with a decent bat. Best of luck Randy.

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