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Matt Treanor announces his retirement

May 8, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT


The Indians announced this evening that catcher Matt Treanor has announced his retirement from baseball.

Treanor was out of professional ball last year, but he signed a minor league deal with Cleveland over the winter. The 38-year-old had been in extended spring training after suffering a hamstring injury during Cactus League play.

Treanor will walk away from the game with a .221/.313/.305 batting line over nine seasons between the Marlins, Rangers, Royals, Dodgers, and Tigers. He appeared in the World Series with Texas in 2010.

  1. cubfan531 - May 8, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Let’s also not forget that he managed to marry one of the best Olympic beach volleyball players of all time.

    • jwbiii - May 8, 2014 at 9:22 PM

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - May 8, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Yeah, his career batting average was pretty low, but since his XJ-Semi-Quasi-Enhanced WAR-IKNG ranking divided by his Alternate-Pseudo-Rrepp+WAR*SLG comes out better than that of Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth combined, he would be a lock for the Hall of Fame except those dinosaurs still cling to their ancient irrelevant stats. Pathetic.

    • jwbiii - May 8, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
      – Abraham Lincoln

    • Joe - May 9, 2014 at 7:19 AM

      He played less than 10 years, therefore can’t be elected to the Hall.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      I get the feeling that people read my lighthearted comment in a much more serious tone than I wrote it in. Wow. :-)

    • stlouis1baseball - May 9, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Don’t sweat the thumbs 123. Your post made me laugh out loud. Funny stuff. And not too far off!

  3. genericcommenter - May 8, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    The only stat that really matters is $4,178,000.

  4. myleschristiancopeland - May 8, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Reblogged this on Around The Base.

  5. bronco58lb - May 8, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Bummer. I always wanted to go to a game and heckle him with “Matt Treanor-May” or “Matt May” chants.

    • moogro - May 9, 2014 at 2:54 AM


    • hojo20 - May 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      his wife’s tramp stamp is disgusting.

      • stlouis1baseball - May 9, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        I am no way a fan of tattoo’s. But my thinking is…to each their own. I try to use this mindset with regards to pretty much everything. Aside from all that…disgusting might be a bit overboard Hojo. No?

  6. 1harrypairatesties - May 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Who ?

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