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Adam Dunn plans to retire, says this season “is probably going to be it”

Aug 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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Adam Dunn, acquired by the Athletics from the White Sox on Sunday afternoon, plans to retire after the season. Per ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla, Dunn said “this is probably going to be it,” with “it” referring to the end of his career. The DH added, “time to be a dad.”

Dunn, 34, is a 14-year major league veteran but has never appeared in the post-season. Assuming the Athletics don’t have a September meltdown, Dunn is likely to at least play in the American League Wild Card play-in game. Dunn has played for the Reds, Diamondbacks, Nationals, and White Sox.

In 435 plate appearances this season, Dunn has posted a .220/.340/.433 triple slash line along with 20 home runs and 54 RBI. He is currently 40 short of 500 career homers, ranking 36th on the all-time list.

  1. pinkfloydprism - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Riccardi was right!!!!

  2. hoopmatch - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    It would be cool if he has a good time in Oakland and wins World Series MVP, then retires anyway.

    • SocraticGadfly - Aug 31, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      Given that the A’s are 5 back with just 24 left, he’s not likely to play for more than the WC game.

  3. edwardemanuelson - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    An anomaly of a player. Does not hit for average, strikes out often, top 42 all time in players walked, 3rd all time in striking out. But, if he gets ahold of one good, hold your breath, because it’s going out of the park. The A’s made a good move.

    Who knows if it will happen or not, but this Sox fan would love to see Big Donkey retire with a ring.

    • JuniorGriffey'sRecliner - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      This Reds fan would love it too. Go A’s!!

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 31, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      He gets a hold of one a LOT…

      Dunn is 10th all time for home runs per at bat.

      Right now, his career average is one HR per every 14.82 at bats.

      I mean only 9 men in the entire history of the game have averaged a home run in few at bats than Dunn.

  4. coachbeck - Aug 31, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Was hoping he would make 500 before calling it quits. Buy if it’s his time then good luck from here on out where life takes you.

    -reds fan

  5. moondog440 - Sep 1, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    Not a White Sox fan by any stretch, but a baseball fan to my core. Adam Dunn is a fine example of a truly good man. I’m not sure there is a teammate of his that could/would say a harsh word about him as a man. My best memory of him is of him pitching in a blowout loss a couple of weeks ago. He genuinely looked like a kid just having fun as he mopped up. For every ounce of pretension shown in baseball, Dunn showed us why true fans still watch the game. It made me smile and root for a guy that I never thought I would, but I did because he allowed me to see a kid having fun instead of the ugly, bloated salary prick that we see all too often these days. Best of luck, Mr Dunn.

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    • classicfinder - Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      The Ravens haven’t ruled it out either.

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