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David Freese Announces Retirement

Just like most of the baseball world anticipated, infielder David Freese announced his retirement on Saturday after a very impressive 11-year big league career.

The 36-year-old Texas native spent his last two seasons with the Dodgers after being acquired from the Pirates for infield prospect Jesus Valdez in August 2018 as part of a waiver deal.

Originally selected in the ninth round of the 2006 draft by the Padres, Freese broke into the majors in 2009 with the Cardinals.

The right-handed hitter’s most productive year came in 2012 with the Redbirds when he hit .