A's DH Adam Dunn to retire after 14 seasons
Dunn was on a postseason roster for the first time in his career when Oakland played the Kansas City Royals in the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday night. Dunn never got off the bench in the Royals' 9-8 12-inning victory.
"That's probably it," Dunn said after the game, according to MLB.com.
Dunn, 34, was traded to Oakland in August from the Chicago White Sox, hitting two home runs with 10 RBIs in 25 games for the A's.
He finishes his 14-year career as a .237 hitter with 462 home runs and 1,168 RBIs. He struck out 2,379 times in 2,001 career regular season games: only Jim Thome and MLB Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson struck out more.
Dunn, who hit 22 home runs and drove in 64 runs this season, said he was not disappointed about how his career ended after A’s manager Bob Melvin chose not to use Dunn in the 12th inning.
"Not at all," Dunn said. "Let's not make a bigger deal out of it. I love Bob [Melvin]. He's one of the best managers I've ever played for. He's as good as there is out there. You wish the best for a guy like that. He's awesome. Awesome."
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