Will Yoder
Wednesday May 9th, 2012

Casey Blake announced today that he plans to retire, according to the Des Moines Register.

“My wife (Abbie) has been telling people I’m retired, but I’ve kind of been giving her a look,” said Blake. “But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven’t announced it.”

“My career has to end at some point,” Blake told the Register today. “If I was going to play, it would probably only be one more year anyway.

“I just decided to shut it down. And I’m OK with the decision.”

Blake had been released by the Colorado Rockies toward the end of spring training and had not signed with a team. The 38-year-old hit .252/.342/.371 with four home runs and 26 RBI for the Dodgers last season.

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