First baseman Adam Dunn retires after 14 seasons

Adam Dunn retires after 14 seasons
Monday January 12th, 2015

Veteran slugger Adam Dunn is retiring from baseball after 14 seasons, his agent confirmed to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Monday.

Dunn first mentioned his intentions to retire in late August and reiterated that stance after the losing in the A.L. Wild Card game with the Oakland Athletics

Dunn, 35, retires as a .237 hitter with 462 home runs, 1,168 RBI and a .490 slugging percentage. He split last season between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics, heading to the latter in an Aug. 31 trade. Shortly after the deal was announced, Dunn acknowledged he would likely retire after the season.

Over 131 games in 2014, he hit .219 with 22 home runs, 64 RBI and a .415 slugging percentage.

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A two-time All Star, Dunn began his Major League career in 2001 with the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he played nearly eight seasons. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in August 2008, and spent the next two seasons with the Washington Nationals before signing a free-agent deal with the White Sox before the 2011 season.

Dunn had six seasons with at least 40 home runs, hitting a career-high 46 in 2004 with the Reds. He also had two seasons with 38 home runs each.

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