Eight-Season Veteran Catcher Announces Retirement

He's calling it a career. 

Catcher Dustin Garneau announced his retirement from baseball on Monday. 
On his personal Twitter account, Garneau announced the news, ''Hanging them up'', he said. ''Thank you to everyone who had an impact on my career. To my wife for always being by my side through the ups and downs. To my agent for always being there and making me a part of your family as well. And to my friends and family who were by my side.''

The thirty-five-year-old catcher played in eight major league seasons, registering a slash line of .205/.285/.373, with 15 home runs, 54 RBIs, and 51 runs scored over 168 games. 

Garneau played with the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers. 
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