Eight-Year Veteran Catcher Announces Retirement

He's calling it a career.

Eight-year major-league veteran catcher John Ryan Murphy has retired.

Murphy began his career with the New York Yankees after he was drafted by them in the second-round of the 2009 MLB Draft.

In total, spread across eight seasons, Murphy played a 284 games, recording a .215/.262/.344 triple-slash line, with 18 home runs, 61 RBIs and 69 runs scored. 

The thirty-one-year-old spent three seasons with the New York Yankees, three with the Arizona Diamondbacks and one each with the Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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