Former 3-Time All-Star Retires — For 2nd Time

Former New York Mets NLCS MVP and three-time major league All-Star Daniel Murphy has called it quits—again. After three years out of the majors and two-and-a-half years in retirement, Murphy, 38, re-entered the minor leagues this season in a comeback attempt. 

After signing a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels, Murphy cut short his comeback bid after just 38 games. Between the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks and the Angels' Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake Bees, he was slashing .295/.379/.362 with one home run and 25 RBIs. 

The highlight of Murphy's career came with the Mets in 2015, when he went wild in the postseason, hitting home runs in a record six consecutive playoff games and earning the NL Championship Series MVP in leading the Mets to a World Series appearance.

He followed that up with an NL MVP runner-up performance in 2016 with the Washington Nationals. 

In a 12-year career, the left-handed contact hitter supreme had a .296 batting average with 138 home runs, 735 RBIs, 1,572 hits and a .796 OPS. 

Congratulations on a tremendous career for a 13th-round draft pick back in 2006.