Report: MLB Veteran Officially Announces Retirement At Age 43

The MLB season officially wrapped up on Wednesday with the Texas Rangers clinching their first World Series in history, and a day later, a former Rangers icon has officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.

After an incredible 19-year career, power hitting Nelson Cruz has called it quits after an incredible career in which he tallied 2053 hits, 464 home runs and 1325 RBI's, and at 43-years of age and just 49 games with the Padres this year, it was time to end a fantastic run. 

Over his career, Cruz wasn't able to win a World Series, but he is a four-time Silver Slugger, a seven-time All-Star and the 2011 ALCS MVP in Texas, so we wish all the best to one of this generations greatest power hitters for life after an incredible career. 

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