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Report: Vlad Guerrero announces retirement

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10:26 AM ET 09.14 | This hardly comes as a big surprise at this point, but Vladimir Guerrero told Hector Gomez of Dominican Republic newspaper Listin Diario (link in Spanish) that he has retired from baseball at the age of 38. "I decided to announce my retirement because I want to spend more time with my family," said Guerrero (translated from Spanish). "Also by the fact the two operations I've had in my right knee."

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September 14, 2013  10:59 AM ET

One of the best players of the past 20 years in his prime.

September 14, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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One of the best players of the past 20 years in his prime.

Best bad ball hitter I have ever seen.

September 14, 2013  05:47 PM ET

Last played in MLB in 2011. I bet most people thought he was retired.

September 14, 2013  09:24 PM ET
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Best bad ball hitter I have ever seen.

I don't think he ever saw a pitch he didn't like.

September 14, 2013  11:21 PM ET

It always amazed me that he could generate any power with his bottom hand half way off the knob. I think Moises Alou hit the same way.

September 15, 2013  12:47 AM ET

Vladdy deserved better. I know his knees were gone, but that bat was so dependable. Sad he never got another chance.

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September 15, 2013  08:45 AM ET

The question is: Does his family want to spend more time with him.....

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