Carlos Lee retires from baseball

06/21/2013 4:16 PM ET
By Chantz Martin
Three-time All-Star outfielder/first baseman Carlos Lee announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday night, walking away from the game on his 37th birthday.

Lee played fourteen seasons in the Majors with the White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros, and Marlins, hitting .285 with 358 home runs, 1,363 RBI, and an .821 OPS. All three of his All-Star appearances came in the National League, as he made the game as a Brewer in 2005 and 2006 and then as an Astro in 2007.

An outfielder for the majority of his career, “El Caballo” switched exclusively to first base in 2012, hitting .264 with a career low nine homers and 77 RBI between Houston and Miami.

According to ESPN Deportes, Lee, who remained a free agent up until his retirement, said on a radio show in his native Panama that he had four offers this past offseason – with the Yankees, who were in the market for a righty corner outfielder, possibly being one of those – but none of them were for the two years he desired.

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