(PEORIA, Ariz.) — After 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, former All-Star second baseman Carlos Guillen has decided to retire.
The 36-year-old Guillen spent the previous eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers. He originally planned to play this season; he signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners just last month in hopes of competing for a utility role with the team. Guillen spent the first six seasons of his career with the Mariners.
While he was productive when he was on the field, Guillen battled various injuries over the years that saw numerous trips to the disabled list. He played in 113 games in 2008, 81 games in 2009, 68 games in 2010, and just 28 games in 2011.
Guillen was a key member of the 2006 Detroit Tigers team that made it to the World Series. Guillen was a .285 career hitter during the regular season and hit .344 in a total of 19 postseason games. He also hit 124 career home runs and drove in 660 runs.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com