(NEW YORK) — Lance Berkman’s 15-year career is over.
The 37-year-old, six-time All-Star announced Wednesday that he has retired from baseball.
Berkman, who had two knee surgeries in 2012, only played in 73 games with the Texas Rangers last season while dealing with various ailments.
“It doesn’t make sense to play in the physical condition I’m in,” Berkman told MLB.com.
Berkman played more than 11 of his big league seasons for the Houston Astros. During that time Berkman hit .296 with 326 home runs, 1090 RBIs and a .410 on-base percentage. He also was a key cog in the Astros’ run to the 2005 World Series.
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