MLB player with five invitations to the All-Star Game announces his retirement

HOUSTON.- The five-time All-Star and champion of World Series of MLBMichael Brantley, announced his retirement on Friday after 15 seasons in the Big leagues.

The gardener also has his next job prepared, training in Little League.

I have small children and now is the time to be a dad, first and foremostBrantley told “It’s time to be home 24/7, watch my kids grow up and not miss important moments.”

Brantley leaves the diamonds with a .298 batting average in his 10-year career in cleveland and five more in Houston. He hit 129 home runs with 720 RBIs and 125 stolen bases in 1,445 regular season games. His average in 62 postseason games was .283, including .327 in two World Series with the Astros.

The shoveler, 36 years old, He became a free agent in the winter. He was limited to 15 regular-season games in 2023, returning to play in the last month after a long recovery from a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery.

His career in MLB:

In 2008, Brantley was sent from Milwaukee to Cleveland to complete a trade that sent the left-hander CC Sabathia to the Brewers. He debuted in Cleveland the following season and played there until the 2018 campaign. He then signed with Houston, where he was present to lift the Commissioner’s Trophy in 2022.

Brantley had not played since late June of that year following a fourth surgery on his right shoulder, but his teammates put him at the center of the celebration.

That was the most special part for me.Brantley said. “My teammates put me front and center, telling me to lift the trophy; I still get goosebumps thinking about it. I will always remember that.”