Kyle Seager retires after 11 seasons with Mariners

SEATTLE — Kyle Seager revealed his retirement after 11 seasons in the majors, all with the Seattle Mariners.

Constantly one to avoid social networks, Seager made his choice understood through a brief declaration published by his other half, Julie, on her Twitter account.

“Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for following me throughout my career. It’s been a wonderful ride but I am unbelievably excited for the next chapter of my life,” the declaration states.

The 34-year-old Seager ended up being a totally free representative after the season when Seattle decided not to work out a club alternative on his agreement. Instead of evaluate the free market and with the unpredictability produced by the continuous lockout, Seager selected to call it a profession.

Seager’s retirement is a bit unexpected considering he was coming off among his finest seasons. He struck a career-high 35 crowning achievement and had a career-best 101 RBIs last season as Seattle made a late face playoff contention just to fall brief in the last days.

Seager was tearfully eliminated from Seattle’s last video game on Oct. 3 in the ninth inning after the Mariners had actually been gotten rid of from the playoff race.

“That was pretty special for me. That was a real moment,” Seager stated after the season ending. “Obviously, you know this moment is gonna happen. You think about it, you think about how you’re going to feel but you can’t prepare for that. That was really special.”

Kyle Seager retires after 11 seasons with Mariners initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.