Former Detroit Tiger and 16-year MLB veteran Curtis Granderson announced Friday he will be retiring from baseball.
“As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson said in a tweeted statement. “I look forward to continuing my work helping to diversify the sport, paving the way for young kids to learn and grow.”
Granderson was drafted by the Tigers and played for the team from 2004-2009. He made his first all-star team as a Tiger in 2009 and finished his time in Detroit with 102 home runs, hit .272 and 299 RBI.
He went on to play for both teams in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Milwaukee and Chicago.