Alfonso Soriano, said that he is retiring after 17 Seasons in Major League Baseball. Soriano finishes with 412 Homeruns and a .270 lifetime Batting Average.
“I’ve lost the love and passion to play the game,” Soriano said in a radio interview Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic. “Right now, my family is the most important thing.”
Soriano, 38, completed in 2014 the final year of his eight-year, $136 million contract he signed with the Chicago Cubs before the 2007 season.
He ends his career 50th in baseball history with 412 home runs.
“Although I consider myself in great shape, my mind is not focused on baseball,” Soriano said. Translation: “Nobody will give me any more money and I can’t hit major league pitching, anymore. EDB