MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota Twins catcher Terry Steinbach announced Tuesday he is retiring from baseball after 13 full seasons, three with Minnesota.

Steinbach, 37, signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1996 after 11 years with Oakland.

Steinbach finishes his career with a .271 batting average and 162 home runs, including eight grand slams. He won a World Series title with the Oakland Athletics in 1989.

Steinbach grew up in New Ulm and played college ball for the University of Minnesota. He made his major league debut with Oakland in 1986, homering in his first at-bat.

Steinbach's best season was 1996, when he set an American League record for catchers with 34 home runs.