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Jason Giambi says he’s retiring after 20 seasons in majors

February 17, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Giambi, the American League Most Valuable Player in 2000 with Oakland, says he’s retiring after 20 seasons in the majors.

The slugger told the New York Daily News on Monday that he’s calling it quits, ending his career as one of 20 players in history with at least 400 home runs, 1,400 RBIs, 1,200 runs and 1,300 walks. The 44-year-old played for the Athletics, New York Yankees, Colorado and Cleveland.

Following last season, Giambi said he would discuss with his family whether to keep playing. He appeared in just 26 games for the Indians in 2014.

Indians President Mark Shapiro tweeted, “An honor to have had G in the Tribe. A generous, wise spirit with so much to offer. True pro.”

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