After spending over a decade in the MLB, All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier has decided to hang up his cleats.
Frazier officially announced his retirement from the game of baseball on Tuesday. He’s ready to spend more time with his family.
“It’s been my love my whole life,” Frazier said, via the New York Post. “It’s very hard to let go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made in my life. But where I’m at in my career and where I’m at in my life, I think it was the right decision. I think it’s time to be that family figure that I’ve always wanted to be.”
Though he played for several teams during his MLB career, Frazier created strong bonds with the fan bases in Cincinnati and New York.
Frazier spent five years with the Reds before being traded to the White Sox. In 2017, he was traded to the Yankees. Once his stint with the Yankees came to an end, he signed a two-year deal with the Mets.
Since Frazier was such a consistent presence on the field and in the locker room, several fan bases congratulated him on a great career.
Just a kid from Jersey who became a big league ballplayer and a fan favorite in Cincinnati. Congrats, Todd Frazier, on a magnificent career and cheers to your retirement! pic.twitter.com/GFNjKjpES6
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 5, 2022
Congrats to Todd Frazier on a great career! pic.twitter.com/ScS0tvXHEk
— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 5, 2022
Todd Frazier has announced that he has retired.
— GENY Mets Report (@genymets) April 5, 2022
Frazier finished his MLB career with a .241 batting average, 218 home runs and 640 RBI.
We wish Frazier all the best as he enters the next chapter of his career.