Garret Anderson retires from baseball

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Garret Anderson, who spent the majority of his 17-year career in an Angels uniform, retired from baseball on Tuesday.

In a statement released by the Angels, Anderson said he had mixed emotions about retiring from a game he called it a privilege to play.

"I know I will miss many aspects of the game, the grind of playing every day, hitting with the game on the line, the clubhouse banter, making a good defensive play, the guys, the roar of the crowd after a win, and the friendships made throughout the years," Anderson said.


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