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Longtime MLB Catcher Announces His Retirement

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Mike Zunino has officially announced his retirement from baseball. The news of Zunino retiring was shared by his agency, Wasserman baseball in an Instagram post. Mike Zunino has always been well respected by all of his teams he's been on in his career.

The MLB veteran, Mike Zunino has been playing in the MLB for eleven seasons. He's been apart of three different teams. The Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, and the Cleveland Guardians. The chunk of Zunino's career has been with the Rays and Mariners, he spent just one season with the Guardians.

Mike Zunino's best season in his career was 2021, that's the one season where he was an All-Star. In that season, Zunino played in 109 games, he slashed .216/.301/.559, with 33 HR's, 62 RBI's, and a .860 OPS. The 33 HR's in 2021 was the most he hit in one season.

For his career, Mike Zunino played in a total of 892 games. Zunino slashed .199/.271/.406, 149 HR's, 372 RBI's, 326 runs, 557 hits, 121 doubles, and a .676 OPS. Mike Zunino has always been known for his home runs throughout his entire career.

Now that Mike Zunino has officially retired, he has a few choices he can do. He could possibly look into a coaching position at the MLB level, which would be pretty cool. Or Zunino could fully be done with baseball. No matter what, Mike Zunino will always be respected as a ball player.

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