Brian McCann, the receiver of the Braves of Atlanta, introduced Wednesday that he was retiring after 15 main league seasons. defeat towards St. Louis within the No. 5 seed recreation of his Nationwide League divisional sequence.

"It's all for me," he informed reporters within the locker room, claiming he made the choice a few month and a half later. since. "I'm going house and being a father and taking part in with these youngsters."

The native of Georgia started his profession with 9 seasons with the Braves, being named seven stars, earlier than transferring on to one thing else. to the New York Yankees in 2014. He received the World Sequence in 2017 after an change with the Houston Astros.

He signed a brand new contract with Atlanta as a free agent final November to play with supervisor Brian Snitker. additionally his coach at Double-A Mississippi when the Braves known as him for the primary time straight from the majors in 2005.

"Sure, he knew," mentioned McCann about Snitker. "I've identified him for a really, very very long time, he was my Double-A supervisor, I can at all times keep in mind him, and having the ability to do it with him as a supervisor is one thing I’ll at all times keep in mind."

Silver Slugger, McCann earned 1,000 profession factors in his final season. He completed with a profession common of .262, 282 house runs and 1.018 RBI. This season, he hit .249 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs in 85 video games.

"That's all I wished to do," McCann mentioned. "I wished to come back again and have an opportunity to play within the playoffs."

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