Former Astro Carlos Lee retires

Former Astro Carlos Lee retires
June 21, 2013, 2:45 pm
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On his 37th birthday, former Astro Carlos Lee has decided to end his baseball career.

Lee officially announced his retirement on Thursday after a 14-year major league career with the White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins. Lee played for Houston from 2007-2012.

The left fielder/first baseman made his major league debut on May 7, 1999, with the White Sox and made his last appearance on Oct. 3, 2012. Lee played at least 140 games in all but two seasons.

The right-handed power hitter will end his career with a .285 batting average, 358 home runs, including five straight years with at least 30 homers, 1,363 RBIs and 125 stolen bases. He posted a .339 on-base percentage and a .483 slugging percentage.

Lee was named an MLB All-Star three times, from 2005-2007, and won two Silver Slugger Awards in 2005 and 2007.

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