Ian Desmond Announces Retirement from MLB

Adam Taylor McKillop
Two-time All-Star Ian Desmond announced his retirement from MLB after 11 years with the Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals.
Two-time All-Star Ian Desmond announced his retirement from MLB after 11 years with the Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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After opting out each of the past two seasons, two-time All-Star shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond has officially announced his retirement from baseball.

Desmond spent the last three years of his career with the Colorado Rockies before his opt outs. Colorado declined his $15 million team option for 2022.

Ian Desmond Retirement

It's a quiet end of Desmond's 11-year MLB career. Best known for his contact hitting and decent power at shortstop, Desmond took home three consecutive Silver Slugger awards in the back half of his seven-year career with the Washington Nationals.

Desmond slashed .275/.326/.463 during that run and averaged 23 home runs and 81 RBIs each year. He then spend his final All-Star campaign with the Texas Rangers in 2016, slashing .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs. Texas won the AL West title by going 95-67 that season.

In total, Desmond finished his 11-year career with a .263/.315/.427 slash line including 181 home runs, 711 RBIs and 181 stolen bases.

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