The Cincinnati Reds are gearing up for the marathon that is the MLB regular season. Opening Day is just two days away when Cincinnati opens up on the road against the defending World Series champions Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 7.
Just a few days before Opening Day, one former Reds All-Star announced his retirement. Todd Frazier will officially retire from baseball, according to MLB insider Greg Joyce.
Todd Frazier Retirement
Frazier last played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in his final season during the 2021 campaign. The two-time All-Star is a beloved former Red. Frazier spent the first five years of his MLB career in Cincinnati, the team that drafted him No. 34 overall back in 2007.
A power-hitting corner infielder, Frazier knocked 108 home runs and 324 RBIs during his tenure in Cincinnati en route to his only two All-Star appearances. He may be best remembered for capturing the Home Run Derby crown in front of the Cincinnati faithful during the 2015 campaign.
Cincinnati ultimately traded Frazier away to the Chicago White Sox during a 2016 rebuild, which led to the slugger bouncing around five MLB teams across the last six years of his career.
Frazier ends this 11-year career with a .241/.318/.445 slash line including 218 home runs, 640 RBIs and 1,059 hits.
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