Javy Lopez Retires

After being reassigned to minor league camp by the Braves, Javy Lopez says he will retire.

"It didn’t happen in spring training," Lopez said. "This is the only chance I get. They give me the opportunity to come back and prove to myself that I can still play. I had the chance and didn’t do what I’m supposed to do, or at least not good enough."

The 37-year-old was banking on a comeback with the Braves, the team with which he played the bulk of his career (1992-2003), but his .188 average all but killed his chances of becoming Brian McCann’s backup.

The Braves still have Brayan Pena, Clint Sammons and Corky Miller competing for the backup catcher role.

Alejandro Leal writes for UmpBump.com and can be reached here.

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