Vance Wilson Retires

Catcher Vance Wilson exercised an out clause in his contract and retired, reports Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.  Perhaps he'll move on to a coaching gig.

Wilson, 37, hit .270/.342/.461 in 229 Double A plate appearances for the Royals' affiliate last year after missing two years with a pair of elbow surgeries.  He played eight seasons for the Mets and Tigers, earning about $4.9MM along the way.

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6 Comments on "Vance Wilson Retires"

5 years 5 months ago

I don’t think Trey Hillman will be losing sleep. Vance had a nice Spring but no room on the Royals roster.

5 years 5 months ago

Vance Wilson was in AA last year, not AAA.

5 years 5 months ago


5 years 5 months ago

wow, you know your Vance Wilson trivia

5 years 5 months ago


5 years 4 months ago

Someone on the Motownsports message board, who is apparently in contact with Vance, said he didn’t retire and he’s in contact with NL teams about a possible job.