Ryan Freel Retires

Ryan Freel has retired, according to Mike Ashmore of the Hunterdon County Democrat (via Twitter). Freel signed with the Atlantic League's Somerset Patriots in April, but played just nine games for the club, hitting .265 with one steal according to Ashmore (via Twitter).

Freel, 34, played with the Reds, Royals, Cubs, Orioles and Blue Jays in his eight-year MLB career. The utilityman posted a career line of .268/.354/.369 and stole 143 bases in 191 career attempts. Freel made a name for himself in Cincinnati, where he spent six seasons and averaged 37 steals and a .370 on base percentage between 2004-06. He has earned about $11.5MM in his career.


Leave a Reply

8 Comments on "Ryan Freel Retires"


jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

Hall of Famer?

bk324
5 years 3 months ago

He almost played as many years as he had DUIs.

alxn
5 years 3 months ago

1 DUI

5 years 3 months ago

Got to respect the way Freel played the game of baseball. He flat out hustled every single day. If he had an off day it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Something all players should have but many don’t

5 years 3 months ago

Got to respect the way Freel played the game of baseball. He flat out hustled every single day. If he had an off day it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Something all players should have but many don’t

Suzysman
5 years 3 months ago

Can we get some clarification on the status of “Farney”? Did he also retire, or just Freel?

ballnglove
5 years 3 months ago

I guess that means no more of this:

niceflower
4 years 6 months ago

A great ball player that will be missed by the Reds’ fans.