Randy Winn Retires

Randy Winn has retired after 13 season in the big leagues, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press (on Twitter). The Orioles signed Winn to a minor league this past offseason then released the 36-year-old this week.

Postseason baseball eluded Winn throughout his career and last year was no exception. The Yankees, who made it to the ALCS in 2010, signed him before the season, but designated him for assignment after he struggled. The Cardinals picked him up last summer, only to miss the postseason. Winn also played for the Giants (between their recent trips to the World Series), the Mariners (after their most recent playoff appearance) and the Rays (before they sniffed the playoffs).

Winn retires with a .284/.343/.416 line, 1759 hits, 110 homers and 215 stolen bases. He earned over $42MM in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.


Full Story | 18 Comments | Categories: Randy Winn

Leave a Reply

18 Comments on "Randy Winn Retires"


4 years 4 months ago

Good luck Randy. You were the best player ever traded for Lou Pinella.

Stl_Great
4 years 4 months ago

He should have retired then, because I know I couldn’t continue playing after that going down.

4 years 4 months ago

At 36 years old and plenty of MLB years logged, if he saved a fraction of what he earned, his bank account should be looking mighty nice.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 4 months ago

Sad to see you go, Randy, you were one of the very first devil rays.

crashcameron
4 years 4 months ago

too bad he couldnt have stayed with the Gigantes. seemed like a classy guy who deserved to go out with a ring

stl_cards16
4 years 4 months ago

But he is the one guy in baseball that can single-handedly make sure your team doesn’t go to the playoffs. Last year could have been so different.

Bust A Posey
4 years 4 months ago

Giants would not have won the WS if he was on the team.

Whole_New_World
4 years 4 months ago

Absolutely true. No Way the Giants win WS with Randy Winn. I like the guy, but he’s a role player. In his prime, in the AL, he was a nice 8 or 9 guy in the order. In the NL, there is just no hiding his lack of power as a corner OF.

Bust A Posey
4 years 4 months ago

And they would not have picked up pat the bat or Ross if they had Randy.

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 4 months ago

This is a Winn-Win situation

BattingThird_Number34
4 years 4 months ago

Meh…okay.

Ben_Cherington
4 years 4 months ago

Randy was handy-dandy,

Always tough to go
especially after 13 in the SHOW!

4 years 4 months ago

reach

Ben_Cherington
4 years 4 months ago

no….rhyme time!

4 years 4 months ago

Jeromy Burnitz says, unfortunately, welcome to the club.

FowlofCanada
4 years 4 months ago

Should’ve followed where Eric Hinske signed.

TapDancingTeddy
4 years 4 months ago

As I wrote elsewhere: I always liked the dude.

Best of luck to Randy Winn.

4 years 3 months ago

one of the best “devil” rays :) one of my favorite D-rays in the early 00’s

congrats on a great career and some serious bank!