After a career that has spanned nearly two decades, Matt Stairs says that he's ready to retire, according to CBC News. The 43-year-old was designated for assignment by the Nationals last Wednesday and released on Monday.
"I'm not sad. I had a great career, a long career," the slugger said, "And it's one of those things where I can walk away today and not be sad about it."
In his 19 seasons, Stairs has suited up for the Expos, Red Sox, Athletics, Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Blue Jays, Phillies, Padres, and Nationals. He has earned almost $19MM across his career while posting a slash line of .262/.356/.477 and 265 home runs in 6023 plate appearances. The veteran hit .154/.257/.169 in 74 plate appearances for Washington this year.