Howie Kendrick retires after 15 MLB seasons

Howie Kendrick announced his retirement on Monday after 15 seasons in the major leagues.

In an Instagram post, Kendrick thanked each team for which he played in the major, ending with the Washington Nationals, the team with which he won a World Series title in 2019.

“Fans, without your support and love for the game, our stage and lights would not shine as brightly as they do. I know you will be missed. I will always love the game of baseball and will constantly reflect “For now, it’s time to give up the microphone and enter a new stage in my life,” he wrote.

In 2019, Kendrick was the MVP of the National League of the Championship Series and managed to win the homer in match 7 of the World Series to help the national team win the first title of the franchise.

Kendrick, 37, hit .275 with two rounds at home and 14 RBIs during the 2020 season shortened by the national pandemic. The team turned down a $ 6.5 million mutual option for 2021 after the season and received a $ 2.25 million purchase from Washington.

The veteran midfielder entered the injured list with a hamstring injury on his left on September 9 and was closed for the season. In four seasons with the Nats, Kendrick managed .316 with 30 home runs and 113 RBIs.

Overall, Kendrick has had a .294 hitter career, with 127 home and 724 RBIs. In addition to the Nationals, Kendrick played two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, nine seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and 39 games with the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2017 season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.