Report: Eric Hinske to announce retirement

Report: Eric Hinske to announce retirement
July 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will release Eric Hinske, who went 1-for-18 in Triple-A after being outrighted by the team. The former Red Sox utility man is expected to retire.

The 35-year old Hinske played 12 seasons in the majors, including a season and a half in Boston in 2006 and 2007. He played 115 games for the Red Sox, hitting .229 with a .733 OPS, seven home runs, and 26 RBI. Hinske was on the 2007 Red Sox World Series roster, the first of three consecutive Fall Classics he played in.

Hinske will retire with a .249 career batting average and .762 OPS with 947 hits, 137 home runs and 522 RBI. His best season came in 2002, his rookie season with the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he hit .279 with 24 homers and 84 RBI.