Carlos Guillen Retires From Baseball

Former Detroit Tigers infielder Carlos Guillen has decided to call it a career.

Former Detroit Tigers infielder Carlos Guillen announced his retirement on Tuesday, according to the Seattle Mariners. The announcement marks the end of an illustrious 14-year career with Seattle and Detroit.

"It's hard. It's a tough decision. I tried to come back, but I couldn't," Guillen said of his decision.

Guillen started his major league career in Seattle, where he spent the first six years of his career. He was traded to the Tigers in 2004, where he grew into the player fans will remember him as.

Guillen made the All-Start team three times with the Tigers, in 2004, 2007 and 2008. During his stint with Detroit, Guillen had a .297 batting average and an .824 OPS. He also hit 95 home runs and had 449 RBI with the Tigers. His presence in Detroit helped turn around a struggling team.

Signed by the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1992, Guillen was traded to Seattle as part of the Randy Johnson trade in 1998.

For more Tigers coverage, check out Bless You Boys. Be sure to visit Baseball Nation for complete MLB coverage.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.