Around the Majors: Retirements

1) Robb Nen announced his retirement.

Nen had a 2.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and 87 RSAA in 643 games for the 1993 Rangers, 1993-97 Marlins and 1997-2002 Giants. He had a 1.52 ERA/25 RSAA in 1998 and a 1.50 ERA/20 RSAA in 2000. Nen missed the past 2 seasons, due to injury problems.

2) Rusty Greer announced his retirement.

Greer had a .865 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 149 RCAA in 1027 games with the 1994-2002 Rangers. He had 35 RCAA/.927 OPS in 1996 and 48 RCAA/.936 OPS in 1997. Greer missed the past 2 seasons, due to injury problems.

Greer is 5th on the Senators/Rangers career RCAA list–

1    Rafael Palmeiro             366   
2    Frank Howard                264   
3    Juan Gonzalez               235   
4    Alex Rodriguez              183   
5    Rusty Greer                 149   
6    Mike Hargrove               132   
7    Julio Franco                115   
8    Will Clark                  112   
9    Toby Harrah                 103   
10   Al Oliver                    93   

3) Pitchers and catchers report today for the Twins.

4) Position players report today for the Marlins and Nationals.

5) The Devil Rays released OF Matt Diaz.

Diaz had been removed from the 40 man roster when he was designated for assignment earlier in the month.

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