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Casey Blake Retires After Being Released By Rockies In March

Veteran third baseman Casey Blake has retired from baseball. His final spring training was spent with the Colorado Rockies.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  Casey Blake #7 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 28, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Casey Blake #7 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 28, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Veteran infielder Casey Blake spent 2012 Spring Training with the Colorado Rockies after leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers, but wasn't able to crack the line up with a bunch of sub-par performances and ended up being released back on March 27. Since then, the 38 year old has had very little interest from teams around the league except for a bit of flirting with the Texas Rangers, but nothing that had looked to gel.

With that in mind, it was announced on Tuesday that Blake is officially retired from the game of baseball.

His career ended with a whimper, but it was a career to remember for Blake. Only breaking into the league full time at age 29, he managed to hit a productive .264/.336/.442 over the course of his career and belt out an impressive 167 home runs.

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