Former National League All-Star outfielder Jayson Werth’s baseball career has come to an end.
His comeback attempt through the minor leagues this season included a game in Reno.
The big, bearded Werth announced his retirement while on the seven-day disabled list with the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Werth, 39, hit .206 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 36 games with Tacoma this season.
A first round draft pick in 1997, Werth made his big-league debut in 2002 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He made the most of his 15-year career, slugging 229 homers and 799 RBIs with the Jays, LA Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. He also has a ring, and not just the one from wife, Julia. It’s for helping the 2008 Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games to win the World Series for the first time in 28 seasons..
Werth made an appearance at Greater Nevada Field May 6, finishing 1-for-4 in a 5-1 Reno Aces victory.
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