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Former Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy retires

Murphy played for four different teams over 12 seasons in the MLB.
Credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore
Colorado Rockies second baseman Daniel Murphy (9) follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

DENVER — Former Colorado Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.

Murphy played for four different teams over his 12-year MLB career -- most recently the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Rockies.

The 35-year-old spent the majority of his career with the Mets, playing his first seven years in New York. He then joined the Washington Nationals for more than two seasons before a short stint with the Chicago Cubs, then coming to Colorado.

Murphy was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger.

He played in 132 games for the Rockies in the 2019 season, recording 122 hits which included hitting 13 home runs. Murphy was a free agent after the shortened 2020 season.

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