Mariners’ Kyle Seager retires

SEATTLE — In a tweet posted by Julia Seager, wife of Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, the third baseman announced his retirement.

The statement read, “Today, I’m announcing my retirement from Major League Baseball. Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for following me throughout my career. It’s been a wonderful ride but I am unbelievably excited for the next chapter of my life.”

Seager played his entire 11-year career with the Mariners, after he was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLB draft.

The third baseman was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award in 2014.

He ends his career with a batting average of .251, 242 home runs and 807 runs batted in.