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Reports: Two-time All-Star Todd Frazier retiring

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Jun 5, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; USA third baseman Todd Frazier (25) points to his chest while he rounds the bases after hitting a solo homerun in the 7th inning against Venezuela in the Super Round of the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier series at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Two-time All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier announced his retirement Tuesday after 11 seasons with six teams.

“It’s been my love my whole life,” Frazier told the New York Post. “It’s very hard to let go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made in my life. But where I’m at in my career and where I’m at in my life, I think it was the right decision. I think it’s time to be that family figure that I’ve always wanted to be.”

Frazier, 36, was a lifetime .241/.318/.445 hitter with 218 home runs, 640 RBIs and 1,059 hits in 1,244 games.

He earned back-to-back National League All-Star selections with the Cincinnati Reds in 2014-15 and posted career highs with 40 home runs and 98 RBIs with the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

A New Jersey native, Frazier later played for both the New York Yankees (2017) and Mets (2018-20). He also suited up for the Texas Rangers in 2020 and finished his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2021.

This past summer, he helped Team USA win a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

–Field Level Media