During his career, Seager had somewhat of a rollercoaster ride, experiencing a number of ups and downs, representing the Mariners in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, batting a .268 average in addition to 25 home runs.
A career that spanned 1480 games with the Mariners, Seager posted total statistics of 705 runs, 1395 hits, 309 doubles, 14 triples and 242 home runs.
A Seattle legend
Having spent his entire career playing for the Mariners, Seager has guaranteed himself a place in Seattle folklore and will be much loved by the fans. He was on the free agent market following the conclusion of the 2021 season and decided that the time was right to step away from the sport.
In a statement, Seager revealed: “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.”
As well as watching the Mariners from the stands, this could also include him going to see younger brother Corey, who was also a free agent this winter before agreeing to a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers, following seven seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Seager’s decision means that he will not experience the opportunity of playing with the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, Robbie Ray, who the Mariners signed to a five-year $115 million deal in the off-season.
No doubt, there will be a sizeable hole to fill at the Mariners, not just on the roster, but also in the dressing room – Seager’s infectious personality will no doubt be missed.
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