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Former Atlanta Brave Eric Hinske Likely to Retire After Being Released by Arizona Diamondbacks

July 19th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
By Cody Fields

The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially released former Atlanta Braves utility player Eric Hinske from Triple-A Reno after being designated for assignment and playing five games in the minors. Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal also reports that Hinske is likely to retire.

 

Hinske, 35, hit just .173 in 52 games with the Diamondbacks this season. He was DFAed just an hour before Chipper Jones recognized him in his jersey retirement ceremony.

The 2002 American League Rookie of the Year started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and spent time with the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees before arriving in Atlanta in 2010 via free agency.

From 2010-12, Hinske hit .236 with 23 homers in 339 games for the Braves.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Chipper Jones, Eric Hinske, MLB

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