Francisco Cervelli announces his retirement after 13 seasons in MLB

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MIAMI – veteran receiver Francisco Cervelli announced his retirement on Saturday after a 13-year major league career.Cervelli, 34, played just 16 games this year for the Miami Marlins before his season was interrupted by the latest in a long line of concussions. He also had concussions in 2018 and 2019.

A .268 career hitter, Cervelli spent his first seven seasons with the New York Yankees and also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. He finished with 41 home runs and 275 RBIs.

Early in his career, Cervelli won a World Series championship as a substitute with the 2009 Yankees, appearing in 42 games this season.

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