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Vladimir Guerrero retires from baseball

Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles slugger and perhaps the greatest all-time Expo, officially announced his retirement on Saturday in the Listin Diario newspaper. The article from the Dominican Republic newspaper which announced the retirement of the 38 year-old baseball player was written by Hector Gomez.

Vladimir Guerrero's decision is justified by his desire to spend more time with his family. For many the news doesn't come like a real surprise. Guerrero was struggling to recover from multiple knee surgeries and has been unable to get back into the big leagues since the 2011 season. Back in 2011 he played one hundred forty-five games for the Baltimore Orioles.

He will be remembered for his outstanding past sports career. Being a free swinger at the plate allowed Guerrero to be one of the most fun players to watch. Some might say that Vladimir Guerrero was one of the most productive hitters in baseball. He stepped away from his career with a slash line of .318/.379/.553 in 9059 appearances.

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