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Pat Burrell retiring after 12 seasons

Pat Burrell is retiring after a 12-year major league career, according to multiple reports.

Burrell spent the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, who selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft, and also played for the Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants.

Although he often struggled to live up to high expectations, Burrell was a member of the 2008 Phillies team that won the World Series and led the championship parade on a horse-drawn carriage.

He joined Tampa Bay the next year and batted just .221, then was released early in the 2010 season. Burrell signed with San Francisco and experienced a resurgence of sorts, clubbing 18 homers and driving in 51 runs with a .266 batting average. He went on to win a second World Series title with the Giants.

Burrell played in 92 games for San Francisco in 2011, hitting .230 with seven homers and 21 RBI.

The former Miami-Florida star hit .253 with 292 home runs, 299 doubles and 976 RBI in 1,640 major league games.

Burrell finished his career with more World Series rings (two) than hits in the Fall Classic (1-for-27).