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Garret Anderson announces retirement

Garret Anderson is retiring after 17 seasons in baseball, almost all of them with the Angels.The 38-year-old left fielder says he has no regrets and hasn't ruled out a coaching career."It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire from baseball," Anderson said Tuesday in an Angels' news release. "It was truly a privilege to play this wonderful game and for that I want to thank several individuals."Anderson thanked owners the Autry family, Disney, and Mr. and Mrs. Arte Moreno along with "all the managers and coaches, both in the minor and big leagues, and players that had a hand in my success."Anderson said he had offers from teams this spring, but would have had to sign a minor league contract."I could never be in a position hoping a player gets hurt," Anderson said.Anderson's first big league season was in 1994. Along the way he had more than 2,500 hits, a career batting average of .293, 287 homers and won a World Series title in 2002.He spent the first 15 years of his caree...

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