Former New York Yankees and Mets infielder Todd Frazier announced Tuesday that he is retiring from professional baseball.
“It’s been my love my whole life,” Frazier said Tuesday in a phone interview. “It’s very hard to let go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made in my life. But where I’m at in my career and where I’m at in my life, I think it was the right decision. I think it’s time to be that family figure that I’ve always wanted to be.”
Frazier was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Yankees in 2017. He slashed .222/.365/.423 with a 115 wRC+ over 66 games. He also hit 11 home runs and helped the Yankees make a deep postseason run.
Frazier signed with the Mets in 2018 and stayed there until after the 2019 season, hitting 39 home runs over two seasons.
The 36-year-old also played for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates over his 11-year career.
He won a Silver medal for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.
Frazier is retiring as a two-time All-Star with a career .241 batting average and 218 home runs over 1,244 games.