Former Phillies OF Announces his Retirement
Former Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence announced today that he is retiring from baseball.
The 37-year old was designated for assignment this season after batting just .096 with 15 strikeouts over 56 plate appearances for the Giants.
Pence was acquired by the Phillies during the 2011 season from the Houston Astros in exchange for for four minor-league players including first baseman Jonathan Singleton, right-handers Jarred Cosart and Josh Zeid, and a player to be named later.
He was a part of the last Phillies team that made the playoffs in 2011, before getting knocked out by the Cardinals in Game 5.
In 2012, the Phillies sent Pence to San Francisco, where he would be a part of two Wolrd Series champion teams for Nate Schierholtz, Tommy Joseph, and Seth Rosin.
During his two season in Philly, Pence hit .289 with 28 home runs and 94 RBI in 155 games.