Casey Blake is retiring from baseball.
Blake was released by the Rockies at the end of spring training after going 3-for-20 in the Cactus League and has been unable to find another opportunity. “My career has to end at some point,” the 38-year-old told the Des Moines Register. “If I was going to play, it would probably only be one more year anyway. I just decided to shut it down. And I?m OK with the decision.” Blake tallied 1,186 hits and 167 home runs during a 13-year major league career.