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Carlos Guillen Announces Retirement

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Juan Pierre #1 of the Chicago White Sox steals second base next to Carlos Guillen #9 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Juan Pierre #1 of the Chicago White Sox steals second base next to Carlos Guillen #9 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Infielder Carlos Guillen, a three-time All-Star and veteran of 14 major league seasons, announced his retirement Tuesday morning.

He was in the Seattle Mariners’ spring training camp as a non-roster invitee.

The 36-year-old Guillen hit .285 during his career with Seattle (1998-2003) and the Detroit Tigers (2004-11).

Guillen hit .353 (6 for 17) in the 2006 World Series with the Tigers.

An amateur free agent signing by the Houston Astros in 1992, Guillen was traded to Seattle with Freddy Garcia in exchange for Randy Johnson in 1998. The Mariners traded Guillen to Detroit for infielders Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez in 2004.

Last season, Guillen hit .232 in 28 games with the Tigers. He was on the disabled list twice.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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