Daniel Murphy announces retirement from baseball

Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.

Murphy spoke in an interview with

“This is a beautiful game, and I really just feel humbled and blessed that it let me jump on the ride for a little bit. It’s beautiful. It can teach you about so many things. And all I can say is, thank you.”

Murphy turns 36-years-old in April, and he spent his final season with Colorado.

The slugger played his best baseball of his career as a member of the Washington Nationals, where he was considered for MVP in back to back seasons.

Murphy began his MLB career with the New York Mets at age 23 in 2008.

In 12 career seasons, Murphy’s earned $74,892,159 in MLB contracts.

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