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Mike Sweeney | Designated Hitter

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (43) / 7/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1991 / Rd. 10 (0) / KC
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Mike Sweeney will announce his retirement at the Royals' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona Friday.
It will likely involve him signing a one-day contract so he can retire as a member of the organization he came up with. He also might accept some sort of front office job with the Royals, which is something that's been mentioned as a possibility once his playing days were over. Sweeney will retire as a career .297/.366/.486 hitter with 215 home runs and 909 RBI over 16 big league seasons. Knee and back problems kept him from having an even better career. Fri, Mar 25, 2011 04:11:00 PM

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