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Ivan Rodriguez announces retirement

Updated: April 24, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Surrounded by family members, former teammates, friends and a host of media, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez retired from Major League Baseball on Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

He did it just outside the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, where he'll certainly be a member in the future. Rodriguez, 40, wanted to do it in Arlington, where he spent his first 12 seasons as a professional and has always been a fan favorite.

The Rangers honored Rodriguez in a ceremony prior ...

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