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After 14 major league seasons, retiring Boone in a better place

Updated: May 28, 2008, 1:43 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Bret Boone, a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner in 14 major league seasons, has decided to retire after a comeback attempt with the Washington Nationals failed to lead to a big league job.

Boone, 39, hit .189 for the Nationals in 12 Grapefruit League games. He accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus to begin the season, but left the Clippers on April 17 and returned home to his family in San Diego.

While Boone said ...

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