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Gregg Zaun retires after 16 seasons

Updated: March 7, 2011, 11:52 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Concerned that his surgically repaired right shoulder wouldn't hold up all season, catcher Gregg Zaun decided to retire after a 16-year big league career that included a World Series championship.

The 39-year-old Zaun, in the San Diego Padres' spring camp on a minor-league contract, caught his first game Sunday since a June 15 operation to repair the labrum in his throwing shoulder.

"I feel great but my arm is a question mark," Zaun said Monday. "I feel like my health ...

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