Ausmus says he'll retire after season

Updated: July 24, 2010, 10:06 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Confirming what was already widely assumed, Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus said after Saturday's 3-2 victory over the New York Mets that he will retire after the season, bringing an end to a 17-year career in the majors that saw him win three Gold Glove awards at baseball's most physically demanding position.

In Ausmus' typically understated way, his so-called "announcement'' was nothing more than an answer to a reporter's question. It came immediately after ...

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