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Eric Chavez announces retirement

Updated: July 30, 2014, 4:54 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Eric Chavez, a six-time Gold Glove Award winner over 17 major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, announced his retirement Wednesday at age 36.

Chavez, a first-round draft pick by Oakland in 1996, is a career .268 hitter with 260 home runs and 902 RBIs. He averaged 28 home runs a season with the A's during a seven-year span from 2000-2006 and won the American League Silver Slugger Award at third base in 2002.

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