Burnitz retires at 37 with 315 career home runs

Updated: March 11, 2007, 1:13 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Jeromy Burnitz, who hit 315 home runs in a 14-year career with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and five other clubs, has decided to retire, his agent said.


Burnitz, 37, hit a disappointing .230 with 16 home runs in 313 at-bats for the Pittsburgh Pirates in his final season. He became a free agent in November when the Pirates declined a $6 million option for 2007 and paid him a $700,000 buyout.

Agent Howard Simon said Burnitz had contemplated retirement for the ...

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