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Mike Sweeney to retire with Royals

Updated: March 25, 2011, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Sweeney wanted to end his career the same way he started it, as a member of the Kansas City Royals.

So the former slugger signed a one-day minor league contract with Kansas City, then officially retired Friday as a member of the Royals.

"I'm walking away with no regrets," Sweeney said during a ceremony near a field at the Royals' spring training complex, with team officials and minor league players in attendance.

The 37-year-old Sweeney was a five-time ...

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