Aug 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (not pictured) during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Former Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn said following the Oakland Athletics 9-8, 12 inning loss on Tuesday night that he’s going to retire.
In an ESPN Chicago article says:
"“The Oakland Athletics designated hitter, 34, told ESPN’s Pedro Gomez that he has played his final game.”"
Dunn was traded to the A’s on the final day of the non-waiver trade deadline by the White Sox. With the A’s, Dunn, after 2,001 MLB games (14 seasons) was able to advance to the postseason for the first – and only- time of his career.
The Oakland DH didn’t get to play in the 12-inning AL Wild Card game on Tuesday against the Royals.
I really would have liked to seen Dunn get an at-bat in the postseason, but the A’s did use Brandon Moss at DH on Tuesday and he hit two multi-run home runs (five RBIs) in the game.
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Still, it would have been fun to see Dunn at the plate in the postseason, but either way he had a career many ball players or just folks in general would have loved to have.
Dunn finishes his career after 14 years, playing eight years with the Cincinnati Reds (who drafted him in the second round in 1998), four years with the White Sox and two seasons with the Washington Nationals. He also played parts of one season with the A’s and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
With the White Sox, Dunn hit 106 of his career 462 home runs. He had 278 RBIs with the White Sox, and for his career collected 1,168 RBIs.
Dunn ends his decade-plus career with a .237 batting average. Dunn bated .201 in his nearly four full seasons with the White Sox.
Best of luck to Dunn in his retirement.