Former Detroit Tigers OF Curtis Granderson announces his retirement

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 09:22:07-05

(WXYZ) — Curtis Granderson was a fan favorite when he played for the Detroit Tigers more than a decade ago, and on Friday morning, he announced his retirement from baseball.

Granderson, 38, played 16 years in the majors, with a majority of his time spent in Detroit.

He played for the Tigers from 2004 through 2009 which accounted for 674 games. In his time with the Tigers, he had 702 hits 102 home runs, 299 RBIs, 57 triples and a .272 batting average.

Granderson went on to play for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and finally the Miami Marlins in 2019.

"I'm eternally grateful to every team and every city I've had the opportunity to call 'home,'" he said in a post on Instagram. "It's these communities that allowed me to take my Grand Kids Foundation to new heights and use my platform for positive change."