Rich Aurilia officially announced his retirement from baseball Sunday, according to MLB.com’s Chris Haft, and may go to work for the Giants in some kind of broadcasting capacity.
Aurilia, 38, posted a .275/.328/.433 batting line over 15 professional seasons, making stops in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and Cincinnati. In fact, he was in San Fran when he made the announcement this weekend.
“It’s weird being around here, man,” Aurilia said. “I wanted to grab a
bat in the 11th inning the other day when they had guys on third with
less than two outs. I miss being around the guys and I miss the
competition, but everything else I’m OK with. It’s time for a different
phase of my life. I’m actually handling it better than I thought I
would, which is good.”
Aurilia hit .213/.256/.279 in 133 plate appearances for the Giants last season while earning a cool $1 million salary. He was an All-Star just once — back in 2001.