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Dodgers News: Kristopher Negron Announces His Retirement

Just days removed from his release from the Dodgers, Kristopher Negron announces his retirement.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Kristopher Negron (9) looks on during a MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 1, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Dodgers fans are now getting some clarity on why the team chose to release Kristopher Negrón. The 33-year-old utility player took to Twitter earlier today to officially announce his retirement from professional baseball.

The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, especially given Negrón’s relatively young age. He has played parts of 6 seasons at the big league level for the Reds, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and the Dodgers.

Negrón came to Los Angeles in a trade during late July that sent Daniel Castro to Seattle. He played 30 games with the Dodgers, hitting .259 with a few home runs in a limited role. Unfortunately, he will probably most be remembered in Los Angeles as they guy who face-planted in the outfield.

All kidding aside, Negrón managed to become a fan-favorite in his very short time with the Dodgers. We here at Dodgers Nation wish him all the best, and we know that he will thrive in whatever he does next.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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