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Gary Sheffield

45-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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Filed for retirement in February 2011.

February 17, 2011  –  Gary Sheffield News

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Sheffield officially filed for retirement Wednesday, the New York Post reports.

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Gary Sheffield Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 36 MAJ NYY 154 675 584 104 169 61 27 0 34 123 10 2 78 76 0 5 8 .289 .378 .510 .888
2006 37 AA TRE 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333 .583
2006 37 MAJ NYY 39 166 151 22 45 11 5 0 6 25 5 1 13 16 0 1 1 .298 .355 .450 .806
2007 38 MAJ DET 133 593 494 107 131 46 20 1 25 75 22 5 84 71 0 6 9 .265 .378 .462 .839
2008 39 A LAK 5 19 13 7 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .154 .421 .615 1.036
2008 39 MAJ DET 114 482 418 52 94 35 16 0 19 57 9 2 58 83 0 1 5 .225 .326 .400 .725
2009 40 MAJ NYM 100 312 268 44 74 25 13 2 10 43 2 1 40 46 0 2 2 .276 .372 .451 .823
Career  (View All)     2576 10,947 9,217 1,636 2,688 1,003 467 27 509 1,676 253 104 1,475 1,171 9 111 135 .292 .398 .514 .912

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Gary Sheffield: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 63 46 18 6

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Gary Sheffield Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 36 MAJ NYY 675 584 11.6% 11.3% 1.03 87% .285 .221
2006 37 AA TRE 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2006 37 MAJ NYY 166 151 7.8% 9.6% 0.81 89% .302 .152
2007 38 MAJ DET 593 494 14.2% 12% 1.18 86% .266 .197
2008 39 A LAK 19 13 31.6% 5.3% 6.00 92% .000 .461
2008 39 MAJ DET 482 418 12% 17.2% 0.70 80% .237 .175
2009 40 MAJ NYM 312 268 12.8% 14.7% 0.87 83% .302 .175
Career     10,947 9,217 13.5% 10.7% 1.26 87% .289 .222

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Gary Sheffield: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sheffield is "99.9 percent" certain that he is going to officially retire, reports the St. Peterburg Times.

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Sheffield's back won't allow him to play outfield the rest of the season, the NY Daily News reports.

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Sheffield (back) made his first plate appearance since August 28, pinch-hitting in the Mets' 6-5 loss to Atlanta Wednesday.

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Sheffield (back) took batting practice Thursday and predicted he would return to action this weekend, the New York Daily News reports.

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Manager Jerry Manuel thinks Sheffield (back) will miss the rest of the season, the Associated Press reports.

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Sheffield is still bothered by his lower back and will be limited to pinch-hit duty for the foreseeable future, the NY Daily News reports.

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Sheffield, who struck out to end Friday's game as a pinch-hitter, felt discomfort during the at-bat and won't return to the starting lineup soon, the NY Daily News reports.

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Sheffield (back) was out of the lineup for a third consecutive game on Friday. He struck out as a pinch-hitter later in the game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Sheffield, released just before the start of the season by the Tigers, landed with the Mets where he was a godsend early in the year. Sheffield replaced Daniel Murphy in left field and through June was was hitting .289 with 10 HR, 30 RBI and a .912 OPS. The wheels fell off after that, as leg woes that began in June worsened in July, coupled with back spasms limited him to just 95 at-bats. He had no homers and 13 RBI the last three months of the year. The Mets elected not to re-sign him and he will try and hook on somewhere else, likely as a DH.

2009

Sheffield was an awful player to own for most of last season. Complications from his shoulder surgery sapped most of his power for the first half of the season. His power stroke returned around mid-season but he was never able to make consistent contact and his batting average suffered. Sheffield will likely slide in many drafts this year due to that poor production but we think he makes an interesting pick late in drafts. The uptick in the power numbers in the second half of last season could be a sign that Sheffield isn't quite finished.

2008

Sheffield got off to an extremely slow start last season but turned things around in May to get his numbers in line with his career norms. Unfortunately, a July collision with Placido Polanco led to shoulder problems that hampered Sheffield's numbers - particularly his power - over the last couple of months of the season. Sheffield underwent a series of cortisone shots but eventually was shut down when the Tigers fell out of the playoff race. Offseason surgery revealed a slightly torn labrum, but he's expected to be ready for spring training. If he proves to be healthy, a return to his typical numbers should be expected.

2007

The Yankees dealt Sheffield to Detroit in November, after he said he was unwilling to play first base and the team elected not to negotiate a contract extension. A serious wrist injury put him out of commission for four months last season, but he'll be in the heart of a potent Detroit order and as the primary designated hitter, he should be able to stay healthy for the bulk of the season. It'd be very surprising if the wrist injury has any long-term effects on his swing, but keep an eye on his power this spring just to be safe.

2006

Another year, another 120 RBI for Sheffield. The man with the quickest bat in the league shows no signs of slowing down at age 37, even reintroducing the stolen base into his game. As he showed in 2004, he'll continue to produce even with a series of minor injuries. Feel comfortable with him as the leading hitter on a fantasy team.

2005

Wow. Sheffield was one of the most dominant players in baseball in 2004, playing most of the season with a shoulder so painful that he couldn't lift his arm over his head to catch fly balls. He had offseason surgery to remove scar tissue but didn't have a torn labrum and is expected at full strength for spring training. Expect more MVP numbers from the man who may still have the quickest bat in the majors at age 36.

2004

Coming off one of his best seasons, the only question for Sheffield in 2004 will be his ability to handle playing in New York. When healthy the last three seasons, Sheffield has been as strong a hitter as anyone in the game and there are no signs of decline. He'll probably attempt fewer stolen bases in the Yankees' lineup, but expect the rest of his numbers to be along the lines of the last few years.

2003

Sheffield's numbers from his first year in Atlanta look like a decline, but he struggled with wrist and hamstring injuries early in the season. Once fully healthy, he caught fire in the second half and posted an OPS of 1.031 after the All-Star break. However in the second half he hit only 10 home runs. Still, bet on a return to his power-hitting days you may be able to get him at his lowest price in a few years.