Former Tampa Bay Ray and Cleveland baseball player Brandon Guyer has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.
Brandon Guyer has decided to retire. Guyer released a statement posted to twitter by Ken Rosenthal.
As Rosenthal mentioned Guyer was much better against left-handed pitching than right-handed pitching.
Guyer slashed .224/.297/.323 with an OPS of .620 with 33 doubles, 2 triples, and 8 home runs with 55 RBI against right handers. While facing left handers he slashed a much more impressive .274/.376/.449 with an OPS of .824 with 39 doubles, 3 triples, and 24 home runs with 88 RBI.
Perhaps Guyer will be remembered best is how often he was hit by pitches. Guyer was hit by 85 pitches in his seven year career, leading MLB in 2015 with 24 and 2016 with 31. During his time in Cleveland, Guyer was hit with 27 pitches in 211 games.
Even though his career is over, Cleveland fans will always remember him fondly.
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