Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Geoff Jenkins to retire as Brewer....Obviously

By Anthony Witrado of the Journal Sentinel

July 5, 2010

Geoff Jenkins will officially announce his retirement from MLB at a Friday press conference at Miller Park.

Jenkins played 10 seasons with the Brewers and played his final season in 2008 with the Phillies. Jenkins expressed his desire to retire as a Brewer and GM Doug Melvin and the organization found it fitting.

"Geoff indicated a desire to retire as a Brewer, and we were honored to accommodate the request," Melvin said in a statement. "He was drafted by the Brewers, made his Major League debut here and established many team marks on the field. As far as we’re concerned, Geoff will always be a part of the organization and we look forward to welcoming him home."

Jenkins ranks among the Brewers all-time leaders in several offensive categories. He is is second in home runs (212), slugging percentage (.496), fourth in RBI (704), total bases (2,188), extra base hits (521), doubles (287), fifth in at-bats (4,407), runs (661), hits (1,221), sixth in games (1,234), on-base percentage (.347), tied for seventh in batting average (.277) and eighth in triples (22).

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