Pat Burrell Likely To Retire

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 29: Pat Burrell #5 of the San Francisco Giants hits a pinch-hit double in the 9th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Giants 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Weitzel has reported that Pat Burrell is likely to retire due to foot injuries. After playing only 92 games this previous season, Burrell had been seeing more time on the DL than on the field. The veteran OF has spent plenty of time on the DL in Tampa Bay and San Francisco where he played after his 8 year career in Philadelphia. Pat would finish his career 8 HR shy of 300, 976 RBIs and a triple split of .253/.361/.472. Pat was a first overall draft pick by the Phillies in 1998 out of the University of Miami where he won the Golden Spikes Award for the best amateur player.

Pat was known to be a Met killer. Over his career, he tallied 42 Homeruns against the club, 4 of which came in a 4 game set back in 2007.

Pat is a two time World Series Champion with the Phillies ('08) and the Giants ('10).

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