"We went into this with our eyes open to what the challenges were going to be and how difficult it was going to be [for Giles]," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Thursday. "My only regret is that he won't have a chance to play here. Most of the last 14 years, I've watched him do damage to whatever team I was with at the time."
Giles amassed 1,897 hits over the course of his career and is a .291 hitter with 287 career homeruns and a .400 on-base percentage. He was also a two-time All-Star.
His retirement leaves infielder Doug Mientkiewicz and outfielder Garret Anderson to compete for the final spot on the bench.