Braves catcher John Buck announced Thursday he is retiring from baseball to spend more time with his family. Buck was in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. The 34-year-old Buck retires after spending 11 years in the majors. He played for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He made one All-Star team (2010) and finishes with a career .234 average in 1,090 games.
Angels catcher John Buck has elected free agency Thursday. Buck was designated for assignment by the club Tuesday. He could have accepted a spot with the Triple-A club, but opted to become a free-agent. He'll search for a new team during the offseason. Buck hit .225 over 89 at-bats in the majors last season.
The Angels designated catcher John Buck and outfielder Brennan Boesch for assignment Tuesday. The move opened up two 40-man spots for players claimed off waivers. Buck was just 1 for 5 with the Angels after hitting .226/.293/.286 in 84 at-bats with the Mariners. Boesch hit .187/.203/.293 in 75 at-bats with the Angels.
The Angels have signed catcher John Buck to a minor-league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake, the Orange County Register reports. Buck hit just .226/.293/.286 with one home run and six RBI in 84 at-bats with the Mariners before being designated for assignment earlier in July. He owns a career .234/.301/.398 line in 3,607 major-league at-bats.
The Mariners have released catcher John Buck. He was designated for assignment July 8 after batting .226 with one home run and six RBI in 27 games.
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