Dodgers fans are now getting some clarity on why the team chose to release Kristopher Negrón. The 33-year-old utility player took to Twitter earlier today to officially announce his retirement from professional baseball.
— Kristopher Negrón (@KNegs17) November 12, 2019
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, especially given Negrón’s relatively young age. He has played parts of 6 seasons at the big league level for the Reds, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and the Dodgers.
Negrón came to Los Angeles in a trade during late July that sent Daniel Castro to Seattle. He played 30 games with the Dodgers, hitting .259 with a few home runs in a limited role. Unfortunately, he will probably most be remembered in Los Angeles as they guy who face-planted in the outfield.
— Vincent Samperio (@VinceSamperio) August 15, 2019
All kidding aside, Negrón managed to become a fan-favorite in his very short time with the Dodgers. We here at Dodgers Nation wish him all the best, and we know that he will thrive in whatever he does next.