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Former MLB All-Star Announces Retirement At 34

General view of T-Mobile Park, the home of the Seattle Mariners.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 03: A general view during the game between the Seattle Mariners and the St. Louis Cardinals at T-Mobile Park on July 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

On Wednesday afternoon, a former Major League Baseball All-Star announced his retirement from the game.

Longtime Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is hanging up his cleats. The 34-year-old is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career, but decided it was time to walk away.

His wife took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon with a statement from her husband. In it, Seager said he's excited for the next chapter of his life to start.

"Today I'm announcing my retirement from Major League Baseball," the statement read. "Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for following me throughout my career. It's been a wonderful ride but I'm unbelievably excited for the next chapter of my life"

Seager had career highs in both home runs (35) and RBIs (101) during the 2021 season. Despite his success, it seems like he's ready for what life will bring him off the field.

He retires as a one-time All-Star player and a Gold Glove-winner.