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Veteran MLB Infielder Announces His Retirement At 35

A general view of the Chicago White Sox stadium.

CHICAGO - APRIL 4: An interior view of U.S. Cellular Field during the Opening Day game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians on April 4, 2005 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After spending a decade in the MLB, second baseman Gordon Beckham has decided to hang up his cleats.

On Wednesday night, Beckham announced that he's retiring on social media. He joked about his retirement, saying he wants to make the Hall of Fame with Buster Posey.

"Since my good friend Buster Posey decided to retire this year, I am officially announcing I will be retiring as well," Beckham tweeted on Wednesday night. "I want to make sure we get into the Hall of Fame the same year. Start the countdown!"

Beckham was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He was a part of the franchise for several years before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels.

Once his stint with the Angels came to an end, Beckham signed a one-year deal to return to the White Sox. He also had brief stints with the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres and New York Mets.

Beckham will walk away from the MLB with a .237 batting average, 80 home runs and 351 RBI. Most of that production took place in Chicago.

We wish Beckham all the best as he enters the next chapter of his life.