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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Two-time all-star Melvin Mora is retiring from baseball, five weeks shy of his 40th birthday. Mitchell Schwartz Chiefs Jersey . Mora played 13 seasons in the big leagues, 10 of them with the Baltimore Orioles. He began last year with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was released on July 1 while hitting .228 with no home runs and did not play again in the majors. "Its a very difficult decision because this has been my life, but its time to do it," Mora said Thursday at a news conference in Valencia, Venezuela. "Ive been in this for many years and its time to dedicate myself to my family," he said. Mora and his wife had quintuplets in 2001. Mora was a career .277 hitter with 171 home runs and 754 RBIs with Baltimore, Colorado, Arizona and the New York Mets. His best season was 2004, when he hit .340 with 27 homers and 104 RBIs for the Orioles and led the American League with a .419 on-base percentage. Versatile with his glove, he played every position in the majors except pitcher and catcher. After a solid season for the Rockies in 2010, he signed a US$2 million contract with Arizona for the 2011 season. But Mora injured his neck in a car accident during spring training and later missed time while on the bereavement list. Late in June, the Diamondbacks said they planned to cut him. Born in Venezuela, Mora began his pro career in 1992. He was in the minors until 1999, when he made his big league debut and became a post-season sparkplug for the New York Mets. That was the only year Mora reached the playoffs. "Ive had a beautiful career that I will always remember," he said. Jamaal Charles Jersey . The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favourite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly. Dontari Poe Jersey . -- The Detroit Tigers think Alex Gonzalez is not too old to be a solution to their shortstop problem.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Grizzlies coach David Joerger says starting guard Courtney Lee will be out a while with a concussion.Lee will not play Saturday night at Charlotte, and Joerger said before the game he wasnt sure who would start in his place.Lee was injured in the first hallf of Memphiss 97-89 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Frank Zombo Jersey. ersatile reserve Tayshaun Prince played almost 18 minutes against the Pacers and had six points. Joerger says it is possible Vince Carter could see more action against the Hornets. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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