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MLB Players Who Retired In 2021

Updated October 4, 2021 1.2k votes 123 voters 2.5k views30 items

List RulesVote up the retired MLB players based on their overall careers.

All the MLB players who retire in 2021 will leave a lasting legacy that lives on. Whether they're finishing their careers as top baseball stars or calling it quits after a few up-and-down seasons, all these great MLB players retiring in 2021 have given the game their all. Look to this list regularly to see the best baseball players who retired in 2021, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short.

The first big name MLB star to choose retirement in 2021 was former Boston Red Sox second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, who played for the Olde Towne Team his entire fourteen-year career, winning two World Series championships (2007, 2013), while garnering All Star recognition four times, one Rookie of the Year award (2007), and one AL MVP (2008). 

Take a look at the recently retired baseball players list below and vote up the MLB stars you'll miss most, or those you think contributed the most to the game. Then check out all the athletes who've retired in 2021 so far.

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    10
    17

    BirthplaceRoswell, Georgia

    TeamsChicago White Sox (2009–2015), Atlanta Braves (2016–2020)

    Announced retirement on May 14, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    86 Career Home Runs
    301 Career RBIs

    #59 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time#98 of 128 Athletes Who Retired In 2021

  • 27
    Second baseman
    6
    11

    BirthplaceWellington, Florida

    TeamsToronto Blue Jays (2015–2018)

    Announced retirement on April 3, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    AL Rookie of the Month (April 2015)
    Career Homeruns: 35
    Career RBIs: 153

  • 28
    Pitcher
    6
    11

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels (2018–2020)

    Announced retirement on April 3, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    W/L record: 8–11
    Earned run average: 4.30
    Strikeouts: 122

  • 29
    4
    10

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana

    TeamsChicago White Sox (2013–2014), Oakland Athletics (2015–2019), Chicago Cubs (2020)

    Announced retirement on February 3, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    Home runs: 35
    Runs batted in: 162

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    Outfielder
    1
    9

    BirthplaceKettering, Ohio

    TeamsChicago Cubs (2011–2012), Arizona Diamondbacks (2013–2014), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2014)

    Announced retirement on June 26, 2021

    Career Achievements:
    Home runs: 1
    RBIs: 16
    Stolen bases: 66