MLB Players Who Retired In 2022

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Vote up the retired MLB players based on their overall careers.

All the MLB players who retire in 2022 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 2022 have given the game their all. Look to this list regularly to see the best baseball players who retired in 2022, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short. Who is the best major league baseball player retiring in 2022? Which retired major league baseball players do you love?

The first big name MLB star to choose retirement in 2022 was five-time MLB All Star pitcher and three-time World Series Champion Jon Lester, who played for fifteen seasons and started the opening game of a playoff series twelve times, most in baseball history. Then there was former Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros center fielder Cameron Maybin, who won a World Series title with the 'Stros in 2017. Other MLB greats retiring in 2022 were Melky Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Zimmerman, and Francisco Liriano. 

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. 


  • Ryan Zimmerman
    Photo: Lorie Shaull / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    1
    239 votes

    Announced Retirement on February 15, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    2× All-Star (2009, 2017)
    World Series champion (2019)
    Gold Glove Award (2009)
    2× Silver Slugger Award (2009, 2010)

    • Position: Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina
    • Teams: Washington Nationals (2005–2021)
  • Jon Lester
    Photo: All Pro Reels / Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    2
    198 votes

    Announced Retirement on January 12, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    5× All-Star (2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018)
    3× World Series champion (2007, 2013, 2016)
    NLCS MVP (2016)
    NL wins leader (2018)
    Pitched a no-hitter on May 19, 2008

    • Position: Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox (2006–2014), Oakland Athletics (2014), Chicago Cubs (2015–2020), Washington Nationals (2021), St. Louis Cardinals (2021)
  • Adrian Gonzalez
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    3
    148 votes

    Announced Retirement on February 5, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    5× All-Star (2008–2011, 2015)
    4× Gold Glove Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014)
    2× Silver Slugger Award (2011, 2014)
    MLB RBI leader (2014)

    Career home runs: 317
    Career hits: 2,050
    Career RBIs: 1,202

    • Position: First baseman
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California
    • Teams: Texas Rangers (2004–2005), San Diego Padres (2006–2010), Boston Red Sox (2011–2012), Los Angeles Dodgers (2012–2017), New York Mets (2018)
  • David Price
    Photo: Keith Allison / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    4
    83 votes

    Announced Retirement on September 18, 2022

    Career MLB Achievements:
    Babe Ruth Award (2018)
    5× All-Star (2010–2012, 2014, 2015)
    World Series champion (2018)
    AL Cy Young Award (2012)
    AL Comeback Player of the Year (2018)
    AL wins leader (2012)
    2× AL ERA leader (2012, 2015)
    MLB strikeout leader (2014)

    • Position: Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Rays (2008–2014), Detroit Tigers (2014–2015), Toronto Blue Jays (2015), Boston Red Sox (2016–2019), Los Angeles Dodgers (2021–2022)
  • Kurt Suzuki
    Photo: @Athletics / Twitter
    5
    20 votes

    Announced Retirement on October 4, 2022

    Career MLB Achievements:
    1X All-Star (2014)
    2019 World Series Champion

    • Position: Catcher
    • Birthplace: Wailuku, Hawaii
    • Teams: Oakland Athletics (2007-2012, 2013), Washington Nationals (2012-2013, 2019-2020), Minnesota Twins (2014-2016)
  • Todd Frazier
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons
    6
    121 votes

    Announced Retirement on April 5, 2022

    Career MLB Achievements:
    2× All-Star (2014, 2015)
    Heart and Hustle Award (2016)

    • Position: Third baseman, First baseman
    • Birthplace: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
    • Teams: Cincinnati Reds (2011–2015), Chicago White Sox (2016–2017), New York Yankees (2017), New York Mets (2018–2019), Texas Rangers (2020)