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Melvin Mora retires after 13 MLB seasons

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Longtime Baltimore Oriole Melvin Mora has decided to retire after 13 seasons in the major leagues, Venezuelan newspaper Meridiano Deportes reported Thursday.

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Mora, 39, played in 42 games for the Diamondbacks last season, hitting .228 with 16 RBIs before being released in June.

A utility man, Mora also spent time with the Mets and Rockies, but it was with the Orioles that he enjoyed his best years between 2000 and 2009, making two All-Star appearances.

His best season was in 2004, when he hit .340 with 27 home runs and 104 RBIs, and won a Silver Slugger Award.

Mora ends his career a .277 hitter, with 171 home runs and 754 RBIs.

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