Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

John Buck With Harvey

Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced.

The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves and was hitting .320 in the spring before the announcement.

The Mets traded Buck, along with Marlon Byrd, to the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 2013 trade deadline in exchange for second baseman Dilson Hererra and reliever Vic Black.

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