Sports Morneau to make retirement official with Twins sendoff

01:06  16 january  2018
01:06  16 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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The Twins confirmed Morneau 's retirement on Monday. They scheduled a news conference with Morneau and team officials for Wednesday. Morneau didn't play in 2017. He appeared in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

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MINNEAPOLIS - Canadian Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons.

The Twins confirmed Morneau's retirement Monday. They scheduled a news conference with Morneau and team officials for Wednesday.

Morneau, 36, of New Westwinster, B.C., didn't play in 2017. He appeared in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

After the Twins drafted him in 1999, Morneau became a four-time all-star. His MVP-calibre performance in 2010 was halted by a knee to the head he took during a slide that cost him half of that season.

Morneau produced one more strong year, winning an NL batting title with the Colorado Rockies in 2014.

Marc Savard officially announces retirement .
Years after his last NHL game, Marc Savard has officially announced his retirement after 13 seasons and 807 games. The 40-year-old last played for the Boston Bruins back in 2010-11, when concussion-related issues sidelined him indefinitely. His final contract - which later became property of the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils - expired last summer. Here's what Savard posted on Twitter in regards to the announcement: The 40-year-old last played for the Boston Bruins back in 2010-11, when concussion-related issues sidelined him indefinitely. His final contract - which later became property of the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils - expired last summer.

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