After 15 years, 630 MLB games, and stints with three different big-league teams, MLB outfielder Travis Snider announced his retirement from professional baseball on Thursday.

Snider wrote in an Instagram post: “I have contemplated this day for a while but the time has finally come for me to hang up the spikes,” adding, “It is a beautiful struggle sharing a clubhouse with 30 other dudes going to battle 100+ times a year. I will miss that the most. But I am looking forward to being a more present husband, father, family member, and friend.”

The 33-year-old Snider broke into the big leagues in 2008 with the Blue Jays. Snider played parts of five seasons for the Jays before he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Brad Lincoln at the 2012 trade deadline. Snider would then go on to play in eight different MLB organizations

You can read Snider’s entire retirement post HERE

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