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Jack Wilson is retiring after 12 seasons in the majors

Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Jack Wilson #1 of the Atlanta Braves fields a ground ball during batting practice prior to a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

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Jack Wilson, who hit .169 in a minor role for the Braves this season before being released earlier this month, announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the majors.

Wilson broke the news to Devan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, who covered him for years as the Pirates’ starting shortstop.

Wilson played for Pittsburgh from 2001 to mid-2009, making an All-Star team in 2004. He spent parts of three seasons in Seattle after being traded to the Mariners and then was dealt to Atlanta in mid-2011 before re-signing with the Braves this year.

In all Wilson played 1,370 games, collected 1,294 hits while batting .265 with a .306 on-base percentage and .366 slugging percentage, and played very good defense at shortstop for most of that time. The latter of which explains (or at least helps explain) how he earned $40 million despite a lifetime .671 OPS.