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Jamey Carroll retires, joins Pirates’ front office

Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 8: Infielder Jamey Carroll #8 of the Minnesota Twins smiles in the dugout just before the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on July 8, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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Jamey Carroll, who sat out last season after being released by the Nationals during spring training, has officially retired as a player at age 41 and joined the Pirates’ front office as a specialist assistant to the baseball operations staff.

Carroll didn’t make it to the majors until age 28, but had a 12-year career in which he hit .272 with a .349 on-base percentage and excellent strike-zone control as utility man.

He earned nearly $20 million while playing for six different teams and logging at least 1,500 innings at shortstop, second base, and third base.

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