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Sam Fuld retires, joins Phillies’ front office

Oakland Athletics v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 28: Sam Fuld #23 of the Oakland Athletics looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Athletics 6-4. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

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Outfielder Sam Fuld announced his retirement from baseball on Friday. The Phillies announced shortly thereafter that Fuld joined the club’s baseball operations as a major league player information coordinator.

Fuld, 35, hadn’t played since 2015 due to a rotator cuff injury for which he underwent surgery in May 2016. Across parts of eight seasons with the Cubs, Rays, Athletics, and Twins, Fuld hit .227/.307/.325. While he struggled to hit, Fuld did provide value on the bases, stealing 67 bases. He was also well-regarded for his defense whether he was in center field or in a corner.

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