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Retirement for Williams

June 13, 2003|From Associated Press

PHOENIX — Five-time All-Star Matt Williams, who had been the last of the original Diamondbacks until recently being released, announced his retirement Thursday.

Williams, who had 378 career home runs, spent the last 5 1/2 seasons with Arizona. He was designated for assignment by the team June 1.

His agent, Joe Longo, said that Williams talked to several teams but ultimately decided to stay home with his family.

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