Detroit Tigers infielder, and, of course, former Kia Tigers all-star Brett Pill, 32 years of age, has officially retired from Baseball, according to the announcement of his mother just today. Brett Pill previously signed a minor league deal (along with an invitation to spring training) in the off-season early this year with the Detroit Tigers organization in hopes to return back to the Major leagues. He wasn’t included in the opening day roster, sadly, leading him to fully retire from the game and spend more time with his family.
Brett Pill made himself well known in South Korea playing for the Kia Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization. In 3 seasons in the league, he owns a batting line of .316/.366/.521 with 61 homeruns and 253 RBIs, earning himself a trip in a couple of all-star games in the country. Prior to all of that, he played in the Majors for 3 seasons with the San Francisco Giants after being drafted 7th round overall in the 2006 MLB June amateur draft by the same team out of Cal State University.