The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of what has been a very disappointing MLB offseason. We can’t say that it’s been awful, but losing Craig Counsell to the Chicago Cubs of all teams certainly doesn’t make it a good one.
Despite the lack of major additions for the Brewers, they still appear to be a possible contender in the National League. Thankfully, the rest of the NL Central did not improve much around them either.
On Friday, the Brewers heard some news from a former draft picks of theirs. Michael Brantley made a shocking announcement about his future in baseball.
Former Milwaukee Brewers Draft Pick Makes Stunning Announcement
Brantley, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round of the 2005 MLB Draft, has decided to retire from baseball.
“It’s time for me to be home 24/7, watch my kids grow up, and not miss important milestones.”
NEWS: Michael Brantley, 5-time All-Star and one of the most respected players of his generation, has decided to retire.
“It’s time for me to be home 24/7, watch my kids grow up, and not miss important milestones,” Brantley told me.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 5, 2024
Throughout his MLB career, Brantley was able to put together some big-time seasons. In other years, he was the definition of a great veteran depth piece.
When all was said and done on his career, Brantley ended up batting .298 to go along with 129 home runs, 720 RBI’s, and 125 stolen bases. He played 15 years in the MLB and made five All-Star appearances.
While he wasn’t known as a “superstar” throughout his tenure in the majors, Brantley was always a good player. He was also a great leader in the clubhouse.
Congratulations on a great career Michael Brantley! Enjoy retirement.