June 23, 2024

Brandon Dixon, a utility player for the Padres, has declared his retirement from Major League Baseball. The 32-year-old made the announcement via Instagram on Thursday, expressing gratitude for the relationships, support, and experiences he encountered during his 10-year career. In his post, he reflected on his journey from being a young dreamer aspiring to play in the big leagues to eventually playing for his hometown team in recent years. He extended his thanks to everyone who contributed to his career.

Brandon Dixon’s professional baseball career saw him drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 2013 MLB draft. He later joined the Cincinnati Reds after being traded in 2015, making his MLB debut with them in 2018. Transitioning to the Detroit Tigers in 2019 and 2020, Dixon then ventured to Japan to play for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball in 2021.

Returning stateside in 2022, Dixon signed a minor league contract with the Padres. He showcased remarkable performance in the minors that year, leading the league with an impressive slugging percentage of .823.

While with the Padres’ MLB team in 2022 and 2023, Dixon appeared in 38 games, posting a slash line of .204/.240/.323 with two home runs and 10 RBIs. Throughout his MLB career spanning 234 games, Dixon accumulated a batting average of .224 with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs.

Inside the Padres expresses its best wishes to Brandon Dixon in all his future endeavors.

Padres Utility Man Announces Retirement From MLB

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