June 23, 2024

Infielder Brandon Dixon announced his retirement on Thursday. The 32-year-old had stints in the major leagues over five seasons, including the last two years with the Padres.

In a statement, Dixon expressed gratitude for his decade-long journey in baseball, highlighting the relationships, support, and experiences he cherished. Beginning his professional career in 2013 as a third-round pick for the Dodgers, Dixon was traded to the Reds before making his MLB debut with Cincinnati in 2018.

After his time with the Reds, Dixon joined the Tigers, where he had a standout season in 2019, leading the team in home runs with 15. Following a brief return to the majors in 2020, he played a season in Japan with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Upon returning to affiliated baseball, Dixon signed a minor league contract with the Padres, earning call-ups in 2022 and 2023. Despite challenges, including being waived by San Diego, he concluded his career with a Triple-A stint, posting solid numbers at the plate.

Throughout his MLB tenure, Dixon accumulated a batting average of .224 with 22 home runs and 32 doubles. In Triple-A, he showcased his hitting prowess with a slash line of .286/.349/.518 over more than 1100 plate appearances.

Former Padres infielder announces retirement

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