PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Two-time All-Star catcher Mike Lieberthal will retire with the Phillies on June 1, ending his career with the franchise where he played 13 of his 14 major league seasons.
Lieberthal, the third overall pick in the 1990 draft, hasn't played this season and spent last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
``Philadelphia has always been a second home to me, so I'm really looking forward to this,'' Lieberthal said on Monday. ``I spent half my life there and still follow the team closely on television.''
Lieberthal hit .275 with 150 home runs and 609 RBIs in 1,174 games with the Phillies. He batted .234 with one RBI in 38 games with the Dodgers.
Lieberthal was the sixth catcher in major league history to hit .300 with 30 home runs in a season when he reached those marks in 1999.
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