Former Cubs infielder Jason Kipnis announces retirement
|Monday, February 20, 2023, 6:43 PM- -|
Former Chicago Cubs second baseman Jason Kipnis is retiring from baseball on Monday.
“I’d be lying if I said I wanted to write this,” Kipnis wrote on Twitter. “To have to officially acknowledge that my time as a player in the game of baseball is over. I always heard you rarely get to end your career on your own terms. They weren’t lying.
“Breaking my hamate bone on my last swing with Cleveland meant no fun hat tip before leaving. Got to go home and wear the Cubbie blue and return to Cle as a visitor; pandemic, empty stadiums, no closure. Instead, it ended the way my professional career started, riding buses in the minor leagues. And then the lockout happened, and before I knew it, it was over. My mind and body just aren’t up for the commitment anymore. Frustrating at first, but there's only one feeling I’m left with that stands out above all…. Gratitude.”
In 2020, Kipnis hit .237 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 44 games with the Cubs.
He attended Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois.
Best of luck to Kipnis from everyone at CubsHQ.com.