Roberts played 14 seasons in the majors, all but one of which came with Baltimore. He finished out his career with the Yankees last season. Roberts was elected to two All-Star teams during his tenure in Baltimore. He finished 18th in the MVP voting in 2005 after hitting .314/.387/.515. Injuries kept him down the last few seasons of his career. Roberts suffered two concussions, which contributed to him missing time in both 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He retires with a career .276/.347/.409 batting line over 5,531 at-bats.Analysis:
With a man on base in the bottom of the third, Panik belted an 88 mph cutter from Adam Wainwright out to right for a two-run shot that gave the Giants a lead. That lead wouldn't last, but the Giants would wind up winning in the bottom of the ninth. Panik finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.Analysis:
Wong is in the midst of a hot stretch, going 5 for 11 with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI in his last three games. His third-inning home run Wednesday put the Cardinals up 4-1, but the Giants were able to score five unanswered runs to take a 3-1 series lead. Wong has hit .280/.308/.840 with three home runs and six RBI in 25 postseason at-bats.Analysis:
Valdespin didn't perform well over the second half with the club. He's been with both the Mets and Marlins in his four year career.Analysis:
Lucas completed 2014 with a stat line of .251/.283/.296. He struggled to make consistent contact, fanning 48 times in just 179 at-bats.Analysis:
"I really enjoy it to play with this team," he told the Washington Post. "Great guys. Good front office. I was really happy to be here and in this moment with the team."
Cabrera was traded from Cleveland to Washington with just two months remaining on his contract and was moved from shortstop to second. He could receive strong consideration in a thin free agent class for shortstops headlined by Hanley Ramirez and Jed Lowrie. He also proved steady at second base, though he has little range at either middle infield position. And the Yankees will be seeking a new shortstop to replace retired Derek Jeter.
The presence of Ian Desmond would prevent Cabrera from moving back to short if he remains with the Nationals.Analysis:
Infante admitted that he's had pain all season. "When I swing in BP, I feel a lot of pain," Infante said. "I can’t swing really hard. I feel bad, because all year, I’ve felt something." Infante does not participate in pre-inning throwing, as he wants to save his bullets for when he needs them. Despite the issue, manager Ned Yost has not shied away from using Infante as a starter in the playoffs. After the season, Infante plans to have the injury examined. "When the year is over, we’ll have to check everything," he said. "I want to come back next year to feel good. This year has been very tough for me."Analysis:
Gordon left the penultimate game of the regular season with hip irritation and did not play in the season finale. His ninth-inning RBI groundout reduced his team's deficit to one run, but the Dodgers couldn't scrape together the game-tying run before running out of outs. Gordon hit .289/.326/.378 with two home runs, 34 RBI and a major-league-leading 64 stolen bases in 609 at-bats.Analysis:
Punto will make $2.75 million in 2015 according to the terms of the contract he signed last offseason. He hit .207/.296/.293 with two home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 198 at-bats while spending most of his playing time at second base and shortstop.Analysis: