The Daily News reports Mike Lieberthal will retire as a Phillie. The catcher spent 13 seasons with the club, catching the bulk of the time between Darren Daulton and Carlos Ruiz. A .275 hitter with the Phillies, he holds the franchise record for games caught.
“Philadelphia has always been a second home to me, so I’m really looking forward to this,” Lieberthal said in a statement. “I spent half my life there and still follow the team closely on television.”
He’ll officially retire June 1. Classy move by Lieby and the Phils. He was a solid player for his entire Phillies career and is definitely worthy of the sign-and-retire.