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Wednesday
Oct012014

Adam Dunn Says He's Retiring

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Adam Dunn is calling it a career after 14 seasons in the MLB.

Following Tuesday night's 12-inning loss in the Wild Card game to the Royals, Dunn told ESPN's Pedro Gomez that he is retiring.

Dunn played in his first postseason game on Tuesday and watched from the bench.

Dunn came in a trade from the White Sox in August and also played for the Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds during his career.

Dunn finished his career with a .237 batting average, 462 home runs and 1,168 RBIs.


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Sunday
Aug312014

Athletics Acquire Adam Dunn From White Sox

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Athletics acquired power-hitter Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and cash considerations Sunday.

According to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney, the A's will pay Dunn approximately half of the remaining $2.5 million that is owed to him this season.

The 34-year-old Dunn can help an Athletics' team that has ranked 20th in runs scored since trading away slugger Yoenis Cespedes on July 31.

Dunn is playing in his 15th major league season. During that time he's compiled a .237 batting average, 460 home runs, 1,158 RBIs and a .365 on-base percentage.


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Thursday
Sep052013

White Sox First Baseman Adam Dunn Considering Retirement

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though he's still one of the top sluggers in Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is considering retirement at the end of the 2013 season, according to a report from Fox Sports.

Entering play on Thursday, the 33-year-old sits sixth among all players in home runs with 30, but is hitting just .228 with 159 strikeouts.

With 436 career home runs, Dunn still has a shot at 500, but said he won't let statistics or money be a deciding factor in whether or not to retire.

"I'm not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left [on my contract]," Dunn told Fox Sports. "I'm not coming back to chase home run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I'm not having fun, see ya -- 499 it is."

Dunn signed a four-year deal with the team worth $56 million prior to the 2011 season, but his batting average has left much to be desired.

He hit .159 in his first season and .204 last season despite totaling 82 home runs during that span.

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Tuesday
Sep252012

White Sox Beat Indians, Retain Hold On Central

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Adam Dunn bailed out the White Sox on Monday night.

Down to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning and in danger of losing their lead in the A.L. Central, Dunn hit a three-run homer to propel Chicago to a 5-4 victory.

Chicago (82-71) has a one game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the division with nine to play after the Tigers were also victorious.

Dunn had two home runs in the game to back the White Sox, who snapped a five game losing streak. Starting pitcher Chris Sale went seven innings and allowed three runs despite giving up 10 hits. Brett Myers got the victory after pitching one inning of scoreless relief.

Dunn noted the importance of the victory for his team. "The last homer, that probably was the most important so far in my career," Dunn said. "That was a win we needed."

The Indians (63-91) took a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning on a Russ Canzler home run, his second.

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Saturday
Feb112012

Ozzie Guillen: Dunn's Struggles Last Season Came As No Surprise

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Around this time last season, the Chicago White Sox signed slugging first baseman Adam Dunn to a four-year $56 million contract, hoping they were adding a premier offensive player to their lineup. That didn't happen as Dunn batted just .159 while hitting 11 home runs, and drove in only 42 runs. If you ask former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, he saw it coming in spring training.

"I looked at his swing and I told [bench coach] Joey Cora going home, 'We've got a big problem,' " Guillen said while on "The Wadle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.

"It was painful to see Adam Dunn every at-bat and walk behind me [in the dugout] with a long face [after] striking out," Guillen went onto say.

Even though Dunn is a career .243 hitter, his power was never called into question before signing with the White Sox. In 2010 when he was a member of the Washington Nationals, Dunn belted 38 home runs and drove in 103 runs. He had hit at least 38 home runs in seven consecutive seasons before joining the White Sox.

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