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Quick Notes: Gerardo Parra is to retire and have a role in the Nationals' front office.
Washington Nationals fan favorite: Gerardo Parra is to retire and have a role in the Nationals' front office.
After 12 Major League seasons, Gerardo Parra has decided to retire, as reported by MASNsports.com’s Dan Kolko during today’s broadcast. Parra will move into a new role as a special assistant in the Nationals' front office.
Parra (who celebrated his 35th birthday two days ago) had signed a minor league deal with the Nats in Spring Training but opted against a Triple-A assignment after not making the Opening Day roster. He’ll now call it a career after 1519 MLB games spread over 12 seasons with the Diamondbacks, Brewers, Orioles, Rockies, Giants, and Nationals, plus 47 games with NPB’s Yomiuri Giants in 2020. For his big league career, Parra batted .275/.322/.403 with 90 home runs over 5290 plate appearances.
Parra quickly became a fan favorite in 2019 when his walk-up song "Baby Shark" became a rallying cry for the team during the playoffs.
Good luck, Parra, on your next adventure, and we will always have "Baby Shark" thanks to you.