Drew Brees Retirement
The Atlanta Braves’ Drew Breers has retired after 17 seasons in the majors.
Brees, who turns 40 in March, spent 17 seasons with the Braves and was named to the NL All-Star team three times.
Breers played from 1996-2002 and spent five seasons with San Diego.
The Braves acquired Brees in a trade with the Dodgers in the 2011 offseason, but Brees spent his first seven seasons with Atlanta before the club moved to Atlanta in 2016.
Breys is expected to be traded, although it remains to be seen if the Braves will do so in a blockbuster deal.
“We are excited to welcome Drew Breys back to our organization,” Braves president of baseball operations Brian Snitker said in a statement.
“Drew’s career was built on his passion for the game of baseball, and we appreciate his contribution to our team for so many years.
He will always be a member of the Atlanta Braves family.”
The Braves have won only six World Series titles since Brees retired in 2006.
He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2007.
Brezinksky is expected back with the team at some point this year.