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Ryan Klesko retires from major leagues

First baseman Ryan Klesko, who spent last season with the San Francisco Giants, confirmed Friday that he has retired.

First baseman Ryan Klesko, who spent last season with the San Francisco Giants, confirmed Friday that he has retired.

Klesko, 36, hit .260 in 362 at-bats with six home runs, 44 runs batted in and 51 runs scored in 116 games last season, his 16th in the major leagues. 

He was limited by shoulder problems to just six games in 2006. 

Klesko hit .279 lifetime with 278 HRs, 987 RBIs, 874 runs and 91 stolen bases in 1,736 MLB games for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Giants.

He was named an all-star in 2001, when he clubbed 30 homers and drove in 113 runs for San Diego.

Klesko made his debut in the majors with Atlanta on Sept. 12, 1992.

With files from the Associated Press