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Jason LaRue retiring from baseball

Updated: September 19, 2010, 7:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue is still experiencing debilitating symptoms from a concussion sustained during the Cardinals' brawl with the Cincinnati Reds in August and is retiring from baseball.

LaRue said after conferring with doctors, retirement was "a simple decision," according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"If I was in a different situation, it wouldn't be anything like this," LaRue said, according to the report. "But as a catcher you're so vulnerable to getting ...

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