Angels' Salmon to announce retirement Thursday

Updated: September 28, 2006, 1:05 AM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tim Salmon will remain an Angel through and through.

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
71 8 23 27 .354 .263

The veteran designated hitter and outfielder will retire following his 15th season as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the team announced on Tuesday.

A news conference with Salmon is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday.

The 39-year-old Salmon will end his career as the longest tenured member of the Angels (85-72).

A member of the Angels' 2002 World Series squad, Salmon will end his career as the franchise leader in home runs (298), runs (983) and walks (966). He also owns three single-season club records, including most home runs (31) by a rookie.

The AL Rookie of the Year in 1993, Salmon is hitting just .263 with eight homers and 23 RBI in 71 games this season, his second straight plagued by injuries.

In 1,667 career games, Salmon is a .282 hitter with 1,012 RBI and 661 extra-base hits.

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