The last of the original 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Ray has retired.
Miguel Cairo has defied the odds and played 17 years of major league baseball, and after 70 games with the Reds last season, Cairo is ready to call it quits.
On Valentine's Day it was rumored that Cairo would retire, and formally announced the next day that he would be joining the Cincinnati front office as a special assistant to the GM. Strangely enough, two of Cairo's best seasons were actually for the Reds in 2010 and 2011, where he held an OPS above .725 in consecutive years.
For the Devil Rays, Cairo batted .275/.319/.356 over three seasons as the team's starting second baseman. He played in the Trop for his age 24-26 seasons, and his plate production peaked the following year - bouncing between the Cubs and Cardinals. Cairo would play for a total of nine teams in his career.
The Last Man Standing: Miguel Cairo
D-Rays Bay | Feb 18