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Former Royal Mark Teahen reportedly retires and there is sadness on Twitter

Mark Teahen
Mark Teahen AP

Chris Cotillo of reported Monday that former Royals third baseman/outfielder Mark Teahen had retired.

Teahen, who played with the Royals from 2005-’09, hit .269 with 67 home runs and 332 RBIs in 676 games in Kansas City.

While the news didn’t send shockwaves through baseball, there was a fair amount of sadness from Royals fans.

Here is a Tuesday update to the story from Teahen:

An Arizona minor-leaguer tweeted at Teahen:

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