will stay retired.
The 37-year-old veteran, who last played in the majors in 2011, received an offer this month from the New York Yankees
after first baseman Mark Teixeira
was injured. However, Lee told the Yankees on Thursday that he won't return to action, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Lee, who won a World Series ring with the Marlins in 2003, spent the bulk of his career with Florida and the Chicago Cubs
. He also had short stints with the San Diego Padres
, Atlanta Braves
, Baltimore Orioles
and Pittsburgh Pirates
Over 15 years in the majors, Lee was an All-Star twice, and he won three Gold Gloves. He hit .281 with a .365 on-base percentage, a .495 slugging percentage, 331 homers and 1,078 RBI.
In his final season, Lee hit a combined .267 with a .325 on-base percentage, a .446 slugging percentage, 19 homers and 59 games for the Orioles and Pirates.
Teixeira strained a right wrist tendon March 5, and he is out until at least early May. Juan Rivera and Dan Johnson are the leading candidates to fill in during his absence.
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