Former Cincinnati Reds infielder retires from baseball

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Christian Colon (29) throws to first base.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Christian Colon (29) throws to first base. / Albert Cesare via Imagn Content

According to MLB Trade Rumors, former Cincinnati Reds infielder Christian Colón is retiring from baseball.

The former World Series hero spent his last two major league seasons in the Reds organization.

Former Reds infielder Christian Colón is retiring

Colón was a 10th-round selection of the San Diego Padres in 2007, but chose to play for Cal State Fullerton, Michael Lorenzen's alma mater, instead.

After proving his worth in college, Colón was a first-round pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2010.

The No. 4 overall pick became a Top 10 prospect within the Royals farm system and debuted in 2014.

Colón posted a .333/.375/.489 slash line in his first season in the big leagues, but that success didn't translate the following season.

In 2015, Colón appeared in just 43 games and posted a meager .692 OPS.

But, Christian Colón was able to etch his name into World Series during the 2015 postseason.

The Kansas City Royals led the New York Mets 3-1 and were looking to close out the series.

Having not seen the batters' box in about a month, with Game 5 of the 2015 World Series knotted at two runs a piece, Colón delivered the go-ahead hit in the top of the 12th inning.

Colón's base knock would score Jarrod Dyson from third base and open the flood gates as the Royals would score four more runs and win the game 7-2.

It was Kansas City's first World Series title since 1985.

Christian Colón would go on to spend some time in the Miami Marlins organization and eventually found his way to the Queen City.

Colón was more of mainstay in the Reds' minor leagues than he was part of their major league roster.

In his Cincinnati Reds career, Colón hit .207/.281/.241 in 19 games.

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Blog Red Machine would like to congratulate Christian Colón on his retirement and wish the best in his future endeavors.