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John Jaso Likely To Retire, Live On Sailboat

John Jaso Likely To Retire, Live On Sailboat
Published On: Mon, Oct 02
Jul 7, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder John Jaso against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

John Jaso, the dreaded pirate-looking dude who plays for the Pirates, told reporters yesterday he is probably calling it a career now that the season is over and his contract is up. Better yet: Hes retiring from baseball to sail the seven seas. No piracy, hopefully.

Jaso played for four teams over a nine-year major league career. He broke into the majors as a catcher with the Tampa Bay Rays, then was traded to Seattle, then Oakland, then back to Tampa. He finished as a first baseman and outfielder over two seasons with the Pirates, hitting .258 with 55 homers over his career.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes Elizabeth Bloom reports that Jaso said he would travel, live on a sailboat and work to rebuild Puerto Rico.

Traveling, living simply, being anonymous, that sort of stuff, Jaso said of his plans. Really I just want to live a simple life. I have a sailboat, so I just want to sail away. If you live on a sailboat, its really hard to live complicated. You have to keep things simple, so thats kind of my catalyst and everything, and my ride and my home.
Frankly, I think living on a sailboat is actually incredibly complicated as compared to living in, say, a house. But to each his own.

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