Former Cardinals outfielder and first baseman Dmitri Young has officially hung up the spikes as a major league player and has become an adviser with the Oakland County Cruisers, according to an announcement from the Frontier League.
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Young spent the last few seasons of his career with the Washington Nationals, but wasn't able to do much on the field because of injuries. Last year he got hurt in spring training and never made it out of a minor league rehab assignment before tearing his calf and ending his season. He last played in the majors in 2008.
Young was a .292 career hitter over 13 seasons with the Cardinals, Reds, Tigers and Nationals. He hit 171 homers and hit 301 doubles. His new team is a member of the same baseball league as the local Gateway Grizzlies and River City Rascals.