Patrick Brian Burrell, nicknamed "Pat the Bat," is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, won a total of two World Series championships. During his playing days, Burrell stood 6 feet 4 inches tall, he threw right-handed. Burrell attended the University of Miami, where he won the Golden Spikes Award in 1998. In 1998, he was the first overall draft pick by the Phillies. After two years in the minors, Burrell was called up by the Phillies in 2000, he finished fourth in voting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. After hitting 27 home runs in 2001, he hit a career-high 37 home runs in 2002 and finished 14th in NL Most Valuable Player Award voting. In 2003, he signed a six-year contract with the Phillies but batted a career-low.209 with 21 home runs. In 2004, he missed several games with a wrist injury, he hit 32 home runs in 2005 and finished seventh in NL MVP Award voting after he set a career high with 117 RBI.
In 2006, he batted.258 with 29 home runs and 95 RBI but was benched for a few games due to a slump after April. He batted.256 with 30 home runs in 2007 as the Phillies reached the playoffs for the first time in his career. Burrell hit a home run in the playoffs. In 2008, he hit. After the 2008 season, Burrell became a free agent, he signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to be their designated hitter, he batted.221 with 14 home runs in 2009. After he batted.202 with two home runs in his first 24 games of the 2010 season, he was designated for assignment by the Rays. He signed with the San Francisco Giants several days later, he took over as the San Francisco's left fielder and hit 18 home runs in 96 games for the Giants, helping to lead them into the playoffs. Burrell had a key double against his former team the Phillies as the Giants defeated them on their way to the World Series; that Fall, Burrell got his second World Series ring. The following year, he signed a one-year deal to return for the Giants’ 2011 season.
Burrell filed for free agency on October 30, 2011. On April 12, 2012, it was announced that Philadelphia would sign him to a 1-day contract, in order to finish his career as a Phillie. On May 19, 2012, at Citizens Bank Park, prior to the Phillies-Boston Red Sox game, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch and subsequently retired. In March 2012, Burrell was named as a special assignment scout for the Giants and an assistant to General Manager Brian Sabean. Burrell attended San Lorenzo Valley High School in California, as a freshman. After his freshman year, he transferred to Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, where he played baseball and football. In the football program, playing quarterback, Burrell competed against Tom Brady, who played for rival Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, he decided to concentrate on baseball in his senior year, he was named the California Coaches Association Player of the Year after he batted.369 with 11 home runs. After graduating from high school in 1995, Burrell was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 43rd round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft.
Instead of signing, he chose to attend the University of Miami, where he played third base and was a teammate of Aubrey Huff. As a freshman, he was selected as a First-Team All-American by Baseball America and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1996 College World Series, joining Dave Winfield and Phil Nevin as the only players to win the award without winning the series. In his sophomore year, he was again named a First-Team All-American by Baseball America and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper but by the Sporting News this year, he was named Baseball America's Summer Player of the year in 1997. In 1998, as a junior, he won the Golden Spikes Award as the best player in college baseball; that year, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies with the first overall pick in the 1998 MLB draft. Burrell finished his college career with 61 home runs, 187 runs batted in, 170 walks in 162 games. His.442 batting average was seventh all-time by an NCAA player, his slugging percentage of.888 was second only to Pete Incaviglia.
In February 2008, Burrell was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. On July 24, 1998 Burrell and the Phillies agreed to a five-year contract with a $3.15 million signing bonus. Upon signing, Burrell was assigned to the Class A-Advanced Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, he was moved to first base because Scott Rolen, Philadelphia's third baseman in the major leagues, had just won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. With Clearwater in 1998, Burrell batted.303 with 30 RBI in 37 games. Entering the 1999 season, Burrell was named the top prospect in the Phillies' organization by Baseball America, they named him baseball's 19th best prospect, he spent most of the season with the Double-A Reading Phillies of the Eastern League, batting.333 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI in 117 games. He was named to the Eastern League's post-season All-Star team and won the Eastern League Rookie of the Year Award, he played 10 games with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons of the
A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field. Right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9. Outfielders must cover large distances, so speed and quickness to react to the ball are key, they must be able to catch fly balls above their head and on the run, as well as prevent balls hit down the right field foul line from getting past them. Being situated 250–300 feet from home plate, they must be able to throw the ball over a long distance to be effective. Of all outfield positions, the right fielder has the strongest arm, because they are the farthest from third base; as well as the requirements above, the right fielder backs up first base on all throws from the catcher and pitcher, when possible, all bunted balls, since the catcher or the first baseman must be available for fielding the ball.
The right fielder backs up second base on any ball thrown from the left side of the field, i.e. shortstop, third base, or foul line territory. The right fielder backs up first base when the first baseman is in a run down between 3rd base and home; the right fielder tends to be a stronger offensive player than defensive, as right-handed batters, which are more common than left-handed ones, tend to pull the ball to left field in Little League. Right field has developed a reputation in Little League as being a position where less talented players can be "hidden" without damaging a team's defense in any significant way. Unlike the major league level, where hitters have the ability to drive the ball into the outfield in all directions, most little league batters are unable to hit the ball out of the infield with any regularity. Additionally, since most batters are right-handed, the left fielder will have far more opportunities to make a play than the right fielder. Lucy van Pelt Evelyn Gardner Baseball Hall of Fame Gold Glove Award Outfielder
Jeffery Adam Everett, is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played college baseball for both the NC State South Carolina Gamecocks, he was drafted in the first round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft and established himself for his defensive prowess as the starting shortstop for the Houston Astros in 2003. Everett continued his involvement in baseball as a roving infield instructor for the Houston Astros minor league system, was named bench coach for the Astros on September 1, 2014. In 1995 the Chicago Cubs drafted Everett in the fourth round out of Harrison High School, he did not sign with the team and in 1998 he was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 12th pick of the Major League draft. During the 1998 and 1999 seasons, Everett played for A Lowell and AA Trenton before he was traded to the Houston Astros during the 2000 season. In 2000, he played 126 games at AAA New Orleans where he batted.245. Taking a break from minor league baseball he traveled to Sydney for the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he helped the US team capture the gold medal.
Everett made his Major League debut on August 30, 2001 and scored his first run against the San Francisco Giants on September 18 to tie the game at 2–2 in the ninth inning. He played 114 in New Orleans. In 2002, he played 88 in New Orleans, he was played 128 games for the Astros. During that span he hit.256 with eight home runs. On August 6 Everett hit the first inside-the-park home run at Minute Maid Park versus the New York Mets. On July 9 he hit his first career grand slam against the Cincinnati Reds. Everett finished second in the 2004 National League All-Star balloting for shortstops behind the St. Louis Cardinals' Édgar Rentería, he was honored with a Fielding Bible Award as the best fielding MLB shortstop in 2006. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Everett posted a defensive wins above replacement of 4.0, the highest recorded mark in major league history. He led the majors in total zone runs with 40, the highest for any position in baseball since 1952. However, Omar Vizquel was won the Gold Glove at shortstop for 2006, based on voting from coaches and managers.
In 2007, Everett became the all-time shortstop home run leader for the Houston Astros with 34. On June 14, 2007, Everett was involved in a collision with left fielder Carlos Lee while chasing down a fly ball. Everett was diagnosed with a fractured fibula, he missed three months. On December 13, 2007 he was not offered a contract renewal by the Astros, who had traded for shortstop Miguel Tejada, he signed with the Minnesota Twins the same day where he played one season. On December 15, 2008, Everett signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $1 million plus incentives. On December 7, 2009, Everett signed another one-year deal worth $1.55 million. On June 6, 2010, the Detroit Tigers designated Everett for assignment, replacing him with rookie shortstop Danny Worth. Everett was released by the Tigers on June 15. On December 16, 2010 Everett signed a minor league contract with the Indians with an invitation to 2011 major league spring training, he earned a place on the Indians' roster. He was designated for assignment on June 27 and released on June 30.
Everett retired on January 13, 2012 and was hired by the Indians front office to be a special assistant to baseball operations. In 2014 Everett returned to the Houston Astros as a roving infield instructor for the minor league system. On September 1, 2014 Everett was named the bench coach for the major league team. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota Everett is Mr. Smooth in the field – Meet the best defensive shortstop in baseball Jerry Crasnick ESPN.com
Jason Renyt Tyner is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. His MLB career spanned 9 seasons from 2000 through 2008 for the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, he bats and throws left-handed and played all three outfield spots, with the majority of his playing time coming in left field. Tyner attended West Brook Senior High School in Beaumont, where he was named Beaumont Student Athlete of the Year and was a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior. Following high school, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1998. At A&M, he was named All-Big 12 and second team All-American in 1998, he finished his collegiate career first on A&M's all-time list for hits and stolen bases, was second in batting average, third in at-bats. Making the feat more remarkable was that he set the records in only three seasons, he made the United States National Team in 1997. After three years at Texas A&M, Tyner was the New York Mets' first round draft pick, twenty-first overall pick in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.
The outfielder rose through the Mets' minor league system, making his major league debut on June 5, 2000. On July 28, 2000 Tyner stint in New York ended though, as he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays along with pitcher Paul Wilson for pitcher Rick White and outfielder Bubba Trammell. In 2001, he established himself as a good baserunner, collecting a club record and personal career best 31 stolen bases, his bat, was not nearly as quick as his feet. He hit.280 with 111 hits. These numbers along with 105 games, 396 at-bats, 21 RBI are all career highs. In a crowded Tampa Bay outfield, his lack of power and plate discipline cost him playing time in 2002 and cost him a job in the majors for 2003, he was the final out of Derek Lowe's no-hitter in April 2002. Tyner was noted for a failed promotional giveaway by the Devil Rays; the ballclub had arranged to honor him by presenting his bobblehead to the first 10,000 fans attending a game versus the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field on June 2, 2002.
The bobbleheads were never distributed because he had been demoted to the Durham Bulls five days prior on May 28. After sitting in storage for a while, they were given to the Pinellas County Education Foundation, who distributed them students in their business and commerce program. On December 8, 2003, he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers; the Rangers released him in April 2004. Tyner signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent; the Braves released him in July 2004. Tyner again found this time with the Cleveland Indians. Tyner failed to make the majors with Atlanta, or Cleveland, he resurfaced with the Minnesota Twins in late 2004. After a solid 2005 season with the Twins' Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, Tyner made it back to the big leagues as a September call-up collecting 18 hits in 56 at-bats, he signed another minor league deal with Minnesota on October 14. Tyner returned to the Twins during the summer of 2006, as a replacement for injured All-Star center fielder Torii Hunter.
His scrappy play, swift speed, small ball mentality fit well with much of the Twins' mantra. Nicknamed "The Piranhas" by Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén, the Twins came to embrace the term as affirmation of their selfless, aggressive play. None of the original "piranhas" are still with the Twins. Luis Castillo, traded to the New York Mets on July 30, 2007, Jason Bartlett, traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in late November 2007, Nick Punto who left for the St. Louis Cardinals via free agency in 2011, were known by that nickname. On February 21, 2008, Tyner signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians. On May 11, Tyner's contract was bought from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons by the Indians. Five days on May 16, Cleveland designated Tyner for assignment; the Indians released him on July 25. Tyner signed with the Chicago White Sox, he became a free agent at the end of the season Tyner signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros in January 2009. He was released during spring training.
Tyner signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers in March. On April 22, 2009 Tyner was traded to the Detroit Tigers; the Tigers released Tyner on June 17, 2009. Prior to 2004, Tyner had a severe home run drought until he hit one in a minor league game in Richmond in 2004. Tyner hit his first major league home run against the Cleveland Indians on July 28, 2007, against Jake Westbrook; this home run traveled 352 feet. At the time, Tyner had the longest home run drought in the major leagues; when he hit the home run, ex-teammate Luis Castillo took over the major league lead for a home run drought, not having hit one in 612 at-bats. Tyner is married to Annie; the couple have three daughters. They have a son, Reid, he awards $1,500 scholarships to southeast Texas scholar-athletes under the Juliet Tyner Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The foundation was created in honor of his mother who died from breast cancer in 1998. Along with former Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguer Morgan Walker, Tyner operates the Southeast Texas Baseball Academy, which runs baseball programs for 8–12-year-olds.
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Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, located 15 miles northwest of Sacramento, is a part of the Sacramento - Arden-Arcade - Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 55,468 at the 2010 census. Woodland's origins trace back to 1850 when California gained its statehood and Yolo County was established. Since the town started growing in population and resources, it has not stopped; the area was well irrigated due to the efforts of James Moore, this drew people out to try their hand at farming. The endeavor was successful as people found the soil in the area fertile; the city gained a federal post office and the next year the county seat was moved from Washington to Woodland after Washington was flooded. The addition of a railroad line, the close proximity to Sacramento, the more recent addition of Interstate 5, helped create a thriving city. Before the settlement of the area by people of European descent, the Woodland area was inhabited by the Patwin, a subgroup of the Wintun Native Americans.
There are two main groups of Patwin: Coastal Patwin. Woodland's indigenous roots stem from the River Patwin, who tended to stay closer to the Sacramento River, as opposed to the Coastal Patwin who lived in small valleys in hills and ranges; the Yolotoi, a tribelet of the Patwin, occupied area near Woodland, settled a village northwest of Woodland and another close to present day Knights Landing. Although they didn't have a permanent settlement in present-day Woodland, it is believed that the River Patwin occupied the Woodland area in seasonal camps for hunting and seed gathering; the Yolotoi and their neighboring tribelets had a main trading trail. The exchange of goods between the neighboring tribes of the Nomlaki to the north, the Nisenan to the east, the Pomo to the west served as a way of cultural and social interchange between all the tribes; the simultaneous enslavement and spread of disease through the Patwin by the Spanish missionaries had taken dramatic effects. However, it has been found that some of the first farm hands in the earliest farms in Woodland were the Patwin people.
In 1851, the year after California became a state and Yolo County was formed, "Uncle Johnny" Morris settled in what is now the corner of First and Clover Streets in Woodland. Two years Henry Wyckoff arrived and built a store he named "Yolo City"; this new Yolo City might have stayed a singular store if Frank S. Freeman had not bought it and acquired 160 acres of land in 1857. Freeman began to develop a town that he hoped would be a trading center for one of the richest crop-growing areas in America, he was giving land to anyone who would build their home on it. In 1859, Freeman suggested to the post office that the town be called Woodland and the post office accepted. On July 5, 1861, the Woodland Post Office was established and Freeman was made the Postmaster, he lost no time in further developing the town by leasing or selling buildings for businesses to use. The 1860s were a time of opportunity for Woodland; the county seat was permanently moved to Woodland after Washington, California had flooded.
Schools, churches, a cemetery were built at this time. The town's newspaper, the Daily Democrat, a post office were established, a rail line was built. In 1869, the California Pacific Railroad Company constructed a line between Davisville and Marysville with a Woodland station in the area of College Street and Lincoln Avenue; the rail line expanded and was acquired by Southern Pacific Railroad. The track was relocated from College Street to East Street, the eastern edge of the city at that point; the addition of the railroad is. Before the railroad came, people were building on Main Street and northward. Expansion headed westward and southward, as well. In 1870 the population of Woodland was estimated to be 1,600 people, 647 of whom were registered voters. Signatures were collected to petition for the incorporation of the town, successful; the City of Woodland was incorporated in 1871 and its residents soon had a multitude of services such as regular train and telegraph operations, telephone services, water, street lights, graveled streets.
Woodland's Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1900 with the aim of helping business flourish in the city. During this time public activism helped Woodland get a library, a city park, an improved cemetery. In 1910 Woodland was the most populous city in the county, with a population of 3,187. For the next forty years Woodland continued growing but in population and industries, its economic growth was based in agriculture-related businesses. After President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized military commanders to exclude "any or all persons" from certain areas in the name of national defense, the Western Defense Command began ordering Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to present themselves for "evacuation" from the newly created military zones; this included many Woodland farming families. The post-war era spurred much growth in Woodland, it is said that in the 1950s Woodland had the most millionaires per capita of any city in California. Industrial plants and distribution centers have grown in the northeast, there are new subdivisions and shopping centers around the town.
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Raphael Deseption "Choo" Freeman is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. Freeman played American football in high school, setting a state record by catching 50 touchdowns for Dallas Christian High School in Mesquite and being selected three times to the all-state team. In his overall athletic career at Dallas Christian, he helped the school win six state championships in various sports and signed with Texas A&M to play football, but chose baseball when he selected by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft. Freeman spent four years making his way through various entry level Single-A minor league affiliates of the Rockies being selected as the Rockies top prospect by Baseball America in 2000, before getting promoted to the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in 2002. With Carolina, he hit.291 with 12 home runs and 15 stolen bases and was selected as a "Southern League" All-Star causing his stock to rise in the organization. In 2003, he found himself starting in center field for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, a position he would retain for most of the next couple of seasons.
His best season with the Sky Sox was in 2004 where he hit.297 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI. He made his major league debut with the Rockies on June 4, 2004, against the San Francisco Giants as a pinch hitter, he got his first two major league hits the next day in his first start for the Rockies against the Giants. However, he hit only.189 that season and wound up back with the Sky Sox in 2005. After hitting.280 with the Sky Sox in 2005, Freeman rejoined the Rockies for limited action in September before making the team full-time for the 2006 season as a reserve outfielder. He hit.237 in the 88 games he played in during the 2006 season. On February 2, 2007, Freeman was released by the Rockies. On February 14, 2007, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he failed to make the major league roster out of spring training and was reassigned to the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, he hit.270 in 121 games with the 51s and stole 48 bases becoming a free agent after the season ended.
Freeman is a cousin of Minnesota Twins Gold Glove right fielder Torii Hunter. He married Jamie Freeman in 2010, they have 1 son Jalen. In 2008 the couple had a daughter name Zailey. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference chooses baseball over A&M – Baseball America article
Stephen Bradley Wilkerson is an American former professional baseball outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball for eight seasons. Wilkerson played college baseball for the University of Florida, was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. During his Major League career, he played for the Expos, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays. Wilkerson was born in Owensboro, where he attended and played baseball at Apollo High School. Wilkerson played for the US national junior baseball team in 1995, he was the most valuable player of the World Junior Baseball Championship, pitching a three-hit shutout against Taiwan in the gold medal game, hitting.360, leading Team USA with three home runs and eight runs batted in for the tournament. A line drive hitter and versatile defensive player, Wilkerson received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played for coach Andy Lopez's Florida Gators baseball team from 1996 to 1998.
A three-time first-team All-American, Wilkerson led the Gators to the College World Series in 1996 and 1998 with both his hitting and pitching. In the 1996 College World Series, he hit a dramatic grand slam to defeat the rival Florida State Seminoles; as a junior in 1998, he became the first player in college history to hit 20 home runs, steal 20 bases, win 10 games as a pitcher in the same year. The Gators advanced to the 1998 College World Series, he was awarded the Rotary Smith Award as the most outstanding player in college baseball; the pitcher-outfielder holds a number of season and career school records, including career batting average, career slugging percentage, career on-base percentage. Wilkerson was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2010, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2014, he received his bachelor's degree in sport management from the University of Florida. Wilkerson was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.
He struggled in the minors. In 1999, Wilkerson hit.235 with 49 RBI at Double-A Harrisburg. Back in the Eastern League to start the season, Wilkerson tore up the league, hitting.336, 6, 44 with 36 doubles. He was on pace to break the Eastern League record for doubles in a season before he was promoted to Triple-A Ottawa, of the International League. For the season, he was hitting.304-15-75 with 47 doubles in 408 at-bats. While coming up through the minors, Wilkerson was a member of the gold medal-winning USA baseball team in the Sydney Olympics. In one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history, Team USA defeated Cuba 4–0 in the Gold Medal Game. Wilkerson debuted with Montreal on July 12, he recorded his first major league hit off Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox on July 17, 2001 and his first major league home run off Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Marquis on July 26, 2001. From 2002–2003, Wilkerson delivered identical seasons with a.266 average, 20 home runs and 59 RBI in, and.268, 19, 77 in. In 2002, he hit 20 home runs, an Expos rookie record and was named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News.
His most productive season came in, when he posted career-highs in homers, doubles, walks, slugging percentage and OPS, hitting.255 with 67 RBI. In 2004, he hit the last home run in Montreal Expos franchise history, he appeared once more in a Montreal Expos uniform during the Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series shortly after the 2004 regular season. The Expos were to become the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season, prompting some to refer to Wilkerson as "The Last Expo." Wilkerson opened the 2005 season as the regular center fielder and leadoff hitter after the Expos moved to Washington on December 7, 2005, Wilkerson was traded to the Texas Rangers along with outfielder Terrmel Sledge and minor league pitching prospect Armando Galarraga for second baseman Alfonso Soriano. Wilkerson has hit for the first on June 24, 2003, against Pittsburgh. In that first instance, Wilkerson became the first player since 1957 to have the minimum four plate appearances and hit for a natural cycle; the second was on April 2005, against Philadelphia.
Wilkerson hit the first grand slam home run hit by a Washington Nationals player While playing for the Texas Rangers in 2007, Wilkerson hit three home runs in one game – the third player to do so in 2007 behind Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Lee. An injury to, the trade of, Mark Teixeira led to Wilkerson making many of his starts at first base in 2007. On January 31, 2008, Wilkerson signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. On April 30, he was designated for assignment, on May 8 was given his unconditional release. May 9, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. On August 22, he was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays. On October 30, 2008, Wilkerson filed for free-agency from Toronto. On February 16, 2009, Wilkerson signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Boston Red Sox. Wilkerson decided to retire in 2009, having had one hit in nine Triple-A at-bats in the Boston minor league affiliate, he retired with 122 career home runs. On February 23, 2010, Wilkerson attempted a brief comeback by agreeing to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
However, he was released on March 29. In 2014, Wilkerson agreed