Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • Former American League MVP Vladimir Guerrero is giving up on a return to baseball.
Guerrero is announcing his retirement after failing to secure a contract this season. He last played in 2011 for the Orioles.
The 38-year-old Guerrero tells a radio station in his native Dominican Republic that he made the decision in part because he's still feeling the effects of two operations on his right knee. He also wants to spend more time with his family, including a 14-year-old baseball-playing son named Vladimir Jr.