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Jenkins officially retires Friday as a Brewer

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Geoff Jenkins, who finished his career No. 2 in home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, signed a contract valued at a dollar and officially retired with the team Friday.

Jenkins, who played for the Brewers from 1998-2007, finished his career by winning a World Series ring as a part-time player with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.

Jenkins called it a "great day for me and my family to share with you guys, and obviously with the fans" during a news conference before the Brewers hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The left-handed outfielder batted .275 with 221 home runs in 1,349 games over 11 seasons. His 212 homers with Milwaukee is second only to Hall of Famer Robin Yount's 251.

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