After 12 years in the bigs, longtime Oakland A's second baseman Mark Ellis announced his retirement on Wednesday.
He leaves his mark on the Athletics franchise as one of the most productive defensive infielders in club history.
Ellis walking away from the game elicited some responses from those who knew him...
Congrats to Mark Ellis on a great career. Loved competing against you. Enjoy everyday with your fam @MLB— Russ Ortiz (@ouruss) February 26, 2015
Congrats to former River Cat Mark Ellis retiring after a solid 12 year career. Class act.— Johnny Doskow (@JDoskow) February 26, 2015
Retweet to thank Mark Ellis for his contributions to Oakland A's baseball. Ellis is retiring after 12 MLB seasons. pic.twitter.com/7EphsxJpOA— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) February 26, 2015
Zito didn't know Mark Ellis had retired. "It's just weird to be at the age where some of my buddies are retiring." #Athletics— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) February 26, 2015
Congrats on an amazing career to a great role model and teammate. Enjoy your family and clean up your golf game... pic.twitter.com/6DaYzGhkgU— AJ Ellis (@AJEllis17) February 26, 2015