|Nov. 24 4:23 PM PT5:23 PM MT6:23 PM CT7:23 PM ET19:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)6:23 PM CT-Willingham is retiring after 11 major league seasons, agent Matt Sosnick said Monday.
Analysis: The 35-year-old outfielder hit .215 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs in 364 plate appearances this year with Minnesota and Kansas City. He was 1 for 4 in his first postseason appearance, including 0 for 2 in the World Series. Willingham has a .253 career average with 195 homers and 632 RBIs in a big league career that also included time with Florida, Washington and Oakland. Willingham had 35 homers and 110 RBIs with the Twins two years ago.
|Aug. 11 4:18 PM PT5:18 PM MT6:18 PM CT7:18 PM ET19:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)6:18 PM CT-The Royals have acquired Willingham from the Twins for minor league pitcher Jason Adam in an attempt to bolster their offense for the stretch run.
Analysis: Willingham was hitting just .210 for the Twins this season, but his 12 homers in limited at-bats were appealing for a Royals club that has struggled to find power.
|July 26 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Willingham hit his 10th homer of the year and his second in four games in Friday's 9-5 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Willingham remains a fantasy bust, batting .213 and playing in only 55 games thus far.
|July 25 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Willingham was 0 for 4 in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Willingham is hitting .207 after hitting .208 a year ago. That's lame.
|June 2 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Willingham went 1 for 4 with a home run in Sunday's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: He has three home runs and six RBIs over his last four games.
|Apr. 11 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET20:46 ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST8:16 PM VEN4:46 UAE (+1)7:46 PM CT-Willingham was activated from the disabled list Monday and started a 7-2 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Willingham had been out since getting hit in the left wrist by a pitch April 6 in Cleveland.
|Apr. 4 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET13:43 ET17:43 GMT1:43 10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST1:13 PM VEN21:43 UAE12:43 PM CT-Willingham was 2 for 3 and scored two runs in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Willingham has reached base six times in 13 plate appearances through the first three games, a good sign from a player with a career .360 on-base percentage.