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Padres | Petrick Retires, Has Parkinsonís Disease

ESPN.com reports San Diego Padres C/OF Ben Petrick has retired and disclosed that he has been diagnosed Parkinson's disease. "I was not enjoying playing as much as I used to," he told the Rocky Mountain News on Thursday from Oregon, where he lives. "I began to wonder if it was worth the time and medication. I felt it is time to step back and reorganize my life. I still love the game, but I don't love playing it as much. I have other things I want to do."

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