Colby Rasmus has decided to "step away from baseball," according to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rays have placed Rasmus on the restricted list.
According to sources, the Rays do not expect Rasmus to return to the club. He signed a one-year, $5 million deal as a free agent in January and had only played in 37 games after undergoing hip surgery in October.
"The Rays fully support Colby's decision," the team said in a statement. "... We are thankful for his contributions to our team. And we wish him and his family the best as they move forward."