Report: Casey to retire after 12 seasons

Sean Casey, who hit .302 in 12 major league seasons, reportedly is retiring to join the MLB Network.

WEEI-Radio in Boston reported that Casey would retire and join the MLB Network in an unknown capacity.

Casey, who backed up at first base for the Red Sox in 2008, hit .322 last season in 69 games.

A longtime member of the Reds, Casey hit a career-best .332 in 1999 while with Cincinnati. He twice (1999 and 2004) drove in 99 runs with the Reds.