Catcher John Buck announces his retirement

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Atlanta Braves catcher John Buck announced today he is retiring from baseball to spend more time with his family.

Buck, 34, played 11 Major League seasons (2004-14) with seven different clubs. He totaled 1,090 career games and collected 844 hits, including 134 home runs.

Buck was named to the American League All-Star team with Toronto in 2010, when he batted .281 and posted career highs of 20 home runs and 66 RBI. 

Atlanta now has 43 active players remaining in its Major League camp.