The Big Hurt is calling it a career.
Longtime White Sox star slugger Frank Thomas, who is tied for 18th on the all-time Major League home run list with 521, told MLB.com on Thursday evening that he is officially retiring.
A press conference is expected to be scheduled for Friday morning in Chicago.
UPDATE: Ozzie Guillen has decided to retire too.
UPDATE #2: CSN’s Patrick Mooney has a lot more on Big Frank.
UPDATE #3: Thomas isn’t interested in coaching for now.