Last week we got you ready for baseball season by talking with our Capital Region natives who are headed off to Spring Training.

As those players career begin, it looks like we have closed the book on the career of one Capital Region native.

Brendan Harris of Queensbury appears to have moved from the field to the scouting side of things:

This would lead us to believe that Harris is retiring from baseball.

Harris played eight seasons in the majors since being drafted in 2001. He spent three seasons with the Twins and Nationals while also spending time with the Rays, Angels, Cubs, Reds and Montreal Expos before they moved to Washington.

He was a career .256 hitter who hit 33 home runs in his career. He saw time all over the infield his career, including a lot of shortstop. He has his most action in a three-year period between 2007-2009. He played more than 120 games in each of those three seasons.

The local kids who we interviewed last week all owe Brendan Harris a debt of gratitude for helping bring the Capital Region some exposure.