Former Nats slugger Dunn to retire; will he finally make playoffs?

Former Nats slugger Dunn to retire; will he finally make playoffs?
September 2, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Adam Dunn has made two All-Star teams, hit 461 home runs and played 14 seasons in the majors. Earlier this year, he even won an Academy Award as part of the production company for 'Dallas Buyers Club.'

Never, though, has Dunn appeared in the MLB postseason. He left the Nationals after the 2010 season, two years before they broke out with an MLB-best 98 wins. He spent four seasons in Chicago after leaving D.C. and never won more than 85 games there.

This year could be his best chance and it may come in his final MLB season. Dunn was traded to the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 31, who are four games up in the first AL Wild Card spot right now.

Dunn made an immediate impact on the A's with a home run in his Oakland debut on Monday. The Athletics beat the Mariners and are 79-58 overall on the year.

Dunn told MLB.com right after he was traded that this will likely be his final ride, that he plans to retire this offseason. At 34 years old and with 1,976 career games, no active big leaguer has played longer without appearing in the playoffs.

This will probably be his last chance to play in October, will we see the Big Donkey finally get his shot?