Mon 4/23/12 3:17 PM

Ivan Rodriguez held his retirement press conference Monday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Rodriguez was joined by his agent, Scott Boras, and several former Rangers teammates, including the rarely-seen Rafael Palmeiro. The 21-year major league catcher was introduced by former Rangers GM Tom Grieve and current Rangers president Nolan Ryan before making a short, emotional statment. He amassed 2,844 hits, 311 home runs and 13 Gold Gloves in his big league career.