Northampton native Schneider to retire

Published: Jan 29 2013 11:41:28 PM EST

Northampton native Brian Schneider will retire after 13 seasons in the Major Leagues.

Schneider's uncle, Northampton athletic director Mike Schneider, confirmed the story, which was first reported by The Morning Call.

Schneider played his entire career as a catcher in the National League East. 

He started with the Montreal Expos, then played for the Nationals and Mets before finishing his career with the Phillies last season.