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Saturday, April 03, 2021

Los Angeles Angels reliever Ty Buttrey, 28, announces he’s leaving baseball

Los Angeles Angels reliever Ty Buttrey is walking away from baseball, saying he has lost his affection for the game.

“I just wanted to prove everyone wrong,” he posted on social media Saturday. “As time went on baseball became more of a business and less of a game. I couldn’t help but notice my love and passion for this game started to diminish. I always thought baseball was a cool job. I also knew that same job paid extremely well. What young kid doesn’t want a cool job that pays well?”

The right-hander was one of the key pieces of the Angels’ bullpen over the past three seasons, but he struggled with control problems during spring training and was optioned to the team’s alternate training site.

His 115 appearances from 2018-20 were fourth on the team among pitchers, and he was 8-11 with a 4.30 ERA.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 03, 2021 at 09:21 PM | 17 comment(s)
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