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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Peter Moylan retires from Major League Baseball

David O’Brien of The Athletic reports that reliever Peter Moylan is retiring from Major League Baseball. The 40-year-old side-arming right-hander still plans to play baseball in Italy this summer and for the Australian Olympic team.

Moylan had been hoping to get a major league contract offer this winter, but he unfortunately did not. He spoke with me last month about the issues free agents are dealing with, saying that he faced “anxiety and uncertainty, especially at my age.” He added, “I know I can still pitch but that doesn’t guarantee you a job.”

In other words, retirement is being used here in a euphemistic way.

 

QLE Posted: February 28, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. hysdavid Posted: February 28, 2019 at 08:13 PM (#5819347)
A Nats fan says Thank You Peter Moylan
   2. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 28, 2019 at 09:25 PM (#5819365)
He's 40?!? Oh, he was 28 as a rookie.

Innings pitched by season

15.0
90.0
5.2
73.0
63.2
8.1
5.0
15.1
0.0
10.1
44.2
59.1
28.1

He had some injuries.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 28, 2019 at 11:36 PM (#5819397)
His career should have been over so many times. Dude just perservered. Also was a very likeable guy and a good dude in the clubhouse. I have to wonder if that opened some doors that a pain in the ass never would have gotten. Fun to watch him pitch, I will miss having him in baseball.

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