Longtime reliever Brad Ziegler announces retirement from MLB
One of the most dependable relief pitchers in baseball will not be signing with a new team this winter, as Brad Ziegler announced on Wednesday that he has decided to retire.
Ziegler, 39, posted a lengthy message on Twitter thanking those who have supported him and sharing some of the best moments of his career.
Thank you to all my family, friends, and fans. It’s time to move on… pic.twitter.com/tsuTGHM9Dh
— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) October 10, 2018
Ziegler first came to the majors with the Oakland A’s and played for four different teams across 10 seasons. The right-hander finishes his career with an ERA of 2.75, and he was one of the more coveted relievers at the MLB trade deadline this year despite his age. There would certainly be a market for Ziegler’s services this offseason if he decided to keep pitching, but you can’t blame him for calling it a career.