Pitcher Phil Hughes is retiring from baseball … more than two years after his last show
Phil Hughes retired from baseball, more than two years after playing his last stadium.
The 34-year-old right-handed person said on Twitter on Sunday that he has been announcing what has been “very clear … the past two years”.
“Through many ups and downs over the course of 12 years, I look back and I am extremely proud of what I have been able to achieve,” he said. “While injuries forced this chapter of my life to close, I am so excited to pursue another passion. With my job title changed from baseball player to my dad, I will always feel very attached to this game and the relationships that I have accomplished.”
World Championship champion with the New York Yankees in 2009, Hughes was 88-79 with 4.52 eras in 211 start and 79 relief appearances in 12 major league seasons with the New York (2007-13), Minnesota Twins. (2014-18) and San Diego Padres (2018). He was an All-Star superstar in 2010, when he achieved the best career record 18-8, winning 16 matches in 2012 and 2014.
Hughes left the Yankees as a free agent after the 2013 season to sign a $ 24 million three-year contract with Twins, then agreed in December 2014 to a new $ 58 million four-year contract.
He was out for a month with a lower back infection in August 2015 and a fracture bone in his left leg the following June when he had a streak. He underwent surgery at the end of the season in July 2016 to correct thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition that resurfaced and caused him to lose the last 3 and a half months of the 2017 season when he needed a second operation.
Hughes 2018 started with 6.75 ERA in 12 rounds in seven games and traded to San Diego in May with just over $ 14.5 million to cover much of his remaining salary.
After allowing two runners in a three-stroke relief outing against Milwaukee Brewers on August 8, he was assigned to the mission two days later and later released on August 16.