Shelby, NC (Sports Network) - Veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood has reportedly
decided to call it a career.
Millwood was quoted by the Shelby Star, a North Carolina newspaper, as saying
on Friday he was "ready to retire."
The 38-year-old right-hander spent the 2012 season in Seattle and was 6-12
with a 4.25 ERA in 28 starts. The paper said the North Carolina native was
hoping to pitch in 2013, but only wanted to be with a team close to his
Millwood began his 16-year career in Georgia with the Atlanta Braves in 1997
and was an All-Star for the only time two years later when he had, perhaps,
his best season at 18-7 with a 2.68 ERA in 33 starts.
While he never won 20 games, Millwood won more than 15 on four occasions and
owns a career record of 169-152 with a 4.11 ERA in 451 games, all but eight as
After spending his first six years in Atlanta, he also pitched two seasons
with Philadelphia, one with Cleveland, four in Texas and one each with
Baltimore, Colorado and Seattle.
Millwood tossed a no-hitter for Philadelphia on April 27, 2003 and was part of
a combined no-hitter for Seattle last June 8. He worked the first six innings
against the Dodgers before leaving with a groin injury and five relievers
helped close it out.
"It's special just to make it (to the majors) in the first place," Millwood
told the paper. "To be able to play as long as I played makes it extra
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