Merced, CA (Sports Network) - Relief pitcher Brian Fuentes, who spent last
season with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, has retired from
Fuentes' hometown paper, The Sun-Star, reported on Thursday that the 37-year-
old officially called it quits over the weekend, bringing an end to a 12-year
Fuentes hadn't pitched since Aug. 8, when he took the mound for the Cardinals
against San Francisco. Following that appearance, he requested leave from the
club to attend to a family matter, was placed on the restricted list, and
never pitched again. The left-hander was released by Oakland on July 11 and
picked up three days later by the defending champions.
He finished with a 2-2 record and 7.20 earned run average in 30 innings over
32 combined games.
A former late-round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 1995, Fuentes ended
his pro career with a 26-43 mark, 3.62 ERA in 650 appearances for the
Mariners, Rockies, Angels, Twins, A's and Cards.
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