Eyre announces retirement
(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Posted Jan 8, 2010

As early as Spring Training of 2009, left-hander Scott Eyre was kicking around the idea of retiring after the season. On Thursday, he made it official.

Left-hander Scott Eyre told Phillies.com that he is retiring after 13 seasons in the majors. Eyre, 37, spent two seasons with the Phillies, posting a 5-1, 2.62 ERA with the club and pitching in two World Series for the team.

In his career, Eyre pitched for San Francisco, Toronto and both Chicago teams in addition to his time with the Phillies and finishes his career with a 28-30 mark and a 4.23 ERA.

The Phillies had offered Eyre, who became a free agent at the end of the season, a minor league contract which he turned down. Eyre had said during the 2009 season that he would retire at the end of the season, but had second thoughts later in the year. As it turns out, Eyre admitted that even if the Phillies had offered him a major league deal, he would have still likely retired.

For now, Eyre's retirement plans call for a long family trip in his RV through the western part of the United States.

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