Pitcher Kevin Millwood is opting for retirement after 16 seasons in the major leagues,
In 2012 Millwood made 28 starts for
At his peak, he was a durable starter capable of occasional dominance. Between 1999 and 2006, he topped 200 innings five times and 190 innings once. In 2005, with the Indians, he led the league with a 2.86 ERA over 192 innings, earning him a sixth place finish in the Cy Young Award voting. 1999 was probably his best season, however. He led the league in WHIP and allowed the fewest hits per nine innings of any starter pitching for the National League Champion Atlanta Braves. Over 228 innings, he posted a team-best 2.68 ERA and an 18-7 record. He had the best winning percentage of any Braves starter that year, edging out 19 game-winner Greg Maddux. He was named to the All-Star game, finished third in the Cy Young voting and even earned a few MVP votes.
Over the past three seasons, Millwood has been a journey man starter struggling to find work. A trade to the Baltimore Orioles ended his four year tenure with the Rangers prior to the 2010 season. Millwood struggled in