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Andrew Bailey announces retirement

The 2009 AL Rookie of the Year is calling it a career after eight big-league seasons.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Right-handed relief pitcher Andrew Bailey is retiring, as he announced Monday night on Instagram.

Bailey, 33, finishes his career with a 3.12 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 276 strikeouts, and 91 walks over 265 appearances (274.1 innings) for five different clubs — the Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Phillies, and Angels. After being selected by the A’s in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft, Bailey got off to a great start, breaking into the big leagues in April of 2009 and going on to win AL Rookie of the Year while posting a 1.84 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 26 saves over 68 apperances for Oakland. He made the AL All-Star team that year, and he did so again in his sophomore season, throwing for a 1.47 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 25 saves over 42 games.

Unfortunately, he was never really the same after being dealt to the Red Sox in December of 2011. His career was frequently disrupted by injuries, particularly shoulder issues. He missed roughly half of the 2013 season and all of 2014 after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he was limited to just four appearances last year as he served multiple stints on the DL due to shoulder problems.

Bailey wrote in his retirement post that he’ll be joining the Angels’ MLB staff, though it’s unknown exactly what role he’ll fill in Los Angeles.