A former Dodgers top prospect and long-time pro baseballer and MLB journeyman announced his retirement from the great game on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Matt Magill took to Twitter to share the news.
After 14 years I have decided to hang up my spikes and step away from being a player. I have decided to retire from the game I love.
The hurler was drafted by LA in the 2008 draft and made his MLB debut with the Dodgers as a 23-year-old in 2013, posting a 6.51 ERA over 6 starts. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds after the 2014 season but he suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery soon after.
He suited up for the Twins and Mariners as well over his 5-year MLB career.
Magill continued in his tweet.
I was so fortunate to be around so many amazing people. I want to thank all my teammates who made this journey so incredible. There is nothing like the baseball brotherhood and bonds you build when you are with a group of men everyday, all day.
He finished his heartfelt tweet with heartfelt thanks to past teammates, teams, coaches, and all the way to clubhouse staff and front office folks.
There’s no telling what’s next for the 32-year-old, but from the sounds of it, perhaps he won’t be out of the game for long.
Congrats to Matt and happy retirement!
— Matt Magill (@magillmlb) February 3, 2022