Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dallas Braden retires

Braden celebrates after completing his Perfect Game (Photo Credits: Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
The former Oakland A's pitcher who hurled a perfect game of Mothers Day has retired. Dallas Braden announced his retirement saying his shoulder was "a shredded mess".

Braden, 30, last pitched in the MLB in 2011 pitching 18 solid innings before a torn capsule was discovered in his shoulder and he missed the rest of the 2011 season and the entire 2012 season. In August of 2012 Braden had surgery to repair his rotator cuff. He was let go by the A's after the 2012 season and didn't pitch in 2013 so he decided to retire.

Braden finishes with a 26-36 record with a 4.16 ERA in 491.1 innings striking out 305 while walking 141. His best season was 2010 when he pitched a perfect game and was 11-14 with a 3.50 ERA in 192.2 innings.

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