Reliever Scott Eyre is calling it quits. The 37-year old has decided to retire after 13 major league seasons. During the 2009 season, Eyre pondered the idea of retirement. Eyre had surgery during the offseason, and the Phillies offered him a minor league contract for 2010, but Eyre had his mind set or retiring.
In 1997, the lefty broke into the majors at the age of 25 with the Chicago White Sox. In 649.1 career innings, Eyre went 28-30 with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Eyre had the most success in Philadelphia, where he went 5-1 with a 1.62 ERA in two seasons.
UPDATE 4:16 pm: Eyre exchanged texts with Mike Gill of 97.3 ESPN Radio in South Jersey yesterday and said he will be traveling in an RV this summer with his family across the country now that he is hanging them up. Sounds like a Scott Eyre thing to do – the man will be missed. He was an outstanding find and we here at Phillies Nation wish him luck.