Diamondbacks 30-Year Old Pitcher Announces Retirement

Calling it a career after four major-league seasons.

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo announced that pitcher Stefan Crichton has decided to retire from professional baseball.

Crichton, who was a non-roster invitee for the Diamondbacks this spring, missed the majority of last season due to injury.

Despite being healthy enough to attend camp, the 30-year-old righty faced a tough battle to make the Opening Day roster, and ultimately decided to hang up his cleats instead of continuing to play in the minors.

The thirty-year-old made 93 appearances from 2017 through 2021 over parts of four seasons in the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona.

He accumulated nine saves and posted a 4.79 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 81/33 K/BB ratio across 92 innings. However, injuries limited his play, and he made just four appearances with Arizona's Triple-A affiliate in Reno in 2022.

Despite this setback, Crichton reported to camp healthy and ready to compete for a spot on the roster. Nonetheless, the right-hander has ultimately decided to retire and pursue other opportunities outside of baseball. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports