2019 World Series Champ Retires

After 11 MLB seasons and an injury plagued attempt to return this season to his most notable team, 2019 Washington Nationals World Champion reliever Sean Doolittle has announced his retirement. 

After appearing in only five innings in 2022 in his first attempted return to Washington duty, he was forced to undergo UCL surgery last summer, but that recovery, plus a new knee issue tacked on to that this year left him on the minor league injured list most of the season, able to throw only 10 2/3 innings at AAA. 

The 36 year old reliever made the announcement himself on Instagram today. 

"Nats fans, where do I begin?" wrote Doolittle about his time in DC. "From the moment I was traded here you welcomed my wife and me to your city and your team. So much so that we decided to make DC our forever home. The 2019 World Series title will always be the highlight of my career."

Doolittle was the closer for the Nats from 2017 through 2019, registering 75 saves in that span. He also played for the Oakland A's, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. 

We congratulate the 2-time All-Star on a stellar career. 

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