Former Nationals All-Star Announces Retirement

A Washington Nationals two-time All-Star and former major league closer, at the age of 38, it's the end of the line for reliever Tyler Clippard. He announced his retirement today on Instagram. 

"The time has come to announce my retirement from baseball," wrote Clippard. "After a remarkable 20-year carcer as a pro, I'm ready to turn the page to the next phase of my life...

"Thanks to everybody who supported me on this crazy journey. Hopping off the ride now.😎"

His "ride" was a mostly smooth one throughout his 16 years in the majors. He finished with a solid 3.16 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, 74 career saves, and 9.9 Ks per nine innings. He made the All-Star team in 2011 and 2014. 

Clippard was a 9th round pick by the New York Yankees in 2003, and performed far above that level for most of the 10 different teams he pitched for. He last appeared in 2022, finishing his career in Washington, the scene of his greatest success.

It was an impressive major league run for Clippard. Here's to the best in his post-baseball journey.