16-Year Veteran Pitcher Announces Retirement

Tommy Hunter, a seasoned MLB reliever, has officially announced his retirement.

The 37-year-old, who first hinted at his retirement on former teammate Adam Jones' podcast in October, confirmed the news to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic.

Hunter's career spanned 16 years in the majors, beginning with his selection by the Texas Rangers in the supplemental first round of the 2007 draft from the University of Alabama​​.

Hunter's journey in the majors was marked by significant transitions and achievements.

After starting his career as a starter and compiling a 4.36 ERA over three seasons, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.

In Baltimore, Hunter initially struggled as a starter but found remarkable success upon transitioning to the bullpen in 2013.

This shift saw him delivering consecutive sub-3.00 ERA seasons in 2013 and 2014.

Hunter's versatility and effectiveness as a reliever led him to play for several teams, including the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Mets.

Despite a challenging final season where he recorded a 6.85 ERA over 23.2 innings, Hunter's overall performance remained commendable throughout his career​.

Tommy Hunter's career in baseball is highlighted by his consistent performance and adaptability.

Over his career, he achieved a 4.07 ERA across 917.1 innings, notching 639 strikeouts, 56 wins, 103 holds, and 22 saves.

Notably, Hunter was a part of the 2010 Texas Rangers team that won the American League pennant and played in Game 4 of that year's World Series.

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