Reliever Brian Shouse Retires

Longtime relief pitcher Brian Shouse is retiring after 21 seasons in professional baseball, writes Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports

“It has been a long and fun career,” the 42-year-old said. “It lasted much longer than I anticipated.”

By age 33, Shouse had just 13 major league games to his credit.  After spending some time with Kansas City in 2002, the reliever hooked on with Texas and established himself as a major-league caliber pitcher.  He arguably enjoyed his best season in 2008 when at age 39 he registered a 2.81 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 69 games for the Brewers.

Shouse signed a minor-league deal with Boston in January but was cut before the start of the season. He then secured a minor-league contract with Tampa Bay in July but couldn't find his way back to the majors.

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