Scot Shields To Retire

Longtime Angels setup man Scot Shields will officially retire today, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports (on Twitter). 

Shields said he was likely to retire last fall, but remained undecided as recently as January. He told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that he would play only if "a good deal in a good place" presented itself. Instead, the 35-year-old is ending his decade-long playing career.

Shields had consecutive disappointing seasons in 2009-10. He dealt with a sore elbow, underwent knee surgery and posted a 5.65 ERA in 63 2/3 innings over the course of his final two seasons. At his best, Shields helped define the Angels bullpen. He averaged 85 innings per season from 2004-08 with more than a strikeout per inning and a 3.11 ERA in that five-year stretch.

Longtime Angels Garret Anderson and Brendan Donnelly also retired this offseason.


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21 Comments on "Scot Shields To Retire"


Infield Fly
4 years 5 months ago

Players are really dropping off like flies this offseason/pre-season. Quite a changing of the guard!

4 years 5 months ago

Thank you Scot!

4 years 5 months ago

Its a shame to see a player retire when he is still good enough to be the opening day starter for the pirates.

Chris Pruitt3
4 years 5 months ago

Hahahaha…

4 years 5 months ago

It’s sad he’s not able to play at a good anymore , but he will always be remembered as a lifelong Angel, perhaps the best setup man we had..

angelsfan67
4 years 5 months ago

Best setup man for a few years, not just for the Angels, but MLB.

NathanielS
4 years 5 months ago

Classy guy. Halos fans will miss him for a long time.

4 years 5 months ago

Thanks for all your work Scot!

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

What’s been a more sad story for the Angels fans this off-season, to see their players retire, or just to see nearly all the players they wanted sign or go somewhere else (aside from the Wells trade but with all due respect as of now, that’s a bad trade for them it seems).

ryankrol
4 years 5 months ago

What does this have to do with Scot Shields?

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe because Scot Shields was an Angel? And retired? Which I posted if you noticed.

Thurman8er
4 years 5 months ago

Thanks, Scot. So goes the final member of my favorite all-time Angels team.

SoCalAngelsFan75
4 years 5 months ago

It’s difficult to watch the 8th and 9th of Angel games now after having it so good with the Shields/K-Rod combo for a few solid years. It was almost a given that the game was in the bag with those two guys. Then K-Rod started getting a bit wobbly and it’s been a mess since.

JacksTigers
4 years 5 months ago

I thought he retired like 2 months ago.

mwagner26
4 years 5 months ago

I lol’d.

$7562574
4 years 5 months ago

he was the best.

JacksTigers
4 years 5 months ago

You hit like on all but 2 comments on here.

4 years 5 months ago

Active players from the 2002 Championship team down to five: Lackey, Figgins, K-Rod, Adam Kennedy and Jose Molina.

Karsch
4 years 5 months ago

Glaus hasn’t retired yet.

4 years 5 months ago

Good luck in your retirement and thanks for the memories, Scot?

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Bad day?