Doug Brocail has officially retired, according to Alyson Footer of MLB.com (via Twitter). The 42-year-old pitched in 20 games for the Astros last year and posted an ERA of 4.58. He retires after 15 big league seasons with the Padres, Tigers, Astros and Rangers. After 880 career innings, his ERA is exactly 4.00.
The Astros declined the option on Brocail's contract after last season and declined to offer him arbitration in December. We didn't hear of any interest in the righty this winter, but 15 years and nearly $15MM later it's not a bad time to call it a career.