Veteran southpaw Mike Dunn announced that he is finished with his playing days, as Bob Nightengale of USA Today conveyed via Twitter. The 34-year-old says he’s ready to spend more time with his family.
Dunn just wrapped up a three-year deal with the Rockies that didn’t quite turn out as planned. The typically hard-throwing lefty lost velocity out of the gates in Colorado and never really found his footing. He struggled with injuries over the final two seasons of the pact and wasn’t effective when he was on the mound. All told, Dunn managed only 85 innings of 5.93 ERA ball with the Rox.
There were plenty of good seasons before that, of course. Dunn was long a valuable performer for the Marlins during a six-year stint. He worked to a 3.59 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over 328 frames in Miami.
Add it all up, including Dunn’s early-career stints with the Yankees and Braves, and he threw 436 total innings in the bigs. He allowed an even 4.00 ERA for his career. As you might expect, Dunn was generally quite a bit more effective against opposing lefties, holding them to a .232/.315/.353 cumulative batting line.
MLBTR extends its congratulations and best wishes to Dunn and his family.
Most of the Rockies deals are turning out as expected from outside the minds of the Monfort brothers.
I see what you did there.
Colorado’s a career killer for relievers
Starting pitchers as well, but is a paradise for hitters.
Yea not limited to just relievers
What’s really neat is when you can retire as a professional athlete before anybody knows who you are.
Kind of works that way for all industries.
Rockies make the worst bullpen decisions, they sign multiple free agents & only the ones who came up through their system have success the following year
$65K an inning over his career. Not too shabby.
I guess he was Dunn
He dropped the Mike and said “I’m Dunn”.
If you’re not a dad already, you will/would make a great one.
Thank you. I am a dad and can assure you that no one in my family thinks my jokes are funny. So I’m doing it right.
Ding Dong, the witch is Dead.
Ding Dong, the witch is Dead.
Wow I’m getting old…I remember following him in the yankees minor league system and him getting comps to Mike Stanton ( relief pitcher from the 1990s and 2000s
Crazy how time flies
Tell me about it. I turn 83 next week.
really? me too
83 months that is.
Dunn was a part of the package from the Braves to the Marlins for Dan Uggla. So much for how lefties pitchers can play forever in the MLB.
He probably still could. Doesn’t sound like he wants to, though.
Good ole MLB. Where 34 yr olds retire to spend more time with their family. Meanwhile the fans works 60 hrs a week until they drop dead in order to survive and maybe take the family to a ballgame once a year.
Somebody had too much bitter juice today.
I remember being at this guy’s first game. As an initiation, they made him walk around the field with a little kiddie backpack on
If you take away his disastrous tenure for Colorado, he’d have a 3.54 ERA (138 earned runs in 351 innings pitched).
Please convince Shaw, McGee, and Davis to retire also.