Former Cardinals and Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan announced his retirement Thursday on Facebook. McClellan missed the 2014 season due to shoulder surgery. "I got news yesterday from my doctor that after a long rehab process from shoulder surgery last November my shoulder was not going to get back to where I would be able to pitch at a high level again," McClellan wrote. The 30-year-old right-hander was 19-24 with a 3.79 ERA over six MLB seasons. He had six career saves and struck out 260 batters in 387 1/3 innings.
Former Rangers pitcher Kyle McClellan is hoping to throw for teams in June or July, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McClellan has endured two shoulder surgeries, one on each shoulder, in the past couple months. He briefly considered retirement, but decided to give it one more shot. The 30-year-old will throw for teams soon, and hopes to draw some interest. McClellan tossed just 9 1/3 innings with the Rangers in 2013.
Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, has accepted an outright assignment to Double-A Frisco. He is expected to join the club Sunday, according to MLB.com. The right-hander went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA over 9 1/3 innings since joining the team in June.
The Rangers designated reliever Kyle McClellan for assignment Tuesday. McClellan went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA over 9 1/3 innings since joining the team in June.
The Rangers purchased the contract of reliever Kyle McClellan from Triple-A Round Rock Sunday. The right-handed pitcher was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and two saves in six relief appearances for the Express. McClellan began the season on the minor-league disabled list because of a strained right lat muscle suffered in spring training.
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