Unknown professional → ML 165 hold… ‘Express Setup Man’ submarine pitcher, career end
Darren O’Day, who recorded 165 holds in 15 seasons in the major leagues, puts an end to his active career.
On the 31st (Korean time), O’Day announced his retirement through his SNS account. “I’m very proud to have played alongside some of the best players in the world, having started my pro career as an under-the-radar high school player going to college and not being drafted,” O’Day said. It’s time to go back,” he said.
O’Day, who did not receive much attention from major league scouts during his amateur days, signed an amateur free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2006 and began his professional career in earnest. He was an underhanded pitcher and wasn’t quick on the ball, but O’Day made it to the major leagues within two years of his career.
O’Day stood out with a 4.57 ERA with 1 loss and 1 hold in 30 games in his debut season, but transferred to the New York Mets through the Rule 5 draft. However, the Mets removed O’Day from their 40-man roster after four games, and the Texas Rangers took O’Day to their arms. And O’Day perfectly lived up to Texas’ beliefs.
O’Day appeared in 68 games for the New York Mets and Texas Rangers in 2009, recording 2 wins, 1 loss, 20 holds, 2 saves, and an average ERA of 1.84, becoming a special setup man. And the following year, he played in 72 games and got an amazing record of 6 wins, 2 losses, 21 holds, and an earned run average of 2.03. 토토사이트
O’Day stagnated in 2011, but his skills flourished after he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. O’Day earned double-digit holds in Baltimore for six consecutive seasons from 2012 to 2017, and in the 2015 season, he recorded 68 games, 6 wins, 2 losses, 18 holds, 6 saves, and an average ERA of 1.52, and was selected as his first All-Star.
O’Day, who played for the Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees for 15 seasons in the major leagues, completed 609 innings in 644 games, 42-21, 165 holds, 21 saves, and an average ERA of 2.59. I came to put an end to my active duty life.
“When I started my career in 2006, I never thought I would be a competitive player in the major leagues,” O’Day said in a statement. If there is, I hope you will be inspired by my story.”
Finally, O’Day said, “There is a lot of effort by invisible people in the background of a player’s success. It was fortunate for me to meet various people.” I expressed my gratitude.