Free agent pitcher Dallas Braden has decided to retire from baseball, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
"There is nothing left in there, it’s just a shredded mess," Braden said Tuesday. "I left my arm on the mound at the Coliseum, and I’m OK with that."
Braden had been throwing during the offseason to prepare to hold a showcase for interested team but suffered a setback recently, and an MRI on his shoulder showed too much damage to allow him to continue pitching.
Braden ends his career with a 26-36 record along with a 4.16 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 305:141 K:BB ratio in 491 1/3 innings in five seasons with the A's.