A veteran MLB pitcher is set to close the chapter on his baseball career and begin a new journey.
Right-hander David Phelps announced on social media that he would be stepping away from the game of baseball.
The 36-year-old is finishing his career on a high note, following a season in which he posted a 2.83 ERA in 65 appearances with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The St. Louis native was drafted out of the University of Notre Dame in 2008 by the New York Yankees.
He made his debut in 2012 and spent the first three seasons of his career in New York.
On Twitter, Jon Morosi of MLB Network retweeted Phelps’ statement on his retirement, congratulating the right-hander on a fantastic career.
Congratulations to @NDBaseball alum David Phelps on all he has achieved in baseball. He appeared in 10 different @MLB seasons. Very few people in this world can say they have done that. @MLBNetwork https://t.co/rPGKp6Ju4t
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 18, 2023
Phelps was commonly used as a swingman, serving as both a starter and a reliever over the course of his 10-year career.
After spending his first three seasons in Yankee pinstripes, Phelps pitched a few seasons with the Miami Marlins.
The veteran right-hander also made brief stops with the Seattle Mariners, Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Philadelphia Phillies before returning to Toronto to finish out his career.
Over his 10 years in Major League Baseball, Phelps amassed a total of 34 wins and had a lifetime ERA of 3.80.
He also had a WAR of 7.3.
In his statement, Phelps thanked his teammates, coaches, family, and the six organizations he was a part of for making his journey possible.
Now, the righty will embark on a new journey with his MLB career at an end.