The Padres recently reassigned pitcher Phil Humber to minor league camp. Rather than accept the assignment, Humber has retired from baseball, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Humber, 33, will always be remembered for the perfect game he threw as a member of the White Sox against the Mariners on April 21, 2012. It was the 21st perfect game in baseball history and the third perfect game in White Sox history. As fate would have it, it was also the first complete game of Humber’s career.
Humber is also known for his inclusion in the February 2008 Johan Santana trade. Humber was sent, along with Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerra, and Kelvin Mulvey, to the Twins for the ace left-hander. At the time, Humber was considered a top prospect, earning a #26 overall ranking from Baseball Prospectus going into the 2007 season.
Last season, Humber played for the Kia Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization.
UPDATE, 11:58 PM ET: Ross lost the no-hit bid with one out remaining in the eighth inning. Christian Walker worked a 2-0 count against the right-hander, the doubled to center field to break up the bid and score Deven Marrero. The Padres are tied 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth.
Padres right-hander Tyson Ross has pitched 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Diamondbacks in Friday’s game. He’s expended 124 pitches so far, the only blemish on his pitching line a handful of walks to Jarrod Dyson, Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed in the first, seventh and eighth innings, respectively.
Through just over seven innings, Ross whiffed 10 of 25 batters. He’s working with just one run of support: a mammoth 489-foot solo home run from Franchy Cordero in the third.
Should Ross complete the no-no, he’ll be the first pitcher to do so in the club’s 49-year history. The last major-league pitcher to record a no-hitter was Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez, who held the Diamondbacks hitless last June.
We’ll keep you updated as the game progresses.