Nick Masset retires

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Pitcher Nick Masset, who had been pitching for the Nationals with Triple-A Syracuse, has retired, according to the International League transactions page. MLB Trade Rumors has also confirmed that Masset has opted for retirement.

Masset, 34, posted a 4.71 ERA with a 19/13 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings at Syracuse. The Nationals had signed him to a minor league contract back in December.

Masset retires having pitched over parts of eight seasons in the majors, compiling an aggregate 4.06 ERA with 339 strikeouts and 175 walks in 403 innings.

Best of luck to Masset in his post-baseball life.