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Shawn Kelley will retire if Rangers don’t pick up 2020 option


Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley says he will retire if the Rangers don’t pick up his 2020 club option for $2.5 million, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports. Kelley said, “If they pick me up, I would love to come back and do another year. If not, I will drift off to the sunset. I’ll either play here next year or retire.”

Kelley, 35, has a 4.07 ERA with 39 strikeouts and seven walks in 42 innings of relief for the Rangers this year. Those aren’t exactly terrible numbers, but Kelley said he doesn’t want to have to acclimate himself with a new team. “I don’t want to go to a new team, meet all new people, learn all new philosophies, that stuff,” the right-hander explained. Kelley added, “I’ve got four kids that need me.”

According to Baseball Reference, Kelley has earned just shy of $25 million since making his major league debut in 2009 with the Mariners. He had some very good relief years, owning a 3.70 ERA for his career as well as 517 strikeouts in 459 1/3 innings of work.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.