Jeremy Hellickson retires

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Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports that pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is retiring.

Hellickson pitched for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons, making 19 starts for the Nats in 2018 and posting an ERA of 3.45 in 91 innings. He declined in 2020, however, appearing in just nine games in which he pitched ineffectively. Prior to his time in Washington he pitched for the Orioles, Phillies, Diamondbacks and Rays.

It was with Tampa Bay where Hellickson, at one time, was one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He was the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year in 2010 and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 2011. His suffered a handful of injuries in his career, however, and he’d never really have a better year than he did in his rookie campaign.

As he hangs them up, however, he has a ten-year track record of workmanlike performance, posting a career record of 76-75 and an ERA of 4.13 (97 ERA+) in 232 games, all but eight of which were starts.