Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Snell Bows Out

BJ Rains of Fox Sports Midwest tweeted that "Pitcher Ian Snell has retired....Cardinals sent him to minor league camp this morning and he decided to call it a career."

Snell, 29, had signed a minor league contract with St. Louis in January. For all his promise, he ended up 38-53 with 4.80 ERA in his seven big league seasons. Snell struck out 639 in 803-1/3 innings; he also walked 372 batters in 152 games (136 starts).

The moral is to enjoy your ride; ya' never knows how long it'll last. Just ask Ollie Perez, who may be joining Ian shortly in the talented-but-d'oh jobless line.

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