Feb. 21, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Mitch Stetter poses for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pitcher Mitch Stetter to retire, join Royals

Mitch Stetter is announcing his retirement.

Early Tuesday morning, the 33-year old former pitcher tweeted out a note of thanks announcing his retirement.

Stetter pitched for five season in Major League Baseball, all for the Milwaukee Brewers and all in relief. He retires with a career record of 8-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 86 innings pitched. He had a career earnings as a player of $1,254,500. He had signed with the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent in 2012, but never pitched in a game for them.

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