After eight major league seasons, relief pitcher Andrew Bailey announced via his Instagram account that he has decided to retire. Bailey has also made a decision regarding his post-playing career, as he announced that he has joined the Los Angeles Angels coaching staff.
Per Pedro Moura of The Athletic, Bailey will serve as the team’s instant replay coordinator and coaching assistant.
Bailey appeared in just four games for the Angels last season, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four innings pitched as shoulder problems kept him off the mound for most of the year. Bailey joined the Angels during the 2016 season, as he signed with the team one week after being released by the Phillies.
After joining the Angels in August of 2016, Bailey pitched a total of 11.1 innings in 12 appearances for the team during the 2016 season.
Andrew Bailey announces retirement from baseball
Fanrag Sports | Feb 27