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Millwood likely to retire

Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:14 am
Edited on: August 7, 2011 3:46 pm
 
Kevin MillwoodBy C. Trent Rosecrans

It sounds as if right-hander Kevin Millwood, granted his release by the Red Sox on Sunday, will retire.

Speaking to Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times, Millwood said another team would have to call him quickly for him to take another shot at pitching in the big leagues.

"I’m not going to throw, play catch, or things like that," Millwood told McGair (via Dan Hoard). "Something is going to have to happen soon, but I’m not looking for that. I just thought it was time.”

Millwood had made 13 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket and was 5-1 with a 4.28 ERA.

Citing "several" sources, Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com reported Millwood cleared out his locker after Saturday's game in Pawtucket. He last pitched on Friday, going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits in a no-decision against Buffalo.

"It wasn’t a shock," Pawtucket pitching coach Rich Sauveur told Hoard, the team's play-by-play broadcaster.  "I was hoping he would stay with us for at least a few more games, but he felt that nothing was happening for him in Boston –- those were his exact words -– and he just said 'it’s time.'" 

Millwood, 36, signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on May 19 after opting out of his contract with the Yankees on May 1. He started two games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees' Triple-A team and one for Double-A Trenton. Overall, he was 7-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 16 minor-league starts this season, striking out 76 and walking 31 in 89 2/3 innings.

Millwood is 159-137 with a 4.11 ERA in parts of 14 seasons with the Braves, Rangers, Phillies, Indians and Orioles. Last season he lost a league-leading 16 games for Baltimore.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Millwood likely to retire

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Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Millwood granted release by Red Sox

Can't blame the guy, 159 major league victories, and the Sox didn't seem to want him....he'll be on someone's roster within a week....



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Millwood granted release by Red Sox

This guy has never been the same since the 1999 season when the braves ran him into the ground in the playoffs pitching him as SP and then bringing him in relief on short rest, his stuff never really recovered after that. What a shame he had very good stuff when he was the braves. Time to call it a career buddy.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Millwood granted release by Red Sox

Rosecrans needs to proof read



Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Millwood granted release by Red Sox

Dont let the door hit you where the ....



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Report: Millwood leaves Boston's Triple-A team

This guy deserves to be on a major league team even if it's a bad team. To sign him and leave him at AAA seems idiotic.
Why does he deserve to be on an MLB team? That's not a right, it has to be earned.

Millwood is 36 and was hardly wowing them @ AAA. If he pitched better, he'd have been up to the parent club. They've lost Buchholtz, Lester, & Dice-K this year, but went in another direction each time. Obviously, when Buchholtz was declared out for the regular season and he wasn't recalled, that was the last straw for him. Odds are he would have been re-called in September, but he couldn't wait.

If I was an MLB GM, I wouldn't sign a guy who just walked away. Maybe he did so, because he knew he was no longer an MLB pitcher and wanted to start his post-baseball career. If it's the former, he's a quitter, if it's the latter, I wish him good luck.

It's not idiotic for Boston to leave him @ AAA as insurance. They're an organization that plays to win, not salvage careers.



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:43 am
 

Report: Millwood leaves Boston's Triple-A team

He is on a AAA team for a reason.... he can't pitch anymore and led the league in losses last season!!! Just retire and play golf.Smile



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:31 am
 

Report: Millwood leaves Boston's Triple-A team

I would leave as well based on the fact it's August and he hasn't been recalled to the parent club yet? This guy deserves to be on a major league team even if it's a bad team. To sign him and leave him at AAA seems idiotic.


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