Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jordan Yamamoto announced his retirement after appearing in three Cactus League games and getting reassigned to Minor League camp last week.
The 26-year-old allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and collected three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work. He was a non-roster invitee in Spring Training after signing a contract with the Dodgers this past January.
Yamamoto was originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. He made his big league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2019 and pitched in parts of two seasons with the club.
Yamamoto last took the mound in a Major League game with the New York Mets in 2021, and over parts of three MLB seasons, owns a 5-7 record with a 6.05 ERA, 5.35 FIP and 1.41 WHIP across 21 games (19 starts).
On to the next chapter… pic.twitter.com/Jemayy8Ic1
— Jordan Yamamoto (@jyamaz50) March 13, 2023
Yamamoto spent the 2022 season in the Mets’ Minor League system. He pitched at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A, going a combined 3-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 24 games (six starts).
At the time his signing was announced, Yamamoto expressed excitement in joining the Dodgers and hoped the organization would be able to help him turn his career around.
He largely was viewed as organizational depth who had an outside chance of making occasional appearances at the Major League level this season.
Jordan Yamamoto among former Dodgers to recently retire
Yamamoto joined Albert Pujols, Adrián González, Russell Martin, Drew Butera, Edwin Jackson, Jake McGee and Tony Watson as former Dodgers who retired in recent months. Jeren Kendall, who was taken by the team in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft, also retired.
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