Reliever Wade Davis retires after 13 major league seasons

Wed Nov 24 4:22pm ET

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Kansas City Royals' relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) plays against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game, April 30, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Free agent pitcher Wade Davis, a three-time All-Star, is retiring after 13 major league seasons at age 36.

His retirement was announced by his agency, Jet Sports, the Kansas City Royals said Wednesday. Davis played for the Royals in 2021 and helped Kansas City win the 2015 World Series title.

''Wade will forever be remembered by our fans, his teammates and our organization as an elite competitor and a very classy person,'' Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore said in a statement.

Davis was 63-55 with a 3.94 ERA and 141 saves in 161 chances over 88 starts and 469 relief appearances for Tampa Bay (2009-12), Kansas City (2013-16, 2021), the Chicago Cubs (2017) and Colorado (2018-20). He was an All-Star from 2015-17.

The right-hander was 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA and eight saves in the postseason, including 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA and four saves for the Royals in 2014 and '15.

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