Scot Shields retires after 10 seasons

Updated: March 18, 2011, 7:48 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

One of baseball's best middle relievers of the last decade announced his retirement Friday.

Scot Shields, who pitched all 10 of his major league seasons for the Los Angeles Angels, was pitching on an aching left knee the past few years and hinted last season would be his last.

Shields, 35, was among the most reliable and resilient setup men in recent baseball history, going 46-44 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in his career. He spent his career locking down the eighth inning ...

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