According to CBS Sports, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is considering retirement at the end of the 2015 season. Buehrle is in the final year of his contract that he signed with the Marlins and is due to make $19 million.
In a stellar career, Buehrle just won his 200th game to start the 2015 season. In this his 16th season, he is 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA.
Buehrle will be remembered not only for his consistency, having pitched 200+ innings with double-digit wins in each of those seasons, he’ll also be remembered having pitched two no-hitters.
On April 18, 2007, Buehrle threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers and picked off Sammy Sosa, the only walk he surrendered that day. A little over two years later, on July 23, 2009, he threw the 18th perfect game in MLB history against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Known mostly for his time with the White Sox, Buehrle is fifth all-time in strikeouts, sixth in games started, eighth in wins and eighth in innings pitched with Chicago.
He currently stands 201–152 with a career 3.81 ERA on a Blue Jays team where he is surrounded by young players (four of the six youngest in the league). The four time gold glove pitcher, affectionally referred to as “dad” by a lot of the players, has reportedly taken an active role in mentoring the young pitchers as they compete on a Blue Jays team hopeful to ride them to the postseason.
With his career highlights, his consistency, five all-star selections and a World Series championship in 2005, Buehrle would retire from the game with a solid chance at consideration for the Hall of Fame.
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