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Guillermo Mota retires

Mar 2, 2014, 10:48 AM EST

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After signing a minor league deal with the Royals back in January, veteran reliever Guillermo Mota has retired, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Mota wanted to spend more time with his family.

Mota, 40, spent 14 seasons in the big leagues. He ends his career with a 3.94 ERA in 856 2/3 innings. His best season came in 2003 with the Dodgers, when he posted a 1.97 ERA in 105 innings over 76 relief appearances.

  1. areyesrn - Mar 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    RAJ didn’t want to sign him?

  2. karlkolchak - Mar 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    And thus does go one of the few remaining active Montreal Expos.

    • clydeserra - Mar 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Bartolo colon is the only one I can thik of

    • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 2, 2014 at 6:30 PM

      who cares about the expos besides all 10 fans that they have? Go watch hockey!

      • Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        You posted virtually the same thing last week, moron. That stub of scar tissue you use for a cortex is running on empty again.

    • raysfan1 - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      Not counting free agents still listed as active…
      Endymion Chavez
      Maicier Izturis
      Brendan Harris
      Bartolo Colon
      Bruce Chen

      • raysfan1 - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

        Damn autocorrect…Endy Chavez

  3. Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    He had hisself a pretty good career. Enjoy da wife and kids, Guillermo.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 2, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      Just like you, he is yesterday’s news, kick it to the curb!

      • Old Gator - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Preferable to being no news at all, I should think.

  4. kellytoole878 - Mar 2, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Start working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…….

    B­­A­­­Y­­­­9­­­­­1.C­O­M

    • raysfan1 - Mar 2, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      I see “tool” is part of your handle. That at least is accurate.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Mar 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Ah, let’s gloss over the fact that he twice failed drug tests and was also kind of a dick for intentionally hitting Mike Piazza in spring training.

    • jwbiii - Mar 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Mota was the only two time offender on an active roster. I haven’t heard any buzz about Miguel Tejada, who still owes 58 games on his Adderall suspension (I may be off by a few), or Manny Ramirez, although he just signed with a new agent.

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