Cincinnati Reds minor league pitcher, and former Major League pitcher with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2013-2015, Rob Wooten announced his retirement earlier today on twitter. The right-handed pitcher was attempting yet another comeback after surgery. Here’s his statement that was released via his twitter account:
After 12 amazing years playing professional baseball it’s time to hang up my cleats. I’ve been so blessed to live my dream to the fullest. Thank you Milwaukee Brewers for drafting a kid from North Carolina and giving him a chance. Playing in the Major Leagues is every kids dream. I was so fortunate to do it in the city of Milwaukee. Thank you to the Atlanta Braves for the Opportunity to play for the organization I rooted for as a kid. Thank you to the Cincinnati Reds for sticking with my through all of the injuries and keeping my dream alive. Thank you to my family that has been right by my side during this entire journey. All the coaches, trainers, front office, staff, fans and most importantly teammates, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Baseball!!
Wooten has been in the Reds organization since 2017. He spent time pitching in both Chattanooga and Louisville in 2019, and in Louisville the previous two seasons along with some rehab time back in Goodyear for the AZL Reds in 2018. In the Major Leagues with the Brewers from 2013-2015 he pitched in 71 games – all out of the bullpen – with a 5.03 ERA in 68.0 innings pitched.