Former Red Sox Pitcher Brad Penny Retires After 14 Yrs.
Brad Penny, who pitched one season with the Red Sox, announced his retirement from baseball after a 14-year career. The soon-to-be 38-year old righty never clicked in Boston—going 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA in the 2009 season. Penny signed a $5,000,000 free-agent deal with The Carmine Hose, and was released before the season ended. He was picked up by San Francisco and—after stops in St. Louis and Detroit—returned to the Giants in time to get a ring in 2012. For his entire career, Penny was 121-101 with a 4.29 ERA. His best season was probably 2007 with the Dodgers, when he compiled a 16-4 mark with a 3.03 ERA. He finished 3rd in NL Cy Young voting that year.