Former New York Yankee David Phelps Announces Retirement
Former New York Yankee starting pitcher David Phelps has retired, ending a 10-year career. Phelps had one of his best career seasons in 2022 with the Toronto Blue Jays, posting a 2.38 ERA through 63.2 IP (65 G).
David Phelps started his career in 2008 when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 14th round, he would eventually make his Pinstripe debut on April 8th, 2012, against the Tampa Bay Bays. The righty from St. Louis would balance between the Yankees’ starting rotation and bullpen during his stay. Overall Phelps would be a Yankee for three seasons, having a stat line of 15-14, 299.1 IP, 87/40, 267 SO-119 BB, 4.21 ERA.
On December 19th, 2014, the Yankees would trade Phelps over to the Miami Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi, Domingo German and Garrett Jones. Phelps would go on and play for the Mariners, Cubs, Brewers and Phillies, he also had two stints with the Blue Jays, the team that he would eventually throw his last pitch with.
David Phelps is in a way a forgotten Yankee, struggling with the team before going in the prime of his career in the NL. Nevertheless the effects of Phelps’ time in the Bronx is still effective today due to draft placement from W-L column seasons and players New York acquired in the Marlins trade.
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