Brad Radke will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday.
The Twins tried to get the 34-year-old Radke to give it one more try, but he didn't feel he could continue pitching without undergoing shoulder surgery. "It'll be a sad day because he's not going to be pitching for us anymore," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "And it's also going to be a great day because he's done so much for our organization. He started with us, and he never left us. That's something our organization is very, very proud of."
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
PlayingWithFire wrote:Best of luck to him. Was a very good pitcher for the Twins for a long time, and stuck with them his whole career, which is rare now a days.
Yea he is from the Tampa area, played his HS ball here. We were hoping for him to come here during his FA last time he was a FA. Very underrated pitcher and as u said a class guy who stayed with the same team his while career.
Respect to Radke. Stuck with the Twins through some very lean years. And even in the good years, it was rarely a perfect situation for him as he never felt comfortable being called the staff, "ace" even when he was the clear #1.
It is great when a good player never has to change jerseys. Hope you land some lunkers in retirement, Brad. You've earned them.