Right-hander Aaron Barrett took to Twitter to announce that July 4, 2022 will be his final day as a professional baseball player. The 34-year old signed a minor league deal with the Phillies back in March after being outrighted by Washington last November.
The University of Mississippi product was drafted by the Nationals in the ninth round of the 2010 Draft and made his MLB debut with the Nats on March 31, 2014. Barrett pitched in four seasons with the Nats and finishes his career with 95 relief appearances, a 6-3 record and 4.01 ERA. This season with Lehigh Valley, Barrett is 1-1, 13.86 in 14 relief appearances.
Barrett showed remarkable resilience and dedication to pursuing his career and overcame both Tommy John surgery and a broken humerus bone, which required surgery to repair. Even after those injuries, Barrett was able to return to the majors in 2019, pitching 2 1/3 innings for the Nats.
Either ironically or coincidentally, Barrett’s final game as a professional baseball player will come against the Rochester RedWings, his old team and Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
We want to wish Aaron Barrett all the best in his future endeavors. You can do the same on Twitter by posting a message to @AaronBarrett30.