October 13, 2009
It's looking like former All-Star closer Billy Wagner(notes) is going to forever be stuck at 385 saves in the record book. The word is that he's retiring this off-season, according to the New York Post.
The former reliever for the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies was considered one of the best closers in baseball for a time but injuries have hurt him in the last few years and he spent most of 2009 rehabbing along with most of the other Mets' starters.
But he got a slight reprieve when he got picked up by the Boston Red Sox, where he appeared in 15 regular season games and two postseason games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.