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Former Yankees reliever Dellin Betances retires

Sep 26, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) throws the ball during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances retired on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.

The right-hander was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier Wednesday after signing a minor league contract with the organization back in April. He spent most of the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he went 0-3 with a 11.08 ERA in 15 appearances (one start).

Betances, 34, is best known for his time with the Yankees. He was dominant during his eight seasons in the Bronx, when he went 21-22 with a 2.36 ERA and 36 saves while racking up 621 strikeouts in 381 2/3 innings. He made four consecutive American League All-Star teams from 2014-17.

Following his time with the Yankees, Betances spent two seasons with the crosstown rival New York Mets, but he saw limited action and was largely unsuccessful due in part to shoulder issues. He made just 16 relief appearances for the Mets, going 0-1 with a 7.82 ERA in 2020 and 2021.

–Field Level Media