MIlwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Right-hander Jeffrey Scot Suppan announced his retirement Thursday to Jon Heyman of MLB Network and CBS Sports.
“After 17 Major League seasons, I’ve squeezed everything out of my ability,” Suppan said.
Heyman noted that Suppan retired on his 39th birthday and precisely six years after his mother Kathleen Suppan died.
The Southern California native broke into the majors at age 20 in 1995 after he was drafted out of high school in 1993.
He had 417 regular-season starts, 31 relief appearances and 2,542 2/3 innings for the Red Sox, D-backs, Royals, Pirates, Cardinals, Brewers and Padres, turned in 4.70 ERA, 1,390 strikeouts and earned approximately $58 million dollars for his career.
Suppan was 32-19 with a 3.86 ERA for the Cardinals from 2004 to 06, helping make the postseason in all three of those seasons.
He was 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA in those series, earning 2006 National League Championship Series MVP honors on the way to winning a World Series ring.
Suppan also batted .173/.221/.195 with a home run, seven doubles and 24 walks. His batting was .286 in 18 plate appearances during the playoffs, including a home run in the ’06 NLCS.
He finishes his career with a record of 140-146.
Along with his wife, Dana, Suppan operates Soup’s Sports Grill in Woodland Hills, Calif.