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Washington Nationals news & notes: Sean Doolittle announces retirement; talks 2019 World Series run + career highlights...

“I hope people saw how much I enjoyed playing this game,” Sean Doolittle said, as the now-36-year-old reliever announced his retirement on Friday, after eleven seasons in the majors, over which the lefty made 463 appearances and saved 112 games, with a 3.20 ERA and 2.94 FIP for his career, “and [I hope people saw] how much it meant to me to be able to put on a big league uniform.”

Unfortunately for Doolittle, the last few seasons were injury-plagued, and he spent a lot of time and put in a lot of hard work trying to get back to the majors one more time, but that wasn’t to be.