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Shawn Estes retires

Shawn Estes, a former 19-game winner with the Giants, has apparently retired after 13 major league seasons. Estes, 36, went 3-4 with a 3.07 ERA pitching for Triple-A Albuquerque in his attempt to continue his career with the Dodgers.

Estes was contemplating retirement after failing to make the Dodgers’ opening day roster, but decided to give Albuquerque a try. It looks like he’ll finish his career with 101 victories, pitching for every National League West team except the Dodgers.

UPDATE: I was hesitant to officially call this a retirement even though the Dodgers announced it that way. Until you see a quote from Estes saying he’s hanging ‘em up, you never know if he wants one more shot. That could indeed be the case, as Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune tweets that Estes is now saying that he has not retired.

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