Will Yoder
Friday February 17th, 2012

Boston Red Sox pitcher, Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement tonight, according to a tweet from Red Sox beat writer, Brian MacPherson.

[tweet https://twitter.com/brianmacp/status/170547037941665792 align='center']

The 45-year-old knuckleballer went 7-8 last season in 33 appearances with a 5.12 ERA. It marked the second consecutive season that Wakefield had posted a final ERA above five. Wakefield has been a member of the Red Sox since 1995 and is just six wins short of tying the team record in career victories. Currently, Roger Clemens and Cy Young are tied for that mark with 192 wins. In his 19-year-career he has won 200 total games in his career and posted a 4.41 ERA.

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