MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that former Pirates pitcher Ian Snell has retired. St. Louis sent Snell to its minor league camp and he instead elected to retir. Snell, 29, had signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals in January after being let go by the Mariners.
Snell's best season was 2007 with Pittsburgh, when he posted a 3.76 ERA in 208 innings. That performance earned him a three-year, $8.6MM extension. He became a headcase and quickly lost effectiveness by the time the ink dried.