SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake Bees announced today that right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hill has voluntarily retired.
Hill, 32, appeared in 17 games of relief for the Bees in 2010, owning a 1-0 record with a 3.78 ERA, 13 strikeouts and three saves. Hill leaves Salt Lake after two seasons with 23 saves, fifth all-time in franchise history.
Originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals as a catcher in 1996, Hill made his Major League debut with the Royals as a pitcher in 2002. He appeared in 11 games of relief for Kansas City over two seasons, owning a 0-1 record with a 3.48 ERA with seven strikeouts. After eight seasons in the Royals farm system, Hill pitched three seasons in the New York Mets organization.
In 2006, he played for the Newark Bears in the independent Atlantic League, and after missing a season due to injury, he pitched in the Mexican League for Acereros del Norte for one season. The Dallas, Texas, native joined the Angels organization in 2009, pitching for both the Arkansas Travelers and the Bees.
The Salt Lake Bees begin an eight-game road trip tonight against the Omaha Royals at 5:35 p.m. Listen to the game live on AM 1230 KFAN 2. For more information about Bees season tickets, which start as low as $7 per game, please call (801) 325-BASE (2273) or visit slbees.com online.
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