Several media outlets including his own Facebook page are reporting that Huntingburg native Mitch Stetter (pictured) is officially retiring from pro baseball. He made the announcement on Monday citing back problems.
The 33-year old Southridge High School and Indiana State University standout, pitched a total of 132 games, all in relief, in the major leagues and all with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was drafted by the brewers in the 16th round of the 2003 draft.
He made his major debut on September 1, 2007 in a home game against Pittsburgh.
On September 29, 2007, Stetter picked up his first major league win against the San Diego Padres and his former minor league and ISU teammate Joe Thatcher.
He had a career record of 8-2 in 86 innings pitched in his career with Milwaukee. He also had 89 career strikeouts.
He was released by the Brewers in November of 2011 and has been trying to get back to the majors ever since. He signed on with the Rangers, again with the Brewers, and the Angels since.
Stetter spent the 2013 season with the Salt Lake City Bees, the Angels’ AAA affiliate.