Lubbock native, MLB pitcher retires

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 16: Relief pitcher Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Bettis earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Cardinals 6-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Chad Bettis, a longtime Colorado Rockies pitcher who signed with the New York Yankees last offseason, said he will retire from baseball.

“Today I am walking away from the game with my head held high, knowing that I pushed my body as far as it could go physically,” Bettis told Nick Groke of The Athletic.

Bettis was a former Texas Tech pitcher who signed a contract with the Yankees in February 2020.

Bettis was born in Lubbock and went to Monterey High School. He pitched for Texas Tech in 2008 and 2009.

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