Shawn Estes: Former Met Retires

Jonathan RagusCorrespondent IJune 19, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21:  Shawn Estes of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses during photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 21, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Former Major League pitcher Shawn Estes has retired today.

Estes was acquired in 2001 from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo and infielder Desi Relaford. In one season with the Mets, Estes went 4-9 with a 4.55 ERA. His best year came in 1997 when he won 19 games with the Giants while pitching his way to a 3.18 ERA. Although Estes never regained that great form in his career again, he went on to win 101 games.

Estes left the Mets when the team traded him to the Cincinatti Reds in a package that netted them left handed reliever Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano is now one of the best pitchers out of the bullpen for the Mets today.