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Ian Snell Chooses Retirement Over Memphis

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Hey, you can't blame the guy for being discouraged. Still, baseball's a funny game and a big paycheck might have been there, eventually. Seems a bit early to retire ...

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Ian Snell decided to retire at age 29 after the St. Louis Cardinals optioned him to the minors.

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The right-hander signed a minor league deal in January after going 0-5 with 6.41 ERA in 12 games, eight of them starts, for the Seattle Mariners last season. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Snell decided to quit before Tuesday's spring game against the Atlanta Braves.

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Book Idea: Profiles of 12 baseball players whose brains just don't work the same as other baseball players'. Chapter 1: Milton Bradley. Chapter 2: Dirk Hayhurst. Chapter 3: Ian Snell.

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No matter what else happens, Snell will always have those six starts with Indianapolis in 2009. I would give my left arm for just one of them.

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