Former Belleville East and Southwestern Illinois College pitcher Randy Wells has retired, the Texas Rangers have announced.
Wells, who made 97 of his 98 MLB appearances with the Chicago Cubs -- the other was with the Toronto Blue Jays -- signed a minor league deal over the offseason with the Rangers.
He made five starts in Class AAA Round Rock where he was 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA. He struck out 20 in 23 2/3 innings. But Wells allowed 32 hits and 12 walks.
Barring a comeback, the 29-year-old wells will end his career with a 28-32 record and a 4.08 ERA.