Former Merrimack pitcher Ryan O’Rourke announced Monday night on Twitter that he’s retiring from baseball 10 years after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins.
O’Rourke made two appearances last year with the Mets before he was cut loose. He caught on with the Twins on a mid-season minors deal but never got the call to the MLB roster.
Most of O’Rourke’s experience at the highest level of the game came in his 2015-16 stint with the Twins. Over 48-1/3 innings in 54 appearances, he posted a 4.89 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. All told, O’Rourke logged 49 strikeouts, and 28 walks across parts of three seasons in a five-year span.
O’Rourke was dominant at the MiLB level, posting a cumulative 3.29 ERA and was nearly unhittable against left-handed batters.
— Ryan O'Rourke (@RyanO_Rourke) June 9, 2020