Ex-Giant Guillermo Mota Retires

By Denise Walos

Ex-Giant Guillermo Mota announced his retirement today from baseball despite signing a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals in January. He apparently retired to spend more time with his children.

October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Guillermo Mota (59) waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade at Market Street. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Mota, the 40-year-old reliever, last pitched in the majors for the Giants in 2012. Over 14 seasons Mota was 39-45 with a 3.94 ERA. In his three seasons with the Giants, Mota pitched 155 innings and went 3-6 with 4.18 ERA.

In 2012, Mota was suspended 100 games for testing positive for clenbutero which he said was in his system from his daughter’s cough syrup. This was his second positive test, he tested positive in 2006 with the Mets and was suspended 50 games in the beginning of 2007.