Former Wildcat Alex Meyer announces retirement

(Photo: Instagram - Alex Meyer - @alexmeyer17)

LOS ANGELES (WYMT) - Former Kentucky baseball player Alex Meyer is hanging up the cleats for good.

Meyer, who dealt with injuries throughout his career, announced his retirement on Instagram Tuesday.

In the post Meyer said, "I never thought in 2017 I was throwing my last pitch, but not everything goes how we expect it to. After multiple surgeries and countless hours of rehab, the end of the road for my baseball career has come. Thank you to everyone who helped me over the years. I feel so lucky for all of the opportunities this game has brought me—all the way from my first game at North Park to my final one at Angels Stadium. I’m going to miss baseball and the relationships I made over the years, but it’s time to head home and get ready for the next chapter of my life. Thank you, again."

Meyer played baseball for the Wildcats from 2009-2011.

He was the No. 23 overall pick by the Twins in 2011, but due to arm injuries, Meyer only saw just 95.1 innings in the majors.

In Meyer's final start, he pitched seven innings of one-hit ball against the Nationals on July 19, 2017.