Former Ranger reliever Ron Mahay, who pitched for Texas from 2003-07, has retired at the age of 41.

Mahay was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 1991 draft as an outfielder, and crossed the picket lines as a replacement player in the spring of 1995, forever earning himself the label of "scab" and making him ineligible for membership in the MLBPA.

Mahay converted to pitching in 1996, and ended up pitching in the majors for Boston, Oakland, Florida, and the Cubs before being signed as a minor league free agent by the Rangers in December, 2002.

Mahay spent almost five years in the Rangers organization after that, logging 244 innings in relief and posting a 3.65 ERA. He had one disastrous season, in 2005, when he posted a 6.81 ERA in 35.2 innings and ended up getting sent to the minors for part of the season, but he ended up bouncing back and was, other than in 2005, a solid contributor for the Rangers during his time here.