DALLAS, TEXAS – Major League Baseball pitcher Alex Wilson has announced his retirement and will join Ballengee Group, a Dallas-based athlete representation agency, to recruit and advise players.
With his degree in psychology and extensive time competing at the game's highest level, Wilson will also serve as a Performance Psychologist for the agency's clients to further their development on and off the field.
Wilson is a 7-year MLB veteran who was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 2009 June draft out of Texas A&M University. He made his Major League debut in 2013 for the Red Sox, who went on to win the World Series. Before the 2015 season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers where he spent the next four seasons as an integral part of their bullpen, compiling a 3.20 ERA in 246 games from 2015-2018.
He spent time in the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs organization before re-signing with the Tigers this past offseason.
“As I formally retire, I want to thank everyone – family, friends, and teams – who allowed my dreams to come true as a professional baseball player. I couldn’t be more excited to take the next step by transitioning off the field and into Ballengee Group, where I will be working with the agency that helped me so much in my playing career by doing the same with current and future players,” Wilson said.
Ballengee Group is a full-service sports representation agency headquartered in Dallas, Texas with oﬃces in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New Orleans.