Giants minor leaguer Jake Shadle retires

Jake Shadle, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2010, has retired from professional baseball according to the official Minor League Baseball transaction page.

Shadle was a 44th-round selection out of Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash. and was also selected in 2008 by the San Diego Padres in the 36th round, choosing to sign with the Giants in 2010.

The 24-year-old pitched for two Giants' minor league teams, including the short-season Class-A affiliate Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the Northwest League in 2013, where he posted a 3.03 ERA over 38.2 innings in 21 appearances. Shadle previously had played the first three seasons of his professional career with the club's rookie team. Though allowing an average of five runs per nine innings over that span, Shadle pitched well in 2012, pitching 22-plus innings with a 2.78 ERA and striking out almost a batter per frame.

Shadle began the 2014 season in extended spring training and had not yet been assigned to a minor league roster.