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Veteran pitcher Randy Messenger will retire at the end of this season, the Hanshin Tigers announced Friday, the same day he formally told the club of his decision.

The 38-year-old right-hander, who joined the Tigers in 2010, has an NPB career record of 98-84 over 10 seasons with a 3.13 ERA. He has struggled with fitness this season, in which he has posted a 3-7 record with a 4.69 ERA.

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