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Adam Wainwright’s official reason for retirement: 'I got a puppy!’ - FOX Sports

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Adam Wainwright's official reason for retirement: "Because I got a puppy!"The St.Louis Cardinals pitcher went on the voluntarily retired list on Oct.2, the day after the regular season ended, rather than wait to become a free agent after the World Series.He listed the pooch as the reason for the retirement on the paperwork he submitted to Major League Baseball and posted his retirement papers online Monday.Wainwright promised his children they would get a family dog when he retired from baseball, and the Cardinals presented the Wainwrights a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy during a 35-minute ceremony before the Oct.1 season finale.Wainwright’s wife, Jenny, named the puppy Louie.Wainwright went 200-128 with a 3.53 ERA in 18 major league seasons, all with the Cardinals. The 42-year-old right-hander got his 200th win in his final pitching appearance against Milwaukee on Sept.18.Reporting by The Associated Press.FOLLOW Follow your favorites to personalize your FOX Sports experience Major League BaseballSt.Louis Cardinals [Do you want more great stories delivered right to you?Here's how you can create or log in to your FOX Sports account, follow your favorite leagues, teams and players and receive a personalized newsletter in your inbox daily.]Get more from Major League Baseball Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more

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