Mike Pelfrey’s major-league career appears to be over, or at least on hold.
According to the athletics website at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, Pelfrey has joined the baseball staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Newman is a Division II university.
Pelfrey, 34, who pitched his second-to-last season with the Tigers, grew up in Wichita, attending Wichita Heights High School. He played collegiately at Wichita State before the New York Mets made him a first-round draft pick in 2005.
Pelfrey pitched 12 seasons in the major leagues, including the first seven with the Mets and three with the Minnesota Twins.
Prior to the 2016 season, the right-hander signed a two-year, $16-million deal with the Tigers, and he was 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA in 2016.
Detroit released him prior to the 2017 season, and he signed with the Chicago White Sox, for whom he went 3-12 with a 5.93 ERA.
For his career, he was 68-103 with a 4.68 ERA in 275 games, including 256 starts. His best season was 2010 with the Mets, with whom he was 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA.
Newman is 5-9 this season, with a team ERA of 7.87.