OAKLAND -- Pitcher Dallas Braden, who rewrote the book on Mother's Day gift-giving, has retired.

The one-time A's left-handed starter made his mark on Mother's Day 2010 with a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. His mother, Jodie Atwood, had died of cancer when he was a teen, but his grandmother, Peggy Lindsey, was in the Coliseum for the perfecto and memorably was on the field to help celebrate after the game was over.

It was the peak of Braden's career. He was 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA at that point of the season, but went just 7-12, 3.56 the rest of the season. In 2011 he was 1-1 when his shoulder problems magnified.

Multiple shoulder surgeries have rendered the 30-year-old's left shoulder unfit for pitching. He told the San Francisco Chronicle that led him to call it quits.

"There is nothing left in there," Braden told the paper when describing his left shoulder. "It's just a shredded mess. I left my arm on the mound at the Coliseum, and I'm OK with that."

Braden's career saw him go 26-36 with a 4.16 ERA in five seasons, all of them with the A's. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011.

"The (perfect) game will always define the one solid day of work I had and the fact that I got to share it with my grandmother," Braden said. "Only a few people appreciate the magnitude of that. That was living the dream."