Drew Robinson is ending his quest to return to the foremost leagues as a participant after surviving a suicide try. Subsequent up for him is an off-field function in an MLB group.
Robinson introduced Friday on social media that he’ll retire as a participant after this weekend after which be a part of the Giants’ entrance workplace as a psychological well being advocate. He’s enjoying for San Francisco’s Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento.
“I could not be extra excited to stay within the sport that saved my life,” Robinson wrote.
Robinson, 29, shot himself within the head on April 16, 2020. The wound value him his proper eye. He determined throughout his restoration that he needed to strive a comeback and commenced figuring out. He performed in 100 video games as an outfielder for the Rangers and Cardinals from 2017-19. He instructed his story to ESPN’s Jeff Passan final winter.
The Giants, who had signed him to a minor league contract in January 2020, invited him to minor league spring coaching in 2021. He made Sacramento’s opening day roster.
Robinson made extra information when he homered early in his return to play, however that was his final spotlight. He batted .128/.240/.267 with three house runs for Sacramento and struck out 53 instances in 100 plate appearances.
“For the Giants to consider that I may also help different gamers handle their emotional well-being extra comfortably and achieve perception from my classes realized is actually humbling,” he wrote.
“I am unable to absolutely describe what these final 15 months have been like, however a number of the most rewarding instances had been persevering by means of the bodily and psychological challenges I confronted whereas making an attempt this comeback. Much more particular was the best way you all impressed me to maintain going,” he added.