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Drew Robinson announces retirement, will take role within Giants organization

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Drew Robinson’s career as a baseball player is ending. His career in baseball, though, is just evolving. Robinson, a Giants minor league player, became an advocate for mental health after attempting to commit suicide last year and losing vision in his eye.

Since then, Robinson came back to the Giants’ Triple-A Sacramento River Cats affiliate, where he’s played the entirety of this season and where he’s hit three home runs. On Friday, though, Robinson took to social media, announcing that he would retire from the sport of baseball.

The upshot here is that Robinson’s baseball career is not over. He says he will take on a role as a mental health advocate offered to him by the Giants.

“I can’t fully describe what these last 15 months have been like, but some of the most rewarding times were persevering through the physical and mental challenges I faced while attempting this comeback,” Robinson wrote. “Even more special was the way you all inspired me to keep going. I saw your messages. and I’ve appreciated every single one of them… From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.”

 

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