After losing an eye in 2020 in a suicide attempt, Drew Robinson will be playing professional baseball this year. “It feels like I’m living out of a movie,” Robinson wrote on Twitter.
Robinson made the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate roster, the Sacramento River Cats, and can hit the field as early as this week. Jeff Passan, ESPN’s lead MLB Insider, reported that Robinson shot himself in the head last year and used nearly every hour of the last year for rehabilitation. Serious strides were made and the Giants recognized in spring training that Robinson deserved a spot in the organization.
Major league baseball and Robinson have been familiar friends for a handful of years as he has played over 100 games for the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals. But this opportunity with the River Cats comes after a serious scare to Robinsons’ health and will keep baseball at the forefront of his career.
Four surgeries, an eye removal, and countless weeks of rehabilitation are all behind Robinson now. It is time to compete and play baseball.
“Plenty of times I went down the road of not thinking it was possible and that I was wasting my time,” said Robinson on Twitter. “But here I am, getting ready to play another professional season, with an astronomical amount of meaning attached to it.”
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