After successful return to baseball following suicide attempt, Drew Robinson announces retirement

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By , Audacy Sports

Drew Robinson - who returned to professional baseball after a failed suicide attempt cost him his right eye - announced Friday that he's retiring from professional baseball.

The 29-year-old will remain with the San Francisco Giants organization, becoming a mental health advocate, he said in a statement:

In February, ESPN's Jeff Passan penned an incredible piece detailing Robinson's suicide attempt in April of 2020 and his attempt at a comeback in the sport.

A fourth-round pick of the Texas Rangers in the 2010 MLB Draft, Robinson succeeded in his comeback. A veteran of both the Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, Robinson played in 35 games for the Giants Triple-A affiliate - the Sacremento River Cats - and homered three times.

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