Former Cardinals player who lost eye in suicide attempt makes Triple-A roster

Drew Robinson
Photo credit (Kim Klement - USA Today Images)

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(KMOX) - In what may end up being the greatest comeback story in baseball history, former St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Ranger outfielder Drew Robinson has made the San Franciso Giants' Triple-A Opening Day roster. His road back to Major League Baseball comes just 13 months after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

The 29-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Giants last winter and has dedicated much of his time to trying to help others who are struggling with mental health issues.

Robinson has been undergoing rehab ever since the April 2020 incident that took place in his home in Las Vegas. He survived the self-inflicted gunshot that miraculously only cost him an eye, without medical attention for nearly 20 hours, before he finally called 911 for help.

He posted to social media on Wednesday, officially declaring himself a "one-eyed professional baseball player."

Robinson has played in 100 MLB innings, most recently for St. Louis in 2019.

If he cracks a big league roster, he'll be the first MLB player with one eye since Whammy Douglas last pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1957.

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