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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Drew Robinson makes San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A roster after losing eye in 2020 suicide attempt

Drew Robinson, who lost his right eye in a suicide attempt last year, made the opening day roster for the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate and could play as soon as tomorrow, when the Sacramento River Cats open their season with a six-game series in his hometown of Las Vegas.

Robinson, 29, signed a minor league deal with the Giants over the winter, six months after he shot himself in the head. After a harrowing 20 hours that followed the attempt and more than a year of rehabilitation, a late-spring surge in Robinson’s performance during minor league spring training persuaded the Giants to place him one step from the team with the best record in the National League.

“I don’t know if I’ll be able to fully describe how excited I am for these next six games, but I know that this is going to be another powerful experience, and I’m so ready for it,” Robinson told ESPN on Wednesday. “Our game isn’t even until tomorrow, but I already had a hard time staying asleep last night because of how excited I am for these games and this experience as a whole.

“After going through most of my life not fully appreciating what was happening, I can promise that I’ll be taking in every second of this season with a new understanding of how special all of this is.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2021 at 09:34 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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