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Giants minor leaguer who attempted suicide last year retires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drew Robinson, the San Francisco Giants minor leaguer who survived a suicide attempt last year that took his right eye, has announced he is retiring and will join the club’s front office as a mental health advocate.

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Friday the organization was still finalizing details of Robinson’s position.

The native Las Vegan posted on Twitter that he would play his final games for Triple-A Sacramento this weekend and provided a lengthy farewell note.


All roads lead home: 13 months after suicide attempt, Drew Robinson takes the field at Las Vegas Ballpark

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— Drew Robinson (@Drewrobbb) July 16, 2021

He said he hopes to use his experiences to help others address their emotional well-being.