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Giants minor leaguer who attempted suicide last year retires

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-17 22:19:33-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Las Vegas native 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.

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

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