7-Year MLB Veteran Pitcher Retires

A former third-round pick in the MLB Draft, and seven-year veteran of the big leagues, he hasn't pitched since the 2021 season with the Chicago Cubs. Now, left-hander Adam Morgan has officially retired. 

The 33-year-old pitcher spent six years with the Philadelphia Phillies after they selected him in the third round of the 2011 Draft. He compiled a 4.84 ERA with the Phils, but a solid 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

He began his career as a starter, which didn't go exactly as planned, as he posted a career 5.43 ERA in that role. But a move to the bullpen in 2017 proved to be his saving grace, as he posted a 3.97 ERA over the next three seasons in 133.2 innings in relief. 

In his final season in the bigs, he had a 4.26 ERA for the Cubs in 25 innings. 

He has now decided to forego his baseball career for schooling, as he went back to his alma mater, the University of Alabama, to get his degree. He is also the co-founder of an admirable organization that provides mental health resources and financial assistance to military veterans and first responders.

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