Cincinnati Reds shortstop Blake Trahan was invited to participate in the team's training camp, but instead chose to retire; club general manager Nick Krall told reporters, including C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
At just 26 years old, Blake Matthew Trahan will close the books on his MLB career entering a season where he thought he was a deep option for the Cincinnati infielder.
Although he didn't appear in an MLB game last year, he very well could have had another shot in the big leagues this year or next.
A 2015 third-round pick from UL-Lafayette, Trahan spent his entire career in the Reds organization, entering the Major Leagues in 2018.
In 11 major league games, Trahan played the entire infield and scored a 14-3 batting line. In his minor league career spanning parts of five seasons, Trahan hit 14 home runs and stole 56 bases on 79 attempts.
So, looking at the 61 to start spring training and the 57 on the list, the 4 (MATH!) not on the new roster: Derek Dietrich, Vladimir Gutierrez, Chris Okey, Blake Trahan.— C. トレント・ローズクランズ (@ctrent) June 28, 2020
We at Al Bat wish young Trahan all the best in his future endeavors, baseball related or otherwise.