Giants minor leaguer Drew Robinson set to pull off the unthinkable after losing eye in suicide attempt
San Francisco Giants minor leaguer Drew Robinson is gearing up to start in the season opener on Thursday for their Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento Rivercats. The 29-year-old signed a deal in the winter after losing his eye in a suicide attempt in 2020 and is now one step away from appearing with the Giants at the big-league level.
“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 according to Jeff Passan.
Robinson fought hard to make his way back, including four surgeries and the loss of his eye. Nonetheless, he had made his way back and is in the starting lineup for the Rivercats as he looks to defy the odds and make his way onto the Major League roster.
It wasn’t pretty, and the suicide attempt in April of 2020 was a huge shock to everybody. Robinson has the support of his friends, family, and teammates as he looks to succeed and crack the highest level and reach the MLB squad in San Francisco.
Robinson’s story is hard to believe, and the fact he has just one eye makes this remarkable. This will surely be a story to watch as the season progresses and see if he can hop on to the big league squad.