Prospect Leaves A’s for Padres

Justin January 22, 2010 0

No, not San Diego.

Grant Desme, one of the Oakland A’s top prospects, has retired from baseball in order to enter the priesthood.

The A’s confirmed what first reported Friday morning and will make Desme available to the media later Friday afternoon.

Desme, 23, established himself as a potential big-league standout by batting .288 with 31 home runs, 89 RBI and 40 stolen bases in a combined 131 games over two levels of minor-league play this season. He was minor league baseball’s only 30-30 man.

This is a nice story. And this will remain a nice story until Grant Desme leaves the priesthood, joins up with Scott Boras, and signs with the highest bidder. Then it will be a story about a dick.

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