Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Phil Disher has retired

Article in the Aiken (SC) Standard this morning tells us that Phil Disher, former 15th Round pick, has retired.

Battling different injuries to his hip since he had a tumor removed from his leg in college, Disher, who missed a good portion of the 2008 season after having his hip almost completely reconstructed, was faced with a decision when the pain came back in spring training. Either he could undergo yet another surgery on his hip -- this time a complete replacement -- or he could put an end to his MLB dreams.

"I decided it was time to be done. I didn't want to have it completely replaced...

..."I think everything happens for a reason. Nobody ever wants to get hurt or be done playing, but its panned out pretty nice, and I can't really complain at all. I had a great time playing, and I thank the Astros for giving me a chance. It's just the circle of life."

Best of luck to him.