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.