Earlier today, Paul Wezner of TigsTown.com announced that 22-year-old reliever Jordan Pratt has decided to retire.
Last spring, Jordan Pratt had a serious scare when he took a line drive off his skull. He was on the ground for more than 30 minutes at the time, and spent months receiving treatment. After meeting with Tigers doctors, and due to the increased risk of repeat injury causing irreparable damage, Pratt has chosen not to return to the field. The door has been left open that he could try in the future, but as of now, his baseball career is over.
The Tigers selected Pratt in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Pratt leaves with a career 3.26 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 49 2/3 innings.
Best of luck to Jordan in his future endeavors.