Bobby Crosby thought he was done. The desire to play baseball had left him and he was content knowing his career was over.
Two seasons later, Crosby is making a comeback, attempting to make the Milwaukee Brewers as a utility infielder.
So, what changed?
"I finally got the fire back to come back and play," Crosby said. "I had lost it a little bit there, and I finally realized that this is what I want to do. I got the fire to come back and battle and play baseball."
The 2004 American League Rookie of the Year with Oakland, Crosby never could duplicate the success he had his first full season in the big leagues when he hit .239 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI.
He spent the next four seasons as the Athletics' starting shortstop before the team signed Orlando Cabrera in 2009.
Crosby played 2009 as a utility man for Oakland, before signing with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 2010. Hitting just .224 with one home run in 61 games with the Pirates, Crosby was traded to Arizona in July.
On Aug. 2...