Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/6/12
FORT MYERS, Fla. Sean Burroughs' major league baseball timeline has a gap in it. From 2006-10, he didn't play a single game in the majors.Those are what Burroughs calls the "lost years."During that time, Burroughs a third baseman in the Twins' spring training camp battled substance addiction. The former San Diego Padres first-round draft pick spent four seasons with the Padres, then a year in 2006 with Tampa Bay before falling off the map.Burroughs got mixed up in drugs and alcohol, temporarily derailing his baseball career. He played just six games with the Rays in 2006 and 37 with Tampa Bay's Triple-A affiliate, the Durham Bulls. But the Rays released Burroughs on Aug. 14 of that year. He wouldn't step foot on a big-league diamond again for nearly five years.Burroughs told ESPN.com last year that, during his time away from baseball, he ate cheeseburgers out of garbage cans and lived in cheap motels while ingesting "a lot" of substances, both legal and illegal.It was a far fall f...
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