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Daily Friar 3.13.12

It's amazing how in this world you can be given a second chance and then have it ripped away from you again. Such is the case with Padres prospect Drew Cumberland. After returning to baseball from a debilitating inner ear condition, he is having to hang up his cleats yet again. More details can be found below. On behalf of the Friarhood we wish Drew the best of luck in everything...
Via Friarhood
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The BP First Take: Tuesday, March 13 by Daniel Rathman

When Kevin Goldstein compiled his Padres Top 11 prospects list in December, he listed infielder Drew Cumberland as the team’s sleeper. KG described the 23-year-old as “an easy Top 11 prospect before being forced to retire due to a rare medical condition that affected his balance,” and was optimistic that he could return to that level after receiving the go-ahead from doctors...
Via Baseball Prospectus
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Cumberland eager to resume career

Once top prospect Drew Cumberland reports to camp after missing last 1 1/2 seasons
Via Sign on San Diego
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cumberland looks to embrace second chance

After being forced into retirement because of a neurological condition, Padres infield prospect Drew Cumberland is making a comeback.
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cumberland has opportunity to resume career

San Diego's Drew Cumberland was forced to sit out the 2011 campaign because of a rare neurological disorder, but the shortstop prospect expects to be back on the field in the near future.
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Drew Cumberland May Return to Baseball

Drew Cumberland may be returning to baseball, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.  Going into the 2011 season Cumberland was the #8 prospect on our top 30 and although some people questioned his ability to stay at shortstop, no one questioned his bat. Morosi wrote "San Diego Padres middle infield prospect Drew Cumberland was medically cleared within the last several days...
Via Friarhood
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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