Danny Hultzen Retires, Joins Cubs’ Entrance Workplace
Former main league left-hander Danny Hultzen has retired from enjoying, however he’ll stay within the recreation as a member of the Cubs’ entrance workplace, Barry Svrluga of the Washington Publish reviews. Hultzen will work as a pitching improvement assistant below Cubs assistant common supervisor/vice chairman of pitching Craig Breslow.
The Mariners chosen Hultzen second general out of the College of Virginia within the 2011 draft, selecting him as an alternative of such present stars as Trevor Bauer, Anthony Rendon, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez and George Springer, however the choose proved to be a mistake in hindsight. Whereas Hultzen did rank among the many recreation’s high prospects within the ensuing couple years after his draft, shoulder accidents and the surgical procedures that accompanied them dogged him as knowledgeable participant. He missed most of 2013 and all of 2014, barely pitched from 2015-16 after which took 2017 off to finish his diploma.
Hultzen returned to the professionals in ’18 on a minor league contract with the Cubs, lastly making his MLB debut in September 2019 with three 1/three scoreless innings. Though the Cubs then re-signed him to a non-guaranteed pact, Hultzen didn’t get again to the mound throughout a 2020 season devoid of minor league baseball. Now, although, the 31-year-old could have an opportunity to affect the group in a distinct position.