Cubs pitching prospect retires, lines up new career path


Cubs pitching prospect Duncan Robinson is hanging up his spikes, he announced Friday on Twitter, and plans to enroll in law school.

"This decision does not weigh lightly on me, but I believe it is the right decision for me going forward," Robinson's statement reads.

"I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Chicago Cubs and each and every person I've shared a field with."

Robinson, 27, quickly ascended the Cubs' farm system after the club drafted him out of Dartmouth in the ninth round back in 2016. He reached Triple-A in 2018 and finished the season with a 3.11 ERA in 26 starts between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa.

However, Robinson's 2019 campaign was cut short due to Tommy John surgery that June, and he was unable to compete for most of 2020 with the minor league season canceled due to the pandemic.

The Cubs added him to their player pool last September, assigning him to the South Bend alternate site. Read his full statement below:

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