LA Angels have “no interest” in Jake Locker as a baseball player
Quarterback Jake Locker made a surprising decision to retire from the NFL on Tuesday after just four NFL seasons.
With his decision to retire from football, the question turned to whether Locker would attempt to revitalize his baseball career.
If he does, it won’t be with the Los Angeles Angels.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said he has “no interest” in Locker as a baseball player and the team would release him if he had interest in returning to the sport.
The Angels drafted Locker in the 10th round of the MLB Draft and signed him to a contract with a $300,000 signing bonus while he was playing college football at the University of Washington. The Angels still hold his baseball rights through August of this year.
If Locker does attempt to pick up the sport again, he’ll have to do so as a free agent.