Submitted by Brad Shepherd, Lexington Adult baseball League
Former Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, and (most recently) Chicago White Sox reliever Robbie Ross found himself released by Chicago in June and, consequently and unexpectedly, a free agent. Having undergone back surgery in 2017, Ross was fully recovered by the end of the year and the White Sox signed him in November. Just over a month ago, however, he was let go while a member of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights pitching staff.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Ross returned home to work out and await another chance to prove his worth. As it turned out, an amateur league in town reached out to him to offer him a chance to get his work in against some competitive hitters.The MSBL Lexington Adult Baseball League (LABL) was more than happy to give him a forum in which to perform: Dan Greenberg, who oversees league operations as well as managing and playing for the Stallions, one of four teams in the league and Jon Wes Adams, a pitcher for the Bombers, found a spot for him with the LABL’s Diamond Dogs. Ross found himself back where it all began, pitching as an amateur once more, and back in action almost immediately, facing the league’s first-place team, the Renegades. Click HERE to read the rest of Robbie’s story’