It’s unclear if Mike Flacco will now follow in his brother’s footsteps and pursue a career in football, but the 26-year-old’s baseball career has come to an end.
Flacco — brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco — decided to retire from baseball rather than accept an assignment to the Red Sox’ Single-A affiliate in Salem (Va.), according to reports.
Flacco, who was drafted by the Orioles in 2009, was traded to the Red Sox during spring training for cash considerations. It was a minor move for the Sox, who were looking to add some organizational first-base depth, but it was interesting given his brother’s football history against the New England Patriots.
Flacco never played about the Double-A level while bouncing around Baltimore’s minor league system. He spent most of his 2012 season with High-A Frederick of the Carolina League, and hit .218 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 103 games.
There had been talk in the past that Flacco would consider pursuing a football career, although the Orioles later denied such plans. Now that he’s done with baseball, however, perhaps we’ll see him hit the gridiron in the near future.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP