Marjama, who’ll turn 29 later this month, was originally a 23rd-round pick in the 2011 draft. He overcame the odds to make it to the big leagues, seeing action in 15 MLB contests over the past two seasons. In his 173 plate appearances this year at Triple-A, he had produced a .247/.302/.424 batting line.
Marjama is wrapping up his playing career in order to pursue a new job with the National Eating Disorders Association, per the announcement. It seems that his pursuit of this particular line of work relates to his own prior struggles with eating disorders, as MLB.com’s Greg Johns notes on Twitter. We at MLBTR certainly wish him the best of luck in this worthwhile endeavor.