Reds shortstop Blake Trahan was invited to participate in the Reds’ training camp but instead opted to retire, GM Nick Krall told reporters including C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
Just 26 years old, Trahan will close the books on his MLB career entering a season in which he figured to be a depth option for the Cincinnati infield mix. Though he didn’t appear in an MLB game last year, he very well could have gotten another crack at the Majors this year or next.
A 2015 third-round selection from UL-Lafayette, Trahan spent his entire career in the Reds organization, breaking into the big leagues in 2018. In 11 games at the Major League level, Trahan played all over the infield and notched a 3-for-14 batting line. In his minor league career spanning parts of five seasons, Trahan hit 14 home runs and stole 56 bases in 79 attempts.
We at MLB Trade Rumors wish Mr. Trahan all the best in his future endeavors, baseball-related or otherwise.
Happy trails, Mr. Trahan. Sick hats, btw.
Eh, nothing to see here. Good luck in your future endeavors.
I thought they misspelled Blake Treinen.
so did i!
Someone who accomplished something in life and isn’t a faceless loser on the internet.
I know u insulted me but U just insulted yourself in the process lmao
English next time please
Only the good retire young
Not just good… the best.
he made a little less than $1m in his pro career. Ought to have a few hundred thou in the bank at age 26. Good head start on a future outside baseball.
Trahan didn’t make anywhere near a million dollars, unless of course you’re including his signing bonus. He was paid about 90K$ in 2018 and 90K$ in 2019. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 he was paid less than minimum wage.
Of course his signing bonus counts, Blake Trahan made
$1,352,700 in his career!
You might want to do 20 seconds of research before attempting to call someone out!
No he did not make that amount. You should try reading the CBA and see how players are paid. The numbers I posted are accurate.
Ok maybe I missed something. He batted 3 for 14 but hit 14 home runs? I know he didn’t have that many pinch hit HR’s so maybe I missed something. Please let me know. And yes happy trails at 26 calling it a career. Hope all turns out great!
Minor league HRs vs batting line in MLB.
14 HRs across 5 minor league seasons.
Could this possibly have something to do with not wanting to play during the pandemic and getting better benefits/pension by retiring rather than opting out of the season? Could easily unretire and play next season.
He’s not eligible for a MLB pension as he only spent less than a year in the majors. The minors are not part of the union or MLBs pension program.
This is a little strange isn’t it? Like why retire if he was going to make the 60-man “roster” ? You’d have thought he would stick around for another year especially given that this year’s expanded rosters and overall way the rosters will mostly play out that he would’ve had a solid shot at getting some time in the majors this year!
He’s basically a aaa bench player.
Maybe he retired because he didn’t want to play baseball anymore.
He clearly didn’t want to go to Mason, Ohio (where the backup top 60 are to report) and spend 3 months getting pitchers ready to join the Reds. He obviously didn’t think his chances of making the “real” team very good, keep in mind he didn’t even get a September call-up last year after being outrighted off the roster due to struggling with the bat all year in AAA.
Grade-A intangibles. Always hustled, liked by his teammates. He can proudly say he fought his way to the toughest level of baseball. Good for him.
Team didn’t have a place for him. Reds refused to release him so he just retired.