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Oakland A's prospect Grant Desme leaving team to become a priest

1/22/10 in MLB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

In a story that you couldn't even make up if you tried, one of the top prospects of the Oakland A's, Grant Desme, is leaving baseball to become a priest.

Desme is leaving baseball at a time when his fortunes seemed to be rising fast. He batted .288 with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs in 131 games last year. Then he starred in the Arizona Fall League, where some of the game’s top prospects compete each year.

Baseball America ranked Desme as the team’s 8th-best prospect after the season. He seemed likely to play at Class AA in 2010.

So, uh, yeah. Who wouldn't leave the excitement of pro baseball to become a celibate priest?
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