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OF Sandberg retires from baseball

Cord Sandberg, image- Jay Floyd
Following the organization's announcement that Double-A outfielder Cord Sandberg retired from baseball on Tuesday, the 23-year-old teased via a pair of social media posts that he's ready to pursue a dream in another sport.

Sandberg, who was a well regarded quarterback in high school and was committed to Mississippi State prior to being selected by the Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB amateur draft, posted images of himself on the gridiron playing quarterback.



The lefty batting Florida native was hitting .231 with three homers and 11 RBI through 54 games with Reading this year. In his pro career Sandberg sported a .243/.298/.348 slash line.

If the Twitter and Instagram teases prove true, he'll be the third Phillies prospect in recent years to leave the game of baseball behind to try a go at college football. Outfielder Kyrell Hudson, a 3rd rounder in 2009, and pitcher Mitch Gueller, a supplementary 1st round selection in 2012, have also taken the same route. 

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