Dodgers pitching prospect James Turlington announced his retirement from baseball on Instagram a couple of days ago.  He promised there was news to come and on Saturday the 25-year-old announced he was starting his career as a model.

“We’re all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children’s game, we just don’t know when that’s gonna be. Some of us are told at eighteen, some of us are told at forty, but we’re all told.”- Moneyball

I am beyond grateful for the places this game has taken me. I’ll never forget the experiences, life lessons and friendships that came with playing the greatest game. 

As a kid who dreamt of playing in the big leagues I look back on my career and am so thankful to have accomplished the goals I set out to achieve. From playing Division 1, going to the College World Series, to being drafted and having the opportunity to play professionally. I wouldn’t change a thing!

Thank you to all my friends and family for their continued support through all the ups and downs in the entirety of my career. I truly couldn’t have made it that far if it wasn’t for you guys. 

But as one chapter ends, another begins. Excited to start this new chapter and continue to grow and evolve as a person. 
Stay Tuned ⚡️⚡️
#TheMarathonContinues 🏁

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