Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to enter the
The Associated Press reports:
priesthood. Desme was recently selected the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was
considered one of the top prospects in Oakland's system. The 23-year-old outfielder
batted .288 with 31 homers, 89 RBIs and 40 stolen bases in 131 games at Class-A
Kane County and Stockton in 2009. He then hit .315 with a league-leading 11 home
runs and 27 RBIs in 27 games in the fall league.