Travis Drader Retired?

The first sentence in paragraph nine of latest Calgary Vipers press release reads as follows:

With the retirement of rookie third baseman Travis Drader former Cracker-Cat infielder Rob Recuenco and three year veteran catcher Kevin Price are expected to round out the position player side of the Vipers roster.

Uh wha?  Travis Drader retired?  Did I miss the big announcement, or do the Vipers consider sentence one of paragraph nine sufficient enough for the man who partied like a rockstar.  As we’ve discussed earlier, Travis Drader was the second most powerful Viper last season (and as a rookie, no less!), but also hit into some bad luck when he put the ball in play (he’d hit ’em where they were).  As a fan, his at-bats were always met in anticipation, and his presence on the hallowed grounds of Foothills Stadium will be missed in 2009.

Travis Drader mugshot

Best of luck on your future endeavors, Travis.

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