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David Wilson (neck) announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from football.
This is a truly sad story for a kid with a lot of promise coming out of Virginia Tech. The neck burner he suffered caused "numbness" in his hands and lower extremities and Wilson's spinal surgeon advised him against playing football. You have to give the young player credit for taking this in stride saying "Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too ... Don't feel sorry for me or pity me." At just 23 years old, it appears Wilson is content with retirement.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond