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Hanson is latest Phils minor leaguer to move on from baseball

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Nic Hanson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd

News of Phillies minor league players stepping away from baseball seems to be a regular thing in recent days.  On Monday, righty hurler Nic Hanson became the latest prospect to announce his retirement from the game.

Faced with the hurdles of recovery from two elbow surgeries last year, the six-foot-seven 210-pounder confirmed via text message that he has officially retired from baseball.

Hanson, who was a 16th round draft selection by the Phillies in 2012, posted a 5-10 record along with a 4.54 ERA and a .287 batting average against in 46 games (24 starts) over three pro seasons.

The California native last appeared in two games for Class A Advanced Clearwater last August, where he allowed eight earned runs over six frames, before he was sidelined with a setback.

Moving forward, Hanson is excited about his future, as he is currently in school to follow in his father’s footstep and become a firefighter.

The details on Hanson come on the heels of former top draft selection Larry Greene Jr. choosing to not play baseball this year as well as minor league veterans Jim Murphy and Steve Susdorf moving on from the diamond.

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