Can Cumberland return from concussion issues?
9 hours ago by JonPaulMorosi
This year’s Rule 5 draft could include a compelling comeback story.
San Diego Padres middle infield prospect Drew Cumberland was medically cleared within the last several days to resume his baseball career, after retiring earlier this season due to an inner-ear disorder and post-concussion effects.
Cumberland, who turns 22 next month, has enough service time to qualify for the Rule 5 draft. Because he was cleared to resume playing so recently, the Padres didn’t protect him on their major-league roster prior to the deadline last month.