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Blue Jays: Pitcher Andrew Case calls it a career

TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: A general view of Rogers Centre as a large Canadian flag is unfurled in the outfield on Canada Day during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: A general view of Rogers Centre as a large Canadian flag is unfurled in the outfield on Canada Day during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Andrew Case called it a career earlier this week retiring from baseball after six minor league seasons.

Andrew Case is a product of Canada and may have never had the opportunity to play professional baseball had it not been for a timely no-hitter at the Tournament 12 prospect showcase. Case who was undrafted signed with the Blue Jays six days later.

The announcement of his retirement comes somewhat as a surprise as Case had begun the season with Double-A New Hampshire, albeit the same level the 26-year old spent entire 2018 campaign assigned too with the exception of one appearance for the Bisons at the end of August.

Case had made three appearances this season for the Fisher Cats with his final outing coming on the 16th of April where he tossed 1.2 innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

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In 2016, Case was suspended for 50 games after missing a mandatory offseason drug test. The hurler served his suspension and returned midway through the season to post an impressive 2.10 earned run average with 10 saves for Lansing.

In 179 professional games, Case owns a 3.25 earned run average with 42 saves and a 6.8 SO/9 rate with the Blue Jays affiliates. The hurler made five appearances with the Buffalo Bisons in Triple-A throughout his career, however, never got the call to the majors.

Case was also part of the Canadian contingent that headed to Brazil this past offseason to help Team Canada secure a berth in the upcoming 2019 Pan-Am games in Peru.

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There has been no official word on what is in store for Case in life after baseball but we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. Hopefully, we will see him again on the mound in a Canadian uniform this summer in Peru. Best of luck, Andrew.

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