(NEW YORK POST) — Mariners catcher Mike Marjama informed the team Friday that he is retiring from baseball to take a position with the National Eating Disorders Association.
Marjama, 28, was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on April 20 after making the team’s Opening Day roster. He appeared in 10 games this season, batting .111 with three doubles, two walks and six strikeouts.
Marjama battled an eating disorder at Granite Bay High School in California. He was cutting weight for wrestling, and a person who now stands 6-foot-3, 210 pounds was down to 130 pounds, according to the Sacramento Bee. Marjama required inpatient treatment, recovered and has been outspoken about the disorder since.