Ben Petrick, a former major league catcher who was forced to retire in 2004 due to early-onset Parkinson's disease, has been hired as a consultant to the coaching staff of the Diamondbacks' short-season Class A affiliate.
Ben Petrick once hid his Parkinson's, but the truth finally set him free
Ben Petrick, a 27-year-old catcher who once played for the Colorado Rockies, announced his retirement from baseball this week and disclosed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The Detroit Tigers on Sunday traded pitcher Adam Bernero to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catcher-outfielder Ben Petrick.
As Ben Petrick continues to struggle in Colorado, how much longer will the Rockies wait for him to develop?