POSTED: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 6:05pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:47pm
Wednesday, May 5: The El Paso Diablos have re-signed pitcher David Whigham to a contract today to pitch for El Paso. For El Paso Diablos pitcher David Whigham things were on the upswing in July, 2009. He had just made the all-star team for the league and was scheduled to head to Australia in October for winter ball. He was pitching his last game for the Diablos before he was to be sent to a Cincinnati Reds affiliate in Dayton, Ohio.
Then tragedy struck. A sharp line drive hit his temple and fractured his skull on July 2. He spent over a week in intensive care and had two surgeries to repair the damage. For many players, that might have been a career-ending injury. Not for David. He is back with the Diablos, hoping to earn another shot at the "show".