Neil Walker tried to help his team as much as he could in the final month of the season after suffering a low back injury. But after a difficult decision, Walker said that it would best serve himself and the Pirates for him to be shutdown the remainder of the season.
"I wont play the rest of the season," Walker said in front of his locker prior to the game on Friday. "I’m shut down. That’s where we’re at. That was the decision that we made. I wanted to ponder over it a few days ago. It’s more beneficial for this organization for me, because even if I’m not playing, but I end up taking batting practice and swinging that are things that are not helping me right now."
"I don’t want to portray this situation as me quitting on the team, because that’s certainly not the case…My goal was to...
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