THIS IS EPISODE 330 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Casey Sadler is living the life of a professional baseball pitcher. He is currently with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He played his college baseball at Western Oklahoma State University before getting drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
After going through the grind of the minor leagues, Sadler made his MLB debut on May 2, 2014, with Pittsburgh. After pitching in seven games over two seasons with Pittsburgh in 2014 and 2015, Sadler missed the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
He spent all of 2017 in the minor leagues, but Sadler made it back to the majors in 2018 with Pittsburgh, and again in 2019 with Tampa — before being traded on July 3 to the Dodgers and optioned to Oklahoma City.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Sadler about the crazy life of a “yoyo” pitcher going up and down from the minors to the majors, the crazy story of driving 15 hours in an RV to arrive and pitch for the Rays, coming back to Christ after falling away, and how having Tommy John surgery tested his faith.
Sometimes you have to lose something good to make way for something great. It was an honor to fulfill one of our hearts desires and play for the @RaysBaseball, but time and time again, the Lord has proved his plans are far better than our own. We trust in him. https://t.co/mVxxHcIj5g
— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) June 29, 2019
10 seasons in baseball and this was our first time experiencing a trade, and to the @Dodgers none the less! We are excited for this new opportunity and adventure. #LABleedsBlue #letsdothis 🙌 https://t.co/M0Y32kigNR
— Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared) July 3, 2019