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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bandits Release Denny-White; She Says Playing Career is Over

Some sad news came out of the Chicago Bandits clubhouse on Tuesday. The team not only announced the release of pitcher Meagan Denny-White, but, in a comment on her personal Facebook page, Denny-White announced a career-ending injury that finished her professional playing career after less than one season.

Denny-White was a classy player & a fan-favorite, and after her release was announced, several fans, including myself, took to her Facebook page to extend our well-wishes. It was actually on a thread that I began that Denny-White mentioned her injury.

In a comment, Denny-White stated “I have compartment syndrome in my forearm. It's getting worse. The only cure is surgery or to stop throwing” Obviously, she chose option #2, but it is unclear if surgery will still be necessary.

Denny-White was 2-3 on the season, and was a part of the rookie pitching staff that the Bandits held behind ace Monica Abbott. Although she began the season well, with a complete-game 5-2 victory over the USSSA Pride in her second start, Denny-White had struggled in several of her last appearances, including an appearance on July 16 against the Pride when she gave up seven runs without recording an out.

Now that her playing career is ended, Denny-White also used Facebook to address what’s next for her: “What's next is [a] new career at UT Arlington being the pitching coach and hopefully start a family soon.”

Denny-White graduated from the University of Texas, and will now be returning to the Longhorn state. We wish her all the best!

You can find Meagan on Facebook and her website is www.meagandenny.com/blog.

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