Mitch Harris of the Naval Academy will not be allowed to get out of his commitment to service thus ending his career based on an AP article recently. He will have to fulfill his five year commitment before being able to enter the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Secretary of the Navy said through a spokesman that
“We are a nation at war, and we believe it’s inappropriate to allow Navy and Marine Corps personnel to be released from service obligations to play professional sports at the same time that other sailors and marines are carrying out their service obligations,” Lt. Karen Eifert, a Navy spokesman in Washington, said Thursday.
The full article from The Sporting Blog is available here.