After Denard Span's 29-game hit streak this past season, the Nationals had to feel pretty good about their trade with the Twins. He had already shown he can play elite defense, and his ability to be a table setting leadoff hitter is now evident.
Well, what about the Twins? They got top pitching prospect Alex Meyer in return who saw his 2013 cut in half by injuries. Now Meyer has another job: substitute teacher.
Okay, so that's not his only job. Meyer is still a member of the Twins organization and could very well make his debut next year. He just wants to stay busy in the offseason and found a productive way to spend his time.
Meyer currently teaches at Greensburg High School in Indiana for $63 dollars a day, the Indianapolis Star has found. That's in addition to the $2 million major league contract he got when the Nationals signed him as a first round draft pick in 2011.
Meyer spoked with The Star for a story on Tuesday. Apparently his mother works in the school system and suggested substitute teaching after he expressed boredom during the offseason. Meyer says he really likes it and could pursue teaching as a post-baseball career.
"Being able to be a substitute teacher puts me in a real-life atmosphere and lets me know if this is something I really want to do or not," he said. "So far, it is."