Although he hasn’t pitched professionally since 2011, Jeff Allison is not ready to close the door to his career. He’s still working on the elbow injury that led to the end of his nine-year association with the Florida Marlins. He even pitched last summer, going 3-0 without allowing an earned run, and striking out 26 in 21 innings over 15 games for the Malden Bulldogs of the Yawkey Baseball League.
Baseball America’s High School Player of the Year in 2003 out of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, a can’t-miss kid who was the Marlins’ No. 1 pick (16th overall) that year, Allison never made it to the big leagues. Plagued by a drug addiction, he never played above Double A.