Nate Bump experienced the highs and the lows of pro baseball, and after 13 seasons in the pro's, the Towanda grad is retiring.
A former first-round draft pick, Bump made his Major League debut in 2003 with the Florida Marlins in their World Championship season. He spent parts of three years in the majors with Florida, before injuries derailed his promising career.
After major shoulder surgery, Bump missed all of the 2007 season recovering.
He made a comeback at the AA level in 2008, then had a stint in independent ball before returning to AAA.
Bump was a AAA All-Star in 2010, pitching with Lehigh Valley. He remained with the organization through last season, but Lehigh Valley released him near the end of spring training this year.
His career major league stats include a 6-7 record with a 4.68 ERA in 113 career games. He last played with the Marlins in 2005.