STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge will sentence a former Starkville Academy baseball coach at a later date as he pursues a workman's compensation case against the Texas Rangers.
According to the Starkville Daily News, a prosecutor agreed to delay sentencing until August to give 39-year-old Shane Bazzell time to purse the case against the MLB franchise.
The newspaper reports the outcome of that case may allow Bazzell a way to provide for his family.
He pleaded guilty Tuesday as a habitual offender to possession of a firearm by a convicted felony. He will be sentenced to five years in prison.
The New Hope native formerly played baseball at New Hope High School in the 90s, then played for various MLB franchises, including the Texas Rangers.
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