But stemming from an ear infection, Esasky came down with a horrible case of vertigo and the 35 at-bats he had with the team in 1990 were his last in the major leagues. He tried many different treatments but nothing worked. The Braves did everything they could do to try to help him and he remained on the disabled list for a good part of ’90 and ’91 before going to spring training in ’92 and appearing to be on his road to recovery.
The Braves were coming off a World Series appearance and he was sent to Triple-A Richmond to begin that season and played in 30 games, hitting .278 with five homers and 14 RBIs. But there was no room on the Atlanta roster and Esasky asked for his release and retired. He has kept a very low profile since and was last seen in 2012 at Boston’s Fenway Park for the club’s event for former players for the 100th anniversary of the Red Sox.