Adam Dunn is guaranteed $15 million next season. He needs 64 home runs for 500. And he is only 33 years old.
Yet Dunn the Chicago White Sox’s designated hitter says that he will consider retiring this offseason and forfeiting his remaining salary if he no longer is enjoying himself.
“I’m not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left (on his contract)” Dunn told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “I’m not coming back to chase home-run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I’m not having fun see ya — 499 it is.”
Dunn who turns 34 on Nov. 9 almost certainly would have a different view if the White Sox were in contention. Instead he called the team’s season “a great letdown.”
The White Sox after going 85-77 and finishing a surprising second in the American League Central last season entered Tuesday night’s play with a 56-80 record the second-worst in the American League.
The trades of right-hander Jake Peavy outfielder Alex Rios and relievers Matt Thornton