Pat Burrell's baseball career is likely over because of a troublesome right foot that hasn't healed and limited him this year for the Giants.
While Burrell said late in the season that he would contemplate retirement if he couldn't return to full strength, he now says that's probably the direction he is headed this winter -- though he has yet to make a final decision.
''I have not decided yet, but I don't think I can play anymore,'' Burrell said. ''It hurts me to say that.''
Burrell played in only 92 games this past season,
The 35-year-old Burrell joined the Giants last year after being cut by Tampa Bay, one of those castoffs and misfits who defined the franchise during its first World Series championship since moving West from New York in 1958.
The No. 1 overall draft pick by the Phillies in 1998 out of Miami, Burrell is a career .253 hitter with 292 home runs and 976 RBI in 1,640 games over 12 seasons with Philadelphia, the Rays and San Francisco. He grew up in the Bay Area i...