Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield admitted that even though he wants to continue to pitch, retirement could be on the horizon.
"You know, it’s something that my wife and I need to talk about,” Wakefield told Florida Today. “I’d probably need to talk about it with my kids, too. Ultimately, I would like to obviously play for the Boston Red Sox for one more year and see where it goes.”
The 45-year-old Wakefield is a free agent and may not get an offer from the Red Sox, who have overhauled their front office and brought in manager Bobby Valentine since after last season's collapse.
Wakefield, who has been with the Red Sox since 1995, went 7-8 with a 5.12 ERA in 33 appearances (23 starts) last season.
In September, he won his 200th game, becoming the 108th pitcher to reach that milestone.