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Report: Wakefield considering retirement


Report: Wakefield considering retirement

Tim Wakefield's preference is to return to the Red Sox rotation in 2012. But as January nears its end, he has yet to receive an offer from his long-time club, and he is considering retirement.

"I just saw that Jorge Posada retired, you know, it's something that my wife and I need to talk about," said the 45-year-old knuckleballer, according to "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."

Wakefield said that a number of teams have called about his services, and that he is "weighing his options."

"Hopefully, it doesn't come down to the last hour," he said when asked if he would sign away from Boston. "But I'm not closing any doors."