Posted January 11, 2014

Report: Jason Bay likely to retire

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Jason Bay (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Jason Bay was a three-time All Star who hit 222 career home runs. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Outfielder Jason Bay, an 11-year veteran of five teams, can’t see a scenario in which he comes back to play and thus will retire, he told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca on Saturday.

Bay had an offer to continue playing in Japan, but the 35-year-old Canadian said it’s time to focus on his family, which includes his wife, two daughters and a son.

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The 2004 Rookie of the Year with the Pirates and a three-time All Star, Bay hit 222 career home runs. After a productive season and a half with the Red Sox, Bay signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Mets in 2010.

But after seven straight years with at least 21 homers, Bay hit only 26 in three seasons with New York before he was cut.

He hit .204 with 11 homers and 20 RBIs in 68 games for the Mariners last year.

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7 comments
canadianox
canadianox

Did have a very good year with RedSox after trading M Ramirez out of town in 2008. Hit a big homer vs Angels to win game in Anaheim in Oct 2008. In retrospect, great deal made by Sox!

gatordebate
gatordebate

I thought he retired in 2010 when the Mets signed him.

DanaBunner1
DanaBunner1

Another baseball player who has "retired" after finding out that no team will sign him for over the league minimum. 

Theobeaver
Theobeaver

God bless these poor baseball players who are compelled to retire at 35 in order to spend more time with their families. At least they gave their 110%

Mark112
Mark112

A sure fire Hall of Famer.

hr334466
hr334466

AROD, ARE YOU READING THIS