clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Billy Wagner May Retire

It looks like Red Sox setup man (and now free agent) Billy Wagner may retire instead of pursuing another year in the big leagues:

"I don't plan on talking to nobody," Wagner said, when asked where he might pitch next season.

Does that mean retirement?

"Why wouldn't I?" he said. "I've got nothing else to [accomplish]."

This is surprising in my opinion. He showed in his time with the Red Sox that he can still pitch and he could probably make a good payday out of it. There will be a few teams that would love to take him on and give him the closer's role. This could be a lot like Trevor Hoffman last year, who spent the majority of his 16-year career with San Diego, but then jumped ship to Milwaukee when the Padres thought he was too old and ineffective. The result was one of his best seasons of his career.