David Eckstein
2B FA
8 years ago

David Eckstein's agent denied reports that his client is retiring.

"If the right opportunity arises, he will play," Ryan Gleichowski said. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that Eckstein had officially decided to retire. Jon Heyman tweeted Sunday that Eckstein had the opportunity to play for the Mariners last season, but opted against it. The 37-year-old didn't play in 2011. The former World Series MVP has played 10 seasons and has a .280/.345/.355 career batting line.

David Eckstein
2B FA
8 years ago

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that David Eckstein has officially decided to retire.

Eckstein, 37, didn't play in 2011 but said at midseason that he'd consider playing again in the right situation. But, he's decided to hang up his cleats even though there were some teams willing to offer him a minor league contract. The former World Series MVP played 10 seasons and finishes with a .280/.345/.355 career batting line.

David Eckstein
2B FA
8 years ago

David Eckstein said he doesn't consider himself retired and would possibly return in the "right situation."

"It totally has to be the right situation, but when you say that, it's like you're disrespecting the clubs that have talked to you," Eckstein said. "This goes so much deeper than you guys will ever know." Eckstein, 36, said he had plenty of offers last offseason and was contacted by the Dodgers during spring training but simply "made a decision not to play." It's a real longshot that he would play this season, but perhaps he might get the itch next offseason.