It’s sounding more and more like Sean Casey is going to retire.
The (Massachusetts) Eagle-Tribune’s Bill Burt talked to Casey late last week, who said “unless there is an offer that blows me away, I will be retiring.”
Apparently it’s not about money as much as it’s about Casey’s desire to play every day or not at all. He doesn’t want to be a part-time player.
Casey is a free agent. The Red Sox did not offer salary arbitration.
Casey hit .322 with 17 RBI with no home runs in 199 at-bats last season, his first with the Red Sox.
Casey’s best two seasons were with the Reds. In 1999, he hit .332 with 197 hits (including 42 doubles), 25 home runs and 99 RBI. In 2004, he hit .324 with 185 hits (including 44 doubles), 24 home runs and 99 RBI.