Tim Wakefield, who remains a free agent, is holding out hope that he will stay with the Red Sox according to this column by John Torres in Florida Today.
“I just saw that (Jorge) Posada retired, you know it’s something that my wife and I need to talk about,” Wakefield said. “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.”
GM Ben Cherington has not said with any certainly that Wakefield will not be back. But he has spoken many times about treating the oldest player in the majors “with respect” and “being honest” with him.
With pitchers and catchers reporting Feb. 19, Wakefield is running short on time.
(Thanks to loyal reader Jason for sending along the link. Much appreciated.)