Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett, who will enter the 2013 season in his final year of his five-year, $82 million contract, is mulling over retirement following the 2013 season.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
“I enjoy it here and I enjoy these guys. If I was to keep playing, I wouldn’t want it to be anywhere else but Pittsburgh. My wife and I talk about it now and then. But it’s something I’ve got to put on the back burner. I’m just going to concentrate on this season, one start at a time.”
“I know it’s going to come up. These guys (teammates) keep getting on me about it. They keep saying, ‘Two more (years)! Two more!’ I don’t know. We’ll see. It’s a family thing, my kids are 9 and 12 now. I’m sure if I mention retiring to them, they’d say, ‘No, keep playing.’ But … I don’t know.”