Jack Wilson Thinking About Retirement

Jack Wilson is experiencing doubts about his baseball future after his latest injury, according to Mike McCall of MLB.com. Originally on the disabled list due to a strained right knee, Wilson experienced a setback last week, pulling his right hamstring during a rehab assignment. With no timetable set for his return, the 32-year-old spoke candidly about his frustration:

"This is when you actually look at your career and if it's going to last too much longer," Wilson said. "In reality, there's nothing more that I can do. If it ends up pulling, there's nothing you can do about it. You're out two weeks every time you do it."

Although Wilson's hamstring issues have hampered his durability, his health problems don't appear as serious as those of Eric Chavez, another 32-year-old thinking about retirement because of injuries. Considering Wilson signed a two-year, $10MM deal with Seattle this winter, the slick-fielding shortstop is probably unlikely to call it a career quite yet.


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7 Comments on "Jack Wilson Thinking About Retirement"


hawkny1
5 years 3 months ago

If a player, who gets paid $500K/month screws up his rehab he/she has to say something “constructive” right?

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

“Screws up his rehab”? Let’s see how you play shortstop with a strained right knee.

hawkny1
5 years 3 months ago

I don’t play shortstop…..but I know this…if I am injured and the doctor tells me to go home and restrict my movements so that my injury has time to heal…and I ignore the instructions, and, all the while my boss is paying me, I further stretch out my recouperation time…I would feel compelled to say something like…..darn, maybe I should retire (wink) even though I don’t mean it….or plan to… just to placate my boss..

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Stephen Robinson
5 years 3 months ago

He retired his bat a season ago, may as well just hang up the cleats now. The M’s offense is already anemic enough.

Ian_Smell
5 years 3 months ago

I hope that Jack can stick around, even though he can’t hit much anymore, his glove is still great. The people of Pittsburgh were spoiled seeing his defense for so long, I don’t know if I’ll consistently see anything like it again. Good luck to you Jack.

bucco_nation
5 years 3 months ago

yeah, hard to see a guy like jack going out like this, great ball player and an even better person. on a side note, looks like we made the right call on shipping out freddy and jack. both hurt since they left.

Ian_Smell
5 years 3 months ago

I hope that Jack can stick around, even though he can’t hit much anymore, his glove is still great. The people of Pittsburgh were spoiled seeing his defense for so long, I don’t know if I’ll consistently see anything like it again. Good luck to you Jack.