Ken Griffey Jr. Not Considering Retirement

Despite his offensive struggles and recent clubhouse napping controversy, Ken Griffey Jr. is not thinking about retirement according to MLB.com's Jim Street.

"I haven't gotten to that point," said Griffey. "What would it take? I don't know. I haven't thought about anything but coming here and getting ready for a game."

The 40-year-old Griffey is hitting .200/.270/.225 with just two doubles and zero homers in 89 plate appearances this year. He and Mike Sweeney have combined to form the least productive designated hitter in baseball, and because of that GM Jack Zduriencik is looking to add offense. Seattle reportedly has interest in Jose Guillen.

There was some talk that the Mariners could release Griffey before the end of the month, but that was refuted.



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