Bengie Molina: “For Now, I’m Retired”

Although Bengie Molina isn't filing any papers yet, he told Newsday's Ken Davidoff in a phone interview "for now, I'm retired." Molina is leaving the door open for a comeback, saying that he doesn't want to officially file his retirement papers until he's certain his career is over.

"A lot of my teammates and friends want me to come back," said the veteran backstop. "I love the game. It gave me life… I wish I could be playing right now. But I've got other priorities right now…. It could be how Pedro [Martinez] did it halfway through [2009], something like that. It's not like I'm planning on doing that. If it comes up, and I'm ready to go, I'll do it."

A month ago, Molina was still talking to teams and debating whether or not to play in 2011. When the Padres expressed some interest in the 36-year-old last week, it sounded as if it would take at least a modest guaranteed salary to convince Molina to sign anywhere.

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  1. Guest 4 years ago

    If he’s not planning on returning now, he won’t be ready to come back halfway through the season… it’ll take him at least that long to get in shape… not that he ever prioritized that…

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      yea, not sure what you’re talking about there. his offseason routine every year is cheetos. retirement does not change that. he’ll be ready to go the day after they call him

  2. Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All 4 years ago

    In other words….

    “I really don’t want to retire, but no one needs an oversized backup catcher who is a 1949343 years old.” (He’s actually 36 for the 37 year olds who want to defend that they’re not old.)

  3. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Jermaine Dye says Hi!

  4. something happens to lucroy i’d take him in milwaukee

  5. flickadave 4 years ago

    Bengie should be the Red Sox “plan B”

  6. $7562574 4 years ago

    he should retire as an angel. going to the hall as a halo helps too.

    • Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All 4 years ago

      There is a 0% chance that he is a Hall of Famer.

  7. Guest 4 years ago

    “Crown moulding for Yankee Fans”

    lmao, that made my day.

  8. astrostl 4 years ago

    Shoulda backed up his brother :(

  9. it would be nice if he play with he’s brother yadier then retire so he would had play with he’s two brother start with Jose and finish with yadier

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