Mike Cameron Unsure Of Future Beyond This Season

Since signing a two-year, $17.5MM deal with the Red Sox, outfielder Mike Cameron has hinted that it could be the final contract of his career.  As he enters year two of that deal, Cameron says that he will wait to make any decisions about his career beyond 2011, writes Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

The veteran was limited in 2010 by a painful sports hernia and suggested at the end of last year that he would let his condition this season dictate his decision on his future.  Following surgery and rehab, Cameron says that he is feeling a whole lot better than he was last season.  This season he will be asked to take a reserve role behind starters J.D. Drew, Carl Crawford, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Even though he played in just 48 games last season, the 38-year-old still hit .259/.328/.401 – respectable numbers, even though they're not quite up to par with his usual production.  In 16 seasons with seven different ballclubs, Cameron owns a career .250/.340/.447 slash line. 

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3 Comments on "Mike Cameron Unsure Of Future Beyond This Season"

4 years 5 months ago

Cameron should play for nothing in 2011, after being paid overe $7,000,000 in 2010 for doing next to nothing for the Red sox..

4 years 5 months ago

Cameron had a bad groin pull last year, and played until he couldn’t stand the pain anymore. As a red Sox fan I’ll take Cameron on my team any day.

4 years 5 months ago

It’s never been Cameron’s attitude or effort that people have questioned.

With the other Sox outfield options, it doesn’t seem he’ll get a chance to prove he can still hit or field well enough to play everyday.

I’d like to see more of him, but I think he’ll soon be joining Bengie Molina and Jermaine Dye in baseball limbo.