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.