Jason Isringhausen said in late September that there was a 70 percent chance he'd retire, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Izzy will return for a 17th Major League season. Three teams are already interested, according to Heyman.
Isringhausen, who turned 40 in September, pitched to a 4.14 ERA with a 6.1 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and a 44.5 percent ground-ball rate in 45 2/3 innings for the Angels in 2012. Over the course of his lengthy career, the right-hander has a 3.64 ERA with exactly 300 saves in 1007 2/3 frames for the Mets, Athletics, Cardinals, Rays and Angels. Given the amount of teams that are on the lookout for bullpen help each offseason, he should be able to secure a low-risk, one-year deal.