Tim Wakefield keeps options open, hopes to pitch in Boston next season
Veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield said this week that he hopes to spend next season with the Boston Red Sox and that several other teams have expressed interest in him, according to FloridaToday.com.
“I just saw that (Jorge) Posada retired, you know it’s something that my wife and I need to talk about,” Wakefield said. “I’d probably need to talk about it with my kids, too. Ultimately, I would like to obviously play for the Boston Red Sox for one more year and see where it goes.”
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in December that he was unsure whether or not Wakefield would be asked to return to the team. Wakefield has been with Boston since 1995 and appeared in 33 games last season.
Wakefield, 45, said that he met new manager Bobby Valentine and told him that he wanted to be with the team. “I introduced myself and told him I hope to get a chance to play for him this year,” Wakefield said, according to the report.