White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn says he might retire if he is not having fun. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)
The Chicago White Sox are having a lousy season, currently 56-81 and have been out of the playoff race for the majority of the season. Designated hitter Adam Dunn is not sure he wants to be a part of the game any more, especially if he is not enjoying the game.
“I’m not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left (on his contract),” Dunn told FOX Sports.com. “I’m not coming back to chase home-run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I’m not having fun, see ya — 499 it is.”
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“I’ll start working out (during the offseason), start hitting,” Dunn said. “It’ll be the same. I’m presuming that I’m going to dread starting. Then, once you get into it, (you realize) it is fun again. I remember that. Then I’ll go to spring training and go from there. If I’m not having fun, if it’s not a normal-feeling baseball season, then I’m out."