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Free agent Geoff Jenkins likely to retire

May 8, 2010, 9:04 PM EDT

jenkins headshot.jpgFree agent outfielder Geoff Jenkins hinted Saturday to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he’s likely to retire if he isn’t offered a contract soon.

“There were some calls (in the spring) but they were to go to
Triple-A,” said Jenkins. “That just
wasn’t in my heart.  Part of it is ego but you’ve tasted this life so long. We weren’t asking for the world. We put it out there to everybody.”

Veteran major leaguers rarely go quietly and it can sometimes get ugly at the end.  But Jenkins has to realize that no team would offer him a 25-man roster spot after he failed to register a major league at-bat in 2009 and put up an ugly .246/.301/.392 batting line for the Phillies in ’08.  If he wants to prove that he still has something left in the tank, it will have to be in the minor leagues.  The 35-year-old from Olympia, Washington owns a .275 career batting average and 221 career home runs.

  1. Dave H - May 8, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Don’t pull the plug yet Geoff. Stay in shape and you will get picked up by somebody later this year. Look at Jim Edmonds filling a role quite amicably for the Milwaukee Brewers this year. I have to believe the player that took your spot for the Brewers is on his way out of Milwaukee. I would like to see you retire as a Milwaukee Brewer Jenks.

  2. Moses Green - May 9, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    You see, Brett? Your twin separated at birth figured out how to retire. School on that.

  3. Old Gator - May 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    The guy couldn’t even find a spot as a degenerated hitter with someone? Good grief, what is health care for the elderly coming to in this country?

  4. CHRIS OLWELL - Jun 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    More power to you Jeoff, i have always thot that you would make the right moves in your life from the time we played the teachers in ball in 6th grade.

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