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Ian Snell is already considering a comeback

Apr 9, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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Ian Snell announced last month that he was retiring rather than accept a minor league assignment from the Cardinals, but Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports that he is already considering a comeback.

“He told the world he’s retiring, and that’s what we thought was going to happen,” Snell’s agent Joe Sroba said Friday.

Snell posted an unsightly 6.41 ERA and 26/25 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings with the Mariners last season. While he’s been in a steady decline since the 2007 season, he is only 29 years old and was still averaging 91.1 mph on his fastball last season.

The Delaware native would make sense for a number of teams as organizational depth at the Triple-A level, but Sroba mentioned that a return to the Cardinals is a possibility. And really, if there’s anyone who can get Snell’s career back on track, it has to be Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan.

  1. itsabergthing - Apr 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    I always like Ian Snell, even though he never panned out for the Buccos. Hopefully he can get his career back on track. He’s always had good stuff, but could never put it together consistently except for his magical ’07 season.

  2. micker716 - Apr 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    “if there’s anyone who can get Snell’s career back on track, it has to be Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan.”

    Unfortunately, Dave Duncan doesn’t coach the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) pitching staff.

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