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Arthur Rhodes close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2012

Jan 7, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

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Arthur Rhodes said during the Cardinals’ World Series run in October that he planned to play one more season before retiring and according to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the 42-year-old left-hander is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2012.

Rhodes was released by the Rangers last August after posting a 4.81 ERA over 32 appearances, but latched on with the Cardinals in August and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings during the postseason. The Cardinals would reportedly like to bring him back, but he has also drawn interest from the Mariners this offseason.

Rhodes has a 4.08 ERA over his 20 seasons in the majors, but the great majority of his success has come after the age of 30. The southpaw has a 3.07 ERA since 2001.

  1. hcf95688 - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Damn. He’s still in baseball? Who knew?

    • crisisjunky - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      apparently a majority of the general managers with Z’s in their name…….

      • paperlions - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

        …and anyone that paid attention the 2011 post season

  2. pkswally024 - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    I still find it fantastic that he would have gotten a ring regardless of the outcome.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jan 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      Like Bengie Molina the year before.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Perhaps he will pitch in Japan?

  4. dwick21 - Jan 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Report: Rhodes close to finalizing contract for him to pitch in the 7th inning, to the first or second left handed batter

    • 78mu - Jan 8, 2012 at 12:39 AM

      La Russa is trying to figure out how he can have Rhodes work for him this year. TLR has always had a use for a veteran LOOGY. He might hire Rhodes to take over for his secretary from 3:00 PM to 3:10 PM to type out that crucial memo.

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