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Melvin Mora is not retiring, seeks minor league contract

Jan 11, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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Remember those reports in late December about Melvin Mora retiring? They were a little premature.

According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, Mora is not hanging up his cleats and is in fact looking for a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun says the 39-year-old would prefer to sign with an East Coast team, but he’ll likely accept whatever he can find.

Mora was released from the Diamondbacks in June of last season after batting just .228/.244/.276 with zero homers and 16 RBI in 135 plate appearances.

  1. dondada10 - Jan 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    What had happened was…

  2. hammyofdoom - Jan 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Wow! M. Night Shamalan couldnt have written THAT particular twist! Oh wait, he could… thats the problem

  3. jwbiii - Jan 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    If you had five ten year old kids, you might desperately be trying to get away for the summer, too.

  4. cur68 - Jan 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Aw Mel, NO, don’t do it…leave with some dignity, man. Mora leaves me no choice. I must pull out the big gun: I quote the Humungous,

    Just walk away and we’ll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror. . . . .

    • dan1111 - Jan 12, 2012 at 4:39 AM

      I have no problem with these older players trying to hang on. The same drive that led them to be great players in the first place is what causes this. And who knows: he might even have something left.

  5. hammyofdoom - Jan 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Being honest, I really hope he DOES retire. The guy was a very good player for a while, but really his time is up. Nothing wrong with that, but… just dont drag it out man

  6. mtm1321 - Jan 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Who cares? I didn’t know who he was when he played.

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