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Placido Polanco is mulling retirement

Sep 20, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco, who turns 38 years old in less than three weeks, is considering retiring after the season. In his first year with the Marlins following a three-year stint in Philadelphia, Polanco has posted a .251/.306/.290 line while staying healthy for most of the season.

Via Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, Polanco would only be interested in prolonging his Major League career if he can stay close to his family.

“It has to be close to home. I have to see what’s out there, but the kids, the wife and family is probably ready for me to be home now. This year was really good, the fact I was at home most of the time. It seems like the season went by quick and everybody was happy.”

Polanco’s stipulation essentially limits his potential suitors in 2014 to the Marlins, Rays, and Braves.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Polanco hasn’t exactly been Señor Emoción this season, not that anyone else on the Feesh has been either, with the exception of El Keed, the occasional Iron Giant moonshot and the occasional sick play at shortstop of Adeiny Hechavarria. His bat has had all the pop of a malformed Bazooka bubble. To the Razed he’d be more of the same, the Braves need him like they need an expanded disabled list, and the Feesh probably won’t offer him more than the league minimum – he opened the season as their regular third baseman and ended it as a fizzled out utility guy off the bench. He’s had a great career but he hasn’t really aged well. Time to hang ‘em up.

  2. eightyraw - Sep 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Comparing Polanco to Jeter (it’s not nearly as crazy as it might sound):
    http://www.insidethebook.com/ee/index.php/site/comments/tom_ay_to_tom_ah_to_j_ee_ter_pol_ah_nco/

  3. weaselpuppy - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    If this is the end for ol swollen noggin, then props. he was a heckuva player for the Tigers.

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