Veteran Outfielder Andre Either is not planning to retire, despite Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reporting that he is. Murray mentioned that Either had told friends and family that he is set to retire from Major League Baseball. Either and agent, Nez Bazelo, have come out and said that Either will play in 2018, as multiple teams have shown interest in signing him.
Either has not been able to play like his all-star self over the past two seasons. The 35 year old has played only 38 games since the start of the 2016 season.
Either was bought out by his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, earlier this offseason. His buyout was worth $2.5 million. He had one year left on his deal, which would have been worth $17.5 million, had he not been bought out.
Either has played a total of 12 seasons in the big leagues, with all of them wearing Dodger blue. He has hit 162 home runs and 687 RBIs, while hitting .285.
His best years came during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He was selected to play in the all star game both years, when he hit .292 in consecutive seasons. He hit 23 dingers, then 11 in respective seasons.
Assuming Either does play in 2018, he will be healthy and will be able to produce like his golden days.