A.J. Burnett said during spring training that he was considering retiring after the 2013 season. Six months later he’s still thinking about the possibility.

According to Karen Price of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Burnett said yesterday that retirement has been in the back of his mind all season and that he’s “50-50″ on whether to return in 2014. The 36-year-old indicated that he should have a better idea about the next step depending upon on things play out in October.