Raul Ibanez has hit a team-leading 27 home runs for the Mariners this year at age 41 and said Tuesday he wants the chance to keep playing again next season.

Ibanez’s production has dropped off in the second half this year after hitting 24 homers before the All-Star break. But the veteran outfielder is still batting .251 with 62 RBIs in 115 games this season and remains one of the team’s best clutch hitters.

“Yeah I want to play another year” Ibanez said prior to Tuesday’s game with the Tigers. “It’s not something I really dwell upon. It’s not something I mull over and lose sleep over because I’m in the moment right now. But yeah if you asked me right now I definitely want to play another year.”

Ibanez is on a one-year $2.75 million contract with Seattle and will be a free agent at year’s end.

Ibanez one of the hardest workers on the team said health hasn’t been an issue for him.

“Physically I feel I can play for I don’t want to sound wrong but kind of til I want to physically” he said. “Mentally it’s a grind and that part becomes harder as you get older. Staying locked in for six months in a row becomes harder. But I feel I can play this game physically for awhile I guess. That doesn’t mean I will but I feel like I can.”