The Rangers have a $2.5 million option on veteran reliever Shawn Kelley. He is hoping they will pick it up.
If not, Kelley said he will retire.
“If they pick me up, I would love to come back and do another year,” Kelley said. “If not, I will drift off to the sunset. I’ll either play here next year or retire.”
Kelley is finishing his 11th season and has pitched in 486 games. He has worked through a variety of injuries, including two Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgeries. He went on the injured list twice this season, once for a bacterial infection in his throat that required surgery to have benign lumps removed.