posted 8 years ago
CHICAGO - Ken Griffey struck out in the bottom of the ninth against Grant Balfour to end the White Sox' season with a 6-2 loss to the Rays yesterday. Afterward, Griffey said that he's not ready to retire from baseball just yet and would like to return to Chicago.
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"Yeah, I would like to return," said Griffey, who is a free agent. "We'll see what happens. I'd like to come back because the last two months have been a blast. My family has enjoyed it here."
And if he's not wanted in Chicago?
"I'm not retiring," said Griffey, who will turn 39 in November. "I've got some things to do in this game still. I want to keep playing.
"I think I can still play and help a team. The city has really responded to me and my family. This team fought all year. I really enjoyed it."
Griffey, who made a diving catch in center to rob Jason Bartlett in the fourth yesterday, hit .260 with 3 homers and 18 RBIs in 41 games with Chicago after being acquired July 31 from Cincinnati for pitcher Nick Masset and infielder Danny Richar.