MLB Rumors: Red Sox David Murphy confirms possible retirement, interest for minor leagues lost

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There seems to be a lot of things going on in the Red Sox now. Aside from the known changes in their roster, another news might considerably be a game changer for the franchise. There are now speculations that David Murphy will retire if he can’t make it to the Boston Red Sox major league roster.

It can be remembered that just last month, Murphy was signed by Red Sox to a minor league deal with a tag of $2 million if he reaches the major league. And since he has an opt-out clause due in the coming days, particularly on the 27th of this month, he can opt-out his deal thus being reassigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Though Murphy has a potential to be in the major league, the 34-year-old outfielder may lack the opportunity to do so, for there seems to be no room for a fifth outfielder on the team as CBSSports would speculate. And for that matter, one of the most feasible options is to retire, since Murphy himself declared his lack of interest playing in the minors.

“I think I’m to the point in my career where I’ve played plenty of baseball, and I don’t think I’m interested in playing in the minor leagues,” Murphy told

However, though retirement is a definite possibility as to the words of David Murphy, he is still willing to think things over and wait for more days to receive some updates. Murphy also added that:

“Retirement is definitely a possibility there. I don’t know. The way that everything has gone this offseason, something like that has crept up kind of quickly. It would definitely be part of my thought process, but I really don’t know. I’d have to take a little bit of time to think about it, or to go home and stay in shape and wait for a phone call.”

With the crowded situation in the roster of Boston Red Sox, the future of David Murphy might not be that clear, but we would just have to wait for conclusive announcements and further news of his status.

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