Former Red Sox OF Jason Bay Says He’s Going to Retire

Jason Bay

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay has told Sportsnet’s Shi Dividi that he plans to hang up his cleats and call it a career.

“I haven’t filed papers or anything yet, but I don’t really see a scenario where I would play this year or beyond, really,” the 35-year-old from Trail, B.C., told Saturday. “I had some offers, and an offer to play in Japan, actually, which could be fun for a life experience. I talked to Kevin Youkilis who’s doing it, but taking the whole family over there defeats the purpose of being at home and doing the family thing.

“The writing has been on the wall, I just haven’t made it official, per se. This is probably the end of the road.”

Bay was selected to all-star team three times and was also crowned the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finishes his career with 222 home runs.