(NEW YORK) — Even though he’s still one of the top sluggers in Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is considering retirement at the end of the 2013 season, according to a report from Fox Sports.
Entering play on Thursday, the 33-year-old sits sixth among all players in home runs with 30, but is hitting just .228 with 159 strikeouts.
With 436 career home runs, Dunn still has a shot at 500, but said he won’t let statistics or money be a deciding factor in whether or not to retire.
“I’m not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left [on my contract],” Dunn told Fox Sports. “I’m not coming back to chase home run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I’m not having fun, see ya — 499 it is.”
Dunn signed a four-year deal with the team worth $56 million prior to the 2011 season, but his batting average has left much to be desired.
He hit .159 in his first season and .204 last season despite totaling 82 home runs during that span.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN