Wakefield won't rule out playing elsewhere


Wakefield won't rule out playing elsewhere

TORONTO -- Tim Wakefield -- who will become the oldest person ever to play for the Red Sox when he makes his next appearance -- says he hasn't ruled out continuing his career elsewhere if the Sox cut him loose.

Depends on the situation," said Wakefield. "I mean, I want to retire a Red Sox, but Im not going to rule that out. The situation has got to be right."

Wakefield is now 44 years and 282 days old. The oldest player ever to appear in a game for the Sox was Deacon Maguire, who was 44 years and 280 days old when he last played on Aug. 24, 1908.

Wakefield said he said no plans to retire, and will play until they tell me I stink or they dont want me anymore. But I havent given it any thought."