Ryan Theriot may have scored the World Series-clinching run for the Giants last year, but that doesn’t mean he will find a job for next season.
The 33-year old utility infielder is considering retiring and becoming an agent, reports Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The last time we heard anything about Theriot was in mid-February, when he said that his agent had been talking to “plenty of teams.”
Also last month, Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans told KNBR that “we are not an option for him.”
He stated that Theriot would like to play with a team where he is not simply a utility infielder, and with Marco Scutaro re-signing this past offseason, Theriot would be relegated to that role should he return.
The Rangers, Indians, and Phillies have all expressed interested in signing Theriot, but it is unclear how much they are intrigued now.
Theriot hit .270 with no home runs and 28 RBI in 104 games last season for the Giants. He was a starter for a portion of the year, but finished the season on the bench as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement.
In eight seasons in the big leagues, Theriot has a career batting average of .281.