Forty-one-year-old Adam Wainwright remains unsure if he will retire following the 2022 MLB season.
“Have I thought about it? Well, everybody asks me about it,” Wainwright said, per MLB.com.
“We’ll see what happens. We should know pretty soon if something happens. If not, it’s been a good run and thank you, St. Louis.”
Adam Wainwright has spent 17 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing alongside Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. During his career, Wainwright made three all-star teams, earned two Gold Gloves and won the 2006 World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals finished the 2022 MLB regular season with a record of 93-69 and the NL Central crown. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Phillies swept the St. Louis Cardinals in their three-game Wild Card series.
After the 2022 MLB Postseason, Wainwright’s teammates, Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols, announced that they would be retiring. Molina appeared in 10 MLB All-Star Games and won the World Series twice. Meanwhile, Pujols won a batting title, two World Series titles and two MVPs.
“There was so much magic going on this season with Albert and Yadi, and I just thought, ‘We can’t go out like this,’” Wainwright said after the team’s postseason loss against the Phillies.
“It was just too special, what we had going on. With our two guys here and what they were bringing to the table, I always thought we were winning it.”
Adam Wainwright will revisit the topic of retirement later in the offseason. As for the Phillies, they will move on to play the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.