Outfielder Alfonso Soriano, recently released by the New York Yankees, has told friends he plans to take the rest of this season off and then consider whether or not he wants to return in 2015, according to CBSSports.com.
Soriano combined for 34 home runs in 2013 with the Chicago Cubs and Yankees but his production dropped off this season. He had just six homers and 23 RBIs in 226 at-bats before his release.
He is in the final year of a $136 million contract he signed eight years ago.
Soriano has reportedly received some interest from teams as a part-time player, but he believes it will take him some time to get back into playing shape since he was designated for assignment on July 4.
The 38-year-old has 412 career home runs.