Park would consider re-joining the Bucs in ’11
Chan Ho Park is still undecided if he wants to return to the majors next year for his 18th season. There are many factors that would determine if he wants to pitch again in 2011.
“I have to think about it and talk about it with my family,” Park said. “I don’t know. I hope so. I’m not sure exactly where.”
What does Park think about the Pirates’ organization and would be consider coming back for the ’11 season?
“It’s a good team with a good future,” Park said. “If I play for this team next year, a .500 or winning record is going to be a big goal for this team. I want to be a part of that and have that. We have so much talent here.”
General Manager Neal Huntington said they have discussed him returning.
“We’ve talked about it,” Huntington said. “We’ll certainly talk this offseason, but at this point in time, he’s not expressed a definitive interest in coming back to us, nor have we expressed a definitive opportunity to have him come back. But out of respect to each other, we’re keeping the door open.”
“He seems like a quality guy and a guy that the players rally around,” Huntington said. “They genuinely like him. He was candid in that he didn’t know what he was getting into when he came to the Pirates, but to his credit, he’s come in here and he’s wanted to be an asset. He’s wanted to help us and he really has.”
Park has a 1.93 ERA in his past 21 appearances with the Pirates.