Although Inge knew that the surgery and his age might scare off some teams, he said he never considered retiring.
“I think I’ll play until someone just physically kicks me out of the game,” Inge said. “I’ll play as long as I can. If I’m enjoying something I do—and that goes for anyone in any aspect of life—you should probably do it as long as you can.”
...Inge has accepted the fact that he won’t be offered a job as a starter, but still believes that he can help a team.
“In the role that most teams are looking for, yeah, I can play for a lot of teams at this point,” Inge said. “I love baseball. I play because I love this game. I love what it’s about.
“I want my kids to experience how baseball is and just the true form of baseball. For me, it’s just about playing.”
...“Right now, Pittsburgh’s been very good to me,” Inge said. “I’m very, very thrilled with the opportunity that they’ve given me this spring.
“Obviously, just being a baseball player, I want to play, and if any team thinks that I can help their ball club, I would obviously go that route.
“There is a point where if I’m not going to perform as good as the next guy, of course, I would hang it up and say that’s my time. But as for right now, I’m still not quite yet ready.”
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