Maryvale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Aramis Ramirez is set to enter his 18th big league season and the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman said Friday it could very well be his last.
Speaking with reporters at Milwaukee's spring training camp, Ramirez gave all indications that he won't play beyond 2015.
"I'm going to play this year and probably be done after this year," he said Friday. "I don't know if I want to play after this year. I think this is it. We'll see what happens, but I don't think I'll play after this year."
Ramirez will begin his fourth season in Milwaukee after also playing for the Cubs and Pirates in a career that began in 1998. He hit 15 homers, drove in 66 runs and batted .285 last year, earning All-Star honors for a third time.
The Dominican native will turn 37 years old in June. He broke into the majors with the Pirates at the age of 19.
"It's more of a family thing," he added. "I've got three kids, I've been playing for a long time, been away for a long time. Sometimes it's just time to do something else."
Ramirez is a career .285 with 369 homers and 1,342 runs batted in.