Former Indians pitcher Paul Byrd is taking the Roger Clemens approach to semiretirement: sit out half a season and try to sign with a contender midway through, Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com reported.
He doesn't want to spend another full season away from his wife, Kym, and sons Grayson, 12, and Colby, 11.
But he also doesn't want to say farewell to a sport that he has played competitively since 1976.
"The word 'retire' when you're 38 just doesn't make sense. I hate even using that word," Byrd says. "But how much longer can it keep being all about me?"