Angel Pagan told the Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero that he has decided not to sign with any franchise for the 2017 season.
Pagan, however, left the door open for a possible return in 2018.
"I am now dedicating myself to focusing more on my family," Pagan, 35, said. "Devoting the time that my family deserves. I've spent a lot of time away from home."
His future has been up in the air since he hit free agency after the Giants declined to bring him back this offseason.