Melvin Mora's retirement has been greatly exaggerated. A report out of Venezuela last month said that Mora issued a tearful retirement announcement while playing winter ball in Venezuela. Mora said what he announced was that he was no longer going to play in Venezuela because he didn't want to leave his family every year. "I'm only retired in Venezuela, it's too far from my family, that's what I was saying there," said Mora, who turns 40 next month. "When I got back here, my wife is like, 'Are you retired? They say in the paper you are retired. I'm like, 'Noooo.' I didn't talk to anyone in the U.S. I am not retired here."
Melvin Mora Now Says He Isn't Retired