Joe Mauer has admitted there's a chance he could retire after this season.
The Minnesota Twins star said he'll weigh a number of factors this offseason before making a decision.
"There's a lot that goes into it than just, 'Do you want to play?'" Mauer said. "There's a lot of different dynamics that go into it. I owe it to myself and my family to sit down and think about those things.
"It's interesting. It's a big decision, and I want to make sure I'm 100 percent about it."
Mauer is in the final year of an eight-year, $184 million deal signed in 2010.
Twins executives said there's no pressure on Mauer to make a decision quickly.
"Everyone is 100 percent supportive of Joe's privacy in this matter," Thad Levine said. "If he came with us with the question you posed, 'I'd like to play another season, what does that look like?' I think we're rolling up our sleeves and having a conversation with him."