Craig Kimbrel reportedly will consider sitting out season if he doesn't get perceived value; agent denies report

Ryan Hannable
February 23, 2019 - 2:49 pm

Craig Kimbrel has yet to sign with a team this offseason, and it appears he's willing to wait even longer.

According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, Kimbrel's asking price has not come down and he would consider sitting out the season if he doesn't get close to his perceived value.

Kimbrel reportedly is seeking a five or six-year contract worth close to $100 million.

The 30-year-old has 333 career saves and a 1.91 ERA. Last year with the Red Sox, he recorded 42 saves with a 2.74 ERA.

[UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.]: Via Ken Rosenthal, Kimbrel's agent is denying the report. “The report is wholly inaccurate and Craig looks forward to signing a new contract in the near future," David Meter said. "Any report pertaining to his not playing this season is utterly false.”

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