Wells leaning toward retirement, but will file

Updated: November 2, 2006, 11:02 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

David Wells will spend much of this month in Africa hunting lions, leopards and water buffalo on safari with a bow and arrow.


He still maintains that he's finished as a professional baseball player. But in the event he changes his mind, he's leaving himself the necessary wiggle room.

Agent Gregg Clifton said Wells will file for free agency sometime between now and Major League Baseball's Nov. 11 deadline, just in case he decides to return in 2007 for a 21st big-league season.

"He ...

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