Ian Snell is already considering a comeback

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Ian Snell announced last month that he was retiring rather than accept a minor league assignment from the Cardinals, but Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports that he is already considering a comeback.

“He told the world he’s retiring, and that’s what we thought was going to happen,” Snell’s agent Joe Sroba said Friday.

Snell posted an unsightly 6.41 ERA and 26/25 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings with the Mariners last season. While he’s been in a steady decline since the 2007 season, he is only 29 years old and was still averaging 91.1 mph on his fastball last season.

The Delaware native would make sense for a number of teams as organizational depth at the Triple-A level, but Sroba mentioned that a return to the Cardinals is a possibility. And really, if there’s anyone who can get Snell’s career back on track, it has to be Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan.