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Decision on Big Unit's future near

Decision on Big Unit's future near

Randy Johnson is still deciding whether to come back for a 23rd Major League season or retire, his agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Johnson's agent, Alan Nero, speaking from the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, said the left-hander is currently spending time with his family in Arizona and could begin working out again soon.

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Johnson, 46, is expected to make his decision in the next few weeks, Nero told the AP.

Johnson went 8-6 with a 4.88 ERA with the Giants this past season and became the 24th pitcher to reach the 300-win plateau in June. But Johnson missed two months because of a strained left shoulder and returned as a reliever in late September, posting a 6.23 ERA in five relief appearances.

The five-time Cy Young Award winner owns a career 303-166 record, a 3.29 ERA and 4,875 strikeouts across 22 big league seasons as a member of the Expos, Mariners, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Giants.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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