The 45-year-old knuckleballer planned to make the announcement at the team’s spring training facility at a news conference Friday evening.
Gavin Floyd outpitched Tim Wakefield, A.J. Pierzynski hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Friday night.
The White Sox completed their second consecutive three-game sweep at Fenway Park and how now won seven straight in Boston.
Tim Wakefield held Chicago to four hits in 6 2-3 innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory on Sunday and send the Cubs home after their first visit to Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series.