Larkin Not Retiring?

Barry Larkin might come back.

The Cincinnati Reds shortstop has asked the Reds to cancel his retirement ceremonies planned for the season's final weekend because he's not sure this will be his last year.

In a statement today, he said he wanted to leave his options open for 2005. Larkin, who is 40, has been picked for the All-Star game and is hitting 295 with four homers and 31 RBI's.

The Reds planned to hold retirement festivities for Larkin on October 2nd, the next-to-last day of season, when they played Pittsburgh.