Even though he's still on the Braves' 40-man roster, don't expect him to return.
"I'm totally content with not playing baseball," Wagner told reporters Saturday night before Virginia Tech's baseball banquet, according to Nathan Warters of the Lynchburg, Va., News & Advance . "I love watching it, I love talking about it. If I miss anything, it would be some of the guys I played with and actually competing on the field, but other than that, you can keep it."
Wagner announced his intention to retire after the 2010 season last May, and even after saving 37 games with a 1.43 ERA in 71 games for the Braves last season, he never wavered.
In his retirement, he's spent his time coaching his sons' baseball and basketball teams.
"I told my wife the other day that it hasn't even dawned on me that I should be doing something, which is kind of unusual for me," Wagner said. "But I think it's kind of a load off my mind knowing that I don't have to prepare. I've just really enjoyed it."
Braves pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, without Wagner, but with youngsters Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters pitching the ninth inning for the Braves.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans