per the LA Times:
Salmon to Call It Quits Even if He's Short of 300
The farewell milestone suddenly appears in jeopardy. However, even if he finishes one home run shy of 300, Tim Salmon insists this remains his final season.
"Sure, 300 is a well-rounded number," he said Thursday. "But, if I end up with 299, does that diminish anything?"
Salmon, the Angels' all-time leader in home runs, started this season with 290 and hit six in the first 49 games. But he has stalled at 296, with no homers in the past 39 games, and he has lost playing time to Juan Rivera.