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Phillies, Cubs interested in Michael Wuertz

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in right-handed pitcher Michael Wuertz, a source has confirmed to MLBDailyDish's Chris Cotillo. Wuertz is currently pitching for the Atlantic League's York Revolution, and can be purchased by any major league organization. The source noted that the Phillies sent a scout specifically to see Wuertz pitch, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins Sign Michael Wuertz to a Minor League Contract

Michael Wuertz was out of baseball in 2012.  He did not play in the Majors.  He did not play in the minors.  He did not even play independent league ball.  However, Wuertz is attempting a comeback this season.  He has signed with the Miami Marlins. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Wuertz has signed a minor league contract with the Marlins. The deal includes an invite...
Via MLB Injury News
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: A Roach, a Padre and a Punto Walk Into a Bar by R.J. Anderson

Signed RHP Michael Wuertz to a minor-league contract. [5/2] Wuertz followed a decorated 2009 season with injury-shortened offerings in 2010 and 2011. A March workout brought no closure and neither did a rumor concerning Seattle’s interest and subsequent change of heart in signing Wuertz. It took long enough, but the Reds were willing to give Wuertz a roster spot with the hope...
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds sign RHP Michael Wuertz to minor league deal

The Reds have signed right-hander Michael Wuertz to a minor league deal, allowing him to work out at their spring training complex in Arizona as part of the team's extended spring training program. The 33-year-old reliever pitched five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and three with Oakland, which released him in October. Wuertz went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Bottom of the Barrel Relievers

Fungible (adj.) - being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind. One of the key tenants of sabermetrics is that relief pitchers are, by and large, overrated. That’s not to say they’re not important to a team’s success — merely that teams don’t need to go out and spend copious...
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Athletics release RHP Wuertz, claim two others

The Oakland Athletics released reliever Michael Wuertz on Tuesday. Wuertz, 32, posted a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances this season. The team also claimed righthander Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Scribner made 10 appearances over two stints with the Padres this season. After making the Opening Day roster, Hunter batted .255...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss

A's release Wuertz, claim pair off waivers

The A's took care of one of several roster decisions looming on their agenda this winter, releasing veteran reliever Michael Wuertz on Tuesday rather than picking up his $3.25 million option for the 2012 season.
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss

A's cut ties with P Wuertz

The Oakland Athletics released reliever Michael Wuertz on Tuesday.
Via Miami Herald
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Athletics claim RHP Evan Scribner, OF Cedric Hunter from Padres- Release RHP Michael Wuertz

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Athletics have claimed right handed pitcher Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres. She adds that right handed pitcher Michael Wuertz was released to make room on the 40-man roster. Wuertz pitched only 33.2 innings this year for the Athletics and had a 6.68 ERA. Scribner...
Via PRO Rumors
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss

A's release reliever Michael Wuertz

After being released by the A's on Tuesday, reliever Michael Wuertz didn't point the finger at anyone but himself. "It's just when you're signed to perform and you don't perform, that's part of the game," Wuertz said. "...
Via SFgate
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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