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Randy Wolf | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 8/22/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 2 (0) / PHI

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Randy Wolf has retired from baseball.
MLB Network's Jon Heyman says that one club recently called Wolf about a job but the lefty told them he was hanging it up. Wolf went 133-125 and held a 4.24 ERA across 16 major league seasons. He posted a 6.63 ERA over four starts during the postseason. Thu, Mar 10, 2016 05:46:00 PM

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Randy Wolf was hammered for six runs (four earned) over 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

The Twins chased Wolf from the game with two outs in the second inning after putting up a six-spot on four singles and two doubles. The lefty allowed seven hits overall, walking one and striking out three. In seven starts, he has a 6.68 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP, and a 27/14 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. Wolf will make a road start against the White Sox to finish out his season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Randy Wolf lost the second game of Monday's double-header after giving up three runs in seven innings versus the White Sox.

The White Sox scored twice in the second inning on an Avisail Garcia sacrifice fly and a Gordon Beckham solo home run. Jose Abreu tacked on what proved to be the winning run with an RBI double in the third. On the evening, Wolf allowed five hits and four walks while striking out six. The veteran lefty has a 5.91 ERA, a 1.63 WHIP, and a 24/13 K/BB ratio in 32 innings spanning six starts. Wolf will face the Twins at home next.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Randy Wolf struggled in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over three innings of work.

Wolf also struggled badly with his command, issuing four free passes and striking out three before his departure. The veteran southpaw remains winless on the season and now sports a troublesome 6.48 ERA and 1.72 WHIP. He should be avoided in all formats when he takes the mound against the Royals on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 09:24:00 PM

Randy Wolf howled for mercy in Wednesday's loss to the Royals, surrendering eight runs over 3 2/3 innings.

The Royals scored a run in each of the four innings in which the lefty appeared, including five in the fourth. Wolf served up two solo home runs, two of the eight hits he gave up along with three walks and two strikeouts. The veteran had pitched reasonably will in his first two starts back in the majors, but Wednesday's outing balloons his ERA to 6.11 in 17 2/3 innings. Wolf takes on the Rays in a home outing next week.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Randy Wolf pitched well in Thursday's loss to the Angels, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings.

Wolf's second start with the Tigers was a throwback effort to the days of his youth. The 39-year-old southpaw struck out five, walked two and surrendered his lone run on a shallow RBI single by Albert Pujols in the sixth. Alas, this singular run would be enough to saddle him with the loss, as the Tigers fell by a score of 2-0. Through two starts, Wolf has allowed five runs in 14 innings. It's somewhat difficult to believe that he'll continue to pitch to a sub-3.00 ERA, but he'll try to continue this late resurgence when he hits the dusty trail to face the Royals in his next start.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Randy Wolf took the loss in Saturday's contest with the Rangers, surrendering four runs (three earned) on nine hits over seven innings.

Wolf turned 39 on Saturday, but pitched like a younger man in a (mostly) effective start in which he struck out five without walking a batter. The Rangers put up a four-spot against him in the third inning, but that was the only frame in which they scored. The veteran right-hander held a 2.53 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 106/40 K/BB ratio across 139 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo prior to being shipped over to the Tigers. We wouldn't recommend him for fantasy purposes except in select match-ups, as his last standout season came in 2011. He'll look to continue his run against Father Time when he faces the Angels at home in his next start.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of LHP Randy Wolf from Triple-A Toledo.

Wolf was acquired from the Blue Jays on Thursday to provide depth to an injury-ravaged rotation. He'll be making his first start with the Tigers on Saturday as he celebrates his 39th birthday. The southpaw compiled a 2.53 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 106/40 K/BB ratio over 139 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Tigers acquired LHP Randy Wolf from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

The Tigers were in need of a starter with Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris both sidelined, so Wolf is back in the majors and will pitch Saturday against the Rangers. The veteran southpaw has compiles a 2.53 ERA and 106/40 K/BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings over 23 starts this season at the Triple-A level. He turns 39 on Saturday.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 05:35:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Randy Wolf recently requested his release from the Blue Jays.

However, Heyman says the club is considering promoting him in September, so they may hang on to him. A decision is coming in the next couple days. Wolf, who will turn 39 later this week, boasts a 2.58 ERA at Triple-A Buffalo this season.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Making his spring debut, Randy Wolf gave up four runs in 2 2/3 innings versus the Pirates on Saturday.

Wolf just signed with the Blue Jays 12 days ago, so he wasn't any sort of candidate to make the team out of spring training. He'll open the season in Triple-A and try to work his way back to the majors.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Randy Wolf to a minor league contract.

The news was passed along by Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register via Randy's brother, Jim, who is a major league umpire. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the deal is worth $800,000 if Wolf makes the majors and contains a June 1 opt-out clause. Wolf, 38, will give the Jays some starter depth following the injury to Marcus Stroman (knee). The veteran left-hander missed 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery before holding a 5.26 ERA over 25 2/3 innings with the Marlins last season. Wolf seems likely to begin the year in extended spring training given his late start.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 08:28:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Randy Wolf wants to continue playing in 2015.

Wolf, 38, returned from Tommy John surgery to post a 5.26 ERA over 25 2/3 innings with the Marlins last season. The veteran left-hander will have to settle for a minor league contract.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register speculates that Randy Wolf or Michael Roth are likely to be called up to start on Saturday against the Athletics.

That's assuming they don't find someone from outside the organization, which is something they seem likely to pursue. It's worth noting that Bartolo Colon would be on regular rest Saturday. Wade LeBlanc started for the Halos on Monday but was designated for assignment after being hammered for six runs over 3 1/3 innings. Wolf holds a 4.99 ERA over six starts at Triple-A Salt Lake, while Roth has posted a 2.62 mark over 22 Double-A outings.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 06:19:00 PM

Angels signed LHP Randy Wolf to a minor league contract.

The veteran left-hander opted out of his contract with the Orioles earlier in the month after he wasn't promoted to the big leagues. He'll function as additional rotation depth for the Angels in the minor leagues.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 02:32:00 PM

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