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Mark Mulder | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/5/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan State
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Mark Mulder told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that he'll decide in mid-January whether to try a comeback next season.
Mulder, 37, blew out his left Achilles during spring training with the Angels, but he's been throwing off a mound since August and will see how he feels in about a month before making a final call. The left-hander hasn't pitch in the majors since 2008. Dec 9 - 6:46 PM

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that Mark Mulder "continues to work toward a comeback but indicates that he’s still not 100 percent sure it will happen."

Mulder blew out his left Achilles during spring training with the Angels, wrecking his chance at a comeback during the 2014 season. He turned 37 in August but indicated after surgery in the spring that he intended to pitch for someone in 2015. Someone will surely be willing to give him a minor league deal.
Source: Boston Globe
Nov 16 - 10:10 AM

Mark Mulder (Achilles) recently began a throwing program.

Mulder's 2014 season was lost due to Achilles surgery in March, but the southpaw still has designs on pitching next season. It's a long road back for a 37-year-old, but he seems resolute in his desire to make a comeback. The Angels took a shot on Mulder this spring, and another team may give thought to doing the same next year.
Aug 6 - 7:30 PM

Mark Mulder wants to attempt another comeback.

"Barring a setback, or me not being able to pitch with my ankle for some reason, I don't see why not," Mulder said. "My arm's still going to be the same next year." The Angels released Mark Mulder on Tuesday after he ruptured his left Achilles in mid-February while doing agility drills. The 36-year-old, who hasn't thrown an MLB pitch since 2008, signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles in January. "My concern is it's now another year where I'm not facing hitters," Mulder added. "I'm not in that game situation. I don't know how I'll approach it, whether I might make a few starts at winter ball -- I really have no idea. But I do feel that as soon as I'm capable and ready, I would like to find a way to get into games somehow."
Source: MLB.com
Mar 12 - 1:21 PM

Angels released LHP Mark Mulder.

Mulder's comeback bid fell short before it really began when he ruptured his left Achilles in mid-February while doing agility drills. The 36-year-old, who hasn't thrown an MLB pitch since 2008, signed a minor league contract with the Angels in January. He'll presumably return to television work, another career that suits him.
Mar 11 - 11:53 AM

Mark Mulder will undergo left Achilles surgery on February 25.

Mulder revealed the news himself on Twitter. The rehab for the left-hander will take 5-8 months and will keep him out for the 2014 season, but he hasn't ruled out trying a comeback again in 2015.
Feb 17 - 7:08 PM

Mark Mulder will need 5-8 months of rehab to recover from left Achilles surgery.

Mulder will not pitch in 2014 but hasn't ruled out a comeback in 2015. "Yesterday was a hard day," the left-hander said Sunday. "I’ve worked hard to get to this point, felt really good about where I was at, all the things I was doing." Mulder was attempting a comeback after sitting out the last five seasons due to shoulder issues.
Feb 16 - 12:37 PM

Mark Mulder suffered a ruptured left Achilles while doing agility drills, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Angels aren't anticipating the results of an MRI until Sunday, but if DiGiovanna's report is true, it's a huge blow to Mulder's comeback chances -- the injury takes months to recover from, and it's likely his season is over before it began. The 36-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Angels in January. He hasn't thrown in a major league game since 2008.
Feb 15 - 6:27 PM

Mark Mulder suffered an ankle injury during warmups on Saturday, and is unlikely to make his scheduled bullpen session.

The severity of the injury remains unknown, but the team should have an update on his status shortly. It's unlikely that this injury sets him back very far in his comeback attempt.
Feb 15 - 1:12 PM

Mark Mulder threw a couple of 100-pitch simulated games in mid-January.

He then backed off after that, throwing 40-pitch bullpen sessions twice a week in preparation for spring training. "Now I know I’m ready," Mulder said. "Absolutely. I’ve never thrown this much coming into a spring training, but I also don’t know if I’ve ever been this prepared, either, just because of everything I’ve done." Mulder, 36, hasn't pitched since July 9, 2008, but is attempting a comeback this year with the Angels. He'll compete with Joe Blanton and Tyler Skaggs for the last spot in the Angels rotation.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Feb 14 - 1:21 PM

A scout that saw a Mark Mulder throwing session told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that "it would surprise (him)" if the lefty didn't contribute to the Angels in 2014.

The scout said that Mulder was throwing 87-92 mph with good sink and a good changeup in the session, adding that the lefty is in great shape and remains a terrific athlete. Mulder has decided to make a comeback attempt at the age of 36, as he'll try to crack the Angels' rotation. He hasn't pitched in a big league game since 2008 and hasn't been effective since 2005.
Jan 3 - 2:38 PM

Mark Mulder's deal with the Angels could top $6 million if he meets all the incentives, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The minor league portion of the deal is worth $1 million. Given the incentives, it's fair to assume Mulder will at least be given a chance to start for the Angels. It's a longshot to assume the left-hander could return and be a viable member of the Anaheim rotation at age 36, but the Angels obviously liked what they saw at the southpaw's recent throwing session.
Jan 1 - 7:38 PM

Angels signed LHP Mark Mulder to a minor league contract.

Mulder's minor league deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training. The 36-year-old left-hander made news earlier this offseason when he announced his intent to attempt a comeback, and he had numerous teams interested in his services despite a five-year layoff. Mulder hasn't been an effective pitcher since 2005 but his fastball was reportedly clocked in the low-90s in December.
Jan 1 - 7:24 PM

Brian Charles, the agent for free agent left-hander Mark Mulder, said Friday that his client is evaluating multiple offers and that nothing has been finalized yet.

Charles added that a resolution is likely to come sooner rather than later. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported earlier in the day that the Angels have emerged as the most likely landing spot for him on an incentive-laden deal.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Angels have emerged as the front-runner to sign Mark Mulder.

The 36-year-old southpaw is attempting to make a comeback, and has thrown for the Halos, Giants, Padres, Diamondbacks and Phillies in recent weeks. While he will likely have to settle for an incentive-laden minor league deal, he represents a low-risk, potentially high-reward signing. It's unclear whether he would be utilized in the rotation or out of the bullpen.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:12:00 PM