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Todd Wellemeyer | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/30/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bellarmine (KY) College
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Todd Wellemeyer has retired from baseball.
Wellemeyer made the announcement Saturday after allowing eight hits and four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday at Triple-A Iowa. The 32-year-old will call it quits with a 4.83 career ERA and 1.51 career WHIP. He played eight major league seasons. Sat, May 7, 2011 05:32:00 PM

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Todd Wellemeyer (hip) will make his first start at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

Wellemeyer has been sidelined since the middle of spring training by a hip injury. He's ready now to begin making minor league starts and could be in line for a spot outing with the Cubs if everything goes well down on the farm. "I feel stronger than ever, really," the right-hander said Sunday. "Now it’s just a matter of breaking the arm in and getting the durability up."
Mon, May 2, 2011 09:30:00 AM

Todd Wellemeyer allowed three hits and one walk in two innings of work on Sunday afternoon, tallying two strikeouts in the process.

About what is to be expected from Wellemeyer, who is fighting to be the Cubs' mop-up man this spring. He's far from guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster.
Sun, Mar 6, 2011 04:15:00 PM

Cubs signed RHP Todd Wellemeyer to a minor league contract.

The right-hander can earn $800,000 if he makes the Cubs' Opening Day roster and finds a way to remain on it all year. If not, Wellemeyer will simply get a prorated cut of that salary for however long he spends up in the bigs. Our guess is that he will fail to win a bullpen job during spring training and is sent to Triple-A Iowa, where he will operate as emergency depth.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 02:53:00 PM

The Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with righty Todd Wellemeyer, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago.

The non-guaranteed contract will be worth $800,000 if Wellemeyer lands a spot on the Cubs' Opening Day roster. He turned in a poor 5.52 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over 13 appearances (11 starts) last season for the Giants and will probably battle for a long relief spot in the Chicago bullpen this spring. Wellemeyer worked as a reliever for the Cubs from 2003-2005.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 01:37:00 PM

Giants released RHP Todd Wellemeyer.

Wellemeyer ate some innings for the Giants earlier this season but belongs nowhere near a playoff caliber pitching stuff. He posted a 5.52 ERA over 11 starts and will probably look for a bullpen gig elsewhere.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 04:05:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Todd Wellemeyer for assignment.

The Giants called up Emmanuel Burriss - for reasons unknown, but perhaps to spell the struggling Freddy Sanchez from time to time - and needed the roster slot. Wellemeyer was never really good, but was serviceable while he kept his walks down. Now he's walking over five a game. He's not interesting in any fantasy league.
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 06:55:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Todd Wellemeyer from the 15-day disabled list.

Wellemeyer has been groomed as a starter on his minor league rehab assignment, but he will be used out of the bullpen initially. Even if he is moved back to the starting rotation, he will not be a fantasy option.
Thu, Aug 5, 2010 04:04:00 PM

Todd Wellemeyer (quad) may take Denny Bautista's spot in the bullpen.

At least according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Bautista's 3.32 ERA looks pretty good, as does his strikeout rate, however he has walked 26 batters in 32 innings and posted a 7.71 ERA over 11 appearances in July. Wellemeyer is expected to travel with the team to Denver, but will likely make one more minor league rehab start with Triple-A Fresno. He posted a 5.52 ERA over 11 starts before going on the disabled list with a right quad strain in June.
Mon, Aug 2, 2010 05:16:00 PM

Todd Wellemeyer has allowed only one run over 9 1/3 innings during his rehab at Triple-A Fresno, but he's likely to get one more rehab start.

The right-hander's stuff has looked good, but his control hasn't, as he's walked nine batters, including six over 4 1/3 frames in his last start. When he does return to the Giants, it's expected to be as a long reliever.
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 03:11:00 PM

Todd Wellemeyer (quad) threw five shutout innings on Monday in an impressive rehab start for Triple-A Fresno.

Wellemeyer held the opposing Salt Lake Bees to one hit and should be awfully close to returning to the major leagues. He may be used out of the bullpen initially, but he's stretched out enough for starting duties. The right-hander had a 5.52 ERA over 12 appearances (11 starts) before hitting the DL.
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 10:33:00 AM

Todd Wellemeyer (quad) is scheduled to throw approximately 70 pitches for Triple-A Fresno on Monday.

The Giants want to increase the right-hander's durability so that he'd be available as an emergency starter, not just a reliever. Wellemeyer has been out since mid-June with a strained right quadriceps.
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 08:50:00 AM

Todd Wellemeyer (quad) threw 2 2/3 innings in a rehab game Wednesday with the Giants' affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League.

Wellemeyer will report to Triple-A Fresno on Monday to continue rehabbing. The Giants have not said whether he will return as a starter or reliever, but they may as well groom him for long distance. Placed on the disabled list June 11 with a quad strain, he should be back in the bigs by early August.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 07:09:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy left open the possibility Monday that Todd Wellemeyer could return as a reliever.

Wellemeyer was placed on the disabled list with a right quad strain back on June 11 and isn't expected to return until we get a little closer to the All-Star break. He had a 5.52 ERA over 11 starts and one relief appearance. Madison Bumgarner has since grabbed his spot in the starting rotation.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 11:31:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Todd Wellemeyer (quad) is still at least two weeks away.

Wellemeyer is currently rehabbing an injury to his right quad at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. He posted a 5.52 ERA over 12 appearances (11 starts) before going on the disabled list earlier this month.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 11:25:00 AM

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2B1Javier Baez
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SS1Starlin Castro
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3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
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RF1Jorge Soler
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R1Hector Rondon
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5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
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