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Michael Wuertz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/15/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Phillies and Cubs are interested in Michael Wuertz.
Wuertz has been pitching with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League after being released by the Marlins in spring training. The veteran righty has fared well, posting a 3.17 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 28 1/3 innings of work. Wuertz hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and would have to settle for a minor league deal. Tue, Jul 16, 2013 06:25:00 PM

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Marlins released RHP Michael Wuertz.

Wuertz was in camp as a non-roster invitee, and clearly he didn't do enough to impress the Marlins' brass. The veteran reliever will now look for a minor league deal elsewhere.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Marlins signed RHP Michael Wuertz to a minor league contract.

He's been given a spring training invite. Wuertz signed with the Reds last May but never appeared in a game due to injury. He's healthy now, though, and has a decent chance at landing an Opening Day bullpen spot.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Reds released RHP Michael Wuertz.

Wuertz signed a minor league deal with the Reds in May, but hasn't pitched at all this season due to injury. The 33-year-old posted an ugly 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last year with the A's.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 06:02:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Michael Wuertz to a minor league contract.

He'll report to extended spring training before likely being assigned to Triple-A Louisville. Wuertz had a 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last year for the A's, but he was fantastic back in 2009 and the Reds hope he might be able to recapture some of that form.
Wed, May 2, 2012 05:44:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Reds have signed free agent reliever Michael Wuertz.

He figures to be assigned to Triple-A Louisville initially but could help out the Reds in short order. Wuertz held a 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last year for the A's, but he was one of the best set-up men in the game just a couple of years ago.
Wed, May 2, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times was told that the Mariners "will not" be signing Michael Wuertz.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman wrote Thursday morning that Wuertz had agreed to a contract with the M's. But that's apparently incorrect. The 31-year-old right-hander has struggled to attract free agent interest after registering a rough 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last year for the A's.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 11:49:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners have signed reliever Michael Wuertz.

Wuertz failed to attract much interest on the open market this winter after posting an ugly 6.68 ERA and 32/26 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings last year for the A's. The 31-year-old right-hander will presumably serve as organizational relief depth for the Mariners this season.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 11:14:00 AM

Free agent reliever Michael Wuertz has not yet received a contract offer.

Wuertz threw for 15 teams Thursday in Tempe last week, but failed to impress. He was limited to just 39 appearances last season due to a thumb injury, posting an ugly 6.68 ERA and 32/26 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. However, Wuertz was one of the best set-up men in the game just a couple of years ago. It's surprising that a team like the Twins, who were in attendance at his workout and will begin the season with a paper-thin 'pen, haven't at least offered a minor league deal.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 12:18:00 PM

Michael Wuertz threw for 15 teams Thursday in Tempe, Arizona.

We don't have confirmation of all the teams in attendance, but the Twins were expected to send someone. Wuertz was limited to just 39 appearances last season due to a thumb injury, posting an ugly 6.68 ERA and 32/26 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. However, he was one of the best set-up men in the game just couple of years ago and could be a nice bounceback candidate.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 02:14:00 PM

Free agent reliever Michael Wuertz will throw for interested teams Thursday in Tempe, Arizona.

Wuertz held a 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last season for the Athletics, but he was one of the better relievers in the AL in just a couple years ago, so it's a little surprising that he hasn't netted at least a minor league deal yet. The Twins are one team that's expected to attend the workout.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Michael Wuertz is planning to hold a workout for interested teams early next week.

Wuertz struggled to attract interest on the free agent market this winter after posting an ugly 6.68 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last season for the Athletics. The Twins are expected to attend next week's throwing session.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 02:43:00 PM

Athletics released RHP Michael Wuertz.

The A's had no intention of picking up his $3.25 million option for 2012, so he was cleared to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Wuertz, who turns 33 in December, was limited to just 39 appearances this season due to a thumb injury, posting an ugly 6.68 ERA and 32/26 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. If healthy, he could make for a nice buy-low opportunity.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 04:06:00 PM

Athletics activated RHP Michael Wuertz from the 15-day disabled list.

As expected. Wuertz, 32, has been sidelined since the end of July with right thumb tendinitis. He returns to a 4.88 ERA and 30/22 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 05:16:00 PM

The Athletics are expected to activate right-hander Michael Wuertz (thumb) from the disabled list Friday.

Wuertz struck out the side Sunday in his first rehab appearance Sunday with High-A Stockton and fanned a pair in a scoreless inning of work Wednesday night with Triple-A Sacramento. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since late-July due to right thumb tendinitis
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 01:28:00 PM

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3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
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3Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
3Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
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3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
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CF1Marcell Ozuna
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PosRoleName
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4Jarred Cosart
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PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
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4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
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