Michael Wuertz

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Michael Wuertz
Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs
Born: (1978-12-15) December 15, 1978 (age 40)
Austin, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 5, 2004, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 2011, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–11
Earned run average 3.71
Strikeouts 444

Michael James Wuertz (born December 15, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He is known for his slider, which generated the most misses per swing in 2009.[1]

Baseball career

Chicago Cubs

Wuertz was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on April 5, 2004, against the Cincinnati Reds, throwing a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Wuertz has career averages of 9.66 strikeouts per nine innings and 7.43 hits per nine innings (as of August 13, 2011).

Oakland Athletics

On February 2, 2009, Wuertz was traded to the Oakland Athletics for minor leaguers Richie Robnett and Justin Sellers.[2] He was released on October 25, 2011, after three seasons in Oakland.

Cincinnati Reds

Wuertz was signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league deal on May 2, 2012.[3] He was released on July 5.

Miami Marlins

Wuertz was signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league deal on January 15, 2013.[4] He was released on March 8.


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