Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs
|York Revolution – No. 45|
December 15, 1978 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 5, 2004 for the Chicago Cubs|
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||3.71|
Michael James Wuertz (born December 15, 1978, in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He is known for his slider, which generated the most misses per swing in 2009.
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).
Wuertz was signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league deal on May 2, 2012. He was released on July 5.
- The Associated Press (2009-02-02). "Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz". espn.com. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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