Michael Wuertz

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Michael Wuertz
Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs
Free agent
Born: (1978-12-15) December 15, 1978 (age 36)
Austin, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 5, 2004 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win–loss record 21–11
Earned run average 3.71
Strikeouts 444

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

Baseball career[edit]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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