Michael Wuertz

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Michael Wuertz
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Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1978-12-15) December 15, 1978 (age 38)
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
Teams

Michael James Wuertz was born December 15, 1978 in Austin, MN and is a former Major League baseball pitcher. He is known for his slider, which generated the most misses per swing in 2009.[1] He is currently the pitching coach for the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League.

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.

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2016, he was named the pitching coach for the Inland Empire 66ers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Class-A affiliate in the California League.[5]

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