Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs
December 15, 1978 |
|April 5, 2004, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 2011, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.71|
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. He is currently the pitching coach for the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League.
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.
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