Giants Release Todd Wellemeyer

AUGUST 17th: The Giants have asked for unconditional release waivers on Wellemeyer, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

AUGUST 9th: The Giants designated Todd Wellemeyer for assignment to make room for Emmanuel Burriss, according to the team (on Twitter). San Francisco activated Wellemeyer Thursday and he appeared in one game, but pitched poorly. The Braves picked up four hits and an earned run off of the right-hander before he could record an out yesterday.

The 31-year-old has a season ERA of 5.68 with 6.3 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in 58.2 innings. Wellemeyer was a fixture in the Giants rotation before a quadriceps injury sidelined him for much of June and all of July. He makes $1MM this year and hits free agency after the season. Last night's performance and his quad injury will likely limit interest in Wellemeyer.

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  1. 55saveslives 5 years ago



  3. sdsuphilip 5 years ago

    Well Bochy isn’t as retarded as I thought apparently. Then again he basically forced Sabean to trade Molina as he was getting most the time at catcher over posey

  4. Thumbnose 5 years ago

    Jeeze, this was the guy that was supposed to make us forget about not resigning Brad Penny. No one saw this coming.

  5. Do you think Todd knew that his appearance yesterday was a “do or die” situation? Man, what pressure.

  6. Lincecum 5 years ago

    about time…I saw Wellemeyer’s game in LA in April. He gave up 6 runs before recording his 4th out. This guy has NO composure on the mound and doesn’t deserve to pitch in the big leagues. Hopefully the Dodgers pick his sorry butt up.

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

      If it means SF takes on Sherrill, they should jump all over it…

  7. TimotheusATL 5 years ago

    He really didn’t pitch THAT poorly in his return. Even the Braves announcers said that two of the hits were on pitcher’s pitches. Unlucky way to come back from the DL, I reckon.

  8. He should probably beg the Cardinals to take him back so he can reunite with Dave Duncan. Wonder if Duncan has enough magic fairy dust left to fix Wellemeyer?

    • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

      He was with St. Louis last year, and Duncan showed no signs of fixing him them. He was awful.

  9. Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

    When I read this I thought the same thing I did when Denny Bautista was DFA’d and when Buster Posey was called up, “What took so damn long, Sabes?”

  10. blackandorangepride 5 years ago

    you know I think we fixed the problems with our bullpen we got rid of the horrible pitchers. Wellemeyer was awful he was even worse on the road he had a 10.07 ERA he had to go there was no one else who could leave on that pitching staff that was worse than him.

  11. Todd Wellemeyer should only be a relief pitcher. I don’t understand why teams try to make him into a starter when he is not. I can guarantee you some team will pick him, put him in AAA, and hope that he rediscovers his stuff.

  12. haymaker9 5 years ago

    He was just a place-holder until Mad-Bum was ready to enter the rotation. Mission accomplished.

  13. Triteon 5 years ago

    The Well is dry…

  14. blackandorangepride 5 years ago

    if anyone decides to pick him up don’t use him on the road use him strictly at home

  15. windycitywarrior 5 years ago

    I think the White Sox should get him for some iffy insurance in case Freddy or someone else biffs it the rest of the way. I mean he is a proven arm that has pitched in the majors and in a pennant chasing situation. If you can get him for league minimum then you really have nothing to lose.

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