Todd Wellemeyer Retires

Todd Wellemeyer has announced his retirement from baseball effective immediately, reports MLB.com's Carrie Muskat (on Twitter). He had signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Cubs this past winter.

Wellemeyer, 32, had been slowed by a hip injury this spring, though he made his first start with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate earlier this week (eight hit and four runs in 3 2/3 innings). He pitched for the Giants last season, but was released after posting a 5.68 ERA in 58 2/3 innings. Wellemeyer was originally drafted by the Cubs back in 2000, and retires with a 4.83 career ERA in parts of eight seasons with five teams. Baseball-Reference.com lists his career earnings at $7.67MM. 


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  1. vtadave 4 years ago

    GL in retirement Todd. Thanks for the good Strat card you had a few years ago. Helped me towards my only title.

  2. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Good riddance Todd!

    I can’t believe you got a ring!!!

    • gee your real nice.

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      Stay classy.

      • 55saveslives 4 years ago

        You mean like Dodger fans?

        • HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

          Generalizing an entire fanbase- furthur proof of your tact and class. Good work.

          • 55saveslives 4 years ago

            HAHA sensitive much??

          • jb226 4 years ago

            Sometimes. How about you? Ever given it a try? You might like it.

    • rainyperez 4 years ago

      He did beat Halladay in San Francisco in the regular season when I thought they were doomed. Plus in a season where every win counted he did help us in the bigger picture even if it was a drop of paint on the championship canvas.

  3. PaulWard27 4 years ago

    he was crud

  4. Lastings 4 years ago

    He certainly didn’t pitch “Well”

  5. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    JUSTIN VERLANDER JUST THREW A NO HITTER!!!!!!!!!

  6. What, no career retrospectives?

    • Grab some pine, meat. 4 years ago

      well, you kinda need to do stuff to reflect on on it.

  7. didn’t know he was still in the league

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