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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vtadave
4 years 3 months ago

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

55saveslives
4 years 3 months ago

Good riddance Todd!

I can’t believe you got a ring!!!

4 years 3 months ago

gee your real nice.

55saveslives
4 years 3 months ago

Todd? is that you?

vtadave
4 years 3 months ago

Stay classy.

55saveslives
4 years 3 months ago

You mean like Dodger fans?

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 3 months ago

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

55saveslives
4 years 3 months ago

HAHA sensitive much??

jb226
4 years 3 months ago

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

rainyperez
4 years 3 months 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.

PaulWard27
4 years 3 months ago

he was crud

Lastings
4 years 3 months ago

He certainly didn’t pitch “Well”

bucs_lose_again
4 years 3 months ago

Hey-Yo!

JacksTigers
4 years 3 months ago

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

4 years 3 months ago

What, no career retrospectives?

Grab some pine, meat.
4 years 3 months ago

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

4 years 3 months ago

didn’t know he was still in the league