Reds Sign Michael Wuertz

The Reds signed Michael Wuertz to a minor league deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets. The Beverly Hills Sports Council represents the right-hander, who nearly signed with the Mariners less than a month ago.

Wuertz, 33, posted a 6.68 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 7.0 BB/9 in 33 2/3 innings for the A's in 2011, just two seasons after emerging as one of the league's dominant setup men. He battled hamstring and thumb injuries last year, which limited him to 39 appearances. Wuertz throws his slider approximately 60% of the time, according to FanGraphs.

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3 Comments on "Reds Sign Michael Wuertz"

3 years 4 months ago

First Alfredo Simon and now this.  Reds are bringing in all the big arms.

Kidding aside, Mike Leake better start to get serious of he’s going to be pitching in AAA while either Chapman or Francis take his rotation slot.

3 years 4 months ago

His arm is a casualty of Bob Geren circa 2009, but when he was healthy, he was a shutdown reliever.

3 years 4 months ago

Not a bad signing