Brewers Release Randy Wolf

The Brewers announced that they released left-hander Randy Wolf. Wolf led the National League in hits and earned runs this year, the final season of his three-year contract with Milwaukee.

Wolf, who turns 36 today, started 24 games for the Brewers in 2012, posting a 5.69 ERA with 6.1 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 43.4% ground ball rate in 142 1/3 innings. His three-year, $29.75MM contract included a 2013 club option worth $10MM with a $1.5MM buyout. The Brewers won't be picking up the option, but they're still responsible for the buyout. Wolf, a Wasserman Media Group client, will be free to sign with any MLB team for a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum once he clears release waivers.


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28 Comments on "Brewers Release Randy Wolf"


shockey12
2 years 11 months ago

It wouldn’t be pretty but I could see the Jays picking him up

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

could he do worse than romero at this point?

bigpat
2 years 11 months ago

Well he does eat innings, that’s about it at this point. Put him in a pitchers park and he could have a little value.

jhawk90
2 years 11 months ago

Hellooooooooooooo Minnesota! There’s your #2 starter Twins fans. #yuck

sourbob
2 years 11 months ago

So when is his first start for the Padres?

davengmusic
2 years 11 months ago

Aww man…where am I gonna get my 49 mph offspeed MLB pitch fix now?

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

paging jamie moyer

Karkat
2 years 11 months ago

Vincente Padilla just got off the DL! Ephus pitches for everyone.

HHHDMS
2 years 11 months ago

Happy Birthday, youre fired. That is absolutely tactless. They couldnt have waited ? Sure he wasnt pitching well but its his birthday. Come to think of it, maybe he’ll have a happy birthday anyway not pitching for them.

stl_cards16
2 years 11 months ago

huh? I would do anything to go to work on the morning of my Birthday and get to hear the boss say “Don’t come in for the rest of the year, but we’re going to pay you the remaining salary for the year anyway. Oh yeah, and here’s some money to not work for us next year, too”

Sounds like a good B-Day to me!

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

yah exactly, but also I doubt very much that Gm’s have big calendars of all of their players birthdays, he’s a grown man not 6 years old.

CyYoungSuppan
2 years 11 months ago

Holy buckets. You’re looking at this all wrong. stl16 said it exactly right. Sure, it was an inconvenient day to do it on, but it is essentially a paid vacation for him. If only…

sarcasm_robot
2 years 11 months ago

not having to live in wisconsin anymore sounds like a pretty decent birthday present actually.

AaronAngst
2 years 11 months ago

I wanted them to do this a month ago, but I suppose they were still holding out hope that they’d be able to turn the season around. Unfortunately, turning the season around or winning, while having Randy Wolf pitching every fifth day, seems an impossibility at this point.

In all seriousness, he gave Milwaukee two solid years, but it makes no sense to put him out there anymore. He’s not in their future plans, and they have Thornburg, Peralta, Fiers, Rogers, Gallardo, Marcum, and Estrada available who either could, or will be. Best of luck to you, Mr. Wolf.

2 years 11 months ago

I’m guessing they were hoping he’d pitch decent enough to flip his salary to a contending team that needs an innings eater for the rest of the year. Too bad he never turned it around at all. On the bright side, K-Rod has been throwing very well lately and hopefully someone will bite soon.

2 years 11 months ago

But then, why was he not released right at the trade deadline or after he cleared waivers?

He’ll probably land in someone’s bullpen just because he is left-handed, but other than one relief appearance this year, he has not appeared in other than a starter’s role since 2001 with the Phillies.

daveineg
2 years 11 months ago

They still figured that if he had 3 straight good starts there would be a team out there that would take him for the last month. He had a good start vs. the Reds on the 8th, but couldn’t follow it up. They also needed to wait on Marcum or so they will argue.

Fizzzay
2 years 11 months ago

The nightmare is over.

joshuap
2 years 11 months ago

I hear Sugar Land, home of the almighty Skeeters, is nice this time of year…

TimotheusATL
2 years 11 months ago

I heard they have a 50-year old on their roster who throws harder

Sage
2 years 11 months ago

Nats, anybody? Maybe it would allow them to rest Strasburg and make his starts fairly infrequent so he could be used in the playoffs. Yeah, doubt it, but it’s a thought.

Anyway, thanks for two pretty solid years, Randy. You’re a great guy, and you used to be a nice bottom-of-the-rotation pitcher, but this just wasn’t your year.

thegrayrace
2 years 11 months ago

Maybe the Dodgers should take a look. Can’t be much worse than Blanton has been so far… (7.71 ERA and 1.762 WHIP in 4 starts)

Comnsnse
2 years 11 months ago

Yankees sign Rady Wolf will be the next message you read!

Douglas Rau
2 years 11 months ago

As a Yankee fan, I wouldn’t mind that. I know he’s been awful but so has Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova lately. If he’ll take a minor league contract and try to work out his kinks at AAA, hey, why not? Left-handed pitchers have an advantage at Yankee Stadium.

tdw815
2 years 11 months ago

Come on Sandy We can use him for the rest of the year

Slim_Hurley
2 years 11 months ago

A’s sign Randy Wolf- because George Kottaras was missing his partner in crime

Comnsnse
2 years 11 months ago

Brewer fans,Wolf has not lived up to his contract. However,with respect to the “can’t throw hard” comment,Jamie Moyer had a very good career among others not throwing hard but knowing how to pitch. And maybe the best pitcher of his generation Greg Maddox was not exactly a fireballer! Re: Washinton’s interest,they have John Lannan languishing in the minors who is LH and was one of their best pitchers last year,and whom the Yankees have tried to trade for. The Yankees are desperate and have only two pitchers counted on as reliable. This is not enougfh to combat the offenses they are likely to face in the playoffs. If they don’t collapse first!

camerondatzker
2 years 11 months ago

Randy Wolf still can pitch and he is a solid 5th starter or long man out of the bullpen. I think he will sign with The Oakland A’s.