Southpaw Glendon Rusch missed the 2007 season because of a blood clot in his lung. He’s one of the good guys in baseball, and we’re rooting for him here at MLBTR.
According to his agency, Rusch is ready to go and has declared free agency. The 33 year-old will throw a bullpen session for teams on Friday. He’s been throwing for a couple of months now. Rusch has never had an arm problem, and he’s lost weight recently. He’s been throwing 86-88 with good command and should be considered for open fifth starter gigs. At worst, he makes a good swingman. I’m guessing he’d sign for $1MM with maybe another million or two in incentives.