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Lefty Mulder to retire

Posted on: February 15, 2010 11:16 am
Edited on: February 16, 2010 8:10 am

TMJ4 in Milwaukee is reporting left-hander Mark Mulder has decided to retire. The nine-year veteran hasn't pitched a full season since 2005 after having rotator cuff surgery.

If the report is true, the two-time All Star will finish his career 103-60 with a 4.18 ERA. He led the AL with 21 victories in 2001, finishing second to Roger Clemens in the Cy Young race.

The Michigan State product started his major league career in 2000 with Oakland, where he was 81-42 with a 3.92 ERA over five seasons. He signed as a free agent with St. Louis, where he was only able to pitch one full season, going 16-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 2005. Because of the shoulder injury, he managed just 23 starts from 2006 on, struggling to a 6-10 mark and failing to record a victory in his final two seasons.

Pitching in seven postseason games -- four with the A's and three with the Cardinals -- Mulder was 3-4 with 2.34 ERA. He never pitched in the World Series, though he won a ring with the Cardinals in 2006 despite not being on the postseson roster.


Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2010 4:10 pm

Lefty Mulder to retire

If he can get healthy Id like to see him give it a go with the Rays.  They like to take  pitchers coming off injuries and put them to good use. He could be a key addition late in the season when the young Rays pitchers begin to tire. He could possibly be converted to long reliever as well. I watched this guy live, in person plenty of times early in his career and he had "It".  At times he looked like the better pitcher of the Big 3 they had in Oakland. He was a combination of his partners Tim Hudson and Barry Zito combined.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2010 12:36 am

Lefty Mulder to retire

He did go 6-7 in 06 and the Cardinals won the World Series so at least he got a ring. He at least has that on Zito and Hudson. 

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