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Name  Michael Wuertz
Born  12/15/1978
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Number  48
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/1/2011 6:45:00 AM
Description: Michael Wuertz has resumed throwing after being shut down with inflammation in his shoulder. SOURCE: SFGATE
Insight: He now has plenty of time to be ready for opening day if he doesn't have any setbacks. He is a quality middle reliever for AL-Only leagues.
2/21/2011 7:18:00 PM
Description: Michael Wuertz has been shut down for a few days because of a sore shoulder. SOURCE: SUSAN SLUSSER
Insight: Wuertz will work in middle relief for the A's this year and could be a useful source of ERA and WHIP help for AL-Only long as he gets over this injury and proves to be healthy.
8/18/2010 5:37:00 PM
Description: Michael Wuertz was called on to protect a three-run lead but gave up all three runs without making it through the inning.
Insight: Andrew Bailey will be back soon but either way, we don't expect Wuertz to get the next save chance after what happened today.
8/18/2010 8:55:00 AM
Description: Wuertz recorded his sixth save of the season on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Wuertz recorded the final four outs, striking out two to get the save. (
8/9/2010 9:06:00 AM
Description: Wuertz recorded his fifth save of the season on Sunday against the Rangers.
Insight: Wuertz walked two and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning. (
8/8/2010 7:59:00 PM
Description: Michael Wuertz protected a one-run lead today to earn his fifth save of the season.
Insight: He is filling in nicely for Andrew Bailey. It is starting to look like Bailey will be on the DL for a couple more weeks and Wuertz is worth using for that time if you need saves.
8/4/2010 8:40:00 PM
Description: Wuertz recorded his fourth save of the season on Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: Wuertz struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning as he now has three saves over his last six appearances. (
1/31/2010 7:12:00 PM
Description: According to, the Athletics have signed Wuertz to a two-year, $5.25 million contract.
Insight: Wuertz pitched extremely well last year as he had a 2.63 ERA in 78.2 innings with the A's. (
Hot7/22/2009 1:35:00 PM
Description: Wuertz worked a perfect eighth inning and struck out a pair of Twins. The A middle reliever has struck out 20 batters in his last ten innings.
Insight: If you need help in K's and are limited with your starts, Wuertz is a guy you should pick up right now. He earned his second save of the season on Monday and has struck out 61 batters in 46.1 innings this season. (
Steady5/1/2009 9:46:00 AM
Description: Wuertz, subbing for an ill Brad Ziegler, earned his first save.
Insight: Wuertz has been a nice reliever for the A's this season. He has 13 K's in 12.2 innings, a 2.13 ERA, and 0.95 WHIP. He may not get too many more save opportunities, but if something happens to Ziegler you can guess who is next in line. (