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Reds sign reliever Michael Wuertz to minor-league deal

May 2, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

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Michael Wuertz held a tryout for teams in mid-March, but the consensus at the time was that the right-hander wasn’t fully healthy yet after missing much of last season with a thumb injury.

Two months later he finally found a taker, as Darren Wolfson of 1500-ESPN reports that the Reds have signed Wuertz to a minor-league deal after other teams, including his hometown Twins, passed.

When healthy Wuertz has been one of the league’s best right-handed setup men, posting a 3.45 ERA and 412 strikeouts in 381 innings from 2004-2010, so he’s certainly a worthwhile flier for the Reds considering the lack of risk.

  1. jwbiii - May 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Louisville’s bullpen just got Wuertz!

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