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Former Cubs pitcher Randy Wells retires

Apr 30, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

Randy Wells

Randy Wells, who pitched for the Cubs from 2008-2012 and unsuccessfully competed for a spot in the Rangers’ starting rotation this spring, has retired at age 30 according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Wells had been pitching at Triple-A Round Rock, where he went 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA in five starts. He pitched a total of 529 innings in the majors with a 4.08 ERA and 345/189 K/BB ratio, including an impressive 2009 rookie season in which he won a dozen games with a 3.05 ERA.

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Apr 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    I’m only leaving this comment so that if Randy happens to read the blog, he won’t have to be disappointed that nobody cared enough to talk about his retirement. Happy trails, Mr. Wells.

  2. tuberippin - Apr 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Something about former Cubs pitchers who had a good opening to their careers…it ends far too quick. Obviously we can point out the Mark Prior fiasco until the cows come home, but Randy Wells’ 2009 season reminds me of Rich Hill’s 2007 season. Alas, both never really put it together ever again, at least as starters.

    Best of luck to Wells in the future. Hope he saved some of that $4 million he earned during his career.

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