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Mark Mulder’s ruptured his Achilles tendon

Feb 15, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

Mark Mulder AP

Angels pitcher Mark Mulder cannot catch a break. He repeatedly dealt with issues in his left shoulder, undergoing surgery multiple times before calling it quits in 2008.  After a five-year layoff, Mulder felt well enough to attempt to revive his Major League career. He was confident and motivated, and the Angels were impressed by what they saw early on.

Unfortunately, Mulder has more adversity to deal with. Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times reports that he ruptured his Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session. The injury is very serious and ends his comeback attempt with the Angels. You can’t help but feel sorry for the guy.

Update: Mulder tweeted about his injury.

  1. zachcomtois - Feb 15, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    That’s so awful. I really wanted to see him pitch again.

  2. kyleshabram - Feb 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    What a bad break. Wish he could’ve ended his career on his own terms, for his sake
    Sometimes, in situations in life, (and in baseball) we never can get the closure we were looking for, no matter how hard we try.

  3. cur'68 - Feb 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Damn. Poor bastard. I wanted to see if this was going to work out for him, too.

  4. thebadguyswon - Feb 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    That sucks. Seems like a really good guy.

  5. aceinthehole12 - Feb 15, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    This sucks. Mulder was my favorite A’s pitcher of the ‘big three’ I was hoping for him to have a successful comeback even though he was with the Angels.

  6. dinofrank60 - Feb 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    He didn’t get a chance to do anything. Wow…

  7. ningenito78 - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    No offense Mark but if your son is crying because his daddy can’t pitch I think I have a tough time getting on that pity train.

    • pastabelly - Feb 16, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      How can you pity a guy who lived the dream? Not only did he get to play Major League Baseball, he made a fortune doing it and also success. The failed comeback is merely a footnote to his career and life.

  8. infieldhit - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    Seemed like a long shot to be a major player for the team, but still terrible to hear.

    Prep the Blanton BSOHL reports.

  9. yordo - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Let this be a lesson to all pitchers who attempt to come back from the dead.

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