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Angels release Mark Mulder

Mar 11, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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Mark Mulder, whose comeback attempt ended before it even really began thanks to a torn Achilles’ tendon, has been released by the Angels.

Mulder has said that he’s not ruling out attempting another comeback next year, but he’ll miss the entire season recovering from the injury and at age 37 the odds of him succeeding in 2015 would be extremely long.

Shoulder problems derailed Mulder the first time around, so this is a particularly sad addition to an injury wrecked career that saw him win 97 games through age 27.

Prior to signing a minor-league deal to compete for a spot on the Angels this spring Mulder hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 and hadn’t been healthy and effective since 2005.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Ruptured achilles
    Sad end to any career
    Too fleeting success

  2. J. Robert Hanson - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Sad, but inevitable.

  3. shutdownespn - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    With a year or two to heal, and another year or two of rest on top of that, he’ll be the perfect age to make a comeback with the Phillies.

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