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Randy Wolf opts out of his minor league contract with the Orioles

Jul 13, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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Veteran pitcher Randy Wolf opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles, MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports.

Wolf signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on June 22. The lefty made one start and five relief appearances for the Tides. Over 15 innings, he posted a 4.20 ERA with a 12/5 K/BB ratio.

Earlier in the season, Wolf made his first appearance in the major leagues since 2012, making four starts and two relief appearances for the Marlins between May 14 and June 14. The 37-year-old compiled a 5.26 ERA with a 19/6 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings.

  1. genericcommenter - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I’m starting to get annoyed at the previews of articles displaying information that’s not contained in the article itself. So, depending on how one arrives at an article (direct link from twitter or elsewhere, from HBT home page, from list of articles at top), different information is shown.

    • NatsLady - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Huh? This content of this article is exactly what is in the headline.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM

        He’s not talking about the title, he’s talking about the article preview that shows on the main page. In this case it says “Randy Wolf cleared out his locker at Triple-A Norfolk. He may be looking to join his fifth organization in 2014, having already spent time with the Mariners, Diamondbacks, Marlins, and Orioles.”

        Some of that is information not included in the actual article. Most of the time it’s not a big deal, occasionally it’s annoying.

      • genericcommenter - Jul 16, 2014 at 4:47 AM

        The one headline had an extra paragraph of information about cleaning out his locker and went into all the different teams he played for, but that was not mentioned in the article. The other headline just said he opted out.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Earn your way back or call it a career Randy. If it is the end you had a career most guys only dream of.

    • edelmanfanclub - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Precisely. He wont latch on to a MLB team. He’ll have to go to AAA and pitch well. If he hangs it up, He tossed over 2000 innings and picked up over 130 wins. Nothing to be disappointed about. A lot of people aren’t going be Cy Young Awards nominees every year, but a 15 year major league career is surely impressive.

      • toodrunktotastethischicken - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM

        And the $68 Million he made in that time isn’t too shabby either.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      Well, blame his agent for the opt-out date arriving so soon.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

        You know opt means “option”right? That mean’s its his choice. Not his agents, his own. He can choose to stay with the Orioles AaA if he wants to.

  3. kevinsterne - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Randy Wolf was a has-been 3 years ago. Give it a rest already.

  4. hodag54501 - Jul 14, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    He also played for the Brewers, at one time their #3 starter. Failed to mention that in the “article”. At the end of his time with the Brewers it looked like batting practice when he was on the mound.

  5. gbrim - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Doesn’t want to spend time in AAA to prove he is worthy of another MLB job. That’s fine, but why does he keep signing these short window minor league deals? And why does any team sign him to those terms? Would a few strong starts in AAA convince anyone that the last few years of his career were the outlier?. He needs a great six or eight weeks in AAA to deserve consideration for the bigs. If he doesn’t want to play on those terms, call it a career.

  6. coryrox78 - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    There is no shame in calling it a career man…

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