Michael Wuertz was out of baseball in 2012. He did not play in the Majors. He did not play in the minors. He did not even play independent league ball. However, Wuertz is attempting a comeback this season. He has signed with the Miami Marlins.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Wuertz has signed a minor league contract with the Marlins. The deal includes an invite to Major League camp this spring, giving Wuertz the opportunity to break camp on the Major League roster if he can impress the team.
Michael Wuertz, righty making comeback, signs minor-league deal w big-league invite w marlins, via @bhscouncil
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 16, 2013
Wuertz suffered a strained left hamstring toward the end of the 2011 season. He was placed on the disabled list then eventually released by the Oakland A's after the season. Wuertz was unable to find a landing spot in 2012, and many thought he would bow out of the game. He's not quite ready to dothat though.
In his career, Wuertz is 21-11. He has appeared in 426 games as a reliever for the A's and the Chicago Cubs. Wuertz has a lifetime 3.71 ERA. He has proven himself to be a valuable asset out of the bullpen in the past. Now, he will have to prove that he still has something left in the tank.