Reds Sign Michael Wuertz

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 23: Michael Wuertz #48 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the eighth inning during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 23, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed relief pitcher Michael Wuertz to a minor league contract. The deal was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, and later confirmed by Jon Heyman (CBS Sports).

Wuertz, 33, has put together solid numbers over an eight-year career, including a 120 ERA+ and a strikeout rate of 9.6 K/9. In recent years, however, he's been slowed by injuries. In 2011, Wuertz had a couple stints on the 15-day DL, and missed a total of 51 games. In fact, he's only thrown 73 innings over the past couple seasons, and he's been largely ineffective (76 ERA+, 1.5 K/BB). It's no surprise the Oakland A's released Wuertz back in October.

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