Phillies, Cubs interested in Michael Wuertz

Joe Scarnici

The 34-year old reliever is currently with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in right-handed pitcher Michael Wuertz, a source has confirmed to MLBDailyDish's Chris Cotillo. Wuertz is currently pitching for the Atlantic League's York Revolution, and can be purchased by any major league organization.

The source noted that the Phillies sent a scout specifically to see Wuertz pitch, and that the Cubs also have shown interest.

Wuertz, 34, was released by the Marlins during spring training and signed with the Revolution at the end of March. In 30 relief appearances on the season, he is 3-1 with a 3.17 ERA in 28.1 innings of work. He last appeared in the majors in 2011 with the Athletics, when he posted a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances.

In 426 career games over eight major league seasons with the Cubs (2004-2008) and Athletics (2009-2011), Wuertz is 21-11 with a 3.71 ERA. He has battled injury over the last two seasons, but has proven that he is completely healthy and ready to re-join a major league organization.

If Wuertz signs with an organization, he would become the fifth member of the Revolution to do so this season, joining Josh Judy (Angels), Johan Limonta (Padres), Matt Fox (Mets) and Eric Patterson (Brewers).

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