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Mark Mulder's agent tells Olney he's ready to audition

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According to ESPN The Magazine's Buster OlneyMark Mulder, the veteran left-handed pitcher who has spent the last eight months working on his flexibility and mechanics, has informed his agent, Gregg Clifton, that he feels like he's 95 percent, and should be ready to audition for scouts in the next week to 10 days.

Mulder's goal is to be pitching in the big leagues quickly. "He feels that strong right now," said Clifton. Mulder last pitched in a big league game almost a year ago to the day -- July 9, 2009. He has a career record of 103-60, with a 4.18 ERA, and started the All-Star Game for the AL in 2003.

With so many big league teams looking for pitching help, it figures Clifton's phone will be ringing. Of course, another "comeback story" -- Pedro Martinez -- has drawn tepid reviews at best thus far during scouted throwing sessions. Mulder will be hoping for something better.