Michael James Wuertz (born December 15, 1978) is a former Major League baseball pitcher. He is known for his slider, which generated the most misses per swing in 2009. He is currently the pitching coach for the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League.
Wuertz with the Chicago Cubs in 2007
|Born: December 15, 1978|
|April 5, 2004, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 20, 2011, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.71|
Wuertz was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on April 5, 2004, against the Cincinnati Reds, throwing a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Wuertz was signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league deal on May 2, 2012. He was released on July 5.
In January 2016, he was named the pitching coach for the Inland Empire 66ers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Class-A affiliate in the California League. In February 2018, he was named the pitching coach for the Orem Owlz, a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Rookie League affiliate in the Pioneer League.
- "Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz". espn.com. Associated Press. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
- BHSC [@BHSCouncil] (16 January 2013). "Mike Wuertz signs minor league deal with #Marlins with invite to ML spring training @joecapMARLINS @JoeFrisaro @JCRMarlinsbeat @clarkspencer" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "66ers Announce New Skipper, Field Staff for 2016".
- "Owlz Announce 2018 Coaching Staff".