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Former Cub and then not Cub and then Cub again Todd Wellemeyer will not be joining the team’s rotation this year or any year – he’s decided to hang ‘em up. Just 32, Wellemeyer has been dealing with a hip problem, and, after an unsuccessful start at AAA Iowa this week, it appears he feels like it’s the end of the line.

It’s always a little sad when a guy retires, ostensibly because of injury, and before his productive time in baseball might otherwise have been over. Best of luck, Todd.

  • roughriider

    Todd
    Good Luck in the future. It is sad to see a career cut short by injury.

  • Jeff

    The news of the last couple of days has “James Russell 5th starter” written all over it.

  • Cardfan

    I guess I saw it as less of a “hip” problem and more of an “ERA” problem…

    • Bric

      Ace, can’t you do something about Cardfan’s avatar…like photoshop a steroid needle over the bat, or a bottle Jack?

    • Ace

      Lotta guys have that problem and they stick around for many years.

      • Cardfan

        Yes they do. This one just happend to score a $4M payday in StL. Just like the Franklin deal – a head-scratcher.

        • Cardfan

          oh, and Bric…

          • Cardfan

            deal…

            • Cardfan

              with…

              • Cardfan

                it :-)

                • Bric

                  Well played, Cardfan…

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Statement game today. To be a contender, teams have to show they can win 2 of 3 in home series. And beat their division rivals. Dempster needs to come up big.

  • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian James

    Crap now I have to take him off my MLB 2K11 team where he was doing well…

  • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian James

    Oh my god Ace – I just remembered I had a dream last night where I met you and you turned out to be a sexy blond woman.
    I’m not joking.

    • Ace

      Turned out to be? In case I’ve been unclear: I am a sexy – particularly busty – blond woman.

      …trapped in the body of a short, pale dude.

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