Todd Wellemeyer Has Retired

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.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

15 responses to “Todd Wellemeyer Has Retired”

  1. roughriider

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

  2. Jeff

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

  3. Cardfan

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

    1. Bric

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

  4. 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.

  5. Ian James

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

  6. 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.