Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy day; Royals ink Waechter

Just minutes after the conclusion of the Rule V Draft the Royals announced the signing of right handed reliever Doug Waechter. He will likely compete for a bullpen job this spring and could provide depth at both the major league and AAA levels.

Waechter, a 6-foot-4, 215 pound journeyman, was last seen in a Marlins uniform last season when he appeared in 48 games as a reliever and had the best year of his major league career, going 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA with 46K's and 21BB in 63.1 innings. Previously a starter his entire career, last season saw a full time move to the 'pen for Waechter and the results were good.

He has spent parts of five seasons at the major league level with the Rays and Marlins. Last season he saw his most action at the big league level with 48 appearances. Before that he had not appeared in more than 29 games in one season. He did that with Tampa Bay in 2005 as a starter when he went 5-12 with a 5.62 ERA. For his career, Waechter has an 18-27 record with a 5.30 ERA in 108 games (54 of them as a starter).


Anonymous said...

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Stop spamming your crappy website. How come you don't have a post and commentary on the non-tendered players?

Bale, Gathright, Cuervas, and Smith.

Levi "Tug" Payton said...

Look guy, this is MY BLOG and I'll do what I damn well please. Only idiot comments get deleted. When was the last time you saw something new posted on Mellinger's blog, eh? I, like Sam, work as a sportswriter for a living and sometimes am working too much to post things the minute they happen. Would the Kansas City Star be considered a "real website"? In that case, what qualifies as a "real website"? For your information THIS IS A BLOG!!! If you're too effing stupid to know the difference why do you keep returning to read what I have to say, eh?
Stop spamming my crappy BLOG!