Wohlers, Mark Cleveland Indians 2002- New York Yankees 2001 Cincinnati Reds 1999-2001 Atlanta Braves 1991-1999 Relief Pitcher (R) Height: 64 Weight: 207 lbs. Born: 1-23-70, Holyoke, Massachusetts Age at MLB Debut: 21 Quick Stats 2000 Age 30 AAA 20.2 IP, 6.09 ERA, 16 SO, 9 BB 2000 Age 30 NL 28.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 20 SO, 17 BB 2001 Age 31 NL 32.0 IP, 3.94 ERA, 21 SO, 7 BB 2001 Age 31 AL 35.2 IP, 4.54 ERA, 33 SO, 18 BB 2002 Age 32 AL 71.1 IP, 4.80 ERA, 46 SO, 26 BB 2003 Age 33 AL Did Not Play Previous Years Almanac Entry Minor League Stats
How Acquired: Signed as free agent, 1-9-02 Comments Wohlers is a leftover piece of the contending Indians. But, until he can be traded, hell serve a necessary role as set-up man to Baez. Mark is a shell of his Atlanta days, where he was one of the dominant closers in baseball. But for now, he will do in this role. DNP (Injured) The easiest decision Mark Shapiro will make this off-season will be to turn down Wohlers 2004 option with a $1.0M buyout instead of paying an exorbitant $8.0M to retain his services for 2004. He wasnt really needed last year, and Shapiro seems to have learned his lesson on giving role players multi-year contracts. After he is exorcised from the team, only Wickman, Gutierrez, and Lawton remain on the salary dump to-do list. 2004 team option declined; Became Free Agent.