Mark Mulder still mulling over the possibility of a comeback
Mark Mulder saw his comeback attempt come to an abrupt end last February when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session in Angels camp. The veteran southpaw is now fully recovered now and ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that he’s still thinking about giving his comeback another try:
Mark Mulder, whose 2014 comeback ended with a ruptured Achilles in February, still deciding if he'll try again this year.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 10, 2015
Mulder completed his final day of rehab Friday and said his ankle feels "great.''— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 10, 2015
We also saw Johan Santana go down with an Achilles injury last year. It would be nice to see both pitchers go out on their own terms rather than have physical issues get in the way. Here’s hoping they each get a chance to do that.
Mulder, now 37, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 and was forced into an early retirement due to shoulder issues. A two-time All-Star, he owns a 4.03 ERA with 103 wins over 203 starts and two relief appearances in the majors. He finished second in the AL Cy Young Award balloting in 2001 after going 21-8 with a 3.45 ERA with the Athletics.