Mark Mulder

Mark Mulder cancels comeback, will stay retired

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Last year Mark Mulder’s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training.

After sitting out the entire season Mulder talked about possibly trying another comeback this year, but today the two-time All-Star told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that he’s staying retired: “I just couldn’t get where I needed to be.”

Mulder is 37 years old and was last healthy and effective way back in 2005, so a comeback would have been a huge longshot.

He had 97 wins, a Cy Young runner-up finish, and 1,208 career innings through age 27, but logged a grand total of 106 innings with a 7.73 ERA after that.