Randy Wolf hasn’t pitched since September of 2012, sitting out all this year following Tommy John elbow surgery, but the 36-year-old left-hander is making a comeback.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Wolf is scheduled to throw for interested teams later this month in Los Angeles and is looking to sign somewhere willing to give him a shot at winning a rotation spot.
Even setting aside the injury Wolf had an ugly 5.68 ERA in 158 innings for the Brewers and Orioles in 2012, although he was a solid mid-rotation starter for the previous decade.
The good news: most-traveled-player ever Edwin Jackson has a job again. The bad news: it’s not with team number 15. He’s repeating himself, going back to the Tigers, for whom he pitched in 2009. Oh well.
Jackson, 35, posted a ghastly 11.12 ERA in 28 and a third innings over eight appearances with the Blue Jays this season, five of which came as starts. If he can manage to be merely bad instead of terrible he’s likely to get several starts for Detroit in the second half as the Tigers are playing for nothing and teams playing for nothing are well-served by veteran arms.
And heck, if he starts one in the next week or so and is amazing, maybe — just maybe — Detroit can flip him to team number 15? We can dream, can’t we?