The Brewers aren’t the only team showing some interest in rehabbing left-hander Mark Mulder, according to a FoxSports.com report.
The website cited a Major League source who said that the Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals are among the clubs “monitoring” Mulder, who has been limited to six Major League appearances since 2006 because of a rotator cuff injury. It’s the first report I’ve seen of a club other than the Brewers showing interest in Mulder as a bounce-back candidate.
Mulder has ties to new Brewers pitching coach Rick Peterson, who served the same role in Oakland during Mulder’s rise to the Majors. Peterson and Brewers GM Doug Melvin met with Mulder last week in Phoenix, but Melvin said later that he wanted to see Mulder throw off a mound before committing even to a Minor League contract.
Melvin said he plans to check back in with Mulder and agent Gregg Clifton in February.