36-Year-Old Angels Pitcher Mark Mulder Tears Achilles Tendon

Mark Mulder apparent comeback attempt will end due to an Achilles injury. At age 36 he will possibly have to retire from baseball for good.

CBS Los Angeles

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Angels pitcher Mark Mulder tore his left Achilles tendon Saturday, cutting short his comeback and possibly bringing his career to an end.

Mulder last pitched in the majors in 2008 for St. Louis. The 36-year-old left-hander was hoping to make the Angels’ rotation after being invited in January to spring training, but team spokesman Eric Kay said Mulder felt a pop during agility drills.

Mulder will wait for the swelling to go down before surgery is scheduled. He then faces a six- to eight-month recovery, meaning his career could be over.

“I can handle this,” Mulder wrote on Twitter. “But seeing my son in tears when he saw me in a boot and crutches and I told him I wasn’t going to pitch. That was tough.”

Mulder won 103 games over nine major league seasons with Oakland and St. Louis, including a 21-win season…

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