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    Kent Mercker

    Kent Mercker will require Tommy John surgery after it was discovered he had completely torn his ulnar collateral ligament and suffered an 80-percent tear in his flexor tendon. He's out for the year.

    The 38-year-old Mercker was already expected to retire at season's end, so it looks like his career is over. Even if he changed his mind and wanted to try a comeback, he'd have a tough time returning in the second half of next year.

    per rotoworld

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Good luck Kent....thanks for your good service with the Reds. Hit 'em well!!!
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    He was never really healthy this year. Too bad because a healthy Mercker could/would have solved a lot of problems this team has had. Certainly better than the likes of Coffey/Majewski/Cormier/Weathers/Bray.
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Kent Mercker was always a true professional, on and off the field. I wish him luck in life after baseball.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Good luck with the surgery Kent :mercker:

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    From Marc's blog (so sad):

    Monday, August 14, 2006

    Under the knife

    The fact that Kent Mercker was able to throw another pitch in the 10th inning Friday after feeling a burning sensation in his elbow on a wild pitch to Ryan Howard was fairly remarkable. An MRI and further examination by Doc Kremchek today revealed that Mercker had completely torn his ulnar collateral ligament and suffered an 80-percent tear in his flexor tendon. Mercker will undergo reconstructive surgery Thursday, but that's more for golf purposes than baseball. His career is done.
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    :mercker: I always liked Kent. You hate to see a career end like this.

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    Kent mercker as allways given his all and I wish we could give him a standing ovation to tell him thanks

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    You never like to see a career end with an injury. I wish him good luck!

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Props to the Dublin, Ohio Native for a sterling career! And also for letting it all hang out even though (I would lay money on this fact) he knew his arm was toast and came out and gave everything he had left a few more times for this organization.

    The players oughta (especially his pen mates) recognize what he gave up for this particular team and go out there and gave HIM 110% of what they have to see it through. Everyday Eddie is another who is giving it everything for his teammates and risking the rest of his career on it.

    What a class act, for :mercker: because we are :notworthy !
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    I appreciate all your years in the league Kent, not just with the Reds.:mercker:
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Kent Mercker had a good career. It sucks that it had to end due to injury.

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    Re: Kent Mercker

    So sorry to hear about a career ending this way...

    Thanks for everything, Mr. Mercker... Best wishes!!
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    for whatever reason, i always liked Mercker.

    here's a rundown of his career:
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    Career (Atlanta, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs, Boston, Baltimore, Cleveland, Colorado)
    W-L	G/GS	SV	CG	SHO	ERA	IP	K/BB	BB/9	K/9	H/9	HR/9	WHIP
    73-67	677/150	25	2	1	4.16	1311.2	1.52	4.11	6.25	8.88	1.05	1.44
    
    As a dedicated reliever (2002-2006 w/Colorado, Atlanta, Chicago, and Cincinnati)
    W-L	G	SV	HLD	GF	ERA	IP	K/BB	BB/9	K/9	H/9	HR/9	WHIP
    10-6	311	6	62	60	3.53	242.1	1.78	4.12	7.35	8.62	1.34	1.42
    
    Best season as a starter (1994 w/Atlanta)
    W-L	G	CG	SHO	ERA	IP	K/BB	BB/9	K/9	H/9	HR/9	WHIP
    9-4	20	2	1	3.45	112.1	2.47	3.61	8.89	7.21	1.28	1.20
    
    Best season as a reliever (1993 w/Atlanta)
    W-L	G	SV	ERA	IP	K/BB	BB/9	K/9	H/9	HR/9	WHIP
    3-1	43	0	2.86	66	1.64	4.91	8.05	7.09	0.27	1.33
    
    Best season as a Red (tie—1997 and 2003)
    W-L	G/GS	SV	CG	HLD	ERA	IP	K/BB	BB/9	K/9	H/9	HR/9	WHIP
    8-11	28/25	0	0	0	3.92	144.2	1.21	3.86	4.67	8.40	1.00	1.36
    0-2	49/0	0	0	10	2.35	38.1	1.64	5.87	9.63	7.28	1.17	1.46
    
    Career Highs
    Wins—11 (1998, St. Louis)
    Losses—11 (1997 Cincinnati, 1998 St. Louis)
    Winning Pct—750 (1993 Atlanta, 2002 Colorado, 2004 Chicago Cubs, 2005 Cincinnati) 
    ERA—1.95 (2003 Cincinnati and Atlanta)
    Games—78 (2005 Cincinnati)
    Games Started—29 (1998 St. Louis)
    Complete Games—2 (1994 Atlanta)
    Shut Outs—1 (1994 Atlanta)
    Saves—7 (1990 Atlanta)
    Holds—20 (2005 Cincinnati)
    Games Finished—28 (1990 Atlanta, 1991 Atlanta)
    Innings—161.2 (1998 St. Louis)
    Walks—62 (1997 Cincinnati)
    Strike Outs—111 (1994 Atlanta)
    HR/9—0.27 (1993 Atlanta)
    WHIP—1.20 (1994 Atlanta)
    K/BB—2.47 (1994 Atlanta)
    BB/9—2.77 (2005 Cincinnati)
    K/9—8.89 (1994 Atlanta)
    H/9—6.62 (2004 Chicago)
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    Re: Kent Mercker

    Hope the surgery goes well along with a complete recovery. I'm sure Muirfield Village will look forward to a new member next year.


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