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Why am I always the last to know? Mulder says he's done

In an announcement that should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, former Cardinals lefty Mark Mudler told AOL Fanhouse that he is officially retired.

Mulder, who completely broke down in 2006 but was likely damaged goods when he arrived in trade in 2005. The Cardinals re-signed him following major shoulder surgery, out-bidding other potential suitors with a two-year deal on the hopes that Mulder could regain his once dominant form.

He finishes his career with a 103-60 record and a 4.18 ERA. But if he would have retired after 1995, he would have been 97-50 with a 3.87 ERA. He averaged a 16-8 record annually before he derailed.

Mulder, who told AOL he hasn't picked up a baseball since February, apparently doesn't have any problems swinging a golf club. He's played in nine Golf Channel amateur tournaments since he hung up the spikes... And he's won six of them.