Cardinals free agent pitcher Todd Wellemeyer is likely to soon sign with the Giants, according to the Denver Post.
The reliever turned starter had a terrible 2009 after a breakthrough 2008 and has drawn limited interest. But San Francisco, the Rockies and the Mets have emerged lately as suitors. It looks like Wellemeyer could compete for a rotation slot with the Giants or a bullpen spot with the Rockies. He apparently isn't very interested in pitching in New York where the pitching staff is in a shambles.
The Mets have been turned down at nearly every free agent turn this off-season and fans in New York are said to be in a riotous frenzy. While Wellemeyer could probably exploit that situation to his benefit, he may be wise to steer clear of that mess as he tries to rehab his career.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to Belleville News-Democrat