39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mark Malaska in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Mark Malaska Contract Information:
Signed by Tampa Bay to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training, January 2006. Announced his retirement, March 2006.
Malaska's father announced that his son has decided to retire from baseball, the St. Petersburg Times reports.
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Mark Malaska: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Mark Malaska.
Malaska showed some promise with Boston early in 2004, but was eventually dispatched to Triple-A Pawtucket after some shaky summer outings. He walked too many batters and got himself into immediate trouble in too many outings (.409 BAA in pitches 1-15). Touted as a lefty specialist, Malaska held left handed batters to a .188 average, but the club needed him to do more than retire the occasional lefty. On a team that prides itself on the versatility of its players, specialists who are not that special will have a hard time making the team. There's an opening for a second lefty after Alan Embree, but the Red Sox will not reserve a spot for a southpaw. Malaska will have to earn his way onto the roster.
Malaska posted the best ERA on the Devil Rays' staff in 2003, and Lou Piniella raved about the lefty's potential late last year. However, Rays GM Chuck LaMar tried to sneak Malaska through waivers in the offseason in order to clear room on the 40-man roster, and Theo Epstein said "thank you very much." As you might have heard, the Red Sox' prime divisional rival has quite a few lefty sluggers, so if Malaska can prove himself in the spring, he could have a big role in the Sox pen in 2004.