Is Michael Wacha Wacha Still Playing?
Michael Wacha is still active and playing professionally at the age of 30. He recently joined the Red Sox on a year contract.
What are Michael Wacha’s Former Teams Played?
Michael Wacha played for a number of MLB teams before joining the Sox. He spent over seven seasons at the Cardinals from 2013 to 2019.
St. Louis Cardinals
Wacha was activated by the Cardinals on May 30 and made his major league debut at Busch Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.
Prior to his promotion, he was 4–0 with a 2.05 ERA in nine starts for Memphis. Wacha was on a major league mound for the first time just 364 days after tossing his final pitch for Texas A&M.
Wacha singled to right-center field in his debut at-bat in the majors. On the mound, he showed off his tremendous pitching prowess, retiring the first 13 Royals he faced before giving up a hit, a double in the fifth inning. After another hit, that runner scored.
New York Mets
Wacha was signed to a one-year contract by the New York Mets on December 13, 2019, for the 2020 season.
Wacha went 1–4 with a 6.62 ERA in 60 innings with the Mets, striking out 37 batters in 34 innings in eight outings (seven starts).
Tampa Bay Rays
Wacha signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on December 16, 2020. Wacha went 3–5 with a 5.05 ERA in 29 appearances (23 starts), striking out 121 batters in 124+23 innings.
Boston Red Sox
Wacha signed a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox on November 27, 2021, reportedly for $7 million.