Former Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Mulder, a two-time All-Star, has joined ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst. Mulder will debut Friday, April 8, on the midnight (9 p.m. PT) edition of Baseball Tonight and will appear throughout the season. He joins fellow veteran lefty Jamie Moyer as two new additions to the Baseball Tonight roster this season.
“I’m excited to join Baseball Tonight’s All-Star pitching rotation,” said Mulder. “I’m looking forward to working with my new team and lending some of the insight and perspective I gathered during my career.”
Mulder debuted in the Major Leagues at age 22 in 2000 and became a core member of the Oakland Athletics’ “big three” with Barry Zito and Tim Hudson. He led the American League with 21 wins in 2001, and won 19 games while amassing a career-high 159 strikeouts in 2002. After two All-Star seasons in ’03 and ’04, Mulder was traded to St. Louis in 2005 and became a World Champion as a member of the ’06 Cardinals team.
In nine seasons with Oakland and St. Louis, Mulder went 103-60 with a 4.18 earned run average. His career was cut short due to repeated rotator cuff and shoulder injuries. Mulder officially retired last June.