Ross Wolf was one of several unheralded pitchers the Texas Rangers used in 2013 to fill in for their bevy of injuries to the starting rotation.
Wolf made his first big-league appearance in three years and shut down the very "shut-downable" Houston Astros in his Rangers debut. After that, Wolf's season was all downhill as he started facing teams that had lineups with pulses. But he still had a few good outings, both out of the rotation and out of the bullpen, especially when he took over the long role.
Now, Wolf is taking advantage of an opportunity to pitch in Korea next season as the Rangers released him from his contract.
The 31-year-old was outrighted following the season before signing a minor-league deal with an invite to major league spring training in November, and he likely wouldn't have been in the Rangers' big-league plans unless there were a ton of injuries again.
Wolf went 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 22 games last season, including his three starts.