The Unions have released Perry Werden and laid off Tom Sullivan for two weeks. Sullivan's legs are in bad condition.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 1, 1884
It's been speculated that Werden had suffered an arm injury, which would explain his lack of use by the Maroons and his release. He would come back to have a decent career in the major leagues as a first baseman but his major league pitching career was pretty much over. Sullivan, on the other hand, was finished as a major league baseball player.