Molleken signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday. Molleken had a solid year with Triple-A Columbus, making 40 appearances and holding a 3.25 ERA in 52.2 innings. While his 52:27 K:BB ratio was good but not great, the 31-year-old provides the type of Triple-A middle relief help teams need to help fill out their rosters and minor league systems.
The Indians announced Monday they optioned pitcher C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus. They also reassigned seven players to minor-league camp, including top prospect Francisco Lindor. Also sent to minor-league camp were infielder Audy Ciriaco, outfielder Destin Hood, pitcher Dustin Molleken, catcher Adam Moore, pitcher Bryan Price and pitcher Michael Roth.
The Indians signed pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor-league contracts Tuesday. Both players received invites to major-league spring training as non-roster invitees.
The Brewers optioned first baseman Sean Halton and pitchers Mike Fiers and Hiram Burgos to Triple-A Nashville after Friday's 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks. The team also re-assigned catcher Matt Pagnozzi, infielder Eugenio Velez, outfielder Kevin Mattison and pitcher Dustin Molleken to minor-league camp.
The Colorado Rockies made their first cuts of the spring and sent the following players to their minor-league camp: Stephen Dodson, Joe Gardner, Mike Ekstrom, Chad Bettis, Dustin Molleken, Edwar Cabrera, Lars Davis, Matt McBride, Thomas Field, Ben Paulsen, Jamie Hoffmann and Kent Matthes.
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