Thielbar was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. The southpaw, who worked 2016 playing independent ball, carved a path in the majors from 2013 to 2015 with the Twins. He's best utilized as organizational depth, though, because of his lackluster strikeout punch.
Thielbar's contract was purchased by the Marlins on Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Thielbar spent 2016 playing independent ball and performed quite well, piecing together a 2.39 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 64 innings pitched in relief. The left-hander has a good amount of big league experience as a member of the Twins bullpen from 2013 to 2015 with some success, but his unimpressive strikeout abilities could limit his ceiling if he sticks with the team out of spring training.
Padres left-handed relievers Caleb Thielbar and Chris Rearick both cleared waivers and have been outrighted, per U-T San Diego. Thielbar has been sent to Triple-A El Paso while Rearick is headed to Double-A San Antonio.
The Padres claimed former Twins relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar on waivers Saturday, according to MLB.com. Thielbar was designated for assignment by the Twins on July 31. He had a 5.40 ERA with five strikeouts in five innings this season.
The Twins designated relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar for assignment on Friday, according to 1500ESPN.com. Thielbar had a 5.40 ERA with five strikeouts in five innings of relief this season.
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