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Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Cast off 40-man roster
Kolarek was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Thursday.
Kolarek was sent down by Oakland in late May, and he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster just over a month later. The southpaw has posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 12.2 innings over 11 appearances at the Triple-A level, and he'll likely remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Sent to Triple-A
Kolarek was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kolarek was promoted from Triple-A during the opening weekend of the season, and he'll return there after giving up four runs over his past three outings. Overall this season the left-hander has a 4.58 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB across 17.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Mostly effective early
Kolarek, who fired two perfect innings during which he recorded a strikeout in a loss to the Guardians on Sunday, has now posted scoreless efforts in four of his six relief appearances.
The veteran southpaw has had one notable hiccup, that coming April 22 against the Rangers when he surrendered three earned runs on three hits and two walks over an inning. Otherwise, Kolarek has yielded just one other run across 7.2 innings, that coming in his first outing of the season April 12. Kolarek figures to continue serving in mostly a low-leverage role for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Recalled by Oakland
Kolarek was recalled by the Athletics on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kolarek made 12 appearances out of Oakland's bullpen in 2021, posting a poor 8.00 ERA and 2.22 WHIP across nine innings. He is likely to pitch in low-leverage situations. Skye Bolt (oblique) was placed on the injured list in the corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Sent to Triple-A
Kolarek was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
He and Cam Bedrosian will switch places in the transaction. Kolarek gave up three runs in one inning in his most recent appearance against the Astros.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Receives call-up
The Athletics recalled Kolarek from their alternate training site Sunday.
Oakland sent Kolarek to the alternate site less than a week ago, but he'll be able to rejoin the big club earlier than anticipated after Jesus Luzardo (hand) was surprisingly placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Mike Fiers is expected to move into the rotation for the duration of Luzardo's absence, while Kolarek will likely fill a low-leverage role out of the Oakland bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Moves to alt site
The Athletics optioned Kolarek to their alternate training site Monday.
Kolarek was demoted to clear a spot in the bullpen for Mike Fiers (hip), who is expected to work in long relief after being activated from the 10-day injured list. Acquired from the Dodgers in February, Kolarek has endured a tough start to his tenure in Oakland, posting an 8.44 ERA and 1.88 WHIP through his first eight outings with his new team.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Figuring it out after tough start
Kolarek, who allowed six runs over his first three appearances, has now generated four consecutive scoreless outings after firing 1.1 perfect innings in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.
The veteran left-hander's Athletics tenure got off to a nightmarish start, but Kolarek's three scoreless frames over his subsequent four trips to the mound have lowered his ERA from 22.50 to 9.00. Kolarek's current form much more closely resembles his impressive career body of work, which consisted of an 11-3 mark, 3.32 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, four saves and 32 holds over 143 appearances coming into 2021.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Adam Kolarek: Traded to Oakland
Kolarek was traded along with Cody Thomas from the Dodgers to the Athletics on Friday in a deal that sent Sheldon Neuse and Gus Varland the other way, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Kolarek was a late bloomer, but he's been a useful left-handed reliever in his four-year major-league career, posting a 3.32 ERA in 116.2 innings despite striking out just 16.8 percent of opposing batters. He recorded a stellar 0.95 ERA in 19.0 innings last season, though a .185 BABIP and a 95.6 percent strand rate suggest he got quite lucky. He'll be one of the top southpaws in Oakland's 'pen this season and could even find his way into a few saves should the team adopt a committee approach, though Jake Diekman is probably the top option when lefties are due up in the ninth inning for the opposition.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Earns save against Angels
Kolarek earned the save Saturday against the Angels after pitching a scoreless two-thirds of an inning. He allowed one hit.
Kolarek entered the game after a two-run double from David Fletcher with one out in the ninth, and he got the job done. Despite allowing a single to Jared Walsh, Kolarek shut the door by retiring Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani to earn his first save of the season. Kolarek has been outstanding out of the bullpen this year and has a 0.95 ERA with a 0.79 WHIP -- both career-best marks -- in 19 innings across 20 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Promoted to big leagues
Kolarek was recalled from the Dodgers' alternate training site Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The Dodgers made the move after Edwin Rios (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Kolarek has been excellent in five games out of the bullpen this season, picking up two wins and fanning three batters over 5.1 innings of work.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Sent back down
Kolarek was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Wednesday.
Kolarek spent just two days with the Dodgers during his latest stint on the big-league roster, throwing two shutout innings Tuesday in his lone appearance. Tony Gonsolin was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Recalled by Dodgers
Kolarek was recalled by the Dodgers on Monday.
Kolarek was optioned Thursday but will be back in the big leagues just four days later with Joe Kelly (shoulder) heading to the injured list. Kolarek hasn't allowed a run in four appearances thus far this season, allowing just two hits and no walks in 3.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Shipped to alternate camp
Kolarek was optioned to the Dodgers' satellite camp Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Kolarek has made four appearances for the Dodgers this season, compiling three strikeouts and two wins across 3.1 scoreless innings. The southpaw figures to rejoin the big-league bullpen when a fresh reliever is needed.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Earns win in relief
Kolarek (1-0) picked up an Opening Day win against the Giants on Thursday after tossing 1.2 perfect innings with a pair of strikeouts.
Kolarek did not allow any hits or walks while throwing 10 of 14 pitches for strikes en route to his first win of the season. Formerly a left-handed specialist, the southpaw had no trouble retiring both sides of the plate despite MLB's new rule requiring pitchers to face at least three batters or pitch to the end of the half-inning.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Staying sharp during hiatus
Kolarek has been throwing a bullpen session "every third day or so" since the start of May, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA.
Kolarek is at home in Maryland for the time being, but he has been able to access a high school field with the help of a college teammate who is now a local coach. That has allowed the southpaw to maintain a regular throwing schedule in order to build strength in anticipation of a possible return to action. Should a 2020 season take place, Kolarek may face a shift in his role as a new MLB rule is likely to prevent him from being used solely as a left-handed specialist.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Adam Kolarek: Role could be impacted by new rule
Kolarek's role as a left-handed specialist could be challenged by MLB's new rule requiring pitchers to face at least three batters or pitch to the end of the half-inning, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
Kolarek was very effective for the Dodgers in 2019 after coming over from Tampa Bay in a trade deadline deal, posting a 0.77 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 26 games. However, he hurled only 11.2 innings over those 26 appearances as a majority of his outings covered one or two batters. His best work came against left-handed hitters -- the southpaw allowed only three earned runs over 29.2 innings against lefties with the Rays and Dodgers versus 17 earned runs over 25.1 innings against righties -- but the league's new three-batter minimum rule will challenge Kolarek's usage as a left-handed specialist. As it stands, he is not guaranteed a spot on the Opening Day roster after struggling in Cactus League action this spring, allowing eight earned runs and 10 hits over 4.2 frames.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs|
|Birthplace: Baltimore, MD|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|