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May 2, 2021 08:28 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Earns one-out save
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Dolis struck out the only batter he faced and earned a save against Atlanta on Sunday.

Dolis was thrown into a two-out, bases-loaded scenario and quickly struck out Ronald Acuna on four pitches to finish the game. The 33-year-old has now converted all three of his save chances and owns a 2.84 ERA across 12.2 innings.

April 25, 2021 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Picks up second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis tossed 1.1 perfect innings Sunday to earn the save against the Rays. He didn't strike out any batters.

Dolis earned his first save of the year in Friday's series opener against Tampa Bay, and he closed out the series with another save Sunday. Right-hander Jordan Romano is likely the slight favorite for save chances now that he's healthy, but he struggled in Saturday's matchup against the Rays and was charged with a loss. Dolis has posted a 3.48 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 10.1 innings this year.

April 24, 2021 12:12 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Earns first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Rays on Friday.

Dolis worked in a high-leverage spot in the eighth inning during his last outing to collect his first hold, but he picked up his first save of the season Friday. The right-hander has now posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in nine innings across his first 10 appearances this year. Right-hander Jordan Romano (elbow) has a strong chance of being activated from the 10-day injured list soon, and he could be in contention for ninth-inning work once he returns.

April 18, 2021 09:52 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Could step in as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis could step in as the Blue Jays' closer while Jordan Romano (elbow) and Julian Merryweather (oblique) are sidelined, Arden Zwelling of reports.

Romano is expected to return from the 10-day injured list as early as Saturday, while Merryweather is facing a longer absence. Since the Blue Jays are dealing with several injuries in their bullpen, Dolis is the most likely option to see save chances over the next several days. However, it's not yet clear who the Blue Jays will use in the ninth inning once Romano returns to action. In his last five relief appearances, Dolis has allowed one hit and two walks while striking out two in 4.1 scoreless innings.

April 15, 2021 06:08 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Picks up first victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis (1-0) earned the win Wednesday against the Yankees after recording a strikeout and not allowing a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning.

The 33-year-old delivered a scoreless top of the ninth inning with the game tied 4-4, and he notched his first win of the season when Bo Bichette slugged a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the frame. Dolis should operate as Toronto's primary setup man for the immediate future with Jordan Romano likely stepping in as the closer after Julian Merryweather (oblique) landed on the injured list Wednesday.

April 4, 2021 11:24 AM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Struggles in Saturday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis (back) retired two of the five hitters he faced in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees, giving up two earned runs on three hits while striking out one.

Dolis battled back spasms late in spring training, but the Blue Jays evidently weren't too concerned about the issue. He's appeared in both of the Jays' first two games of the season, but he struggled to find the zone in Saturday's outing. He threw first-pitch strikes to just one of the five batters he faced and pumped in only 10 of his 24 pitches for strikes on the day. Perhaps most noteworthy was the fact that Dolis entered the contest in the sixth inning, an indication that both Jordan Romano and Julian Merryweather may be ahead of him in the pecking order for saves.

April 1, 2021 03:28 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Avoiding injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis (back) is on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster.

Dolis has been battling back spasms in recent days, but it didn't appear as though he'd need a trip to the injured list. That's been confirmed Thursday, though it remains to be seen exactly what role he'll play this season following Kirby Yates' Tommy John surgery. Jordan Romano is seen as the favorite to close with Yates out, though the Blue Jays haven't officially named a new closer.

March 28, 2021 04:32 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Battling back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday that Dolis has been tending to back spasms of late, but the skipper remains optimistic that the reliever will be ready to go for Opening Day, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

The injury is likely the main reason why Dolis hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 13, but the right-hander has still been able to build up for the start of the regular season by pitching in "B" games on the back fields at Blue Jays camp. Assuming Dolis avoids any setbacks heading into Opening Day, he should be in store for a high-leverage role out of the bullpen, though Jordan Romano will likely be first in line to close games with Kirby Yates (elbow) out of the picture.

March 22, 2021 10:16 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Named as closer option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis was named as a closer option Monday, Arden Zwelling of reports.

Manager Charlie Montoyo declined to name a full-time closer in the absence of Kirby Yates (elbow). However, he specifically mentioned both Dolis and Jordan Romano as potential high-leverage arms. Dolis pitched fairly well for the club in 2020, picking up five saves to go along with a 31:14 K:BB across 24 innings.

October 31, 2020 03:04 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Blue Jays exercise 2021 option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Toronto exercised Dolis' $1.5 million club option for 2021 on Friday.

The 32-year-old joined the Blue Jays after a successful stint in Japan, and he continued that success back in the majors with a 1.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB over 24 innings while recording five saves and seven holds. Dolis likely will enter spring training as the leading candidate for the closer's job next year.

September 25, 2020 02:20 AM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Notches fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis picked up his fifth save of the season in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Yankees, giving up one hit and striking out three in 1.1 scoreless innings.

He hadn't pitched in a week due to a sore right knee, but Dolis looked sharp in his return to the mound as he locked down the playoff-clinching victory for the Jays. Jordan Romano (finger) could rejoin the bullpen in the final days of the regular season, but the closer job heading into the postseason appears to belong to Dolis.

September 22, 2020 06:36 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Remains unavailable Tuesday
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Dolis (knee) remains unavailable Tuesday against the Yankees, Arden Zwelling of reports.

Dolis warmed up in the bullpen Monday and was expected to be available to make his return Tuesday, but he'll receive at least one more day to rest. He's still considered day-to-day as he deals with a right knee issue.

September 19, 2020 04:52 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Dealing with minor knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis didn't suffer any structural damage to his right knee when he was injured Friday, Arden Zwelling of reports.

Dolis slipped on first base during Friday's contest and hurt his knee in the process, but he appears to have avoided a major injury. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that he's doing fine, but he likely won't be available to pitch Saturday. The right-hander is currently considered day-to-day.

September 13, 2020 10:04 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Collects third consecutive save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis walked one but also struck out a batter during a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to earn the save over the Mets.

Dolis walked Brandon Nimmo to start the ninth but quickly ended any chance of a threat by getting Wilson Ramos to ground into a 5-4-3 double play. He then got Ahmed Rosario to chase strike three in the dirt for the apparent final out, but catcher Alejandro Kirk couldn't handle it cleanly and Rosario was able to reach first. However, Dolis subsequently caught Rosario cheating too far off the bag and was able to pick him off to end the game. Dolis converted all three of his save chances over the last week but may soon be pushed out of the closer role after Ken Giles (forearm) was activated off the 45-day injured list Friday.

September 8, 2020 09:56 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Another save Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis allowed no baserunners and struck out two across one inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Yankees.

The Blue Jays turned to Dolis in the ninth inning to hold a 2-1 lead, and he did so with little trouble. It was his third save of the season, two of which have came in the past three games. Dolis appears to have moved ahead of Anthony Bass as the preferred closer, though his time there may be short lived with Ken Giles (forearm) continuing to move towards a return to the mound. Overall, Dolis has maintained a 1.77 ERA with a 24:11 K:BB across 20.1 frames.

September 6, 2020 10:28 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Records second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save Sunday against the Red Sox.

Dolis was called upon to protect a two-run lead, and he slammed the door emphatically to earn his second save. His chance came one game after Anthony Bass allowed two runs (one earned) to blow a save opportunity. While Dolis is unlikely to completely take over the closer role as a result, he could figure into the closer picture until Ken Giles (forearm) is able to return.

September 5, 2020 03:48 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Grabs win over BoSox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis (2-1) picked up the win in Thursday's extra-inning victory over the Red Sox, walking one and striking out three over 1.1 innings of relief.

The right-hander took over from Ryan Borucki to get the final out of the ninth inning, then slammed the door by striking out the side in the 10th after the Jays launched two homers in the top of the frame. Dolis has not allowed an earned run in 10 straight appearances, posting a 13:7 K:BB over 10.2 innings during that stretch and racking up two wins, a save and three holds. He's emerged as one of the team's most reliable high-leverage arms, but he remains behind Anthony Bass in the pecking order at closer, with both Ken Giles (forearm) and Jordan Romano (finger) inching closer to returns from the IL.

August 20, 2020 11:48 AM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Secures first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis recorded the save Wednesday in Baltimore after giving up one hit and one walk while recording three strikeouts during a scoreless ninth inning.

Anthony Bass has three saves with closer Ken Giles (forearm) on the injured list, but he may not have been available after throwing 29 pitches during his appearance Tuesday. Jordan Romano had also worked Tuesday, leaving Dolis as the freshest late-inning arm available for manager Charlie Montoyo. Dolis has a 3.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB with one save and four holds through 11 outings this season, and he should continue to work in a setup role for the Blue Jays.

July 14, 2020 06:48 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Generating buzz in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dolis has been generating buzz in camp, primarily due to his sinker, Scott Mitchell of reports. "He thew a couple sinkers that I haven't seen since I caught Doc. They were just unbelievable."

Dolis was sidelined in spring training with an appendectomy, so he benefitted from the time off to fully recover. The Jays traded away a lot of their bullpen depth, so he could step into a significant role early on, and more so if the Jays trade closer Ken Giles before the deadline. He has spent the last three seasons pitching as a closer in Japan.

March 11, 2020 04:36 PM
Blue Jays' Rafael Dolis: Progressing, likely out for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Dolis (abdomen) is progressing well after requiring an appendectomy last week, but the Blue Jays aren't counting on him being ready to go for Opening Day, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

The right-hander could be cleared to resume full workouts before spring training concludes, but look for him to begin the season on the 15-day injured list as the Blue Jays trim down their roster to 26 men. Dolis' expected absence to open the campaign will likely clear a spot in the bullpen for one of Justin Miller, Brian Moran and A.J. Cole, all of whom are attending camp as non-roster invitees.

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04/25@ TBW 1-011.10000
04/23@ TBW 5-311.00001
04/21@ BOSW 6-31.01112
04/17@ KCW 5-11.00010
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