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56 Caleb Thielbar RP

Minnesota Twins

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Player Updates

June 20, 2021 03:56 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Earns win after scoreless outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar (2-0) earned the win Saturday against the Rangers after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out one.

Thielbar worked the sixth inning and was flawless, tossing eight of his 12 pitches for strikes en route to a scoreless frame and his second win of the campaign. The left-hander ended a streak of two straight outings during which he surrendered a run. He still owns a decent 4.13 ERA through 22 appearances (24 outings) but has fallen back in comparison to the 2.25 ERA he posted last season.

June 17, 2021 03:28 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar (1-0) earned the win in relief Wednesday against the Mariners after allowing one run on two hits and four strikeouts across two innings.

Thielbar allowed Seattle's first run of the game on an RBI single from Shed Long, but he was solid the rest of the way and earned the win in his return from a nearly two-week stint on the injured list. The southpaw now owns a 4.30 ERA across 23 innings in 21 appearances this season.

June 16, 2021 05:04 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Thielbar had been on the injured list since June 3 due to a left groin strain, but he'll return after an absence of just under two weeks. The southpaw posted a 4.29 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with five holds in 21 innings across 20 relief appearances earlier in the year, and he'll likely reclaim his setup role going forward.

June 3, 2021 03:20 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Bound for IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins will place Thielbar (groin) on the 10-day injured list prior to Thursday's game against the Royals, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Minnesota will call up Shaun Anderson to fill the opening on the 26-man active roster and in the bullpen after Thielbar suffered a strained left groin during his relief appearance Wednesday in Baltimore. Thielbar has been a key part of the bridge to closers Hansel Robles and Taylor Rogers this season, accruing a 4.29 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and five holds over 20 appearances.

June 2, 2021 10:48 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Exits with groin strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar left Wednesday's game against the Orioles in the seventh inning with a strained groin, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli said the team will decide within a day whether they'll place Thielbar on the injured list. Regardless, the lefty will require some time off to recover from the injury, putting further strain on what's been an overworked bullpen of late amidst multiple injuries in the Twins' starting rotation.

April 24, 2021 11:56 AM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Activated from COVID-19 IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

Thielbar came into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 early in the week and had been on the injured list since Tuesday. However, he'll be available out of the Twins' bullpen going forward. Luke Farrell was sent back to the alternate training site in a corresponding move.

April 20, 2021 04:20 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Placed on COVID-19 IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

He is out for coming into close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Thielbar had racked up 15 strikeouts in seven innings but had also allowed three home runs over that span. Luke Farrell's contract was selected in a corresponding move.

March 29, 2021 05:16 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Makes 26-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar has won a spot on Minnesota's 26-man roster for Opening Day.

Thielbar was limited early in spring training due to a sore back, but looks healthy for Opening Day. He had a 4.15 ERA and six strikeouts and two walks in 4.1 innings this spring. Thielbar's unique curveball (he didn't allow a hit the 94 times he threw it last season) and prowess against left-handed batters (.376 OPS allowed), could see him used in a high-leverage role in the bullpen.

March 15, 2021 01:52 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Available for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar (back) will be available out of the bullpen for Monday's Grapefruit League game against Atlanta, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He's received the green light to make his spring debut after being slowed earlier in camp by a strained back. The lefty reliever shouldn't need more than a handful of appearances this spring to erase any concerns about his availability for the start of the season, so he would still appear to be in good shape to break camp with the Twins.

March 12, 2021 07:24 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Begins throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar (back) has thrown several live sessions against hitters and could appear in a spring training game later this month, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com.

Thielbar suffered a back strain early in training camp, but it looks like he has a chance to be ready for Opening Day. Thielbar's unique curveball (he didn't allow a hit the 94 times he threw it last season) and prowess against left-handed batters (.376 OPS allowed) could help him win a high-leverage role in the bullpen.

March 5, 2021 10:12 AM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Out with back strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar could be out "a matter of days or potentially weeks" due to a back strain, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com.

Thielbar was hurt early in training camp. His status for Opening Day looks in doubt as a result. Thielbar's unique curveball (he didn't allow a hit the 94 times he threw it last season) and prowess against left-handed batters (.376 OPS allowed) had him set for a regular role in the bullpen.

December 2, 2020 10:48 AM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Twins on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Thielbar was highly effective in his return to the majors in 2020, posting a 2.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 22:9 K:BB over 20 innings. By inking a new deal with the Twins on Wednesday, he'll avoid arbitration heading into his age-34 season. The southpaw will have to prove himself over a larger sample in 2021, but he impressed in Minnesota during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

August 3, 2020 05:00 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Contract selected by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar's contract was selected by the Twins on Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

The 33-year-old has thrown 98.2 career big-league innings, all with the Twins, though none of those have come since 2015. He owns a lifetime 2.74 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP at the highest level, though the fact that he hasn't been given any major-league opportunities in the last four years indicates that he's unlikely to fill anything other than a low-leverage role.

July 23, 2020 02:40 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Makes initial taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar did not make Minnesota's 30-man Opening Day roster, but is included on the three-man taxi squad that will travel with the team for the first series at the White Sox.

Thielbar has thrown all 98.2 of his major-league innings for the Twins, though none of those have come since 2015. He's since spent time in independent ball and in the minor-league systems of the Padres, Tigers and Braves. He'll likely be a frequent option on the taxi squad since he can be shuffled to and from the 40-man roster without the Twins fearing he'll be claimed by another team.

June 30, 2020 03:44 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Added to 60-man player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar was included in Minnesota's 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, MLB.com reports.

Thielbar has thrown all 98.2 of his major-league innings for the Twins, though none of those have come since 2015. He's since spent time in independent ball and in the minor-league systems of the Padres, Tigers and Braves. The lefty will likely spend most of his time with Minnesota's alternate training site unless the major league bullpen needs depth.

December 13, 2019 05:44 PM
Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Back in Twins' organization
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday, Darren Wolfson of KSTP reports.

Thielbar has thrown all 98.2 of his major-league innings for the Twins, though none of those have come since 2015. He's since spent time in independent ball and in the minor-league systems of the Padres, Tigers and Braves.

August 30, 2019 08:04 PM
Braves' Caleb Thielbar: Dealt to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar was traded from the Tigers to the Braves on Friday for cash considerations.

Thielbar posted a 3.30 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with a 92:16 K:BB over 76.1 innings this season with Triple-A Toledo. He last appeared in the majors during the 2015 season for Minnesota.

March 28, 2018 11:12 PM
Tigers' Caleb Thielbar: Reassigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar has been reassigned to minor-league camp.

Thielbar will serve as organizational pitching depth for the Tigers this season after failing to secure a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015, spending the previous two seasons with the Saint Paul Knights of the Independent League (2.18 ERA across 91 innings).

January 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Tigers' Caleb Thielbar: Signs minor-league deal with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar signed a minor-league contract with Detroit on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Thielbar last appeared in the majors with the Twins in 2015. The lefty reliever owns a 2.74 career ERA over 98.2 major-league innings. His 2016 and 2017 seasons were spent with the independent-league St. Paul Saints, where he threw 91 innings with a 2.18 ERA. The weak Tigers' pitching staff gives the 30-year-old southpaw at least an outside shot to break camp with the big-league team.

March 10, 2017 08:08 PM
Marlins' Caleb Thielbar: Sent to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thielbar was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

The southpaw, who played independent ball in 2016, carved a path in the majors from 2013 to 2015 with the Twins. Thielbar's best utilized as organizational depth, though, because of his lackluster strikeout punch.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/24vs LAAL 1-21.11001
07/21@ CHWW 7-21.00011
07/20@ CHWL 5-90.21010
07/09vs DETW 4-21.03201
07/07vs CHWL 1-61.00012
07/05vs CHWW 8-51.04403
06/30@ CHWL 3-131.00001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021MIN204.37320000035.0341717521247
2020MIN212.25170000020.0146500922
2015SD005.406000005.05330005
2014MIN213.40540000147.7511918311635
2013SEASON321.76490000046.024119401439
Total943.05000001153.3128565212351148
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021MIN118360.5000103.2561.31414912.34
2020MIN014230.6000002.1921.1508210.35
2015SD0824.0000001.2631.000209.00
2014MIN139640.6000100.2801.40620612.84
2013SEASON429650.4000101.1540.8261717.43
Total61081900.6093307.2271.16762810.68
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2009R-Azl Brewers 45.01420610467441.601.133
2009R-Helena 1.12000002100.000.909
2010AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat 53.030000234314655.601.491
2010R-Helena Brewers 14.090000090163.861.143
2011AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 7.03101005510.000.857
2012AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 12.170011116240.000.496
2012AAA-Rochester Red Wings 40.125103113216423.591.446
2012AA-New Britain Rock Cat 25.01600204263181.800.840
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings 26.11700111348273.791.341
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings 32.029005301918302.811.500
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas 12.19000007590.741.157
2018AAX-Erie SeaWolves 38.02700300403281.420.816
2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 19.01200410112203.321.158
2019AAA-Gwinnett Stripers 2.01000012010.000.500
2019AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 76.150002149216743.311.183
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/203
Birthdate:
01/31/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Northfield, MN
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
2