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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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|
|07/24||vs LAA||L 1-2||1.1||1||0||0||1|
|07/21||@ CHW||W 7-2||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|07/20||@ CHW||L 5-9||0.2||1||0||1||0|
|07/09||vs DET||W 4-2||1.0||3||2||0||1|
|07/07||vs CHW||L 1-6||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|07/05||vs CHW||W 8-5||1.0||4||4||0||3|
|06/30||@ CHW||L 3-13||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||53.0||30||0||0||0||2||3||43||14||65||5.60||1.491|
|2011||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||7.0||3||1||0||1||0||0||5||5||1||0.00||0.857|
|2012||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||12.1||7||0||0||1||1||1||16||2||4||0.00||0.496|
|2012||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||40.1||25||1||0||3||1||1||32||16||42||3.59||1.446|
|2012||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||25.0||16||0||0||2||0||4||26||3||18||1.80||0.840|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||26.1||17||0||0||1||1||1||34||8||27||3.79||1.341|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||32.0||29||0||0||5||3||0||19||18||30||2.81||1.500|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||12.1||9||0||0||0||0||0||7||5||9||0.74||1.157|
|2018||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||19.0||12||0||0||4||1||0||11||2||20||3.32||1.158|
|2019||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||76.1||50||0||0||2||1||4||92||16||74||3.31||1.183|