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August 3, 2019 11:44 PM
Nationals' Michael Blazek: Outrighted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Blazek was designated for assignment as the Nationals made three deadline-day additions to their bullpen Wednesday. He's allowed four runs in five big-league innings this season, striking out zero batters while walking five.

July 22, 2019 08:20 PM
Nationals' Michael Blazek: Contract selected by Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek's contract was selected by the Nationals on Monday.

The 30-year-old has thrown 123 career big-league innings, recording a respectable 4.39 ERA. He's been out of the league since 2017. In 26 frames for Triple-A Fresno this season, he owns a poor 5.54 ERA.

July 22, 2019 08:20 PM
Nationals' Michael Blazek: Delay in callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek will not be called up for Sunday's contest as originally reported, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Dougherty's report suggests Blazek is still likely to join the team, though after Sunday's contest so the team can more easily make space on the 25-man roster. Blazek has posted a 5.54 ERA with Triple-A Fresno this season, though his 28:10 K:BB across 26 innings suggests he's deserved better results.

July 20, 2019 11:32 PM
Nationals' Michael Blazek: To be called up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek will have his contract selected by the Nationals on Sunday, Jamal Collier of reports.

Blazek signed with the Nationals on May 13 but has not pitched in the majors since 2017. His results at Triple-A Fresno have been mixed, as he has a 5.54 ERA but a 28:10 K:BB across 26 innings. He is not currently on the 40-man roster.

May 14, 2019 11:20 AM
Nationals' Michael Blazek: Picked up by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek had his contract purchased by the Nationals on Monday.

Blazek had been playing independent ball in the American Association, but he'll head to Triple-A Fresno after the Nationals bought out his contract. He last surfaced in the big leagues with Milwaukee during the 2017 season.

April 11, 2019 12:40 PM
Michael Blazek: Resurfaces in indy ranks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek signed a contract Thursday with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, Brandon Warne of reports.

Blazek will look to restart his career in the independent ranks after he was unable to secure a minor-league deal heading into 2019. The 30-year-old has appeared in 109 career games at the MLB level but pitched exclusively in the minors in the Diamondbacks organization last season, accruing a 4.05 ERA and 18:5 K:BB in 13.1 innings between three affiliates.

March 27, 2018 09:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Michael Blazek: Shipped to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks reassigned Blazek to their minor-league camp Monday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Blazek stuck around in big-league camp to the bitter end, but he was unable to usurp lefty T.J. McFarland for the final opening in the Arizona bullpen. The 29-year-old Blazek worked as a swingman in the minors with the Brewers' organization last season, but it's expected that he'll work in relief on a full-time basis at Triple-A Reno in 2018.

January 22, 2018 11:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Michael Blazek: Inks minor-league deal with Diamondbacks
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Blazek signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Blazek split time with Triple-A Colorado Springs and the Brewers in 2017, compiling a respectable 3.71 ERA across 85 innings with the Sky Sox but struggling to an 8.31 ERA in 8.1 innings with the big club. He should get a chance to compete for a spot in the Diamondbacks' bullpen in spring training, though even if he breaks camp with the big club, he likely won't be tabbed for anything other than low leverage work.

October 7, 2017 12:28 PM
Michael Blazek: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek will become a free agent and hit the open market following the conclusion of the 2017 season.

Blazek made five appearances with the Brewers this season, allowing eight earned runs in 8.2 innings, including a disastrous start against the Nationals in late July which ended up being his last big-league outing of the year. The 28-year-old was a solid contributor at the Triple-A level for Colorado Springs, and will likely latch on with another organization in the hopes of making the 25-man roster next year.

August 16, 2017 06:12 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Outrighted to Colorado Springs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

The reliever was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Sunday, and after passing through waivers, will remain with Colorado Springs moving forward. Throughout the course of the 2017 season in the big league, Blazek has accumulated a 8.31 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 8.2 innings of work, including a disastrous appearance as a starter in Washington on July 27.

August 13, 2017 12:56 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: DFA'd Sunday
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Blazek was designated for assignment Sunday.

The Brewers needed to make room on their 40-man roster for the recently acquired Neil Walker. Blazek was hit with the DFA after posting an 8.31 ERA over 8.2 innings with the big-league club and a 3.73 ERA over 72.1 innings with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He'll remain with Colorado Springs if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

July 28, 2017 05:24 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Shipped back to Colorado Springs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

Blazek got mauled for six home runs in his first big-league start, so now that he's unavailable to pitch for a few days, he'll retreat to the minors to let a fresh arm head to the big leagues. Paolo Espino will replace him on the active roster, although Blazek could be back soon given how well he pitched out of the bullpen for Milwaukee this season.

July 27, 2017 04:04 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Serves up six bombs in Thursday's massacre
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek (0-1) was shelled Thursday afternoon in Washington, giving up eight runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.1 innings pitched on his way to the loss.

To oppose Max Scherzer in your first MLB start is daunting enough, but the Washington offense was simply ruthless to Blazek. The right-hander was done in by six home runs allowed, including five in the third inning. Blazek hadn't allowed a run in four relief appearances prior to Thursday's massacre, so some of his struggles may be able to be pinned on it being his first start in a while. If Matt Garza (lower leg) is indeed ready to make his next scheduled start, Blazek will likely move back into a bullpen role once he's ready to pitch again.

July 26, 2017 05:24 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Tabbed for spot start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek will start Milwaukee's game against the Nationals on Thursday.

A vacancy was created in the rotation after Matt Garza (lower leg) was placed on the disabled list, and given that Blazek was a starter in the minors this season, he was a logical choice to fill in. The right-hander will tackle the tall task of facing Max Scherzer in the first start of his major-league career.

July 18, 2017 04:52 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Blazek has been stellar as a swingman in the minors this season, so he'll head back to the majors to provide some bullpen depth. The right-hander also has two scoreless appearances and three strikeouts in four innings in the majors this season. He'll fill Tyler Webb's spot in the relief corps, as Webb was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

July 14, 2017 12:08 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Bumped down to Triple-A Colorado Springs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

After coming up to join Milwaukee's bullpen on July 3, Blazek will head back down to Colorado Springs following two appearances at the big-league level. He tossed scoreless outings during both times on the mound, going a combined four innings against the Cubs and Orioles, with just two opposing batters finding their way on base. The 28-year-old could find his way back into the Brewers' bullpen in the near future, especially given his success during this stint with the club.

July 4, 2017 11:36 AM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Added back to 40-man, active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers selected Blazek's contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

Paolo Espino was optioned back to Triple-A following Sunday's game against the Marlins after he was needed to cover two innings in relief, so Blazek will join the Brewers for the first time this season to provide a fresh arm out of the bullpen. Given the lack of success Blazek had with the Brewers while making 41 appearances in 2016, it's unlikely that he'll be entrusted with much more than mop-up work initially.

April 10, 2017 02:52 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

The 28-year-old reliever went unclaimed off waivers after the Brewers designated him for assignment last week, so he'll remain with the organization as a member of the Triple-A bullpen crew. Blazek could reemerge as a relief option for the big club down the road, but his path is now more difficult now that he no longer possesses a spot on the 40-man roster.

April 5, 2017 02:24 PM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: DFA'd by Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old struggled mightily at the end of last season and throughout spring training, so when it came time to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for recent waiver claim Nick Franklin, Blazek ended up being the odd man out. Blazek does have some solid big-league performance to his name, so if he can right the ship with Triple-A Colorado Springs this season, he could still work his way back to the big leagues later in the season despite this move.

March 22, 2017 11:56 AM
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Optioned by Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blazek was optioned to minor-league camp Wednesday,'s Adam McCalvy reports.

Blazek appeared in 86 games for the Brewers over the last two seasons, but he struggled mightily over the second half of last season and did so again this spring, so the team decided he would not break camp with the big club this year. If Blazek is able to iron some things out -- no easy task pitching with Triple-A Colorado Springs -- there is still a good chance he returns to the majors at some point in 2017.

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