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Dan Kolb | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (43) / 3/29/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Illinois State

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Red Sox released RHP Dan Kolb.
Kolb, a former All-Star, was cut to make room on the Triple-A Pawtucket for Devern Hansack, who had been on the DL with a bruised right forearm. Kolb, 33, went 0-0 with a 2.92 ERA for Pawtucket. Sun, Apr 27, 2008 09:30:00 AM

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Red Sox reassigned RHP Dan Kolb to minor league camp.

Kolb had give up two runs in 3 2/3 innings this spring, but had walked five while striking out three. The almost 33-year-old has said he's willing to try to find his game in the minors, so he probably won't retire just yet.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 01:00:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Dan Kolb and RHP Dan Miceli to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.

Finally some major additions for the World Champs. Kolb, who saved 39 games for the Brewers in 2004, has a 5.53 ERA in 109 innings in the NL the last three seasons. Miceli took 2007 completely off while collecting $850,000 from the Rays in the second year of his two-year deal. Neither veteran should have any chance of making the club.
Wed, Jan 23, 2008 12:04:00 AM

Pirates designated RHP Dan Kolb for assignment.

Kolb gave up three runs and six hits in his three innings with the Pirates.
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 06:38:00 PM

Dan Kolb is expected to designated for assignment Friday so that the Pirates can recall first baseman-outfielder Brad Eldred.

Kolb gave up six hits and three runs in three innings sincebeing promoted last week. The Pirates have 10 days to trade, release, or outright Kolb. We expect they will wind up releasing him.
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 10:17:00 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Dan Kolb from Triple-A Indianapolis.

If Jonah Bayliss is the alternative, maybe the Pirates should go ahead and use Kolb to close while Matt Capps serves his suspension. Kolb had a 3.15 ERA in 18 appearances for Indianapolis. He's a poor bet to be more than an adequate middle reliever, but the Pirates don't have any right-handed relievers, other than Capps, pitching well at all.
Tue, Jun 12, 2007 04:11:00 PM

The Pirates will promote Dan Kolb from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Kolb had a 3.15 ERA in 18 appearances, along with 16 strikeouts and nine walks in his 20 innings for Indianapolis this season. He will take a six or seventh inning role in the bullpen.
Tue, Jun 12, 2007 11:19:00 AM

The Rockies have expressed interest in reliever Dan Kolb, who is with Triple-A Indianapolis currently.

Management told Kolb he could explore trade options back in the spring. He has a 1.26 ERA in 13 appearances, but is out indefinitely because of a pulled hamstring.
Sun, May 13, 2007 11:07:00 AM

Pirates reassigned RHP Dan Kolb to minor league camp and optioned RHP Marty McLeary to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Going in, it would have been hard to imagine Kolb posting a 2.89 ERA this spring and not making the team. However, the nine walks in 9 1/3 innings doomed him. Jonah Bayliss and John Wasdin will be the last two men in the Pittsburgh pen.
Fri, Mar 30, 2007 02:36:00 PM

The Pirates have informed Dan Kolb that he will not make the 25-man roster, so the reliever is expected to declare free agency Friday.

Kolb's departures means Jonah Bayliss and John Wasdin have likely won jobs in the Pirates bullpen. In 9 1/3 innings, Kolb had a 2.89 ERA with three strikeouts, nine walks and eight hits.
Fri, Mar 30, 2007 11:35:00 AM

Pirates signed RHP Dan Kolb to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Kolb had a 5.93 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP in 2005 and then a 4.84 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP last year with Milwaukee. He's also just not inducing the number of grounders he once did. He seems like a pretty poor bet to us, though since the Pirates have no one else to spend the money on, there's little harm in signing him. He'll get $1.25 million if (when) he makes the team and he'll be able to make an additional $1.3 million in incentives.
Sat, Feb 3, 2007 08:59:00 PM

The Pirates and Dan Kolb have reportedly come to terms on a minor league contract.

Kolb must have gotten some pretty strong assurances to take the minor league deal, which Pittsburgh preferred since the team already had a full 40-man roster. Kolb would get a one-year, $1.25 million contract and a chance to make an additional $1.3 million if added to the 40-man roster. Also, he can make himself a free agent if he's not on the team at the end of the spring.
Sat, Feb 3, 2007 05:22:00 PM

The Rockies and free agent Dan Kolb are far apart on the terms of a deal.

"We let them know that we aren't interested in their counteroffer," GM Dan O'Dowd said. "We like Dan, but we aren't craving to bring somebody in. We don't have to. We can just wait and see what happens in spring training." Kolb was given $2 million by the Brewers last year despite an awful season with the Braves in 2005. That he was merely well below average in 2006 must have convinced him that he deserves a raise or at least the same salary. The Pirates have more room in their budget for him than the Rockies do.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Feb 3, 2007 01:25:00 PM

The Pirates have made an offer to free agent Dan Kolb, who has also received interest from the Rockies.

Kolb, who had a 4.84 ERA in 48 1/3 innings for Milwaukee last season, is a poor bet to reestablish himself as a closer or even a quality setup man. Maybe he'd be adequate in middle relief, but the Pirates aren't hurting there. Franquelis Osoria could well be a better pitcher in 2007 and he was just designated for assignment by the club.
Sat, Feb 3, 2007 03:59:00 AM

The Rockies are again targeting Dan Kolb as they attempt to improve their bullpen.

Kolb is still a modest groundball pitcher, though he's not what he was a couple of years ago. Maybe he'd be adequate in a middle relief role for the Rockies. The 31-year-old had a 4.84 ERA in 48 1/3 innings for the Brewers last season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jan 19, 2007 12:31:00 PM

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