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Matt Tolbert | Second Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Phillies re-signed INF Matt Tolbert to a minor league contract.
Tolbert, 31, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and hit .327/.374/.367 in 46 games in the Phillies' minor league system last year. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth in 2014. Wed, Jan 8, 2014 11:32:00 AM

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Phillies signed INF Matt Tolbert to a minor league contract.

Tolbert, 30, spent the entire 2012 season with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate and batted just .240/.313/.304 with one home run and a .617 OPS in 113 games. He'll serve as organizational depth with Philadelphia.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Cubs signed INF Matt Tolbert to a minor league contract.

Tolbert batted just .198/.252/.266 in 226 plate appearances last season with the Twins. The 29-year-old will serve as organizational infield depth for the Cubs.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Matt Tolbert has elected free agency.

Tolbert was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester last week but refused the assignment and will seek employment elsewhere. The 29-year-old sported just .198/.252/.266 batting line for the Twins this season but should be able to catch on somewhere on a minor league deal and compete for a utility job.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 12:15:00 PM

Twins sent INF Matt Tolbert outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Tolbert sported an ugly .198/.252/.266 batting line for the Twins this season. They've outrighted him in order to clear some space on the 40-man roster, but he could still remain in the organization as infield depth.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 12:08:00 PM

Twins recalled INF Matt Tolbert from Triple-A Rochester.

Tolbert has posted an ugly .202/.250/.271 batting line with zero home runs in 204 plate appearances for the Twins this season. He'll function as middle infield depth.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 12:19:00 PM

The Twins plan to recall infielder Matt Tolbert from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

Tolbert, 29, is batting just .202/.250/.271 with zero homers and 11 RBI over 204 plate appearances with the Twins this season. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Twins optioned INF Matt Tolbert to Triple-A Rochester.

Tolbert has batted just .202/.250/.271 over 74 games in his multiple stints with the big club this season. He'll be back in September.
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 12:30:00 PM

After missing Tuesday's game with an injured wrist, Matt Tolbert returned on Wednesday to finish 0-for-1 in limited action.

Tolbert was called upon to pinch-run in the eighth inning, and then grounded out to the pitcher in the ninth with two outs and the bases juiced. Fortunately, the Twins prevailed, so he can claim to be part of the victory.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 03:06:00 AM

Matt Tolbert is out of Tuesday's lineup with an injury to his left wrist.

Tolbert tweaked his left wrist during a swing on Monday night and is being sent for X-rays. He can pinch-run and field, but can't swing the bat. Trevor Plouffe will make the start at second base Tuesday night and bat second against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 04:59:00 PM

Twins recalled INF Matt Tolbert from Triple-A Rochester.

Tolbert adds some versatility to Ron Gardenhire's bench, but is a career .229 hitter and is batting .181 with a .505 OPS over 151 plate appearances this season. He can be safely ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 02:14:00 PM

Twins optioned INF Matt Tolbert to Triple-A Rochester.

Tolbert hit just .181/.236/.268 in 151 plate appearances with the Twins this season. The team needed an extra pitcher for Monday's doubleheader, costing Tolbert his spot. He'll be back with the big club later this season.
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 05:21:00 PM

Matt Tolbert went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Minnesota's win over the Indians on Monday.

The two-hit effort was Tolbert's third in four games, upping his average from .167 on June 1 to .215. He has alsonow picked up 50 percent of his eight RBI in the past two days. If you're desperate for middle infield help in your AL-only league, he could be worth monitoring.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 09:58:00 PM

Matt Tolbert went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Friday night.

Tolbert singled twice and blasted a solo shot off Brian Matusz in the third. Many assumed that Tolbert would make the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder because of his ability to play shortstop, but don't be surprised if prospect Luke Hughes ends up with the job.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Twins recalled infielder Matt Tolbert from Triple-A Rochester.

At least he won't play much. Tolbert, a career .247/.307/.336 hitter in 357 major league at-bats, should fall in line behind Alexi Casilla on the infield depth chart while the Twins deal with yet another Nick Punto injury.
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 03:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Scott Kingery
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Nick Williams
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Zach Eflin
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Victor Arano
8Drew Hutchison
9Seranthony Dominguez
10Jake Thompson