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Steve Tolleson | Second Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Orioles signed INF Steve Tolleson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Tolleson is a career .245/.299/.372 hitter over parts of four big league seasons but offers plenty of defensive versatility. He played in 29 games with the Orioles in 2012. Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:02:00 PM

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Steve Tolleson has elected free agency.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos accused Tolleson of quitting on the team earlier this year over an injury. Needless to say, he's highly unlikely to return.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain with the organization. Tolleson could get another shot with the big club at some point.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:25:00 AM

Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Steve Tolleson (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

He had been scheduled to begin on Friday, but the game was rained out. The reserve infielder is working his way back from a strained groin that has sidelined him since late May.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Blue Jays placed Steve Tolleson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list.

He hasn't played since Tuesday because of a groin injury. The 31-year-old has hit .268 this year with three RBI. Munenori Kawasaki will occupy the roster spot left by Tolleson.
Sat, May 30, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Steve Tolleson went 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.

As usual, it was the Blue Jays' dynamic middle-infield combination leading the way, with Tolleson and Ryan Goins reaching base in a combined seven of eight plate appearances. Who needs Devon Travis and Jose Reyes anyway?
Thu, May 21, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF/OF Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Buffalo.

Tolleson was removed from the Jays' 40-man roster a couple weeks ago but now finds himself back in the majors. He'll be used in a utility role.
Sun, May 10, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays designated Tolleson for assignment on April 24. He got 16 plate appearances with the team this season and didn't do much with them, but over 170 at-bats in 2014, he hit .253/.308/.371. He offers some versatility and his bat plays OK for a utility role.
Tue, May 5, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Blue Jays designated INF Steve Tolleson for assignment.

The 31-year-old hit just .200/.250/.400 with five strikeouts in his 16 plate appearances with the Jays. With his versatility, there's a chance that Tolleson could attract interest on waivers, otherwise he'll continue to provide organizational infield depth for the Jays.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:30:00 PM

X-rays on Steve Tolleson's right hand came back negative.

Tolleson was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. The 31-year-old has a shot to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility player with Maicer Izturis (groin) slated to open the year on the disabled list.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Steve Tolleson will have precautionary X-rays taken of his right hand after being hit by a pitch Saturday.

"I'm not too worried about it," Tolleson told reporters Saturday. Indications are that it's not broken, but the Jays just want to be sure. More will be known about his injury status after the results of the test come back.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Steve Tolleson hit a three-run homer off Ken Giles to lead the Jays past the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday.

With Devon Travis looking probable for the second base job, it'll probably be between Tolleson and Ryan Goins for a utility gig, with Tolleson having the advantage of being out of options. Tolleson is hitting .259/.310/.556 in 27 at-bats this spring.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Steve Tolleson went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Wednesday against the Rays.

Tolleson would seem to be a big beneficiary of Ramon Santiago's broken collarbone, but even so, his chances of winning a utility job might hinge on Maicer Izturis being named the starter at second base. Izturis is going to be on the roster either way, but Ryan Goins and Devon Travis can both be sent down if they don't start at second base.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Francisco Peña
4Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Steve Tolleson
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Osvaldo Martinez
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Hyun-soo Kim
2Dariel Alvarez
3Alfredo Marte
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Jimmy Paredes
2Nolan Reimold
3Efren Navarro
4Joey Rickard
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Dylan Bundy
7Vance Worley
8Chris Lee
9Parker Bridwell
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6Chaz Roe
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Oliver Drake
9T.J. McFarland
10Jason Garcia
11Tyler Wilson
12Todd Redmond
13Pedro Beato
14Jeff Beliveau