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Steve Tolleson | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals signed INF Steve Tolleson to a minor league contract.
They wanted to add some infield depth in the organization following Mike Moustakas' (knee) season-ending injury. Tolleson has hit just .245/.299/.372 across parts of four big league seasons and has two hits in 20 at-bats at the Triple-A level this year. May 27 - 8:10 AM

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Orioles released INF Steve Tolleson.

Tolleson, 32, was batting .100 (2-for-20) with six walks and five strikeouts over eight games with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere.
May 23 - 4:48 PM

Steve Tolleson left Friday's game against the Yankees after colliding with Francisco Peña.

The two were chasing a pop-up. Tolleson said he jarred his back and got the wind knocked out of him, but he wanted to remain in the game. He should be fine.
Mar 25 - 4:01 PM

Steve Tolleson clubbed a two-run homer as the Orioles dispatched of the Twins 8-1 in Grapefruit League play on Saturday.

Tolleson made the most of his lone at-bat in the contest, blasting a no-doubter to left field off Buddy Boshers, capping off the scoring in the contest. He's competing for a spot on the O's bench to begin the season, but hitting just .158 this spring.
Mar 12 - 8:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn