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Lester Oliveros | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals signed RHP Lester Oliveros to a minor league contract.
Oliveros battled shoulder issues in 2015 and did not make an appearance in a major league game. When he was healthy, the 27-year-old right-hander registered a 3.79 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 46/13 K/BB ratio across 35 2/3 innings with the Twins' Triple-A affiliate. He is nothing more than organizational depth for Kansas City. Jan 25 - 9:34 AM

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Lester Oliveros was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester with a sore shoulder.

Oliveros isn't fantasy relevant after losing his spot on the 40-man roster in March. A September cup of coffee isn't out of the question, but this news won't help his cause.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Twins sent RHP Lester Oliveros outright to Triple-A Rochester.

They now have an extra spot on their 40-man roster, which they're likely to use to add Blaine Boyer. Oliveros was sent to minor league camp earlier this month.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Lester Oliveros to Triple-A Rochester.

Oliveros was being brought along slowly this spring in Twins camp due to a minor shoulder injury. The 26-year-old right-hander will function as organizational relief depth this season for Minnesota.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Lester Oliveros (shoulder) will throw off a mound on Friday.

Oliveros has yet to make an appearance this spring due to what La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune refers to as a "slight shoulder condition." While it appears the ailment is minor, it obviously doesn't help Oliveros' chances of winning a bullpen spot.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester.

Oliveros has been great in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, holding a 1.64 ERA with 88 strikeouts over 65 2/3 relief frames between Double- and Triple-A. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Twins re-signed RHP Lester Oliveros to a minor league contract.

Oliveros spent most of 2013 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and picked up only a smattering of appearances in the Gulf Coast League. If he's healthy in 2014, Oliveros will have a chance to crack a vulnerable bullpen.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Twins signed RHP Lester Oliveros to a minor league contract.

Oliveros was non-tendered, but has since re-signed. The 24-year-old posted a 2.42 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning with the Twins' Triple-A affiliate before undergoing Tommy John surgery in late August. He'll likely be sidelined until 2014.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:35:00 PM

Twins non-tendered RHP Lester Oliveros.

Oliveros had a 2.42 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings in Triple-A last season, but August Tommy John surgery will sideline him for most or all of 2013. The Twins figure to re-sign him to a minor league contract.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 02:59:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester.

Oliveros put up a 2.42 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning between Double- and Triple-A this season before undergoing Tommy John surgery in late August. He'll likely be sidelined until 2014.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 01:36:00 PM

Lester Oliveros underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

It was reported earlier this month that Oliveros needed surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, but evidently the procedure was more complicated than that. The reliever will now be sidelined for most, if not all, of 2013.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 09:35:00 PM

Lester Oliveros will undergo season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

Oliveros was shut down in June with elbow issues, but returned last month to make six appearances with Triple-A Rochester. However, he apparently didn't feel much improvement. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a promising 2.42 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 05:32:00 PM

Lester Oliveros is currently dealing with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Oliveros will shut things down for a week before attempting to resume a throwing program. The 24-year-old right-hander was recently sent down to the minors after making one relief appearance for the Twins on June 14. He has a 3.86 ERA and 24/5 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this year.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 07:36:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Lester Oliveros to Triple-A Rochester.

He was sent down to make room for Liam Hendriks, who will start Saturday against the Brewers. Oliveros was just called up from the minors on Thursday and allowed one run over 1 2/3 innings in his only appearance. He'll return to a 2.70 ERA over 36 2/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 11:40:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester.

Oliveros earned the promotion by posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 36 2/3 innings this year in the minor leagues. He'll serve as a middle reliever for the Twins.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 12:24:00 PM

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