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Michael Blazek | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers activated RHP Michael Blazek from the 60-day disabled list.
He's back on the 40-man roster. Blazek's 2015 ended early due to a fractured hand, but he should have a normal offseason. Nov 6 - 9:57 AM

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Brewers transferred RHP Michael Blazek from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Blazek landed on the disabled list in mid-August with a fractured right hand and he's now officially done for the year. The 26-year-old posted a 2.43 ERA and 47/18 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings this season.
Sep 22 - 10:54 AM

Michael Blazek (hand) acknowledged Tuesday that it will be difficult for him to make it back before the end of the season.

Blazek has a new cast on his fractured right hand and will have to wear it for another three weeks. It's unclear how long after that that he'll be cleared to resume throwing, but it will be hard for him to get game-ready before the end of the season. Blazek has had a nice season, posting a 2.43 ERA and 47/18 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 relief innings.
Aug 18 - 6:48 PM

Brewers placed RHP Michael Blazek on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with a fractured right hand.

It's unclear when Blazek suffered the injury. The reliever has been great overall for the Brew Crew this season but has struggled of late, allowing seven runs over his last nine appearances.
Aug 14 - 2:44 PM

Michael Blazek has made the Brewers' bullpen.

Blazek struck out 18 batters in 17 1/3 innings this spring to earn one of the final spots on Milwaukee's Opening Day roster. The 26-year-old right-hander will pitch in middle-to-long relief. He owns a 5.71 ERA in 18 career appearances at the major league level.
Apr 2 - 12:43 PM

Michael Blazek will be stretched out as a starter this spring and is a candidate to serve as the Brewers sixth starter.

The 25-year-old hurler spent the entire 2014 season at Triple-A Nashville where he posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 87/40 K/BB ratio over 102 innings. Should the Brewers experience any injuries to their rotation this season, their lack of depth beyond their top five starters is concerning.
Feb 21 - 11:27 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Nashville.

Manager Ron Roenicke indicated earlier this spring that Blazek could be considered for a setup role, but the reliever pitched his way off the roster with a 10.80 ERA and eight walks over five Cactus League frames. He'll be back up with the big club at some point this season.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke indicated Sunday that Michael Blazek could be used in a setup capacity at some point during the 2014 season.

Roenicke explained, "Whether it's this year or later on, somewhere along the line he's going to be an eighth-inning guy. He's going to be late in games." The hard-throwing hurler should be able to secure a spot in the Opening Day rotation, and appears destined to work himself into the seventh or eighth-inning role as long as he pitches well.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Brewers acquired RHP Michael Blazek from the Cardinals to complete the John Axford trade.

Blazek is a nice get for the Brewers, as he's thrived in a full-time move to the bullpen this season, posting a 1.97 ERA with 52 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A. He's been up-and-down in his brief time at the major league level but has a chance to be a nice setup man.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek was only up for one day, throwing 1 2/3 shutout frames in Wednesday's game. He'll be back next week.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek has an 8.31 ERA and 10/9 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings with the big club this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek allowed five runs on eight hits and six walks over 5 2/3 innings during his most recent stint with the team. He should be back when rosters expand in September.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek has allowed three earned runs over three innings in two stints with the big club this season. He'll provide some bullpen depth in Tuesday's doubleheader.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek allowed three earned runs in less than an inning of work Wednesday night against the Astros. The right-hander could get another shot later this summer.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Cardinals recalled RHP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.

Blazek, 24, will provide the Cardinals with bullpen depth. He has a 2.81 ERA over eight appearances at the Triple-A level.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 01:27:00 PM

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