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Michael Blazek | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 35 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Diamondbacks signed RHP Michael Blazek to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Blazek, 28, spent most of 2017 at Triple-A in the Brewers organization, splitting his time between the rotation and bullpen. He holds a career 4.39 ERA across 109 appearances in the majors and will try to win a bullpen spot in Arizona. Jan 28 - 10:41 AM

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Michael Blazek has elected free agency.

Blazek held an 8.31 ERA over five appearances -- one start -- for the Brewers this season. The 28-year-old will surely have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Michael Blazek outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek will stay in the organization as minor league depth after passing through waivers unclaimed. The right-hander has logged a disappointing 8.31 ERA across five big league appearances this season.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Brewers designated RHP Michael Blazek for assignment.

Blazek was hammered for eight earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings in his last appearance with Milwaukee in late July. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for infielder Neil Walker, who was acquired from the Mets on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek was lit up for eight earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings in a spot start Thursday. Paolo Espino will take his spot.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Michael Blazek was lit up for eight earned runs over just 2 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.

Washington teed off for a whopping six home runs against Blazek before adding another two home runs against the Brewers' bullpen. The 28-year-old right-hander probably won't get another turn in the rotation.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Michael Blazek will start against the Nationals on Thursday.

Blazek will make the start in place of Matt Garza, who just landed on the disabled list with a right leg strain. The 28-year-old right-hander has made four appearances with the Brewers to date, but this will be his first start of the season. Given that he is not stretched out yet, the Brew Crew are probably hoping for about five innings max, here.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek is unscored upon in his four innings in the majors this season. He'll provide length in the bullpen.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 03:52:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Brewers had to clear a roster spot for outfielder Brett Phillips. Blazek hasn't allowed a run in four big league innings this year and should be back in Milwaukee before long.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Michael Blazek from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek was outrighted off the 40-man roster in April, but he's back now to serve as bullpen depth. The 28-year-old had a 3.13 ERA and 52/25 K/BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings between the bullpen and rotation in Triple-A.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 12:27:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Michael Blazek outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 28-year-old will serve as bullpen depth in the minors.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Brewers designated RHP Michael Blazek for assignment.

That takes Blazek off the 40-man roster and clears a spot for Nick Franklin, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay. Blazek was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs a few weeks ago after pitching to a disappointing 5.63 ERA in the Cactus League. The right-hander will return to Colorado Springs if he clears waivers.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Michael Blazek to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek, who allowed seven runs (five earned) with an 8/2 K/BB ratio over eight innings this spring, was caught off guard by the move. The 28-year-old will have to earn his way back to the big club.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Michael Blazek (forearm) pitched in a simulated game on Monday.

Blazek was activated from the disabled list as part of the Brewers' September call-ups, but he has yet to appear in a game. The right-hander has been dealing with a forearm strain, but he's hoping to prove his health and effectiveness to finish the year.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 06:11:00 PM

According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers are still hopeful that Michael Blazek will pitch again this season.

The right-hander was activated from the disabled list last week after missing over two weeks due to a right forearm strain, but so far he has been limited to bullpen sessions and has yet to see any game action. He owns a disappointing 5.58 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 40 1/3 innings on the season.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:15:00 PM

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