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Michael Blazek | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 35 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers activated RHP Michael Blazek from the 15-day disabled list.
Blazek missed the last three weeks with a sore elbow. He'll return to a setup role. Jun 19 - 11:16 AM

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Michael Blazek (elbow) is expected to make one final appearance at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

That should happen Thursday, and he could rejoin the Brewers' bullpen over the weekend if it goes well. Blazek gave up two earned runs while recording only one out in his rehab debut Tuesday with Colorado Springs. He's been on the 15-day disabled list since May 28 because of soreness in his right elbow.
Jun 15 - 2:35 PM

Michael Blazek (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek has been sidelined since May 28 due to right elbow soreness, but he's ready to get back into game action. He'll presumably need a handful of appearances before rejoining the Brewers' bullpen. The 27-year-old posted a 4.13 ERA and 21/16 K/BB ratio over 24 innings prior to hitting the DL.
Jun 14 - 12:28 PM

Michael Blazek (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the next day or two.

It's unclear how many appearances he'll need before being activated, but Blazek is nearing a return. He's been out all month with a sore elbow.
Jun 12 - 12:26 PM

Brewers placed RHP Michael Blazek on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.

Prior to hitting the disabled list, Blazek held a 4.13 ERA and 21/16 K/BB ratio over 24 innings. In a corresponding move, the Brewers called up Jacob Barnes to take Blazek's place in the bullpen. There is no current timetable for the 27-year-old right-hander's return to action.
Jun 1 - 4:30 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:57:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:54:00 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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 06:48:00 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.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 02:44:00 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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 12:43:00 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.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 11:27:00 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

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2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Michael Blazek
5Blaine Boyer
6Carlos Torres
7Jacob Barnes
8Jhan Marinez
9Sean Nolin
10Chris Capuano
11Yhonathan Barrios