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Caleb Thielbar | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Caleb Thielbar picked up a win in relief after pitching a perfect inning against the Indians on Monday.
Thielbar was primarily used when the Twins were down last year, but he's getting more work in close games now, even if he's often just being called on to face one or two batters at a time. He already has two wins and two holds in his 13 appearances, and he's allowed two runs in 9 2/3 innings total. May 5 - 10:56 PM

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Caleb Thielbar pitched a scoreless frame to help the Twins top the Marlins 4-2 on Sunday.

Thielbar was great but underutilized last year. This spring, he's allowed one run in five innings, but it doesn't sound like he'll make the staff with the Twins likely to keep at least a couple of guys who are out of options. That's a shame because he's probably one of the team's better relievers.
Mar 16 - 5:17 PM

Caleb Thielbar was unavailable Friday due to a groin injury.

The Twins are listing him as day-to-day for now. Thielbar has a 0.83 ERA in 20 relief appearances this season.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Twins activated LHP Caleb Thielbar from the bereavement list.

Thielbar has burst onto the scene as one of the major's elite LOOGYs this season. He's allowed only one run over 21 innings. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will work Thielbar into high-leverage situations, which should increase his value in holds leagues.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Twins placed LHP Caleb Thielbar on the bereavement list.

The left-hander should be back by the end of the week. He has a cool 0.45 ERA in 20 innings this season.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Twins recalled LHP Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester.

Thielbar, a member of the independent St. Paul Saints just a couple years ago, was sporting a cool 3.76 ERA and 34/8 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He will serve as a middle reliever.
Mon, May 20, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Mark Hamburger