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Caleb Thielbar | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Twins optioned LHP Caleb Thielbar to Triple-A Rochester.
Thielbar had provided the Twins with an extra left-hander in the bullpen with Brian Duensing sidelined, and with Duensing returning his services are no longer required. He'll continue to function as organizational depth and should get another opportunity with the big league club later in the season. May 1 - 11:35 PM

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Twins recalled LHP Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll give the Twins another left relief option with Brian Duensing (intercostal) out. Thielbar has posted a 2.59 ERA over 103 relief appearances the last two seasons with the big club.
Apr 17 - 4:08 PM

Twins optioned LHP Caleb Thielbar to Triple-A Rochester.

Thielbar was knocked around for 19 hits and eight runs (seven earned) in 11 spring innings. He's better than those numbers, though, putting up a 2.59 ERA with a 74/30 K/BB in 94 innings over the last two seasons. If the team needs an extra lefty in the bullpen at some point, they could do a lot worse. As of now, Brian Duensing is the only left-hander in their bullpen outside of closer Glen Perkins.
Apr 1 - 9:54 AM

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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:56:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 05:17:00 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
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly