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Caleb Thielbar | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Padres sent LHP Caleb Thielbar outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Thielbar was designated for assignment by the Friars at the end of August and cleared waivers without a claim. The left-handed reliever allowed five hits and three runs in five innings earlier this year with Minnesota and then got picked up off waivers August 8 by San Diego. He won't have another shot at the majors until 2016. Thu, Sep 3, 2015 03:38:00 PM

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Padres designated LHP Caleb Thielbar for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Rearick. Theilbar had just been claimed off waivers from the Twins three weeks ago.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Padres claimed LHP Caleb Thielbar off waivers from the Twins.

The southpaw was designated for assignment last week to make room on the Twins roster for Kevin Jepsen. He owns a 2.81 ERA and 19/18 K/BB ratio over 32 innings at Triple-A Rochester. He adds additional bullpen depth for the Padres.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Twins designated LHP Caleb Thielbar for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Kevin Jepsen. Thielbar has spent most of the season with Triple-A Rochester, posting a 2.81 ERA but a 19/18 K/BB ratio over 32 innings.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:14:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 1, 2015 11:35:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 04:08:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 09:54:00 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
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Adam Rosales
3Cory Spangenberg
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Jon Jay
RF1Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Christian Friedrich
3Luis Perdomo
4Jarred Cosart
5Edwin Jackson
6Paul Clemens
7Erik Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Carlos Villanueva
4Keith Hessler
5Jon Edwards
6Jose Dominguez
7Brandon Morrow
8Carter Capps