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Mike Bolsinger | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Bolsinger allowed four earned runs, six hits and five walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday in Baltimore.
The Blue Jays are 0-3 in Bolsinger's three starts so far this season and he has allowed 11 walks with just 13 strikeouts over 15 2/3 innings. Unless you're absolutely desperate for pitching at the back end of your rotation in AL-only play Bolsinger should be avoided. May 21 - 1:57 AM

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Mike Bolsinger was hammered for six runs -- five earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Braves.

Bolsinger walked two and gave up eight hits in his second turn through the Blue Jays' rotation. With an 0-2 record and 6.10 ERA in 10 1/3 innings, the right-hander might not get another turn for a while.
May 15 - 10:29 PM

Mike Bolsinger surrendered two runs over 5 2/3 innings in losing his season debut Tuesday against the Indians.

The Blue Jays were really lucky to keep Bolsinger when he cleared waivers at the beginning of the year. He's nothing special, but he's nice rotation depth for a team that doesn't have much of it. He might be bumped to middle relief for now, assuming that Aaron Sanchez returns this weekend as hoped.
May 9 - 10:26 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Buffalo.

Bolsinger will make a spot start Tuesday against the Indians. The 29-year-old had a 1.46 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings through two starts and two relief appearances in Triple-A this year. He's a shaky option in fantasy leagues.
May 9 - 3:23 PM

Blue Jays sent RHP Mike Bolsinger outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays designated Bolsinger for assignment on April 1. He went through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old right-hander struggled to a 6.83 ERA in six starts with the Dodgers last season. He was traded to the Blue Jays last August, but did not see any major league time with his new team during the 2016 campaign.
Apr 6 - 3:04 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

The Blue Jays are hoping he'll clear waivers and begin the year with Triple-A Buffalo. Bolsinger had a lackluster spring, contributing a 6.23 ERA over nine Grapefruit League outings. Right-hander Ryan Tepera has claimed the final spot in Toronto's Opening Day bullpen.
Apr 1 - 6:24 PM

Mike Bolsinger pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out four Sunday against the Pirates.

The Jays never used Bolsinger last year after acquiring him from the Dodgers for Jesse Chavez. However, he's out of options now and it's unlikely that the team will be able to stash him away in Triple-A again. The 29-year-old has a 3.12 ERA and an 11/5 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings this spring. Barring another trade, the Jays will most likely carry him as a middle reliever initially.
Mar 19 - 5:35 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Dodgers traded Bolsinger to the Blue Jays before Monday's trade deadline passed. He held a 6.83 ERA in six major league starts prior to the trade. The 28-year-old right-hander could be called back up later in the season when the Jays need a spot starter.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Mike Bolsinger from the Dodgers for RHP Jesse Chavez and cash considerations.

Bolsinger has posted an ugly 6.83 ERA over six starts this season in the majors this season, but he's had better results in the minors and is just a year removed from being a useful piece. He'll provide some rotation insurance, at the very least.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bolsinger has put up a 6.83 ERA over six starts this season. It's unclear who will take his rotation spot, but Carlos Frias has been recalled and Brandon McCarthey (elbow) and Hyun-Jun Ryu (shoulder) are close.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger was lucky to escape with a no-decision after allowing five earned runs to the Brewers on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings on Saturday.

He walked two and struck out one. Bolsinger has not been able to repeat the success he had in 21 starts with the Dodgers last year. Bolsinger has the ability to strike out enough batters to be a mid-rotation starter provided he can keep the ball in the yard. The Dodgers have a lot of options to replace him in the starting rotation and the money to go get more if needed. Bolsinger has made only six starts this year but he needs to reduce his 6.83 ERA quickly if he wants to get many more.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 02:45:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger failed to provide much length in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Bolsinger struck out five without walking a batter. Two of the three runs to score on his watch came via the home run. Paul Goldschmidt greeted him with a solo shot in the first inning and Jake Lamb socked a solo tater of his own in the third. The 28-year-old Bolsinger owns a 5.76 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Monday's start was his fifth of the season. A home date with the Brewers awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 01:06:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger was tagged for six runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Rockies.

It was two runs through five innings, but Bolsinger gave up four in the sixth, the last three coming on a Trevor Story homer that followed an intentional walk to Carlos Gonzalez. Bolsinger pitched fairly well in his previous two starts, but he now has a 5.75 ERA in four turns since entering the Dodgers rotation, putting his spot in jeopardy.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 02:04:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in five innings of work in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Bolsinger made his third start of the 2016 season and threw the ball pretty well. The only damage came on a two-run homer to Kris Bryant in the third inning, and, well, that'll certainly happen. The righty has struck out six in two-consecutive starts and has compiled an 8.40 K/9 through 15 innings. That's in line with his career 8.07 K/9 -- just as his current 4.20 ERA aligns with his career 4.25 ERA. He is what he is at 28 years old, which is nothing more than a streaming option for a fantasy team in need.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Making his second start of the season, Mike Bolsinger allowed two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Bolsinger struck out six and walked one on the evening. Both runs on his line came home courtesy of a two-run home run by Adam Duvall in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander was optioned to Triple-A following his first start of the season last week and while he pitched just fine in start No. 2, he shouldn't be considered a long-term rotation option for fantasy purposes.
Wed, May 25, 2016 01:20:00 AM

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