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Mike Bolsinger | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Mike Bolsinger (oblique) is still "a long ways off".
It doesn't sound as though Bolsinger will be cleared to return to the Dodgers rotation any time soon. Ross Stripling will continue to occupy the fifth spot in the club's rotation for the time being. Apr 8 - 8:39 PM

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Dodgers placed RHP Mike Bolsinger on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a strained right oblique.

Bolsinger could only miss a couple starts. Ross Stripling will hold down a rotation spot until then.
Apr 3 - 12:53 PM

Mike Bolsinger (oblique) will begin the season on the disabled list.

It had been the speculated after he was diagnosed with a strained right oblique on Sunday, and president Andrew Friedman confirmed Tuesday that Bolsinger would not be ready. The good news is that the strain is considered minor, so it's possible Bolsinger will only miss a start or two. Carlos Frias, Zach Lee and Brandon Beachy will compete to fill the fifth spot in the rotation until Bolsinger is ready.
Mar 22 - 5:47 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted Sunday that Mike Bolsinger is dealing with a minor oblique injury and could begin the season on the disabled list.

That means that the competition for the fifth spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation is back up for grabs. Carlos Frias and Zach Lee are the most likely candidates to fill that role. It's a group that has been ravaged by injuries. Clayton Kershaw may have to throw 400 innings this season.
Mar 20 - 8:45 PM

Mike Bolsinger was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start on Sunday due to abdominal tightness on his right side.

The issue is believed to be minor and Bolsinger is considered day-to-day. The right-hander is currently the favorite to open the season as the fifth starter in the Dodgers rotation while Hyun-Jin Ryu is sidelined.
Mar 20 - 4:39 PM

Mike Bolsinger is expected to open the season as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter.

Out of the other candidates, one has been sent down (Zach Lee) and one is hurt (Brandon Beachy). That's not to say Bolsinger hasn't earned it, as he's posted a 2.00 ERA this spring after last season's 3.62 mark over 21 starts for the Dodgers. The righty should hold down a rotation spot for at least a month while Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is sidelined.
Mar 20 - 3:43 PM

Mike Bolsinger held the Brewers scoreless across four innings on Monday.

The right-hander yielded just two hits -- both singles -- while walking one and striking out two. Bolsinger has given up just two runs across nine innings this spring, stating his case to break camp as a member of the Dodgers' rotation. Given all their injuries, he's got a very good shot.
Mar 14 - 7:48 PM

Mike Bolsinger delivered two scoreless innings against the Rangers on Friday.

Bolsinger gave up one hit and one walk while striking out a pair. With Brett Anderson expected to miss 3-5 months following back surgery, the 28-year-old is back in the mix for a rotation spot. Brandon Beachy is likely his primary competition.
Mar 4 - 6:27 PM

Mike Bolsinger couldn't supply the Dodgers much length in Wednesday's loss to the Giants, allowing three runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings.

Bolsinger struck out seven and walked two. He served up a two-run homer to Matt Duffy in the first inning and an RBI double to Kolby Tomlinson in the third before exiting the contest in the next frame. With the Dodgers bound for the playoffs, he'll likely return to the bullpen from here on out, carrying a 3.62 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with him.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits over his four frames.

Bolsinger walked three and struck out two in the ballgame. While his defense didn't do him any favors behind him, the right-hander was unable to keep the ball in the yard, allowing home runs to Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez and Corey Dickerson. It's unclear if he'll make another spot start before the end of the season, or if he'll return to a long relief role in the bullpen.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger wasn't particularly effective in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Bolsinger struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez both cracked solo home runs off the right-hander. This was his second straight spot start, but the results weren't particularly appetizing. Should he toe the rubber once more out of the rotation, he'll put his 3.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the line in a road date with the Rockies.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger will draw another start for the Dodgers on Sunday.

That will give veteran southpaw Brett Anderson an extra day of rest. Bolsinger struggled in his last spot start, allowing three runs in 3 2/3 innings against the D'Backs earlier in the week. He remains an unattractive streaming option.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in his spot start against the Diamondbacks.

Bolsinger entered with a 2.97 ERA in 94 innings this year, but he was a mess tonight, allowing seven hits and four walks (one intentional). He will likely make 2-3 more starts this season as the Dodgers line things up for the NLDS, and he should be worth using in NL-only leagues on those days.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Mike Bolsinger will start for the Dodgers on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Bolsinger isn't an entrenched member of the starting rotation, but the club will utilize him to give other starters rest. With Bolsinger starting Saturday, Brett Anderson will be pushed back to early next week. Bolsinger has a 2.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 84/33 K/BB ratio over 94 innings of work this season.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger won Friday after allowing three runs and two hits in five innings against the Padres.

Unfortunately, both hits were homers, coming off the bats of Matt Kemp and Jedd Gyorko. Bolsinger was strong otherwise, though, and the Dodgers pen had a good night after taking over, limiting the Padres to one run over four innings in the 8-4 win. Bolsinger is a spot starter for now, but it's possible he'll claim Mat Latos' place in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee