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Mike Bolsinger | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Mike Bolsinger has agreed to a contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.
Bolsinger was outrighted off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster in August after registering an ugly 6.31 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, and 39/27 K/BB ratio in five starts and six relief appearances covering 41 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander will try to revitalize his career in Nippon Professional Baseball. Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:24:00 AM

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Mike Bolsinger has elected free agency.

The 29-year-old had a rough season for the Jays, posting a 6.31 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 39/27 K/BB ratio across his 41 1/3 innings. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal this winter.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 03:07:00 PM

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

Bolsinger is capable of sucking up innings as a fifth starter or middle reliever, but no one opted to pluck him off waivers after he was designated for assignment last week. The Jays could bring him back in September if they have a need.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Blue Jays designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for right-handed reliever Taylor Cole, who has joined the Blue Jays in Houston. Bolsinger, 29, had posted a rough 6.31 ERA through 41 1/3 innings this season with Toronto.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Mike Bolsinger from the 10-day disabled list.

Bolsinger missed the minimum time on the disabled list due to inflammation in his left knee. he returns to a 5.59 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 38 2/3 innings on the season.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 10:48:00 AM

Blue Jays placed RHP Mike Bolsinger on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Prior to going down with knee discomfort, Bolsinger had been working to a tough 5.59 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in nine appearances (five starts) covering 38 2/3 innings. There is no current timetable for his return, but one should clarify over the coming days. Cesar Valdez has been called up in his place.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 04:27:00 PM

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

Bolsinger was outrighted off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster less than a month ago, but he's back to pitch out of the bullpen. The 29-year-old has posted a 5.61 ERA and 21/19 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings over five starts with the Jays this season.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 03:41:00 PM

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

Bolsinger cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and decided to accept a Triple-A assignment rather than electing free agency. He'll presumably rejoin the Buffalo rotation.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

Bolsinger had a 5.61 ERA and 1.79 WHIP through 25 2/3 innings (five starts) this season with Toronto. Francisco Liriano (shoulder) will return from the disabled list Friday to fill the vacant rotation spot.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger allowed three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Reds.

Bolsinger walked four and surrendered four hits, including a two-run homer to Joey Votto in the top of the first inning. He struck out seven. Bolsinger was lifted with the game tied 3-3 and the Jays went on to win 5-4 to complete a series sweep of Cincinnati. The right-hander will carry a 5.61 ERA into his next scheduled start on the road versus the A's.
Wed, May 31, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger struggled in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Had he been able to get one more out, he would've at least been in line for a victory, but Bolsinger simply couldn't get out of the fifth inning. He owns an uninspiring 5.75 ERA and 1.87 WHIP on the season and should continue to be avoided for fantasy purposes for Wednesday's matchup against the Reds.
Fri, May 26, 2017 10:54:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 01:57:00 AM

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.
Mon, May 15, 2017 10:29:00 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.
Tue, May 9, 2017 10:26:00 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.
Tue, May 9, 2017 03:23:00 PM

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