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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
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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. Jun 9 - 5:46 PM

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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.
Jun 1 - 3:21 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.
May 31 - 3:43 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.
May 26 - 10:54 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.
May 21 - 1:57 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.
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

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6Ryan Tepera
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