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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 recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Bolsinger will presumably make the start Tuesday against the Reds. The 28-year-old gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings last Wednesday against the Angels before being sent down to Triple-A. May 23 - 6:40 PM

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

Bolsinger allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in his season debut. Apparently, it wasn't enough to keep him in the starting rotation. He'll resurface in Los Angeles at some point this season. Veteran reliever Chin-hui Tsao was called up to take Bolsinger's roster spot.
May 19 - 6:29 PM

Making his season debut, Mike Bolsinger pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Bolsinger was slated to be a part of the Dodgers rotation before suffering a strained oblique in spring training, costing him the first month. The Dodgers activated him tonight even though he probably could have used one or two more rehab starts. He might now be sent down to make them.
May 19 - 1:29 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Mike Bolsinger from the 15-day disabled list.

Bolsinger will make a spot start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Angels. Out all season with a strained oblique, he yielded two runs over eight rehab innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The right-hander could be optioned right back to OKC after the game.
May 17 - 5:13 PM

Mike Bolsinger (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Angels.

It will be a spot-start to give the other starters an extra day of rest. Bolsinger, who began the year on the DL with a strained oblique, has posted a 2.25 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio in eight innings across two minor league rehab starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
May 17 - 8:15 AM

Mike Bolsinger (oblique) allowed two runs over four innings Saturday in his first rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bolsinger has been out all season with a strained oblique. He shouldn't need too many rehab starts before being cleared to return, although it's not a given that he'll be added to the Dodgers' rotation.
May 8 - 11:41 AM

Mike Bolsinger (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment within the next 10-14 days.

Bolsinger has been out since late in spring training with a strained oblique, but he's evidently turned a corner of late. He'll be an option for the back-end of the Dodgers' rotation once he's ready, although the club is also slated to get Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, groin) back before too long.
May 6 - 5:30 PM

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

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

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