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Mike Bolsinger | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City
Bolsinger pitched well in a spot start on Thursday, taking a no-decision after 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Giants. He could get the another opportunity the next time the Dodgers need a spot starter. Apr 24 - 7:38 PM

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Mike Bolsinger got a no-decision but pitched well in Thursday's loss to the Giants, allowing just one run over 5 2/3 innings.

Bolsinger was making a spot start and impressed, limiting the Giants to five hits and two walks while striking out five. The Giants scored their only run against him in the sixth inning on Brandon Belt's RBI single. Bolsinger had racked up 11 scoreless innings in two starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City and could be in line for more major league starts while Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is on the mend. If he stays on schedule, he'll face the Giants again at home next week.
Apr 23 - 7:38 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bolsinger will make a spot start for the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon against the Giants. He's been brilliant this season at the Triple-A level and makes for a decent streamer at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
Apr 23 - 12:08 PM

The Dodgers are expected to call up Mike Bolsinger to start Thursday's game in San Francisco.

Bolsinger is off to a fantastic start at Triple-A Oklahoma City, firing 11 scoreless innings with a 17/3 K/BB ratio and just three hits allowed. He'll have a chance to stick around for a while as the fifth starter with Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) still out indefinitely, but the Dodgers won't hesitate to look to other options if the righty struggles.
Apr 22 - 10:27 AM

Mike Bolsinger has gotten off to a tremendous start, winning each of his first two games for Triple-A Oklahoma City without allowing a run.

Bolsinger has surrendered just three hits in 11 innings of work. He's compiled an impressive 17 strikeouts during that span. The 27-year-old has gone just 1-6 across ten big league appearances, but if Bolsinger keeps this up, he's bound to get another shot.
Apr 19 - 6:01 PM

Mike Bolsinger was scratched from throwing live batting practice on Sunday due to some leg tightness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Acquired from the Diamondbacks over the offseason, Bolsinger is a long shot to crack the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Mar 1 - 2:18 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

The D'backs had previously designated Bolsinger for assignment. In Bolsinger, the Dodgers are getting a 26-year-old right-hander who had a 5.50 ERA in 52 1/3 innings this past season. Bolsinger may start or pitch in relief for the Dodgers.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

In 52+ innings at the major league level in 2014, Bolsinger put up an ugly 5.50 ERA. He allowed 66 hits and struck out 48 in that span.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Reno.

Bolsinger has an ugly 5.50 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 52 1/3 innings (nine starts and one relief appearance) this season for the Diamondbacks. Trevor Cahill has been recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger was lit up for seven runs -- five earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Saturday by the Braves.

Bolsinger was staked to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning but couldn't make it stand, yielding one run in the bottom of the first, one run in the bottom of the third, and then five runs in the fourth. He is 1-5 with a 5.13 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the year.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering two runs on three hits over six innings of work.

The rookie right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking four. All of the damage against him came in the fourth inning, where Cameron Maybin delivered an RBI double an Alexi Amarista followed with a sacrifice fly. He remains an underwhelming fantasy option for Saturday's start against the Braves in Atlanta.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 08:36:00 PM

Mike Bolsinger allowed one run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings but took a tough loss against the Giants on Sunday.

Bolsinger allowed only a Tyler Colvin RBI double in the fifth inning, but his counterpart, Madison Bumgarner, was nearly unhittable on the other side. Even so, the start was undoubtedly Bolsinger's best of his six thus far this year, lowering his ERA from 5.70 to 4.78 with the start. It was the second straight good start he's had since being recalled, and he'll look to keep it rolling Sunday at the Padres.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11:47:00 PM

In his return to the big leagues, Mike Bolsinger didn't factor into the decision against the Brewers after allowing three runs over six-plus innings on Tuesday.

Bolsinger actually acquitted himself fairly well this time around against a good offense, striking out six and walking none. All three runs he surrendered came via the long ball. He was taking the rotation spot of the injured Bronson Arroyo (elbow). Bolsinger was demoted early last month after posting an ugly 6.08 ERA and 1.73 WHIP through his first 23 2/3 innings. This outing dropped the ERA to 5.70 and the WHIP to 1.60. We'll see if Bolsinger showed enough here to convince Arizona to send him back out on Sunday against the Giants. If that's the decision, NL-only owner shouldn't make the same mistake.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Reno.

Bolsinger, who posted an ugly 6.08 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for the D'Backs earlier this season, will take Bronson Arroyo's (elbow) spot in the rotation. The 26-year-old right-hander will try to be better this time around.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Reno.

Bolsinger gets the boot after allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings in Monday's loss to the Brewers. It's unclear how the D-Backs will proceed with their rotation, though the newly-recalled Chase Anderson is an option if he isn't needed in relief over the next couple of days.
Tue, May 6, 2014 03:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Yimi Garcia
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Daniel Coulombe
10Carlos Frias
11Brandon League
12Sergio Santos
13Adam Liberatore
14Chris Withrow