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Mike Bolsinger | Relief 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
Contract: view contract details
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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. Aug 11 - 11:13 AM

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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.
Aug 5 - 4:27 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.
Jul 29 - 10:48 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.
Jul 19 - 4:27 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.
Jul 3 - 3:41 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.
Jun 9 - 5:46 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.
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

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3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos
12Taylor Cole