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Jun 12, 2024 2 2 8.04 3 -4
Jun 11, 2024 2 2 7.47 3 -13
Jun 9, 2024 2 1 5.17 3 1
Jun 6, 2024 2 1 5.28 3 4
Jun 4, 2024 2 1 5.65 3 -0.5

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Caleb Thielbar is an impact reliever who will serve in the setup corps for the Twins again this season. Thielbar had an impressive 30% strikeout rate along with a career-low 5% walk rate. He also held left-handed batters to an amazing .341 OPS (six hits allowed and no walks in 47 plate appearances). His only blemish was missing nearly two months with an oblique injury. At age 37, he may not be a good bet to pitch in 50-plus games in a season. He also isn't used much in save chances since he's a lefty utilized for matchups often before the ninth inning. However, he could rack up some impressive hold totals in a setup role.

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2024 341.5 15.7 2 2 3 18 9 8.04 2.11
2023 862.4 30.7 3 1 36 6 3.23 0.95
2022 1462.2 59.3 4 3 1 80 18 3.49 1.16
3y Avg. 1382.6 51.3 5 1 0 64 15 3.33 1.13
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Picks up save Monday

    Thielbar struck out two batters in a scoreless inning and earned a save over the Mariners on Monday. Thielbar faced the heart of Seattle's lineup after Jhoan Duran pitched a perfect eighth inning. It was Thielbar's third save of the year and first since April 29. He lowered his ERA to 6.14 with a 9:3 K:BB through 7.1 innings. Duran should still see most of the save chances in Minnesota but there should still be some vulture save opportunities for the likes of Thielbar and Griffin Jax.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Lands another save

    Thielbar earned the save Monday against the White Sox, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts over a scoreless inning. Theilbar followed both Griffin Jax and Brock Stewart for his second save in as many appearances. However, with Jhoan Duran (oblique) expected to be activated Tuesday after an IL stint, Thielbar will likely return to a middle relief role.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Converts first save

    Thielbar allowed a hit and recorded one out to pick up a save over the Angels on Friday. Thielbar entered a 5-2 game with two outs and two runners on base. He gave up an RBI single to Zach Neto -- which was charged to Matt Bowman -- before closing out the contest. It was Thielbar's first save of the season and he was used to get the final batter with both Griffin Jax and Brock Stewart having thrown the past two games. He now owns a 10.38 ERA with 4:2 K:BB through 4.1 frames, but has improved after struggling in his first four outings after coming back from a hamstring injury. He's thrown 1.1 scoreless innings in his last two outings.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Reinstated from injured list

    The Twins activated Thielbar (hamstring) from the 15-day injured list Sunday. Thielbar opened the season on the injured list with a hamstring strain but is ready to join the big club after two rehab appearances with Triple-A St. Paul. The left-hander recorded 14 holds and had a 3.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 36:6 K:BB across 30.2 innings last season, and he should fill a high-leverage role for the Twins now that he's healthy.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Sharp in second rehab appearance

    Thielbar (hamstring) gave up a home run with four strikeouts and no walks over two innings Thursday for Triple-A St. Paul. He could be activated from the injured list this weekend, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Theilbar has made two appearances for St. Paul during his rehab stint and given up one run over three innings with a 5:1 K:BB. The Twins had indicated they wanted him to make two rehab appearances as he completes his recovery from a hamstring strain, so he looks ready to return.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Nearing rehab assignment

    Thielbar (hamstring) threw a 20-pitch live session Saturday and is progressing towards a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Thielbar started the season on the 15-day injured list after missing spring training action due to a left hamstring strain. In 2023 with the Twins, Thielbar posted a 3.23 ERA, 0.95 ERA and 36:6 K:BB over 30.2 innings.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Slated to open on IL

    Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said Monday that Thielbar (hamstring) will begin the season on the injured list, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Thielbar had a setback with his left hamstring during Saturday's live batting practice session. There's no timetable at this juncture for the left-handed reliever's return. It's a blow to a bullpen that will also be without Jhoan Duran (oblique) at the start of the season.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Still not running full speed

    Thielbar (hamstring) still isn't able to run at full speed, but he believes he'll be ready for Opening Day, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He threw another batting practice session Tuesday. It's a little worrisome he can't run at full speed, but it sounds like he has enough time to be ready for the start of the season. He will try to progress to appearing in a spring game in the next week. Thielbar is an impact reliever who will serve in the setup corps for the Twins again this season.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Faces hitters

    Thielbar (hamstring) threw a live batting practice session Saturday, MLB.com reports. "I don't know exact timeline, but I anticipate being just fine for the second half of March at least to get into some games and be ready to go," Thielbar said afterward. The Twins could have Thielbar throw one more live BP session before turning him loose in a game setting for his Grapefruit League debut, but the reliever still looks on pace to be ready for Opening Day. Thielbar, who is recovering from a left hamstring strain, turned in a 3.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 36:6 K:BB while collecting 14 holds and three wins in 30.2 innings out of the Minnesota bullpen in 2023.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Nursing hamstring strain

    Thielbar is dealing with a left hamstring strain and is throwing a bullpen session Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.comreports. The left-hander's start to spring training has been slowed by the injury, but it's encouraging he's now throwing off a mound. Thielbar is scheduled for a live bullpen session next week and should then work through his standard spring buildup.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Avoids arbitration with Minnesota

    The Twins and Thielbar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.225 million contract Thursday, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports. Thielbar was arbitration-eligible for the third and final time. The left-handed reliever missed some time with injury in 2023 but was highly successful when on the bump, contributing a 3.23 ERA and 36:6 K:BB over 30.2 frames. He'll be a setup man again in 2024.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: On track for activation Tuesday

    Thielbar (oblique) will make a final rehab appearance for Triple-A St. Paul this weekend before rejoining the Twins early next week in St. Louis, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. The Twins have been without their key left-hander for nearly three months due to a nagging oblique issue. Thielbar has had one scoreless rehab outing for St. Paul and will have a final tune-up this weekend before being activated.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Set for live batting practice

    Thielbar (oblique) threw a bullpen session Thursday and will pitch live batting practice Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Twins are expected to make plans for a rehab assignment after Saturday's throwing session. It's possible Thielbar could return in early August.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Throws off mound

    Thielbar (oblique) threw a bullpen session Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Thielbar threw 16 pitches during his session with a velocity of roughly 85 mph. He said afterwards that he was pleased with his performance, though there is still quite a bit of work yet to be done. Thielbar has been on the shelf since June 9 and is expected to return shortly after the All-Star break.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Begins throwing

    Thielbar (right oblique strain) has started throwing, but is not expected to return until after the All-Star break, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Thielbar missed more than a month with an oblique strain and aggravated the injury in his first appearance back from the injured list. Expect the Twins to be cautious with his return as a result, so his comeback may stretch into late July.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Headed back to IL

    Thielbar was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with a right oblique strain, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Thielbar returned from the same injury this past weekend and made just one appearance before evidently suffering a setback. He missed more than a month with the issue the first time around. Josh Winder is taking Thielbar's spot in the bullpen.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Activated off injured list

    Minnesota activated Thielbar (oblique) on Sunday off the 15-day injured list. Thielbar fired two scoreless rehab appearances with Triple-A St. Paul, and while he wasn't activated as expected before Friday's game against the Guardians, the left-hander will now get a chance to be a mid-innings option for the Minnesota bullpen. Cole Sands (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day IL in the corresponding transaction.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Still waiting to be activated

    Thielbar (oblique) was not activated from the 15-day injured list Saturday as the Twins want to make sure he's fully healthy, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It had been awhile since he had thrown, so we want to give him a couple of days," Twins bench coach Jayce Tingler said. Thielbar made two appearances at Triple-A and was expected to be activated from the injured list Friday. It's not clear how long the Twins will wait to activate him from the injured list, but it doesn't appear he's had any kind of setback.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Could return Friday

    Thielbar (oblique) will be evaluated by the Twins on Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Thielbar has thrown two scoreless innings while on a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul. If all goes well during his evaluation, there's a good chance the Twins activate Thielbar off the injured list Friday. The 36-year-old reliever holds a 1.80 ERA across 10 innings and has been sidelined since May 5 with a right oblique strain.
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  • Twins' Caleb Thielbar: Sharp again in rehab outing

    Thielbar (oblique) tallied two strikeouts in a scoreless rehab inning Thursday with Triple-A St. Paul, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Theilbar also worked a scoreless frame -- with one strikeout -- in his rehab debut Tuesday. Sidelined since early May because of a right oblique strain, the veteran reliever seems likely to return to the Twins' bullpen this weekend.
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