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New Minnesota Twins reliever is from town of 436 people

‘If You’re Good Enough Someone Will Find You’ Onetime St. Paul (MN) Saints lefty Caleb Thielbar, now entrenched in the Minnesota Twins ‘ bullpen, gets our nod for quote of the week, courtesy of Thielbar, who has a 1.00 earned run average for his last 10 appearances and is 5-2, 2.22 for 80 career major league games with the Twins the last two seasons...
Via The Sports Bank
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Later-round Twins draft selections recall getting picked

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Major League Baseball's draft commences Thursday night, a handful of top prospects will be with their families at the site of the draft. Others will be gathered at home with a viewing party, watching the draft unfold on TV or on the Internet. Things have changed a bit in the five years since Caleb Thielbar was drafted in 2009. When the Milwaukee Brewers took...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter scores from second on a passed ball

We would like to give a tip of the cap to Torii Hunter for his heads up play in last night’s game against the Twins, but we rather point out the terrible play of Minnesota. Filling in for Joe Mauer, who is on the DL with a concussion, Ryan Doumit couldn’t handle a pitch from Caleb Thielbar. The high fastball, which was strike three and would have ended a Tiger’s threat, somehow...
Via The Victory Formation
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Caleb Thielbar a bright spot for Twins in first half

Caleb Thielbar's impressive streak of scoreless innings may be over, but the Twins rookie has still been a bright spot for Minnesota during the first half of the year. Before Monday's game against Tampa Bay, Thielbar had yet to allow a run in his first 19 23 innings of his major league career. Since making his debut on May 20, Thielbar made Twins history with his scoreless...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints to Twins: Thielbar's journey to the big leagues

MINNEAPOLIS Midway Stadium in St. Paul is just a 15-minute drive east from Target Field in Minneapolis. For Caleb Thielbar, though, the distance had to seem so much farther in 2011. At that time, Thielbar was released from the Milwaukee Brewers organization and signed to pitch for the St. Paul Saints, the independent club known more for wacky promotions than for producing major...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Recall LHP Caleb Thielbar, Option LHP Pedro Hernandez

The Minnesota Twins swapped left-handed pitchers Monday, recalling reliever Caleb Thielbar from their Triple-A Rochester farm club while optioning starter Pedro Hernandez to the same minor league affiliate. Look for Thielbar to get work as a middle reliever for the parent club while Hernandez will serve as pitching depth for the organization. The post Twins Recall LHP Caleb Thielbar...
Via FF Locker Room
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins call up rookie reliever Caleb Thielbar

The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar and optioned left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester. The move was made Monday before Minnesota's game at Atlanta. The 26-year-old Thielbar is a native of Randolph, Minn., about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. Two seasons ago, Thielbar became the first player from the independent league St. Paul Saints to...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Thielbar set to make MLB debut with Twins

Minnesota native Caleb Thielbar is set to make his major league debut with his hometown team. The Twins announced Monday that Thielbar, a left-handed reliever, has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester. To make room for Thielbar on the roster, Minnesota optioned left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Rochester. Thielbar, a native of Randolph, Minn., pitched in 17 games as a reliever this...
Via Fox Sports North
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins send Gibson, Thielbar to Rochester

Many Twins fans were hoping Kyle Gibson would be the team's fifth starting pitcher this year. Turns out they'll have to wait for his big-league debut. Gibson was reassigned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday as one of a handful of cuts made by Minnesota. The 25-year-old right-hander, who missed most of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery, posted a 10.50 ERA in three Grapefruit...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Caleb Thielbar Added to Minnesota's 40-Man Roster

From the PGCBL and John McGraw The Minnesota Twins have added relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar (Little Falls 2007) to their current 40-man roster. Thielbar was one of eight players the Twins recalled on November 20. Read the full release from the Twins here. Thielbar, 25, is the first player from the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs organization to make a Major League Baseball roster...
Via Summer Ball
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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