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One night only: Twins give rookie May brief look at long-relief role

Twins right-hander Trevor May is scheduled to start again on Friday against Kansas City after making his major-league debut Saturday in Oakland. Thanks to a shortened outing from Tuesday's starter Yohan Pino in the Twins' 10-4 loss to Houston, Minnesota's pitching prospect got some work in as a reliever. May was called upon out of the bullpen after left-hander Caleb Thielbar...
Via Fox Sports North
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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 www.SouthernMinn.com. 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

2013 Team Awards: Minnesota Twins

In order to review the 2013 season, the crackpot staff of Off Base is handing out awards to each Major League team. Please send us $19.95 for the shipping and handling of your team's Hello Kitty stickers awards. Here are the Most Valuable Player, Least Valuable Player, Cy Young, Cy Yuck, Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year for the Twins.   *Guidelines, prices...
Via Off Base Percentage
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins announce Diamond Awards winners

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trio of Minnesotans took home the three biggest honors of this year's Diamond Awards, the Minnesota Twins' annual year-end awards. Catcher Joe Mauer, a St. Paul native, was named the Calvin R. Griffith Award winner as the Most Valuable Twin. Mauer batted .324 with 11 homers and 47 RBI in 113 games this season and also earned a trip to his sixth career All...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Friday: Minnesota's manager irked by mounting strikeout totals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The strikeout totals for Minnesota's batters have been alarming. The Twins already set a club record for the most strikeouts in a season, and that number continues to grow. In Friday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, it was the strikeouts Minnesota's hitters simply sat and watched that bothered manager Ron Gardenhire. The Twins struck out 11 times against the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Friday: Minnesota's manager irked by mounting strikeout totals

MINNEAPOLIS -- The strikeout totals for Minnesota's batters have been alarming. The Twins already set a club record for the most strikeouts in a season, and that number continues to grow. In Friday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, it was the strikeouts Minnesota's hitters simply sat and watched that bothered manager Ron Gardenhire. The Twins struck out 11 times against the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers slip past Twins 2-1 in the 9th

Leonys Martin hit a game-winning bases-loaded single with two out in the ninth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday night. Alex Rios doubled with one out against losing pitcher Caleb Thielbar (2-2). Two walks and one out later, Martin sent a ground ball past Brian Duensing, the Twins' third pitcher of the inning, to send Rios home...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
WHAT HAPPENED?

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

Andrew Albers welcomes the challenge of MLB debut

The Minnesota Twins have already had two players with independent baseball roots make their major league debuts this season. On Tuesday, left-hander Andrew Albers will join the likes of Chris Colabello and Caleb Thielbar in that group. Albers was called up last week from Triple-A Rochester after going 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA in 22 starts for the Red Wings this year. He'll make...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Albers welcomes the challenge of MLB debut

The Minnesota Twins have already had two players with independent baseball roots make their major league debuts this season. On Tuesday, left-hander Andrew Albers will join the likes of Chris Colabello and Caleb Thielbar in that group. Albers was called up last week from Triple-A Rochester after going 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA in 22 starts for the Red Wings this year. He'll make...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

'Town ball' baseball a prized tradition in Minnesota

As the sun painted a blue-and-purple backdrop behind Minnetonka High School's immaculate Veterans Field on Tuesday, Minnetonka Millers manager Kevin Hoy sat contently in the dugout, spitting tobacco into a white Styrofoam cup every so often while his team thrashed the Minneapolis Lakers. About 32 miles to the south, a couple dozen people crowded into the cozy, chain-link-fence...
Via Fox Sports North
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

'Town ball' baseball a prized tradition in Minnesota

As the sun painted a blue-and-purple backdrop behind Minnetonka High School's immaculate Veterans Field on Tuesday, Minnetonka Millers manager Kevin Hoy sat contently in the dugout, spitting tobacco into a white Styrofoam cup every so often while his team thrashed the Minneapolis Lakers. About 32 miles to the south, a couple dozen people crowded into the cozy, chain-link-fence...
Via Fox Sports North
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Making character judgments based solely on one picture

Michael Tonkin is joining the Twins this week, filling in for Caleb Thielbar whose grandmother passed away (my condolences) and will stick around for only a few days while Thielbar is on bereavement. While one should not judge a book by it’s cover, I feel that I am a good judge of humanity. Here are some initial assessments of Michael Tonkin. No, not Michael Tonkin the pitcher...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 10, 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

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

Rays 7, Twins 4

Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Monday night. Escobar had a leadoff tiebreaking homer in the seventh off Samuel Deduno (4-4), who departed after Desmond Jennings followed with a triple. Caleb Thielbar entered and got one out before Zobrist gave Tampa Bay a 6-3 lead with a two-run...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Untouchables- Pitching Perfection

The 2013 MLB season has reached the halfway point and there are some pitchers still twirling some magic to remain perfect in certain statistical categories.  No Losses:Minimum 10 Games Started *Max Scherzer/DET - 16 GS, 110.1 IP, 12-0*Patrick Corbin/ARI - 16 GS, 109.2 IP, 9-0*Clay Buchholz/BOS - 12 GS, 84.1 IP, 9-00.00 ERA:Minimum 10 Innings Pitched *Caleb Thielbar/MIN - 15.2 IP...
Via More Hardball
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Unscathed- Pitching Department

Through the first two and a half months of the 2013 MLB season, some pitchers remain unscathed in some statistical categories.  Below you will find pitchers that remain "perfect" in some form or another. Perfect Record:(Min. 10 GS) Max Scherzer/DET - 14 GS, 96.1 IP, 10-0Clay Buchholz/BOS - 12 GS, 84.1 IP, 9-0Patrick Corbin/ARI - 14 GS, 94.2 IP, 9-0Mat Latos/CIN - 14 GS...
Via More Hardball
June 18, 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

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

Grading the Twins roster moves of the past 2 weeks

The Twins have made severa; roster moves in the midst of a panic inducing plummet through the standings while on a 10 game winning streak. Which moves were the best? Which were the worst? Let’s rate them! Sending Pedro Hernandez to Rochester: Hernandez, more or less, was a place holder until he started to falter. Nobody expected him to do much better than he did, I don’t think...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 26, 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
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