Caleb Thielbar

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Caleb Thielbar
San Diego Padres
Born: (1987-01-31) January 31, 1987 (age 28)
Northfield, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 20, 2013 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
(through July 28, 2015)
Win–loss record 5–3
Earned run average 2.74
Strikeouts 79

Caleb John Thielbar (born January 31, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.


Thielbar attended Randolph High School in Randolph, Minnesota, and South Dakota State University, where he played college baseball for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The Milwaukee Brewers selected Thielbar in the 18th round of the 2009 MLB Draft.[1] The Brewers released Thielbar in 2011, and after pitching in independent league baseball for the St. Paul Saints, he signed with the Minnesota Twins.[2]

The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[3] The Twins promoted Thielbar to the majors on May 20, 2013.[2] He made his major league debut that day, pitching two innings. He became the first South Dakota State baseball player to reach the major leagues.[4] He would remain in the Twins bullpen for the remainder of the season, appearing in 49 games with a 1.76 ERA.

Thielbar began the 2014 season in the Twins bullpen, notching 54 appearances. His ERA jumped two runs higher than in his debut season, finishing with a 3.40 ERA. He was designated for assignment on July 31st, 2015 after appearing in just 6 games.[5]

On August 8, 2015, the San Diego Padres claimed Thielbar of Waivers from the Minnesota Twins, The Padres assigned him to their Triple A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. He was designated for assignment on August 30.


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