Dustin Molleken

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Dustin Molleken
Somerset Patriots – No. 35
Pitcher
Born: (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984 (age 33)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: August 2, 2012, for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
MLB: July 4, 2016, for the Detroit Tigers
NPB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 2–1
Earned run average 3.38
Strikeouts 23
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.32
Strikeouts 8
Teams
Dustin Molleken
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Canada
Baseball World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Panama City National team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara National team

Dustin Douglas Molleken (born August 21, 1984) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers. Molleken has also competed for the Canadian national baseball team.

Career[edit]

Molleken attended Cochrane High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Lethbridge Community College in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round (435th overall) of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Following the 2010 season, Molleken signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. He re-signed with the Rockies after the 2011 season, receiving an invitation to spring training in 2012.[1]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On July 22, 2013, Molleken signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and reported to the teams AAA franchise in Nashville.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Molleken signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on November 18, 2014.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On December 23, 2015, Molleken signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. On June 20, 2016, Molleken had his contract purchased and was added to the 25-man roster when journeyman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment.[2] He was optioned back to Triple-A three days later without having appeared in a game. He was recalled,[3] and made his major league debut on July 4. On November 9, Molleken elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster.[4] He signed a new minor league contract on November 18, 2016.[5] He was released on June 28, 2017.[6]

On July 3, 2017, Molleken signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.


International competition[edit]

Molleken has played for the Canadian national baseball team. In 2011, he participated in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal, and the Pan American Games, winning the gold medal.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Molleken is the nephew of longtime Western Hockey League coach Lorne Molleken.[8][9]

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