|Somerset Patriots – No. 35|
August 21, 1984 |
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|NPB: August 2, 2012, for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters|
|MLB: July 4, 2016, for the Detroit Tigers|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.38|
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||4.32|
|Baseball World Cup|
|2011 Panama City||National team|
|Pan American Games|
|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.
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.
On July 22, 2013, Molleken signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and reported to the teams AAA franchise in Nashville.
Molleken signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on November 18, 2014.
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. He was optioned back to Triple-A three days later without having appeared in a game. He was recalled, and made his major league debut on July 4. On November 9, Molleken elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. He signed a new minor league contract on November 18, 2016. He was released on June 28, 2017.
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