September 24, 1970 |
Kelowna, British Columbia
|April 6, 1994, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2000, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||5.52|
Paul Nikola Špoljarić (born September 24, 1970 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who last played in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals in 2000.
After being signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1989, he went on to play for the Blue Jays (1994, 1996–1997, 1999), Seattle Mariners (1997-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999) and Kansas City Royals (2000). He was traded in 1997 with Mike Timlin for José Cruz, Jr. and was a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they finished in fourth place in the baseball tournament.
Spoljaric was a starting pitcher with the Barrie Baycats of the Intercounty Baseball League He signed with them in December 2007 and was a starting pitcher for the 2008 IBL season. Spoljaric also spent the previous 6 IBL seasons as a starting pitcher with the Toronto Maple Leafs.