Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 46
Born: January 29, 1988|
|April 14, 2014 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through May 23, 2015)
|Earned run average||3.94|
Michael P. Bolsinger (born January 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Bolsinger was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 34th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas. He did not sign and attended the University of Arkansas. After his junior season, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 33rd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft and again did not sign. He was then drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 15th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft and signed.
Bolsinger started in 2010 with the Yakima Bears of the Northwest League where he had a 1.69 ERA in six games. He spent most of 2011 with the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League where he was in 32 games and started 13 of them. He was 6–6 with a 2.56 ERA. 2012 was split between the Visalia Rawhide of the California League and the Mobile BayBears of the Southern League. Combined he started 22 games and was 7–5 with a 3.35 ERA.
In 2013, Bolsinger made nine appearances for Mobile (with six starts) and was 4–0 with a 2.51 ERA when he was promoted to the AAA Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League. With Reno he was 7–7 with a 4.72 ERA in 17 starts.
Bolsinger was called up to the majors for the first time on April 14, 2014. He pitched three innings of relief that day against the New York Mets, while allowing six hits and two runs. He got his first Major League start on April 19 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and allowed seven runs in four innings to take the loss. He recorded his first win when he worked 6.2 innings against the Chicago Cubs on April 24. That was his only win however as he went 1–6 with a 5.50 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) for the Diamondbacks in 2014. He also made 16 starts for Reno and was 8–3 with a 3.93 ERA. He was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on November 20, 2014.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Bolsinger was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations on November 22, 2014. He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers. The Dodgers recalled him from the minors to make a spot start on April 23 against the San Francisco Giants. He pitched 6 innings, allowing one run on 5 hits and had 5 strikeouts, but was not involved in the decision. He returned to the minors the following day. On May 23 against the San Diego Padres, Bolsinger retired 23 straight batters after giving up a leadoff single as he and Kenley Jansen faced only the minimum 27 batters in the game.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Arkansas Razorbacks bio