The Twins have selected the contract of lefty Caleb Thielbar, per a club announcement. To create active roster space, the team optioned outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr.
Thielbar, 33, is making a triumphant return to the majors after four seasons away. He worked to a 2.74 ERA over 98 2/3 innings with the Twins from 2013-15, but teams obviously didn’t buy into his ability to sustain anything approaching that level of output.
In the interim, Thielbar has kept turning in good results, first in the indy ball ranks and then in the upper minors. Last season, he worked to a 3.22 ERA in 78 1/3 Triple-A innings with 94 strikeouts and 16 walks.
good to see him back. he’s earned it
Good for him. Got to see him in Toledo last year and it seemed like he earned a spot in the Tigers bullpen (especially given how bad that staff was), but it never happened. I hope he earns his spot and sticks around for a bit.
He was on my favorite Quad-A baseball players of the 2010s bracket. He is the first one to make it to the majors on that list. Good for him!