Dodgers Acquire Right Hander Mike Bolsinger From Arizona For Cash Considerations, Designate Jarret Martin For Assignment


The Dodger brain trust has made another move tonight. This time they have acquired another young arm. The Dodgers announced on Saturday that they have acquired minor league right hander Mike Bolsinger from Arizona for cash considerations. In order to clear room for him on the 40-man roster, pitcher Jarret Martin has been designated for assignment.

Bolsinger is 26 years old and originally from Chicago. He was drafted by the Dbacks in the 15 round of the 2010 amateur draft. Bolsinger made his MLB debut for Arizona in 2014 and started nine games for the big club. if you remember he made his first MLB start at Dodger Stadium this year back on April 19th.

Bolsinger pitched in 52.1 innings for the Dbacks in 2014, posting a 1-6 record, and a 5.50 ERA in ten games. Bolsinger whiffed 48 and walked 17 while allowing an 11.4 hits per nine rate to go along with an 8.3 whiff per nine rate. FIP suggests Bolsinger pitched better than his ERA indicates, as it shows he posted a 4.01 FIP, which is nearly a run and a half lower than his ERA.

Scouting reports indicate that Bolsinger consistently throws strikes and has good strikeout stuff. Bolsinger whiffed batters at a career 8.3 mark in the minor leagues. The young right hander posted an 8-3 record, with a 3.93 ERA in 17 games at triple-AA Reno in 2014. He whiffed 88 batters in 91.2 innings pitched while at Reno. He’s recorded a career 33-21 record, with a 3.49 ERA, and a 3.2 walk per nine rate in 104 games. Bolsinger keeps the ball in the park as well, as he’s only given up home runs at a 0.6 career rate.

Reports indicate that Bolsinger could start or pitch in relief for the Dodgers next season. He even has his own twitter account and followed us. Give him a follow on twitter when you have a chance.

As for Martin, this may be the last we see of him with the Dodgers. Martin was originally drafted by Baltimore in 2009, but did not sign. The Dodgers acquired Martin in the 2011 Dana Eveland trade. Since then Martin has pitched as high as the double-AA level.

Unfortunately Martin has put up unbelievably horrendous walk rates in the minors. That may have ultimately been his undoing. In 148 minor league games Martin has posted a 6.1 walk per nine rate, while giving up 272 walks. He has a 19-31 record, and a 4.38 ERA in 402.2 innings pitched.