Former South Dakota State Pitcher Caleb Thielbar Impressive in Debut with Minnesota Twins
It's already been quite a week for former South Dakota State Pitcher Caleb Thielbar - and it's only Monday.
Thielbar was called up by the Minnesota Twins earlier in the day, caught a plane to Atlanta, and got into his very first major league game the same day.
He also appeared in 43 games for the American Association's St. Paul Saints in 2011. Thielbar last pitched for the Jackrabbits during the 2009 season when he appeared in 22 games, made 12 starts, finishing with a 5-8 record and a 5.44 ERA.
The 26-year-old was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of the 2009 draft and was signed by the Twins as a minor league free agent in 2011.
To make room for Thielbar on the roster, Minnesota optioned left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Rochester.