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Oakland Athletics RP Adam Kolarek pitched 1 1/3 innings on Saturday, striking out two, and allowing three hits for two earned runs in the A's 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Kolarek took just his first loss of the season on Saturday and now carries an ERA of 3.94. The relief pitcher should not be rostered as he doesn't get saves or wins at all. The main reason for the pitcher even seeing the field on Saturday was mostly due to the fact that this game quickly turned into a bullpen game with Frankie Montas leaving with a hand injury early.
ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the Dodgers are trading LHP Adam Kolarek to the A's in a four-player deal.
Kolarek appeared in 20 games for the World Series champions last year. He'll serve as a lefty specialist in Oakland's bullpen.
Adam Kolarek (1-0) earned the win Opening Day against the Giants, tossing 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts.
Kolarek looked sharp Thursday, not allowing any hits or walks in 1.2 innings. Kolarek was formerly used as a left-handed specialist, but with the new league minimums implemented, he'll see longer relief stints.
Rays reliever Adam Kolarek has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Niko Hulsizer at Wednesday's 4pm trade deadline.
The Dodgers had been looking for relief help and had aimed their sights at Felipe Vasquez but ultimately ended up getting Kolarek from the Rays. He should not see many save opportunities but could be worth a look in leagues that reward for holds.
Adam Kolarek shut down the White Sox in the ninth inning on Sunday, preserving a two-run lead to earn his first save of the season.
The Rays have struggled to find a consistent closer this season and Kolarek is the latest reliever to get an opportunity. Kolarek has a 3.92 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 32/12 K/BB ratio across 39 innings and is worth a speculative add by fantasy owners desperate for saves.