Even though he only appeared in six games for Minnesota in 2015, Thielbar had a 2.81 ERA in 29 appearances for Rochester. In the end, he was released by the Twins on July 31st, making room for the arrival of Kevin Jepsen.
While he played in a Major League game with them, Caleb was claimed by the San Diego Padres nine days later and became a Free Agent in the winter.
Prior to the 2016 season, Thielbar re-signed with the Saints, and he would remain a Saint for the following two seasons.
(With the exception of a brief time with the Miami Marlins in Spring Training between the two seasons, during which he allowed five runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings) Despite only playing in 17 games, he had another strong season with the team. Caleb had a 2.29 ERA throughout the course of the two seasons.
Thielbar signed a Minor League contract with the Detroit Tigers on July 24th, 2018, bringing him back to the affiliated ranks for 2018.
For most of the season, Caleb was traded around between the AA Erie SeaWolves and their AAA counterparts, Toledo Mud Hens, and was successful at both levels.
Thielbar spent the majority of the year with the Erie Athletics, appearing in 27 of his 39 games and going 7-9 with a 1.42 ERA and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Overall, his earned run average was 2.05 and his strikeout to walk ratio was 8.1. Caleb spent the most of the 2019 season in the Tigers organization, compiling a 3.30 ERA and increasing his K/9 to 10.8 in 50 appearances with Toledo.
On August 31st of that year, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves, where he appeared in just one game for the AAA Gwinnett Stripers.
Is Caleb Thielbar Married?
Caleb Thielbar is Married to Carissa Nord. She played collegiate basketball at Wisconsin-Superior until 2009, when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and then went on to South Dakota State University to get a master’s degree in sport and recreation studies in 2013.