Adam John Kolarek…is married, Melani…attended the University of Maryland…his father, Frank, was a catcher in the A’s organization from 1976-79, reaching the Triple-A level in his last season.
Went 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in 20 relief appearances over three stints with the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers…his ERA was second lowest among relievers in the West divisions to the A’s Jake Diekman (0.42)…tied for fifth among West relievers in wins…held the opposition to a .164 batting average and issued just four walks for a .208 on-base percentage…yielded just two extra bases (one double, one home run) for a .224 slugging percentage…had a .432 opponents OPS…his opponents batting average broke down to .077 (3-for-39) against left-handed hitters compared to .286 (8-for-28) against right-handers…surrendered his only home run and issued three of his four walks to righties for a .737 OPS…had a .203 OPS against lefties…his career splits are .176 with a .465 OPS against left-handed hitters, .297 with a .835 OPS against right-handers…allowed a .190 average with runners in scoring position…first batters faced were 2-for-19 (.105) with a walk for a .150 on-base percentage…the on-base percentage was fifth lowest among relievers in the West… allowed 4-of-14 (28.6%) inherited runners to score…did not allow a run in 11 games (12.0 innings) at home, seven interleague appearances (6.0 ip) and three outings (2.2 ip) during the day… now has a 14.2-inning scoreless streak at home dating back to Sept. 3, 2019…did not allow a run in 18 of his 20 appearances…tossed at least one inning 10 times…was on the Opening Day roster for Los Angeles (NL) and was the winning pitcher in the Dodgers 8-1 victory over San Francisco that day…struck out a season-high two in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief…had four scoreless outings in July (3.1 ip, 2 h, 0 bb, 3 so) before he was optioned to the Dodgers alternate site on Aug. 5… recalled for his second stint on Aug. 10, tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings the next day against San Diego and was sent back to the alternate camp following the game…brought back for good on Aug. 17 and posted a 1.32 ERA over his final 15 appearances…did not allow a run in six games (7.1 ip) in August and now has a 0.33 ERA (1 er in 27.2 ip) in 28 career appearances in the month…allowed his first run of the season Sept. 8 at Arizona, snapping his career-high scoreless streak at 14.2 innings dating back to Sept. 12, 2019…it ended a season-opening 12-game, 12.1-inning scoreless streak…was credited with his third win of the season Sept. 16 at San Diego, despite issuing two of his four walks on the season in that game…it extended his career-best winning streak to six games…allowed his only home run of the year the next day at Colorado… earned his only save of the season and the fourth of his career in his final regular season appearance on Sept. 26 against Los Angeles (0.2 ip, 1 h)…then made four postseason appearances, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in 3.1 innings (13.50 ERA)…had one outing in the NLDS against San Diego (Game 3), two in the NLCS against Atlanta (Games 2 and 3) and his lone scoreless outing in Game 4 of the World Series against Tampa Bay (0.2 ip, 1 bb, 1 so)…was on the roster for the NLWCS but did not pitch.
Went 6-3 with a save, 17 holds and a 3.27 ERA (20 ER/55.0 IP) in 80 games with the Rays and the Dodgers ... Allowed only one earned run in 11.2 innings with Los Angeles after being acquired from Tampa Bay on July 31 ... As a member of the Dodgers, he posted a 2-0 record with a 0.7 7 ERA while holding batters to a .209 average ... Allowed only 19.6% of inherited runners to score (9-of-46), the seventh-best percentage among relievers in the Major Leagues...ranked 3rd among big league relievers in ground ball percentage (66.9)...made a career-high 17 appearances from August 4-September 8 in which he did not allow an earned run…posted a 2-0 record with six strikeouts during that time ... saw his first career postseason action, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief across three games during the NLDS against Washington… faced Juan Soto in each of his three appearances, striking out the Dominican slugger on two occasions.
Made 31 apps over two stints with the Rays…Was on the active roster from July 6-23 and Aug 3 through the end of the season...Pitched to a 1.93 ERA (28-IP, 6-ER) over his last 26 apps, spanning two stints from July 22 through season's end, after a 12.79 ERA (6.1-IP, 9-ER) in his first 5 apps...Recorded a 3.38 ERA (18.2-IP, 7-ER) in 16 apps at home and a 4.60 ERA (15.2-IP, 8-ER) in 15 apps on the road...On Aug 16 at NYY, inherited the bases loaded with no outs in the 9th inning and retired all 3 BF for his first career save…according to Stats LLC, became the first pitcher in club history to enter with no outs in the 9th inning or later and the bases loaded, strand all 3 IR and record the save…He was the first pitcher to do that in the majors since STL Jason Motte on May 9, 2012 at ARI, and the first pitcher to do that for his first career save since NYY Todd Erdos on April 17, 2000 at TEX...On Sep 1 at CLE, induced a game-ending groundout on his only pitch thrown for the save…It was the sixth time in franchise history a pitcher threw one pitch and recorded the save, but the first time it happened on the road.
Was a non-roster invite to Braves spring training…released on March 24 and signed with the Rays three days later…made his major league debut on June 29 at PIT after 320 apps across eight minor league seasons…his first career pitch was a 7th-inning called strike and led to a inning-ending caught stealing at third base…on July 14 at LAA, became the third pitcher in Rays history to hit a batter (Kole Calhoun) on his only pitch thrown, first since Trever Miller on June 8, 2004 vs. SF… credited with his first career win on July 18 at OAK, recording the final out of the 8th inning before the Rays took the lead the next half inning… had two stints with the Rays: June 28-July 27 and Sep 1-3, then was outrighted off the 40-man roster…re-signed to a minor league contract on Nov 6.
Split his first season in the Rays organization between Double-A Montgomery and TripleA Durham, going 3-4 with a 3.13 ERA...limited lefties to a .143 average.
Has 181 strikeouts in 160.2 career minor league innings... Spent the majority of the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League…Transferred to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 15 and returned to Binghamton on April 20... All 44 of his appearances for Binghamton (AA) were in relief... Posted a 1.09 ERA (three earned runs/24.2 innings) with 18 hits in 18 games after the All-Star break... Righthanded batters hit .194 (30-155) against him, while lefthanders hit .227 (17-57)... Did not allow a run in seven games in June….Was 0-0 in 12.0 innings with three hits and one save... Was 1-1 and a 0.75 ERA (one run/12.0 innings) with seven hits in nine contests in August... Pitched in two games with Las Vegas, April 15 vs. Colorado Springs and April 17 vs. Sacramento.
Named to the mid-season and the postseason Florida State League All-Star teams... Finished fifth in the FSL in saves.
Went 7-0 with five saves and a 2.22 ERA (13 earned runs/52.2 innings) while appearing in 21 games, one start…Recorded 55 strikeouts.
In his first year of professional baseball, notched 45 strikeouts in 37.1 innings with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League and Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.