Danny Kolb
43-Year-Old PitcherRP
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$Was released by Boston in April 2008.
PFree Agent  
April 27, 2008
The Red Sox released Kolb from Triple-A Pawtucket's roster, the Boston Globe reports.
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Kolb, who had a 2.92 ERA for the PawSox, was released to make room for Devern Hansack, who was on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm.
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Kolb spent all but three games at Triple-A last season where he struggled with a 5.66 ERA. He's just 32, but far removed from his 39 save season in 2004. He's a long shot to make the Red Sox roster on an NRI and will likely add depth at Triple-A.
Designated for assignment by Pittsburgh in June of 2007. Kolb will compete for a bullpen spot with the Pirates in 2007. His earlier success as Milwaukee's closer continues to look like a fluke. He doesn't strike out enough batters to think he'll ever return to that form.
Kolb's days as a high-profile member of a major league bullpen are in doubt after a poor 2005 season. Atlanta traded a top prospect for Kolb to allow John Smoltz to move to the rotation. Kolb showed his prior success with the Brewers may have been a fluke as his poor strikeout rates finally caught up with him. Kolb quickly lost the closer job in mid-May after blowing three saves, losing four games and posting a 6.28 ERA. He'll try to revive his career in the Milwaukee bullpen after an offseason trade, but his walk rate doubled last season while his strikeouts rose only slightly, so we're not high on his chances. Still, the reunion with pitching coach Mike Maddux could work wonders.
Kolb had an incredible first half of 2004, but tailed off slightly after the all-star break. Kolb was able to save 39 games while only recording 21 strikeouts, mainly because he depended so much on ground balls. He didn't give up a home run until July, and rarely gave up any extra base hits, but at some point the lack of strikeouts may come back to haunt him. He should get even more save opportunites after his trade to Atlanta - if he can keep his hold on the closer job.
The Brewers signed Kolb as a minor league free agent after the Rangers cut him in the spring. He was called up midway through the season and pitched lights-out as a closer. Kolb will be the favorite to close for the Brewers heading into 2004, but this will be his first full season as a closer and his hold on the job will be shaky at best.
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PBoston Red Sox  
March 12, 2008
Boston assigned Kolb to their minor league camp on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
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PBoston Red Sox  
March 3, 2008
Kolb walked three batters and gave up a hit and a run in a third of an inning Monday in Boston's exhibition loss to Florida.
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PBoston Red Sox  
January 23, 2008
Kolb signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox that includes an invitation to spring training.
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PPittsburgh Pirates  
June 21, 2007
The Pirates designated Kolb for assignment immediately following Thursday's game in Seattle.
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PPittsburgh Pirates  
June 14, 2007
Kolb made his 2007 major league debut Thursday night, giving up a run on two hits in one inning.
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