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Dustin Molleken
#35

Position: P
Date of Birth: 08/21/1984
Height: 6' 4"   Weight: 230 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
Resides: Tempe, AZ

Biography:
Molleken enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and second in the Atlantic League. The former big leaguer went 3-2 with three saves over 26 relief appearances with the Patriots last year. He also struck out 28 batters against 11 walks over 23.2 innings pitched and only allowed a run in seven of his 26 appearances. 
 
Additionally, Molleken enjoyed a notable stretch from August 25th through September 4th where he tossed six-straight scoreless relief appearances without allowing a single baserunner (18-straight batters retired). He also tossed two shutout innings of relief in the postseason.
 
The Regina, Canada native made his Major League debut on July 4, 2016 for the Detroit Tigers. He appeared in four games with the Tigers that year (all in relief), striking out eight batters over 8.1 innings pitched. Molleken followed up 2016 with a 2.76 ERA over 13 relief appearances with Triple-A Toledo to begin 2017 before he joined the Patriots.
 
Originally a 15th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003, Molleken has also spent time in the Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, and Tigers organizations. He has pitched almost exclusively at the Triple-A level for each of the six seasons prior to joining Somerset. The 6’4” righty is 17-10 with a 4.14 ERA and 268 strikeouts over 200 appearances (nine starts) at the Triple-A level. 
 

Coaches

# Name POS
44 Fox Beyer First Base Coach
29 Brett Jodie Manager
23 Jon Hunton Pitching Coach
6 Glen Barker Third Base Coach

Catchers

# Name POS
4 Yovan Gonzalez C
9 Adam Weisenburger C
15 Alfonso Reda C

Infielders

# Name POS
1 Justin Trapp IF
2 Scott Kelly IF
5 Mike Fransoso IF
7 Aaron Dudley IF
8 Alfredo Rodriguez IF
18 Alex Castellanos IF
25 Craig Massey IF
40 Kyle Roller 1B

Outfielders

# Name POS
3 Justin Pacchioli OF
17 Danny Dorn OF
20 Julio Borbon OF
47 Endy Chavez OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
10 Mike Antonini P
11 Trevor Foss P
13 Nate Roe P
14 Aaron Laffey P
16 Logan Kensing P
22 Cory Riordan P
24 Randy McCurry P
26 Vince Molesky P
31 Kyle Davies P
32 Chase Huchingson P
34 Ryan Kelly P
35 Dustin Molleken P
36 Duane Below P
37 Rick Teasley P
50 Dustin Antolin P