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Brian Thomas Wolfe (born November 29, 1980) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and Saitama Seibu Lions.

Brian Wolfe
Wolfe with the Saitama Seibu Lions
Free agent
Born: (1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 38)
Fullerton, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 30, 2007, for the Toronto Blue Jays
NPB: March 21, 2010, for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
MLB statistics
(through 2009)
Earned run average3.81
NPB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Earned run average3.43


He was called up in 2007 and finished the year with a 3-1 record and 2.98 ERA despite his average repertoire. He made his major league debut when Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees may have shouted "Mine!" to distract third baseman Howie Clark from catching an easy pop fly. Clark was unable to catch the baseball because of Rodriguez and a run scored, which was charged to Wolfe. On March 28, 2009, Wolfe was optioned to Triple AAA Las Vegas 51s, and was recalled on May 1, 2009. On December 7, 2009, Wolfe refused a minor league assignment and became a free agent.[1]

On January 8, 2010, Wolfe agreed to a contract with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the Pacific League of Nippon Professional Baseball.

On July 20, 2016, Wolfe signed with the Seibu Lions.[2]


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Transactions". Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  2. ^ "ブライアン・ウルフ投手 入団会見" (in Japanese). 埼玉西武ライオンズ オフィシャルサイト. July 20, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2018.

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