Dustin Douglas Molleken (born August 21, 1984) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher for the Québec Capitales of the Can-Am League. He has played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers. Molleken has also competed for the Canadian national baseball team.
|Québec Capitales – No. 35|
|Born: August 21, 1984|
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|NPB: August 2, 2012, for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters|
|MLB: July 4, 2016, for the Detroit Tigers|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.38|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||4.32|
Following the 2010 season, Molleken signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. He re-signed with the Rockies after the 2011 season, receiving an invitation to spring training in 2012.
On July 22, 2013, Molleken signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and reported to the teams AAA franchise in Nashville.
Molleken signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on November 18, 2014.
On December 23, 2015, Molleken signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. On June 20, 2016, Molleken had his contract purchased and was added to the 25-man roster when journeyman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment. He was optioned back to Triple-A three days later without having appeared in a game. He was recalled, and made his major league debut on July 4. On November 9, Molleken elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. He signed a new minor league contract on November 18, 2016. He was released on June 28, 2017.
On July 3, 2017, Molleken signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent after the 2017 season. On February 23, 2018, Molleken re-signed with the Somerset Patriots.
Molleken has played for the Canada national baseball team.
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