Joe Schmit with Twins in Fort Myers: Reliever Caleb Thielbar’s perseverance

Joe Schmit with Twins at spring training: Caleb Thielbar’s perseverance

Randolph, Minnesota native Caleb Thielbar, 37, is set to make a little above $3.2 million in 2024, the most money of any year of his lengthy professional career. He’s earned it too. He has gotten better with age.

In 2023, he threw 30 2/3 innings and recorded 36 strikeouts and just six walks. He finished the season with a 3.23 earned-run average. Most importantly, Thielbar is a reliever that manager Rocco Baldelli trusts in high-leverage situations.

Our Joe Schmit and Alec Ausmus are with the Twins this week at spring training in Fort Myers and spoke with Thielbar.

***Click the video box above to watch our story on Caleb Thielbar***

The Twins open exhibition season play on Friday vs. the Gophers.