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Right-handed reliever Kam Mickolio was drafted in the 18th round of the 2006 First Year Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He spent the first three years of his career in the Mariners system, advancing as high as Triple-A Tacoma by the end of the 2007 season.
In February 2008, Mickolio was traded to the Orioles along with Chris Tillman, Adam Jones and others as part of the deal that sent Erik Bedard to Seattle. Mickolio started the 2008 season with the Baysox, pitching in 28 games and going 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 38.1 innings of work. He was transferred to Triple-A Norfolk in July and eventually made his Major League debut August 20.
He appeared in 23 games with the Orioles between 2008 and 2010, going 0-3 with a 4.32 as he bounced back and forth between Baltimore and Norfolk. At the end of the 2010 season, Mickolio was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with David Hernandez as part of the deal that sent Mark Reynolds to Baltimore.
The Montana native spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Reno, but he also pitched in six games for the Diamondbacks, allowing five runs in 6.2 innings. At the end of the 2011 season he was released by Arizona and he signed with the Japanese baseball team Hiroshima. He has pitched in 59 games overseas this year and is 3-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 19 saves in 56 innings.
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