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John Halama | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (46) / 2/22/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: St. Francis (NY)
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 23 (0) / HOU

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A's signed LHP John Halama to a minor league contract.
The 38-year-old Halama was released by the Brewers in March. He joined the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League and went 2-2 in six starts with a 1.62 ERA over 39 innings. He posted a 4.48 ERA in 16 outings last season at the Triple-A level. Halama will provide organizational depth and possesses zero fantasy value. Sun, May 23, 2010 05:28:00 PM

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Brewers released LHP John Halama.

The 38-year-old Halama was brought in this winter on a minor league contract but failed to impress Brewers management in spring camp. He posted a 4.48 RRA in 16 outings last season at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 12:05:00 PM

Brewers signed LHP John Halama to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invite to spring training. Halama, 37, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006 with the Orioles, but posted a 4.48 ERA in 16 appearances (13 starts) this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. The Brewers are desperate for arms -- see: Chris Capuano -- so they'll try to catch lightning in a bottle here.
Tue, Dec 1, 2009 04:26:00 PM

According to's Adam McCalvy, left-hander John Halama hopes to sign a minor league contract with the Brewers next week.

The Brew Crew will have a scout in the stands Friday night when Halama takes the mound in the Dominican Republic. Assuming all goes well, Milwaukee will give the 37-year-old lefty a shot. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006, but posted a 4.48 ERA in 16 appearances (13 starts) this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. The Brewers really are desperate for arms.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 01:39:00 PM

According to Jordan Bastain of, the Blue Jays will watch John Halama pitch in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

Halama hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006 with the Orioles and has a 4.65 career ERA anyhow, so Bastain isn't sure about their level of interest in the 37-year-old southpaw. Halama was signed to a minor league contract by the Braves in June, finishing 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA in 16 appearances (13 starts) with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Wed, Nov 4, 2009 07:58:00 PM

Braves signed LHP John Halama to a minor league contract.

Halama had been pitching for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League. His 2.05 ERA caught the eye of Atlanta scouts and they worked out a quick deal Saturday. He last pitched in the big leagues for the Orioles in 2006.
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 09:40:00 AM

John Halama has cleared waivers and requested his release.

The Orioles designated Halama for assignment earlier this month and he'll try to latch on with another team.
Thu, Jun 22, 2006 08:44:00 AM

Orioles designated LHP John Halama for assignment.

Halama got lit up in his last relief appearance, taking his ERA from 5.02 to 6.14. He still could be of use as a 12th pitcher, but he'd be better off in the NL.
Fri, Jun 16, 2006 06:54:00 PM

The Orioles are reportedly considering releasing John Halama once Jay Gibbons (hip, knee) is ready to return from the disabled list.

The most obvious choice for release at this point might be Bruce Chen, but manager Sam Perlozzo said Sunday that Chen's job is secure.
Mon, Jun 12, 2006 09:32:00 AM

John Halama gave up three runs in five innings of relief Thursday against the Devil Rays.

Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said earlier in the week that Halama would likely start Saturday, but he already seemed to be leaning toward going with Adam Loewen even before Halama was needed tonight. Halama probably didn't stand much of a chance against the Yankees anyway.
Thu, Jun 1, 2006 11:49:00 PM

Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said he is leaning toward using John Halama in Daniel Cabrera's place on Saturday against the Yankees.

That would mean Adam Loewen will remain in the bullpen. Halama allowed two runs in five innings against Seattle in his one start this season.
Tue, May 30, 2006 10:27:00 PM

Manager Sam Perlozzo said Wednesday that he will likely give John Halama another start rather than turn to Adam Loewen.

Halama would go up against the Angels Sunday, which is a solid matchup even for a finesse lefty.
Thu, May 25, 2006 09:18:00 AM

John Halama picked up a win after holding the Mariners to two runs over five innings in his spot start on Tuesday.

It appeared that the plan was for Halama to return to the pen and for Adam Loewen to start Sunday. Halama, though, might have earned himself another opportunity with his performance. He has a 4.76 ERA in 22 2/3 innings this season.
Wed, May 24, 2006 02:02:00 AM

The Orioles have chosen John Halama to start in place of Hayden Penn against the Mariners on Tuesday night.

Adam Loewen might get a start this weekend, but since he pitched for Double-A Bowie on Friday, he wasn't ready to go tonight.
Tue, May 23, 2006 05:30:00 PM

John Halama could serve as the Orioles' lefty specialist when needed.

Halama, the only lefty in the O's bullpen, warmed up to face Jason Giambi on Friday night. "He's the only left-hander we have out there," manager Sam Perlozzo said. "He's going to have to be a jack of all trades."
Sun, Apr 23, 2006 08:50:00 AM

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