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Craig Breslow | Relief Pitcher | #17

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 181
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Yale
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 26 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Craig Breslow from Triple-A New Orleans.
The veteran southpaw, who was signed to a minor league contract in mid-February, had a terrific Grapefruit League season, posting a 2.84 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 5/0 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief for the Marlins. Apr 2 - 10:23 AM

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Facing his former team, Craig Breslow pitched a scoreless eighth inning versus the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Breslow tried marketing himself as a starter as a free agent this winter, but he didn't find any takers. At least he has given himself a chance of making the Marlins as a reliever this spring; he's allowed two runs and amassed a 5/0 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings.
Mar 22 - 3:41 PM

Marlins signed LHP Craig Breslow to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rob Bradford of says Breslow will earn $1.5 million if he makes the Opening Day roster. The left-hander attempted to market himself as a starter this winter, but it's unclear whether the Marlins will give him a chance to earn a rotation spot. Either way, he's likely to crack the Opening Day roster. Breslow held a 4.15 ERA over 65 innings for the Red Sox in 2015.
Feb 12 - 4:24 PM

WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that Craig Breslow "has recently drawn interest from multiple teams."

Bradford notes that some clubs are intrigued by Breslow's potential versatility, as he showed late last season that he might be able to start. The 35-year-old held a 4.15 ERA over 65 innings for the Red Sox in 2015, making 43 relief appearances and two starts.
Jan 26 - 11:36 PM

Rob Bradford of reports that Craig Breslow will tell teams that he wants a chance to be a starter next season.

Breslow's final two appearances of 2015 were as a starter, but they're the 35-year-old's only two starts out of 524 career appearances in the majors. The left-hander throws four pitches and doesn't have a platoon split, so it's a little surprising he's never been tried as a starter before. However, whether a club considers him for a potential rotation spot next spring remains to be seen.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Craig Breslow pitched well outside of two homers allowed in Saturday's loss to the Indians, surrendering two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn socked solo home runs in the second and fourth innings, respectively, to account for the damage on Breslow's line. Outside of the gopher balls coughed up, the 35-year-old southpaw held his own well enough. He finishes out the 2015 season with a 4.15 ERA and 46/23 K/BB ratio over 65 innings. While each of his last two appearances has been of the starting variety, he remains a dependable bullpen arm, rather than a true rotation piece.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Craig Breslow hurled four scoreless innings Saturday as the Red Sox dominated the Orioles 8-0.

It was the veteran reliever's first major league start and he looked terrific, yielding only two hits and two walks over his four shutout frames. He'll presumably head back to the bullpen for the final week.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Craig Breslow will make his first major league start on Saturday versus the Orioles.

The Red Sox need a spot starter and determined Breslow was the best option. The career reliever will be able to get up to around 40 pitches in what will be a bullpen start.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:32:00 PM

3 1/2 months into the season, Craig Breslow finally factored into a game result by giving up a walkoff homer Thursday against the Astros.

Breslow entered the night with no wins, losses, saves or holds on the year. Now he has the loss, though in his defense, he retired the first four batters he faced tonight. He hasn't truly been dreadful with his 3.86 ERA, but he's been the last man in the Red Sox pen all year and with the team out of contention, it'd seem to make sense to move on.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 11:52:00 PM

Red Sox activated LHP Craig Breslow from the paternity leave list.

Breslow was given the weekend off to celebrate the arrival of a new child. The left-hander will be available Monday night in Boston's series opener against the Braves.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Red Sox placed LHP Craig Breslow on the paternity leave list.

The veteran Breslow shouldn't be out long here. This season, he owns a 4.03 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 18/10 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Red Sox re-signed LHP Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Boston is betting that Breslow will be closer to his 2013 output (1.81 ERA) than his rough 2014 showing (5.96 ERA). The 34-year-old southpaw was very effective from 2008-2013 (2.82 ERA) and shouldn't have a problem posting an ERA in the 3s out of middle relief.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Red Sox have re-signed Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Breslow had been debating between re-signing with the Red Sox or joining the Cubs to reunite with his old general manager. While he had a disappointing 2014 season, he's still one of the more dependable left-handed relievers in the league.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:21:00 PM's Rob Bradford reports that Craig Breslow will make a decision to sign with either the Red Sox or Cubs.

It's either re-upping with the team he's been with for the last 2 1/2 seasons or reuniting with his old general manager. Breslow struggled to the tune of a 5.96 ERA in 2014 but he was excellent in 2013, finishing with a 1.81 ERA.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 06:00:00 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, free agent Craig Breslow has had dialogue with the Cubs.

The Mets are also interested in the left-handed reliever, and the Red Sox want to re-sign him. Breslow struggled to the tune of a 5.96 ERA in 2014 but he was excellent in 2013, finishing with a 1.81 ERA.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 03:20:00 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Craig Breslow
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Cody Ege
10Carter Capps