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Craig Breslow | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Yale
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 26 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Indians purchased the contract of LHP Craig Breslow from Triple-A Columbus.
The 37-year-old southpaw appeared in 30 games for the Twins earlier in the season, posting a 5.23 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 18/12 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. He'll work in middle relief for the Indians. Aug 26 - 3:17 PM

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Indians signed LHP Craig Breslow to a minor league contract.

Breslow was cut loose by the Twins last weekend after posting a 5.23 ERA over 30 appearances this season. Slated to turn 37 next week, Breslow is unlikely to have much, if any, of a role with the Indians down the stretch.
Aug 4 - 2:57 PM

Twins released LHP Craig Breslow.

He was designated for assignment last week and is now officially a free agent. Breslow should be able to land a minor league deal somewhere if he wants, but he'll turn 37 in a couple weeks and it's possible he just might take the rest of the season off.
Jul 30 - 8:37 AM

Twins designated LHP Craig Breslow for assignment.

The Twins took a shot on a retooled Breslow over the winter, but he has struggled with a 5.23 ERA over 30 appearances this season and has also missed time due to injury. Alan Busenitz will take his spot on the active roster.
Jul 24 - 1:10 PM

Twins activated LHP Craig Breslow from the 10-day disabled list.

Breslow will return to the Minnesota bullpen on Tuesday night after missing three weeks with left thoracic rib soreness. The lefty reliever has a 5.28 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 27 appearances this season at the major league level.
Jul 18 - 4:25 PM

Craig Breslow (rib) is scheduled to make his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

Breslow struggled in his rehab debut Sunday at Rochester, allowing an earned run on a walk and an RBI double. The veteran southpaw has been on the disabled list since June 28 because of left thoracic rib soreness.
Jul 13 - 3:06 PM

Craig Breslow (rib) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Breslow landed on the disabled list near the end of June with left thoracic rib soreness. The veteran lefty is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, and if it goes well he should be cleared for live minor league action.
Jul 4 - 6:24 PM

Twins placed LHP Craig Breslow on the 10-day disabled list with left thoracic rib soreness.

While the injury is technically being labeled "thoracic rib soreness," it is not related to thoracic outlet syndrome. There is no current timetable for Breslow's return to action. The veteran reliever had been struggling to a 5.28 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 29 innings prior to landing on the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 4:06 PM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Craig Breslow from Triple-A Rochester.

Breslow has officially won a spot in the Twins' bullpen. The veteran left-hander fell off the radar last season while pitching in Triple-A, but he has found some extra movement and velocity on his pitches after changing his delivery. While he has allowed just one run on three hits over six innings this spring, he has walked seven batters. Still, it should be an interesting situation to follow.
Mar 22 - 1:23 PM

The Twins are expected to add Craig Breslow to their 40-man roster.

Breslow has an opt-out clause in his contract coming up but it looks like the Twins will do what they can to keep him from jumping ship. When Breslow is added to the 40-man roster, Trevor May will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for him. The veteran left-hander has yet to allow a run over five Grapefruit League appearances.
Mar 18 - 9:10 PM

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

Breslow told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that he turned down better financial offers from other clubs. He was also impressed with new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey. The 36-year-old Breslow posted an ugly 7.01 ERA over 25 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level last season, but a change in his delivery has added movement and velocity. It's a low-risk move for Minnesota. Breslow previously pitched for the Twins from 2008-2009.
Feb 8 - 11:50 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays, Indians and Twins have expressed the strongest interest in free agent southpaw Craig Breslow.

The Mets and Dodgers are in the mix as well. While the 36-year-old left-hander has garnered quite a bit of interest, he'll likely have to wait until after Jerry Blevins and Boone Logan sign to land his best possible deal.
Jan 28 - 1:51 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Indians, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Rockies, Mets, Cubs, Twins, Reds are all in on free agent reliever Craig Breslow.

Peter Gammons of MLB Network reported that 13-16 teams were in attendance for a showcase Monday and it appears many of them came away impressed. The 36-year-old posted a rough 7.01 ERA over 25 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level last season, but a change in his delivery has added movement and velocity. Breslow has enjoyed success in the past, so he makes for an interesting gamble.
Jan 25 - 11:16 AM

According to Peter Gammons of MLB Network, there were 13-16 teams at a showcase Monday for free agent reliever Craig Breslow.

Gammons says Breslow is working with a new arm angle that is creating better movement than he displayed in 2016. The veteran lefty finished with a brutal 7.01 ERA over 25 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He'll have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract wherever he lands.
Jan 23 - 3:55 PM

Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reports that the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers and Red Sox are among the dozen or more teams that plan to attend a showcase for Craig Breslow on January 23.

According to Gammons, Breslow has spent the off-season adopting a new pitch-tracking technology in order to reinvent his throwing habits, with input from Rich Hill. The veteran left-hander posted a 7.01 ERA over 25 2/3 innings at Triple-A in 2016.
Jan 15 - 7:45 PM

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4Michael Martinez
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Willi Castro
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3B1Jose Ramirez
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CF1Bradley Zimmer
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