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Casey Crosby | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Red Sox signed LHP Casey Crosby to a minor league contract.
Crosby was once a highly touted prospect, but he has not appeared in the majors since 2012. The lefty posted a 5.71 ERA over 17+ innings for the Tigers' Triple-A club in 2014. The 26-year-old will serve as organizational depth for the Red Sox. Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:16:00 AM

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Tigers re-signed LHP Casey Crosby to a minor league contract.

Crosby had been released earlier this month, but he'll now continue to rehab his injury with the Tigers. He'll be a minor league free agent this winter.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Tigers released LHP Casey Crosby.

Crosby was sporting an ugly 5.71 ERA through 17 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old left-hander last appeared in the majors in 2012.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Casey Crosby (triceps) close to returning to game action.

It had been reported that the young southpaw was dealing with elbow soreness, but it was actually an inflamed triceps that caused him to miss time. He came into camp expected to compete for a spot in the Tigers bullpen.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Casey Crosby (elbow) will throw a live batting practice session on Friday.

Crosby started feeling elbow soreness a week ago, but he's progressing and could be cleared for game action soon. The southpaw is competing for a spot in the Tigers' bullpen.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Casey Crosby (elbow) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

Nursing some elbow discomfort and inflammation in his triceps, Crosby will have to throw at least one more bullpen session before being allow to face hitters and eventually getting into a Grapefruit League game. The left-hander is making a transition from starter to reliever this spring and isn't expected to make the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Casey Crosby (elbow) has been shut down for a few days due to discomfort in his left elbow.

The 25-year-old is expected to compete for a spot in the Tigers bullpen this spring. He'll be re-evaluated in a couple of days before determining a course of action.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Casey Crosby will compete for a job in the Tigers' bullpen during spring training.

All 93 of Crosby's appearances between the minors and majors have come as a starter, but the Tigers have decided to shift him to a relief role. It's a move that's probably overdue, as Crosby has a big arm but has struggled to throw strikes throughout his pro career. With Ian Krol and Phil Coke already locked into relief roles, Crosby will surely begin 2014 at Triple-A. In time, he could develop into a bullpen weapon.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Monday that Casey Crosby will likely be shifted to the bullpen.

It makes sense, as Crosby had an ugly 4.84 ERA and 61/40 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season while missing time with a shoulder impingement. His control has been a major issue as a starter, but he could be more effective in smaller doses out of the pen.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Tigers prospect left-hander Casey Crosby was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A due to a left shoulder impingement.

Crosby felt some soreness during his recent start and will now get some extended rest. The 24-year-old southpaw has really struggled this season, posting an ugly 5.30 ERA and 39/28 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings through eight starts.
Source: MLive.com
Fri, May 17, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Casey Crosby to Triple-A Toledo.

Crosby could be the team's "No. 6" starter if they wind up trading Rick Porcello. For now, the left-hander will continue working on his control at Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:37:00 AM

Casey Crosby is not available Saturday due to a foot infection.

It's not anything to be concerned about. Crosby is expected to start the season as depth at the Triple-A level for the Tigers, but should see time in the majors at some point in 2013.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones told Lynn Henning of the Detroit News that they expect Casey Crosby to have a good spring training and a great season now that he's older and more experienced.

The 24-year-old left-hander and fifth round pick from the 2007 draft struggled in his brief audition with the Tigers in 2012, posting a 9.49 ERA and 2.10 WHIP over three starts. He'll start the season as depth at the Triple-A level, but is likely to see time in the Tigers rotation at some point in the 2013 campaign.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Casey Crosby to Triple-A Toledo.

Crosby was sent down after giving up four runs over 3 2/3 innings Friday night against the Rockies. The 23-year-old southpaw had an ugly 9.49 ERA and 9/11 K/BB ratio over his first three big league starts. While he remains an intriguing prospect, he's not ready for prime time. Jacob Turner is a possibility to replace him in the starting rotation.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 12:02:00 AM

Casey Crosby struggled again on Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work against the Rockies on Friday.

Crosby struck out four but also walked four in the shortened outing. If not for a couple of timely double play balls, the damage could have been even worse. Chris Nelson’s two run homer gave the Rockies the lead in the fourth inning and chased Crosby from the game. He has struggled mightily in his first three starts with the Tigers, posting a 9.49 ERA through 12 1/3 innings. He’ll continue to fill in while Drew Smyly is on the DL, making his next turn against the Cardinals at home on Thursday.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 11:32:00 PM

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SS1Xander Bogaerts
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LF1Hanley Ramirez
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3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Jean Machi
6Robbie Ross
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