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Steve Delabar | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Volunteer State (TN)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 29 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Delabar has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Delabar is currently in the Indians' minor league system, although he hasn't pitched yet this season. The 33-year-old pitched briefly with the Reds last season but also spent time in the minors and Japan. Delabar hasn't had success in the majors since his All-Star season in 2013. Apr 24 - 4:38 PM

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Indians reassigned RHP Steve Delabar, RHP Travis Banwart, RHP Josh Martin, LHP Chris Narveson, LHP James Russell, C Guillermo Quiroz, INF Ronny Rodriguez, INF Eric Stamets, and OF Greg Allen to minor league camp.

Cleveland also optioned Ryan Merritt, Shawn Morimando, and Adam Plutko as part of Monday's round of cuts. Delabar had a 6.48 ERA and 2.52 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings this spring after posting a 6.75 ERA with the Reds in 2016. He signed a non-guaranteed minor league contract with the Indians in January.
Mar 20 - 12:41 PM

Indians signed RHP Steve Delabar to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Delabar was with the Reds briefly last season and also spent time in Japan. The former All-Star still has swing-and-miss stuff, but the question is whether he'll be able to throw enough strikes to make the Indians' roster.
Jan 13 - 5:01 PM

Steve Delabar has signed a contract with Japan's Hiroshima Carp.

Delabar will head overseas after getting released by the Reds on Friday. The 32-year-old holds a 4.07 ERA over 190 relief appearances for three major league teams. He registered a 6.75 ERA in seven outings for the Reds this year.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Reds released RHP Steve Delabar.

He was outrighted off the 40-man roster a month ago and is now out of the organization. Delabar has missed bats but also walked a ton of batters both at Triple-A and in the majors this season, which is pretty typical of him.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Reds sent RHP Steve Delabar outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Delabar was pushed off the 40-man roster on May 21 and had option of electing free agency, but he will instead stay with the Reds as organizational relief depth. The right-hander should get another shot at some point this summer if he can find a groove at the Triple-A level. Delabar had a 6.75 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, and 10/10 K/BB ratio in eight innings with Cincinnati prior to the DFA.
Thu, May 26, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Reds designated RHP Steve Delabar for assignment.

The Reds clearly aren't happy with their bullpen. In addition to designating Delabar for assignment, the team also optioned Keyvius Sampson and Jumbo Diaz to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds are hoping to keep Delabar around as minor league depth but he'll have to clear waivers first.
Sat, May 21, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Steve Delabar from Triple-A Louisville.

The 32-year-old hurler owns a 2.92 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 13/11 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings at Triple-A. Given the current state of the Reds bullpen, he could work his way into a setup role if he pitches well.
Sat, May 7, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Red signed RHP Steve Delabar to a minor league contract.

Delabar was released by Toronto earlier this week. He pitched well this spring (2.35 ERA in eight appearances) but there wasn't room for him in the Blue Jays' pen and the right-hander was out of minor league options. Injuries and offseason losses have left the Reds' bullpen in shambles. Delabar shouldn't be in the minors for long.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP Steve Delabar.

Delabar has been shaky since an All-Star season in 2013, posting a 5.07 ERA with 5.4 BB/9 over 61 appearances in the majors. The 32-year-old will look to rebound elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 08:36:00 AM

Blue Jays and RHP Steve Delabar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $835,000 contract.

It was Delabar's first year of arbitration eligibility. The reliever went up and down between the majors and minors last season, posting a 5.22 ERA and 30/14 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 frames with the Jays.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Steve Delabar from Triple-A Buffalo.

Delabar has a 3.33 ERA and 29/12 K/BB ratio over 27 innings with the Blue Jays this season. The former All-Star will provide some bullpen depth over the final month of the season.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 32-year-old hurler was deemed the odd-man out with Aaron Sanchez ready to return. He posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/12 K/BB ratio over 27 innings out of the Jays bullpen and should get another chance with the big league club in relatively short order.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Steve Delabar nailed down his first save of the season with a perfect 12th inning in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

Former closer Brett Cecil and likely current closer Roberto Osuna had already pitched in the game, so Delabar was called upon to close things out after the Jays took the lead in the top of the 12th. He made quick work of the Rays, striking out a pair and getting a flyout to end it. Delabar has pitched well for the Jays after bizarrely not making the Opening Day roster, holding a 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 19 innings. Osuna is still likely the best bet for saves in Toronto, but Delabar is worth owning, as well.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Steve Delabar from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 31-year-old hurler was off to a terrific start for Buffalo, compiling a 1.08 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 7/2 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief for the Blue Jays.
Sun, May 3, 2015 08:41:00 PM

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