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Steve Delabar | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays optioned RHP Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo.
It's the second time he's been sent down this week, as he came back up Thursday to replace Brett Cecil (groin) on the roster. Delabar holds a 4.91 ERA over 30 relief appearances this season, but the 2013 All-Star will be back again at some point. Jun 20 - 3:19 PM

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

Delabar spent just two days in the minor leagues. He's back up now to replace Brett Cecil, who landed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left groin strain. Delabar -- an American League All-Star in 2013 -- owns an ugly 4.86 ERA in 25 innings this year.
Jun 19 - 11:36 AM

Steve Delabar is expected to be recalled Thursday.

Delabar was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, but a spot opened up in the Blue Jays' bullpen on Wednesday night when Brett Cecil (groin) was placed on the disabled list. Delabar had a disappointing 4.68 ERA and 21/16 K/BB ratio over his first 25 innings this year.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 19 - 11:29 AM

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

There was some speculation that Delabar was possibly headed to the disabled list to make room for Munenori Kawasaki, but he has actually been demoted. It's quite a fall from grace for Delabar, who made the American League All-Star team. Still, he hasn't been nearly as effective this season, posting a mediocre 4.68 ERA and 21/16 K/BB ratio over 25 innings.
Jun 17 - 4:04 PM

Steve Delabar (leg) pitched a scoreless inning of relief on Saturday against the Orioles.

Delabar was hit in the right leg by a comebacker on Wednesday but X-rays were taken and came back negative.
Apr 14 - 2:38 PM

An X-ray came back negative on Steve Delabar's right leg.

Delabar left Wednesday's game after he was hit by a comebacker, but he managed to avoid serious injury. He's not available Thursday, but should be back in there soon.
Apr 10 - 5:58 PM

Steve Delabar is dealing with a sore muscle in his right leg, the result of taking a comebacker off the leg in Wednesday's game.

Delabar left the game as a precaution, and the muscle was tender after the game. Both Delabar and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expressed optimism that the injury wouldn't keep the reliever on the sidelines too long, with hope that he'd be ready as soon as this weekend. He's day-to-day for now.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Apr 10 - 12:09 AM

Steve Delabar (shoulder) said he's gone through "normal workouts" this offseason.

Delabar dealt with a strained shoulder down the stretch last season, but it sounds like it's a non-issue at this point. "It feels good," Delabar said. "I've been going through normal workouts preparing for the season." Delabar posted a 3.22 ERA with a whopping 82 strikeouts over 58 2/3 innings this past season. He'll help set up for Casey Janssen again in 2014.
Jan 10 - 11:02 AM

Blue Jays activated RHP Steve Delabar from the 15-day disabled list.

Delabar missed the last three weeks due to a strained right shoulder. He's been one of the most valuable cogs in the Jays pen this season, registering a 2.90 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 75/25 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings. He'll return to a setup role in front of closer Casey Janssen.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Steve Delabar (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday.

Delabar has been sidelined the last three weeks with a right shoulder strain, but will join the Blue Jays with rosters set to expand. Dustin McGowan (oblique) is also expected to return from the DL Sunday.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Steve Delabar (shoulder) is scheduled to throw in a rehab game on Wednesday.

Delabar has been sidelined for a little over three weeks with a right shoulder strain. The Blue Jays still expect him to make it back before the end of the season.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Steve Delabar (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

Delabar had been shut down since hitting the disabled list with a shoulder strain. It's a step in the right direction, but there’s still no timetable for his return.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Blue Jays placed RHP Steve Delabar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with right shoulder inflammation.

Delabar was roughed up for three runs over his inning of work on Friday, but apparently his shoulder might have been at least partly to blame. It's not clear at this point how long the All-Star reliever might be sidelined. Delabar holds a 2.90 ERA and has struck out 75 over 49 2/3 innings this season.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Steve Delabar won the AL Final Vote competition.

Delabar beat out Joaquin Benoit, David Robertson, Tanner Scheppers, and Koji Uehara for the honor. The 29-year-old right-hander has been lights out for Toronto this season, posting a 1.74 ERA and 57/22 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Steve Delabar came on to record the final out in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

Closer Casey Janssen struggled to lock it down, allowing two runs and putting the winning run on base before Delabar was called on to stop the bleeding. It was Delabar's first career save, good timing for the reliever as he contends for the final spot on the American League's All-Star roster. He now owns a 1.74 ERA this year.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman