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Steve Delabar | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 25 - 1:27 PM

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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.
Jun 24 - 4:14 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.
May 3 - 8:41 PM

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

Delabar pitched pretty well this spring in the Grapefruit League, but he wasn't able make the cut for the Jays' Opening Day bullpen. The 31-year-old right-hander registered a disappointing 4.91 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings last season for Toronto after being named an American League All-Star in 2013. He was pretty upset about Thursday's demotion.
Mar 26 - 9:29 AM

Steve Delabar struck out the side in the ninth for a save against the Phillies on Satursday.

As unsettled as the Jays' closer situation is, Delabar is shaping up as a sleeper this year, even after the team essentially wrote him off last season. Troubled by leg issues, he was wild throughout 2014. He's stronger physically now, and he might well prove to be the Jays' best right-handed reliever.
Mar 21 - 5:18 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 03:19:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:36:00 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
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:29:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:04:00 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.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 02:38:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 05:58:00 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
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:09:00 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.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 11:02:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Felix Doubront
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Ryan Tepera
8Aaron Sanchez