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Steve Delabar | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Volunteer State (TN)
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 29 (0) / SD
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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

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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

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.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 09:29:00 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.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 05:18:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Guillermo Quiroz
5Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Chris Colabello
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
9Travis Banwart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Hoby Milner
8Carlos Frias
9Nick Goody
10Kyle Crockett
11Joseph Colon
12Adam Plutko
13Perci Garner
14Shawn Armstrong