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Steve Delabar | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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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. Apr 2 - 5:49 PM

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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.
Mar 29 - 8:36 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.
Jan 15 - 11:26 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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Jordan Pacheco
4Ramon Cabrera
5Kyle Skipworth
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6J.C. Ramirez