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Bobby LaFromboise | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Pirates optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Indianapolis; re-assigned OFs Jose Tabata and Gorkys Hernandez, 3Bs Brent Morel and Deibinson Romero, INFs Steve Lombardozzi and Gustavo Nunez, RHPs Deolis Guerra, Josh Wall and Brad Lincoln, LHP Charlie Leesman and C Sebastian Valle to minor league camp.
Tabata is the biggest name here, but he wasn't expected to crack the Opening Day roster with Corey Hart, Andrew Lambo and Sean Rodriguez all capable of being backups in the outfield. LaFromboise struck out eight but allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings this spring. Mar 27 - 8:58 AM

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Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis.

LaFromboise posted a 4.42 ERA in 57 innings this year at Triple-A. He will operate as a middle reliever.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Pirates claimed LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Padres; optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

LaFromboise has put up a 4.75 ERA and 45/21 K/BB ratio over 53 Triple-A innings this season. He's merely a depth add for the Pirates.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Padres designated LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.

LaFromboise, 28, has posted a 4.75 ERA and 45/21 K/BB ratio over 53 innings of relief this season in Triple-A. He had a brief stint with the big club earlier this year, but didn't make an appearance. There's a good chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Padres optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A El Paso.

The left-hander was recalled for the team's doubleheader against the Indians on Wednesday. He didn't appear in either contest for the Padres.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Padres recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A El Paso.

LaFromboise will serve as the Padres' 26th man during Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians. The southpaw held a 5.91 ERA over 10 appearances for the M's last season and was acquired via waivers last week.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Padres claimed LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Mariners.

LaFromboise, 27, held a 5.91 ERA over 10 appearances for the M's last season but boasts a career 3.53 ERA with 432 strikeouts over 482 frames in the minors. He's been assigned to Triple-A El Paso but could get a shot in the bigs eventually.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.

The move cleared a roster spot for starting pitcher Chris Young. LaFromboise was not expected to make the Mariners' Opening Day bullpen out of spring training.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Tacoma.

LaFromboise has just one appearance with the big club this year. He'll serve as bullpen depth for the Mariners.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Mariners optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Tacoma.

He was cleared in order to make room for Erasmo Ramirez on the active roster. LaFromboise made just one appearance during his most recent stay with the big club and will return to a 3.86 ERA at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Tacoma.

LaFromboise made three appearances with the Mariners in April and owns a 3.86 ERA and 43/13 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll provide some depth for a beleaguered bullpen.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Mariners optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Tacoma.

LaFromboise allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks over 2 1/3 innings with the Mariners. The southpaw should get another crack later this summer.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Tacoma.

LaFromboise registered a promising 1.36 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 70/21 K/BB ratio across 66 1/3 innings last season between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma. He should do well in a lefty specialist role.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Tacoma.

LaFromboise was terrific in 2012, putting up a 1.36 ERA while striking out 70 over 66 1/3 innings. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Wilkin Castillo
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
4Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Vance Worley
6Jeff Locke
7Chris Volstad
8Clayton Richard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Radhames Liz
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Rob Scahill
9Brandon Cumpton
10Arquimedes Caminero
11Blake Wood