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Bobby LaFromboise | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4 / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: New Mexico
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 8 (0) / SEA
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Rangers released LHP Bobby LaFromboise.
LaFromboise had logged just three innings this season with the Rangers' rookie-level Arizona League team. The 31-year-old left-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2015. Aug 17 - 9:22 AM

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Rangers signed LHP Bobby LaFromboise to a minor league contract.

The deal does not include an official invitation to major league camp. LaFromboise was released by the Phillies last June after posting a 5.94 ERA and 2.28 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He will function as organizational left-handed relief depth for Texas.
Feb 13 - 2:47 PM

Phillies released LHP Bobby LaFromboise.

LaFromboise had registered an unsightly 5.94 ERA, 2.28 WHIP, and 8/9 K/BB ratio through 16 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 29-year-old southpaw should be able to latch on with a new organization. Lefty relievers tend to get nine lives.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Phillies sent LHP Bobby LaFromboise outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

LaFromboise had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The left-hander held a 2.98 ERA and 52/21 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings at Triple-A in 2015.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 01:17:00 PM

Phillies designated LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Taylor Featherston on the 40-man roster. LaFromboise was just claimed off waivers from the Angels late last month and he could soon be with his fourth organization since mid-December.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Phillies claimed LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Angels.

It's the third organization LaFromboise has been in over the last month. The left-hander appeared in 11 games with the Pirates this past season and posted a 2.98 ERA and 52/21 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 02:48:00 PM

Angels designated LHP Bobby LaFromboise for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for infielder Ronald Torreyes, who was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on Monday. LaFromboise joined the Angels last month, also on a waiver claim, but now his standing for 2016 is again uncertain. He had a promising showing last season with the Pirates, though it was an eight-inning sample size.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Angels claimed LHP Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Pirates.

LaFromboise appeared in 11 games with the Pirates this past season and posted a 2.98 ERA and 52/21 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings in Triple-A. The 29-year-old could be in the mix for a bullpen spot in the spring.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis.

LaFromboise served two earlier stints in the Pirates pen, but he pitched just one inning. He had a 2.98 ERA and a 52/21 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The left-hander was with the team for just one day and is sent out for J.A. Happ who has joined the team. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis.

He'll take the place of A.J. Burnett on the Pirates active roster. The 29-year-old hurler owns a 2.72 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 39/19 K/BB ratio over 43 innings at Triple-A this season. He'll work in middle relief for the Pirates.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Pirates optioned LHP Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He's clearing room for the return of Antonio Bastardo from paternity leave. LaFromboise tossed a scoreless inning in his lone appearance up with the big club.
Fri, May 15, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis.

LaFromboise will give the Bucs left-handed relief depth while Antonio Bastardo welcomes a new child. LaFromboise will likely be sent back to the Triple-A level once Bastardo is activated off the paternity leave list.
Mon, May 11, 2015 03:06:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 08:58:00 AM

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

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