Steve Delabar

#50 RP / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays' Steve Delabar: Avoid arbitration

      Delabar and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a one-year, $835,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Delabar split last season between Triple-A and Toronto, posting a 5.22 ERA while going 2-0 in 31 appearances for the Blue Jays. The veteran will likely enter a similar situation in 2016, as he attempts to earn his way into a more permanent major league role.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Blue Jays recall reliever Steve Delabar, infielder Matt Hague

      The Blue Jays recalled reliever Steve Delabar and infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays activate Aaron Sanchez, option Steve Delabar

      As expected, the Blue Jays activated pitcher Aaron Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced prior to Saturday's game. Sanchez has been out since early June as he recovered from a lat injury. To make room on the roster, the Blue Jays optioned pitcher Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo. Delabar was 2-0 with a 3.33 ERA and one save for the Blue Jays.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar earns first save of season Wednesday

      Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar recorded the final three outs in the 12th inning during Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Rays to earn his first save of the season. Delabar pitched a perfect inning while striking out two batters to earn the save. He now has a 1.42 ERA on the season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Blue Jays backing off Cecil as closer, going to committee approach

      Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the announcement Tuesday he was removing Brett Cecil from the role as full-time closer and going to a committee approach. Gibbons said Cecil is getting backed off as closer to "get him right." "He's just not sharp right now," Gibbons said. Gibbons added Steve Delabar would be used as the closer Tuesday against the Rays, but also said Roberto Osuna will be in the mix for saves moving forward. Osuna was unavailable Tuesday after recording a two-inning save Monday. Gibbons spoke favorable of Osuna on Tuesday, adding he has the stuff, makeup and toughness to close games. However, he added Osuna might be needed before the ninth inning, which is why he is not being named the new closer.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Steve Delabar earns win in relief for Blue Jays

      Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar pitched a perfect sixth inning, then watched his teammates rally for nine runs in the seventh, wiping out a four-run deficit and giving him the win. Delabar moved to 2-0 on the season. He's won five games with no losses over the last two years. Delabar struck out one and threw 12 strikes in 14 pitches.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays' Steve Delabar earns win in relief

      Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar earned his first win of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings to end the game. Delabar moved to 1-0, winning his fourth straight decision, dating back to 2013. He stranded two batters in the eighth, then retired the side in order in the ninth. Delabar struck out one and lowered his ERA to 1.17.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Blue Jays recall pitchers Steve Delabar, Chad Jenkins

      The Blue Jays announced Sunday they have recalled pitchers Steve Delabar and Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo while optioning pitchers Miguel Castro and Scott Copeland, per TSN radio. Delabar was 3-0 in 30 games with the Blue Jays last year and was one of the team's last spring training cuts, while Jenkins was 1-1 in 21 appearances. Castro was 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA and four saves this year, while Copeland, who was recalled Saturday, pitched one inning in his major league debut.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Scout: Blue Jays making a mistake leaving Steve Delabar in minors

      One scout believes the Blue Jays are making a mistake leaving reliever Steve Delabar in the minors, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. While rookie relievers Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna are impressive, using a lot of young pitchers is "playing with fire," the scout added. Delabar was optioned to the minors after posting a 3.86 ERA, one save, nine strikeouts and one walk in seven innings this spring.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Jays option Delabar, increase chances of Osuna, Castro making 'pen

      The Blue Jays announced Tuesday they optioned reliever Steve Delabar to minor-league camp. Delabar -- who had a 3.86 ERA, one save, nine strikeouts and one walk in seven spring innings -- said he was shocked by the move, per the National Post. "They told me that some other guys have stepped up. I'm assuming it's some of the younger guys," he said. Manager John Gibbons didn't hold back in his assessment of Delabar's spring performance. "I'm glad he's pissed off," Gibbons said. "He should be pissed off. Why wouldn't he be? We're all pissed off. We wanted him on the team. "We need a multiple-inning guy. He's basically right now a one-inning pitcher. That's what it came down to." Delabar's demotion could pave the way for Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro to make the Opening Day roster. Both players have been impressive in camp. Castro has tossed nine scoreless innings, while striking out eight and not issuing a walk. Osuna also hasn't allowed a run in 9 2/3 innings, while striking out eight and walking two.

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