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February 5, 2019 11:44 AM
Steve Delabar: Plans to end career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar said Monday during an appearance on the "Outta the Park with Barry Davis" podcast that he's "ready to move on" from playing professional baseball.

A 2013 All-Star for the Blue Jays, Delabar logged 190 career relief appearances in the majors from 2011 through 2016 between Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, supplying a 4.07 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 11.2 K/9 over 194.2 innings. The 35-year-old most recently appeared in affiliated ball at Triple-A Round Rock in the Rangers organization in 2018 but made only five appearances for the club before getting released in late April. Delabar noted that he's now committed to coaching at the high school level in his home state of Kentucky.

April 21, 2018 01:24 PM
Steve Delabar: Released by Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was released by Texas on Friday.

Delabar appeared in five games for Triple-A Round Rock in April, posting a 4.76 ERA and 1.92 WHIP. The 34-year-old has only pitched in seven big-league contests dating back to 2016, all of them coming with Cincinnati that season. He will look to latch on with another organization, but it's unlikely that he will make a fantasy impact. In a corresponding move, Round Rock activated Yovani Gallardo after the pitcher agreed to terms last weekend.

January 4, 2018 05:08 PM
Rangers' Steve Delabar: Agrees to terms with Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar signed a minor-league deal that includes an invite to spring training with Texas on Thursday.

Delabar played in seven games for the Reds in 2016, but missed most of last season due to an 80-game suspension for violating the MiLB Drug Prevention Program as a member of the Indians' organization. The 34-year-old was eventually released in July, and didn't latch on with any other club following the conclusion of his suspension. Looking ahead, he will likely begin 2018 at Triple-A Round Rock while serving as organizational bullpen depth for Texas. In terms of fantasy potential, Delabar hasn't been an effective major-league reliever since the 2013 season, and isn't likely to make much of an impact during this upcoming campaign.

July 5, 2017 01:48 PM
Steve Delabar: Released by Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was released by the Indians on Wednesday.

Delabar hasn't played this season after incurring an 80-game suspension for violating the MiLB drug program, and it's becoming increasingly unlikely he'll get a chance to throw a pitch this year. The 33-year-old reliever appeared in seven games for the Reds last season, racking up a 6.75 ERA in eight innings, before signing a minor-league contract with Cleveland in January.

April 24, 2017 11:12 PM
Indians' Steve Delabar: Slapped with 80-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was suspended 80 games for violating the MiLB Drug Prevention Program.

Delabar hasn't appeared in a minor-league game this year due to the looming suspension. He also hasn't been an effective MLB reliever since 2013, so this isn't too much of a loss for the Indians.

January 13, 2017 05:40 PM
Indians' Steve Delabar: Signs minor league deal with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old righty has not been an effective big league reliever since 2013. He will offer organizational bullpen depth, likely starting the year at Triple-A.

June 24, 2016 04:38 PM
Steve Delabar: Leaves Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was released Friday, Jamie Ramsey of the Cincinnati Reds reports.

Delabar was unimpressive while with the Reds this season, giving up two earned runs in three of his seven outings while walking 10 batters. The 33-year-old does have almost 200 major league innings under his belt so it's likely he'll be picked up by another club in need of bullpen depth.

May 26, 2016 07:30 PM
Reds' Steve Delabar: Outrighted to Triple-A Louisville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday,'s Mark Sheldon reports.

After being DFA'd earlier in the week, the veteran righty cleared waivers Thursday and accepted his assignment to the minors. He figures to provide a veteran presence in the Louisville bullpen moving forward, but his value as a fantasy asset is null.

May 22, 2016 03:20 PM
Reds' Steve Delabar: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds designated Delabar for assignment Sunday.

Delabar walked 10 batters in only eight innings, making him less stable than most of the already volatile Reds bullpen.

May 18, 2016 06:04 PM
Reds' Steve Delabar: Walks five batters while recording one out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar gave up two runs and five walks while recording one out in Tuesday's 13-1 loss to the Indians.

He's now walked seven batters over his last two appearances, and that lack of control could soon have Delabar en route back to Triple-A Louisville. Even in a historically bad Reds bullpen, Delabar stands out as one of the poorer performers with a 7.71 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 9:9 K:BB ratio across seven innings.

May 7, 2016 07:14 PM
Reds' Steve Delabar: Recalled from Louisville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds selected Delabar's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

The Reds announced a slew of moves Saturday afternoon, and both Delabar and Drew Hayes will join the team from Louisville. In order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Delabar, Cincinnati moved catcher Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) to the 60-day DL. Delabar will add right-handed depth to the Reds' bullpen, and there's an outside chance he could be tried in a closing role after the team sent J.J. Hoover down Saturday.

April 2, 2016 07:15 PM
Steve Delabar: Signed by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was signed to a minor-league contract by the Reds on Saturday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Delabar, who was released by the Blue Jays this past week, will provide pitching depth in the Reds' organization with the possibility of a call-up at certain points throughout the season. The former all-star appeared in 31 games for Toronto last season, but struggled his way to a 5.22 ERA.

March 31, 2016 05:09 PM
Steve Delabar: Released by Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Delabar was released by the Blue Jays this week.

He may latch on with a minor league deal elsewhere. Delabar made the AL All-Star team in 2013, but has struggled in the two seasons since.

January 15, 2016 12:02 PM
Blue Jays' Steve Delabar: Avoid arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 25, 2015 02:10 PM
Blue Jays activate Aaron Sanchez, option Steve Delabar
by Shawn Krest |

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. 

July 10, 2015 10:01 AM
Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar earns first save of season Wednesday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

July 10, 2015 10:02 AM
Blue Jays backing off Cecil as closer, going to committee approach
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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.

July 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Steve Delabar earns win in relief for Blue Jays
by Shawn Krest |

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. 

June 1, 2015 02:04 PM
Blue Jays' Steve Delabar earns win in relief
by Shawn Krest |

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.

June 1, 2015 02:28 PM
Blue Jays recall pitchers Steve Delabar, Chad Jenkins
by Elliot Smith |

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. 

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