Steve Delabar RP TOR 4 weeks ago

Delabar was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 3 months ago

Delabar collected his first save of the year Wednesday in Tampa, striking out two in a clean bottom of the 10th.

A nice one for those who happen to own Delabar, but don't go rushing out to pick him up -- Roberto Osuna had already pitched in the ninth, and ex-closer Brett Cecil had pitched the 11th. Nonetheless, Delabar's been money for those who've been using him for ratios, posting a spectacular 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP through 19 appearances.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 3 months ago

Delabar gave up one earned run in an inning of Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

After being named closer coming into Tuesday's game, Delabar hardly inspired confidence thanks to the eighth inning home run he allowed. Delabar has only allowed three earned runs all season in 18 innings of work; however, all three of those earned runs have come via the long ball. While his peripherals are sparkling (a 1.50 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP while striking out more than a batter per inning), it remains to be seen as to whether the 31-year-old can retain the closer's job long-term.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 3 months ago

Delabar will serve as Toronto's closer Tuesday but has not been named the official closer moving forward, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Brett Cecil lost his job as the Blue Jays' closer on Tuesday, and since Roberto Osuna pitched two innings Monday, Delabar will take the mound if a save situation is in play against the Rays. Delabar's hold on the closer's role is no sure thing moving forward, however, as Roberto Osuna has been electric out of the bullpen this season.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 4 months ago

Delabar pitched 1.1 perfect innings Wednesday, striking out two.

While not typically used in high leverage situations, Delabar has quickly established himself as one of the top options in the Blue Jays' pen. He's given up just one earned run since May 11 and has picked up 18 strikeouts over 15 innings pitched this season. With a 1.20 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP to go along with his 10.8 K/9 rate, which is actually below his career average of 11.49, Delabar is an intriguing pickup as his usage increases.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 4 months ago

Delabar pitched 1.1 innings, struck out one and picked up the win against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Delabar missed the 25-man roster at the start of the season in favor Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna; however, while Castro is now down in the minors, Delabar has been one of the top options out of the bullpen. In eight appearances, he's given up only two hits and one earned run while striking out 10. With that being said, he does have five walks. His high strikeout rate makes him intriguing, but he has limited fantasy value due to his lack of appearances in high-leverage situations.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 5 months ago

Delabar struck out two while pitching a perfect ninth inning in Friday's 7-0 win over the Red Sox.

After just missing the 25-man roster to open the season, Delabar finally got his chance after being called up on May 3. In his first two major league appearances of the season, he's pitched two shutout innings, conceding no hits and one walk while striking out two. Delabar likely won't pitch in any or many high leverage situations and has limited fantasy value due to a dwindling strikeout rate over the past year-plus.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 5 months ago

Delabar was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

Delabar showed promise as a big-league reliever in 2012 and 2013, posting a K/9 above 12.5 in both seasons, albeit with some control issues and a mediocre ERA. He was then a complete disaster in 2014, finishing with a 4.91 ERA, 5.59 FIP, 7.4 K/9 and 6.7 BB/9 over 25.2 innings. The walks haven't been a problem at Triple-A Buffalo so far this season, but Delabar also doesn't seem to have rediscovered his ability to miss bats. No 31 years old, he'll likely be used in low and medium-leverage situations.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 6 months ago

Delabar was optioned to minor league camp on Thursday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Delabar had been competing for one of the final spots in the Jays' bullpen, but will instead begin the season in Triple-A. He posted a 4.91 ERA over 25.2 innings at the Major League level in 2014, but fell victim to much tighter competition this time around. Look for the right-hander to be one of the first names called if/when a need for bullpen depth arises.

Steve Delabar RP TOR 7 months ago

Delabar will have an opportunity to return to the Blue Jays' bullpen this spring.

He's a darkhorse candidate to closer if he can get back to his pre-2014 levels, but the Jays have a few alternatives currently ahead of him on the organizational depth chart for saves. After getting hit in the shin by a come backer last season, Delabar struggled for the Jays before getting demoted to Triple-A Buffalo. Most likely, he'll pitch in middle relief if he can return to form.