Craig Breslow
RP FA
3 months ago

Breslow, who was released by the Blue Jays on Saturday, will re-sign a minor-league deal with the team, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Breslow's release earlier in the day was a procedural move. It's unclear what the 37-year-old left-hander still has in the tank. His last good season was 2013, when he was key bullpen piece that helped carry the Red Sox to the World Series.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
3 months ago

Breslow was released by the Blue Jays on Saturday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Breslow decided to opt out of his contract and pursue major-league opportunities elsewhere after being told he wouldn't break camp with the Blue Jays. The 37-year-old finished the 2017 campaign with a 5.09 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 35.1 innings.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
3 months ago

Breslow has been told he won't make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old signed a minor-league deal with Toronto in February but was always a long shot to make the team. He posted a 5.09 ERA in 35.1 innings last year and hasn't has an xFIP below 5 since 2013. The veteran lefty could sign a minor-league deal elsewhere or could decide to bring his 12-year major-league career to a close.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
4 months ago

Breslow signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training, Robert Murray of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Breslow broke camp with the Twins last year after altering his mechanics in the offseason, and the 37-year-old even enjoyed some initial success (2.75 ERA through May) before his age caught up with him and the Twins cut him and his 5.23 ERA loose at the end of July. He latched on with the Indians shortly thereafter, but didn't fare much better and finished the season with a 5.09 ERA across 35.1 innings. Breslow will compete for a low-leverage bullpen role with the Blue Jays this spring, though he won't carry fantasy value even if he earns an Opening Day roster spot.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
10 months ago

Breslow has his contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Breslow joined the Indians on a minor-league deal at the beginning of August, and the 37-year-old will get his first shot with the big club after getting his feet wet with Columbus, allowing two runs through 4.2 innings. He compiled a 5.52 ERA with an 18:12 K:BB across 31 innings with the Twins earlier in the season, so he'll likely be used in low-leverage situations out of the Indians' bullpen. To clear roster room for Breslow, Ryan Merritt was optioned to Triple-A while Diego Moreno was designated for assignment.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
10 months ago

Breslow signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was released by the Twins on Sunday, but quickly latches on with Cleveland, the same organization he played for in 2008. Breslow left much to be desired over 30 appearances with Minnesota this season, posting a 5.23 ERA and an unappealing 18:12 K:BB, so he likely finds himself relegated to organizational depth for now. Expect the left-hander to join Triple-A Columbus within the coming days.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
11 months ago

The Twins released Breslow on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Breslow's release clears a spot on the Triple-A Rochester for prospect Dietrich Enns, who the Twins acquired in the trade that sent Jaime Garcia to the Yankees earlier Sunday. The lefty tinkered with his delivery in the offseason and was able to parlay those adjustments into a roster spot -- and some initial success -- with the Twins following spring training, but his production tanked before he missed most of July with the a ribs injury. The Twins reinstated him from the disabled list a little less than two weeks ago, but designated him for assignment shortly thereafter. Breslow will now be free to explore opportunities with other organizations, but the 36-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal no matter where he lands.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
11 months ago

Breslow was designated for assignment Sunday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old has had a rough time with the big club this season, spending multiple weeks on the disabled list with a rib injury and posting a 5.23 ERA over 30 appearances. If he clears waivers, he'll likely head to Triple-A Rochester unless he's traded to another organization, which the Twins have stated they'll try to do.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
11 months ago

Breslow (ribs) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He has a 5.28 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and only 18 strikeouts in 29 innings this season. Look for him to be used in low-leverage spots going forward.

Craig Breslow
RP FA
11 months ago

Breslow (ribs) is going to make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester before rejoining the Twins, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was a chance that Breslow would be able to come back to the big leagues following the All-Star Game, but he will need another outing at the Triple-A level before heading to Minnesota. During his first appearance with Rochester on Sunday, Breslow allowed one earned run off one hit and one walk while striking out one in an inning of work. Breslow will likely pitch again this weekend, and if all goes well he should be able to rejoin the club for their series against the Yankees.