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Indians Add Delabar and Banwart on Minor League Deals with Spring Invites

The Cleveland Indians announced a pair of minor league additions on Friday night, as the club has come to terms with free agent pitchers Steve Delabar and Travis Banwart on minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training next month. Delabar – Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Delabar would appear to be one of the Indians’ reclamation project signings that...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 14, 2017

Indians add Delabar, Banwart to spring camp

The Indians added a pair of arms to the Spring Training mix on Friday, signing right-handers Steve Delabar and Travis Banwart to Minor League contracts that include invitations to attend camp with the Major League club.
January 13, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds' bullpen could be the worst in baseball history

Reds reliever Steve Delabar entered Tuesday's game against the Indians in the fifth inning with his team already down 8-0.Delabar came in with the runners on first-and-third and one out. After walking Jason Kipnis to load the bases, Delabar struck out Francisco Lindor. One more out and Delabar was out of the jam.Instead, the 34-year-old reliever walked four straight Indians with...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Here's how the Indians scored four of the easiest runs in MLB history

The Cincinnati Reds bullpen has been historically bad. Only two relievers have an ERA below 4.91 with five pitchers boasting ERAs above 7.00. Some of the struggles are due to the bullpen being overtaxed worn out, but there is certainly talent lacking in Cincinnati. On Tuesday night, the Reds hit a new low. In the fifth inning, the bullpen got the call. With runners on first and...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis' big night, Delabar's bases-loaded walks boost Indians over Reds

CLEVELAND (AP) Rajai Davis had three hits, drove in three runs and scored four, and the Cleveland Indians benefited from four straight bases-loaded walks from reliever Steve Delabar to rout the Cincinnati Reds 13-1 Tuesday night.Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli each had two RBIs, and Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits apiece. Coming off a 15-6 win Monday...
Via Associated Press
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The Indians Hit a Grand Slam with Walks

Earlier today, I published a post over on the main site digging into Cincinnati’s historically bad bullpen. Within that post, I noted that the Reds’ staff of relievers entered the day with the worst team ERA since 1961, the worst team FIP since 1961, and the worst team home run rate since 1961. The consolation prize, as it were, is that their team walk rate of 11.6% was “only”...
Via Fangraphs
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Sanchez from DL, send Delabar down

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have activated pitcher Aaron Sanchez off the disabled list and optioned reliever Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo. Sanchez went on the DL on June 14 with a right lat strain. The 2010 first-round pick made five appearances for Buffalo on a rehab assignment. Before his injury, Sanchez went 5-4 with a 3.55 ERA in 11 starts for the Blue Jays. Delabar...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays not worried about lack of saves

Think about this stat: Toronto Blue Jays pitchers haven't recorded a save since May 4, 2015. That was game 27. Today's game was game 61.Despite these lack of saves, the Blue Jays aren't worried about it.“That’s just another stat,” Steve Delabar told the Toronto Star. “Guys come in, they want to get their job done, get their innings in and put up as many zeroes as possible...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Delabar No Stranger to Long Odds

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Steve Delabar is more than familiar with adversity in his baseball career. Drafted in the 29th round by San Diego in 2003, Delabar pitched for five nondescript years in the Padres system, never rising above High A.  Released by San Diego in May 0f 2008.  Delabar gave independent ball a try, but his MLB dreams were seemingly crushed when his elbow...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Place Brett Cecil on 15 Day DL, Recall Steve Delabar

Last Friday, left-handed relief pitcher, Brett Cecil exited last Friday’s game in the eighth inning against Baltimore with groin tightness, according to Cecil understandingly wanted to avoid being placed on the disabled list, but the 15 day trip was inevitable with similar injuries in the past. In 32 games this season the 27 year-old has accumulated a 0-3 record...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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