Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:55:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar recorded his first save of the season in an extra-inning affair against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 24. He struck out two in his inning of work after RPs Roberto Osuna and Brett Cecil already worked scoreless outings.
Fantasy Tip: Osuna is likely to be the first option in save situations for the Jays after they demoted Cecil from the role yesterday, but with the game tied in the ninth, Osuna was used to keep the game knotted Wednesday. Delabar is worth an add for saves-hungry owners in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, though.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:45:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Roberto Osuna sounds like manager John Gibbons' first choice to pitch the ninth inning after the team demoted RP Brett Cecil from the role Tuesday, June 23. However, Gibbons didn't specifically name Osuna as the new closer, and RP Steve Delabar is another possibility. Osuna strengthened his chances with a two-inning, five-strikeout save Monday, June 22. Gibbons said the team isn't ready to define bullpen roles after the shakeup. RP Bo Schultz will also be moved back and be given added responsibility. Osuna has allowed eight earned runs in 34 innings this year while walking 10 and striking out 40. "He's got the stuff to do it, he's got the makeup to do it, too. He's a tough kid," praised Gibbons. "He gets strikeouts and you know he's going to throw strikes. … Shoot, he looks like a veteran out there."
Fantasy Tip: Osuna should immediately be scooped off the waiver wire if he's still available in your league. Delabar, who allowed a home run in a non-save situation Tuesday, is an option for those scrounging for saves in deeper leagues. Don't feel the need to hang onto Cecil in shallow mixed formats.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:04:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RPs Roberto Osuna and Steve Delabar are both candidates to see save chances after the team announced they'll go with a closer-by-committee after bumping RP Brett Cecil from the role. Manager John Gibbons isn't defining any bullpen roles right now.
Fantasy Tip: Osuna should be your first target on the waiver wire, but Delabar is worth pursuing for those save-hungry owners in deeper leagues. In shallow mixed leagues, dropping Cecil is advised if you don't have the room to stash.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:27:48 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Steve Delabar was optioned to Triple -A Buffalo Friday, June 20.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:00:26 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled RP Steve Delabar from Triple-A Buffalo Thursday, June 19.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:56:05 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled SS Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, June 17, and optioned RP Steve Delabar to Buffalo in a corresponding move.
Sun, 11 May 2014 10:02:03 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated RP Casey Janssen (back) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, 2B Chris Getz has been designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Janssen will step into the closer's role right away, so activate him immediately in all leagues. RPs Aaron Loup and Steve Delabar will serve as set-up men, with RP Sergio Santos working in low-pressure situations for the foreseeable future.
Tue, 06 May 2014 05:38:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil pitched a scoreless inning for his second save of the season Monday, May 5.
Fantasy Tip: He was scheduled to face the bottom of the order, so this wasn't a matchup play against a left-handed hitter like Ryan Howard. Aaron Loup and Steve Delabar worked the seventh and eighth, which makes Cecil the one to target on waivers.
Sat, 03 May 2014 13:24:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos has been removed from the closer role. RP Aaron Loup will serve as the closer Saturday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: They are likely to go to a committee until Casey Janssen (back) returns and is ready to resume his role as closer. Brett Cecil and Steve Delabar could also figure into save chances. Cecil could have been the guy Saturday, but he threw two innings the previous day. He's a lefty, though, and may be a matchup pick in the committee. Cecil, Loup and Delabar are worth a pickup if you're in need of saves, but don't burn too many FAAB dollars on them as it's likely a short-term solution. Janssen is nearing a rehab assignment and could be installed as closer in a couple of weeks.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:26 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays likely will not use RPs Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil Steve Delabar, Neil Wagner or Todd Redmond Saturday, April 19, unless it is an emergency.