|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||50.20||3.00||4.00||0.00||5.50||1.74||34.00||35.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 1.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||1|
|vs RHB|| 1.0||0||0|| 18.00||0||1||2|
|Last 10 Games|
|Two Toronto farmhands hurl duds Friday night |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/14) Two former Blue Jays starters for whom the organization still holds out hope struggled mightily in a Friday doubleheader sweep at the hands of Gwinnett.
Ricky Romero issued an absurd nine walks in 2 2/3 innings in the opener. He is 0-2 this season with 31 hits and 32 walks in 29 2/3 innings and a 6.07 ERA.
Kyle Drabek fared no better in the nightcap. He allowed eight runs in five innings to lower his record to 3-3 and raise his ERA to 4.87. Drabek has surrendered 53 hits in just 40 2/3 inning this year.
|Blue Jays option three players Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/16/14) The Blue Jays have optioned three players to the minors Sunday, according to MLB.com.
Sean Nolin, Kyle Drabek and Chad Jenkins will be sent down. All three players saw limited time in the majors last year, and could be in line for more work depending on how well the Blue Jays' rotation performs.
|Blue Jays pitchers get work in before game called due to rain |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/26/14) The Blue Jays/Phillies spring opener was stopped after 6 1/2 innings Wednesday because of rain. However, it was still plenty of time for three pitchers who hope to be in the Blue Jays' rotation to make their first spring training appearances.
J.A. Happ, who should be in the rotation come opening day, struggled in his spring debut. He was taggged for two runs on four hits and one walk in one inning of work. However, Happ did record three strikeouts.
Happ was replaced in the second inning by Todd Redmond, who is competing for the final spot in the team's rotation. Redmond (1-0) actually earned the win thanks to two scoreless innings in a 4-3 victory for Toronto. He didn't allow a hit or walk, while striking out one.
Kyle Drabek, who is also competing for the final spot in the rotation, replaced Redmond. He recorded a hold, as he allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. Drabek recorded one strikeout.
|Jays GM: We were never close to signing free agent starter |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/20/14) The offseason clock ticked by while many waited in anticipation for the Blue Jays to sign a free agent pitcher. It hasn't happened - and general manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated Thursday that it won't. His words seem to preclude any possibility of the Jays signing Ervin Santana .
Anthopoloulos told the National Post that his team never came close to landing one. He added that the Jays nearly made a trade or two, but couldn't finalize those deals.
Toronto is lacking depth in the starting rotation. Perennial disappointment J.A. Happ is currently listed as the fourth starter with Kyle Drabek, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, right behind him. They appear to be safe if they perform well in spring training.
|Kyle Drabek turns heads with bullpen session |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/17/14) Blue Jays pitcher Kyle Drabek appeared to be pain-free Monday in his first bullpen session, which caught the eye of the Blue Jays coaching staff, MLB.com reports.
"He was one guy that stood out for me today," Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said. "His delivery looked sound, I love where his hands are right now. He located the ball down in the zone, his changeup was outstanding. He looks very confident and poised. Really repeated his delivery well. If he's a guy that's going to pound the strike zone, he's definitely in the mix. There's no question that's a Major League-calibre arm."
Drabek appears to be fully healthy after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012 and making just three appearances late last season. He'll be competing for a spot in the rotation this spring with, among others, Drew Hutchison, who also underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012 and threw his first bullpen session Monday.
|Kyle Drabek returned from 2012 Tommy John surgery to appear in three games last season (before being hit with an unfortunate comebacker in late September), giving up two runs in 2 1/3 innings, striking out three. Drabek had shown some promise at the beginning of the 2012 season, with a 3.27 ERA through his first nine games, then fell apart in the next four before revealing his elbow injury. Drabek did put up nice numbers in his minor league rehab last year, with a 3.14 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 14 games (11 starts), so there is some hope for a decent 2014. But Drabek isn't guaranteed a rotation spot and it's tough to tell if his 2012 was a hot streak to begin the season or his potential finally being fulfilled. Approach with a mix of caution and optimism in 2014, but don't be afraid to use a late-round AL-only pick on him if you buy his early 2012 (and minor league 2013) as the real Kyle Drabek.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/22/14||BOS||7:07 pm||Jake Peavy|
|7/23/14||BOS||7:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|7/24/14||BOS||12:37 pm||Rubby De La Rosa|
|7/25/14||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|
|7/26/14||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Shane Greene|
|7/27/14||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Chase Whitley|
|7/28/14||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
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