Blue Jays remain confident in reliever Delabar

Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar has allowed 15 hits in 21 innings with 12 walks and just 18...

Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar has allowed 15 hits in 21 innings with 12 walks and just 18 strikeouts this season. (QMI AGENCY/PHOTO)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:47 PM ET

A year ago at this time, Steve Delabar was a dominating force in the Blue Jays bullpen.

His arsenal included a fastball that hit 96-97 m.p.h. with regularity, a nearly unhittable split and a devastating slider,

In the opening two months of the 2013 season, Delabar appeared in 24 games (29 innings) where he allowed 20 hits and struck out 33 to go with a 2.17 ERA. It set the ground work for a terrific June where he would not allow an earned run in 10 appearances, logging 21 additional strikeouts.

His body of work was of high enough a degree to earn him a selection to the all-star game.


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