The Blue Jays expect to select the contract of southpaw Ryan Feierabend, manager Charlie Montoyo tells reporters including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca (Twitter links). Potential corresponding moves aren’t yet known.
If indeed Feierabend is called up and given the start tomorrow, it’d make for quite a story. The 33-year-old last appeared in the majors — or in the affiliated ranks — in the 2014 season. Since his debut way back in 2006, Feierabend owns a 7.15 ERA in 113 1/3 innings at the game’s highest level.
In the intervening years, Feierabend has plied his trade in Korea. In four campaigns there, he worked to a 4.21 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 over 793 1/3 innings. In 16 2/3 innings this year at Triple-A Buffalo, Feierabend has allowed five earned runs on 15 hits (three of them home runs) with a 13:6 K/BB ratio.
It’s always interesting to see a pitcher make it back to the majors after a long layoff. Better still, in this case the hurler in question sports a rare left-handed knuckler.
from MLB Trade Rumors http://bit.ly/2VyHJuz