Kyle Drabek RUMORS & NEWS

  • White Sox claim Kyle Drabek off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Dropped from the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays, former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek has been claimed off waivers by the White Sox. Drabek was once a top prospect and the Blue Jays acquired him from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade." March 27

  • Blue Jays pitcher Kyle Drabek 'looked good' in MLB return

    Toronto Sun "One of the few positive aspects of the Blue Jays' loss on Tuesday was the relief effort of Kyle Drabek. In his first appearance since being called up on Sunday, Drabek worked the final two innings. He blanked the Brewers on one hit, didn't walk a batter, and struck out three. It marked..." August 21

  • Kyle Drabek continues slow climb back to big leagues

    Toronto Star "The foreboding sky gave plenty of warning of what was to come. It started with a spot of ominous darkness in the distance, but before long a phalanx of big black clouds were rolling in above the outfield. A cool wind picked up, swaying the palm trees near the left-field foul pole, as the..." July 19

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Kyle Drabek has been assigned on a rehab stint to Class-A Dunedin. He will start tonight. #BlueJays

  • Jays' Hutchison, Drabek working way back

    Toronto Sun "All through camp, they’ve been like the young’ns forced to sit at the kids’ table, looking longingly at the big spread reserved for the adults. It has been a long haul for Drew Hutchison and Kyle Drabek since that crazy week last June when both of them blew out their elbows two days apart...." March 02

  • Road to recover for Jays Drebek and Hutchison

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Drabek’s elbow blew up on the Ides of June — the 13th. Two days later, Drew Hutchison matched him to conclude a disastrous week that began on June 11 with Brandon Morrow’s oblique strain. Within 96 hours, 60% of the Toronto 2012 starting rotation was wiped out. Both Drabek and Hutchison..." February 10

  • Kyle Drabek to undergo his second Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Kyle Drabek's sprained UCL will require Tommy John surgery, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Monday. Drabek had his first Tommy John surgery in high school before the Phillies made him the 18th overall pick in the 2006 draft. He was sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay trade and he made his..." June 18

  • Hurt Jays pitchers take wing

    Toronto Sun "Sunday was getaway day for the Blue Jays, who flew to Milwaukee for their next series against the Brewers. The Blue Jays have not been in Milwaukee since June 17-19, 2008. John Gibbons' final games as manager of the team. The Jays were swept and flew to Pittsburgh where a new manager named Cito..." June 18

  • Jays suffer more pitching woes, swept by Nationals

    Toronto Sun "Things have gone from bad to worse on the Blue Jays pitching front. Having lost starter Brandon Morrow on Monday due to a left oblique strain, on Wednesday the Jays also ran into problems with Kyle Drabek. In the fifth inning of a 6-2 loss against the Washington Nationals, Drabek, with one..." June 14

  • Elbow injury prompts Drabek's early exit "Kyle Drabek was forced to leave Wednesday afternoon's 6-2 loss to the Nationals in the fifth inning because of a right elbow injury. Drabek felt a pop in the elbow while throwing his 85th pitch of the game, and he immediately called for trainer Hap Hudson and manager John Farrell. The..." June 13

  • Blue Jays down Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 behind wild outing from Kyle Drabek

    Toronto Star "It was a good news-bad news night for Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek in a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at the monstrosity known as Tropicana Field on Monday. The bad news is that he threw three wild pitches — all of them in one inning — and walked six batters over six innings of work. The..." May 22

  • Jays' Kyle Drabek impresses despite dropping pitchers' duel to Yu Darvish

    Toronto Star "Kyle Drabek, still learning how to pitch in the big leagues himself, went toe-to-toe with the most heralded young pitcher in baseball for six innings but had one enormous disadvantage. He was pitching against the Texas Rangers, the burliest attack in the American League. Yu Darvish, on the..." May 01

  • Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek keeps his cool against Yankees

    Toronto Star "Kyle Drabek continued his campaign for a spot in the Blue Jays starting rotation Tuesday night, keeping his arm hot and his head cool through five shutout innings against the New York Yankees. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five — mostly on the back of his fastball, which was..." March 28

  • Jays notes: Drabek keeps his cool

    Toronto Sun "A quick look at the linescore showing Kyle Drabek giving up three second-inning runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates here Wednesday might lead to the conclusion that the patches being applied to Drabek's delivery aren't taking. Neither Drabek nor manager John Farrell believe that to be..." March 08

  • Drabek under control

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Drabek has been hearing it ever since he first picked up a baseball. Coaches, managers and other players have been telling him all his life not to let his emotions get the better of him. "I've heard it, but I've never paid attention," Drabek said Tuesday, on the eve of the official..." February 22

  • Drabek better than numbers

    Toronto Star "If one was just to look at the numbers, it would seem there was little, if any, improvement by former Jays starter Kyle Drabek after he was sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas in June. In 15 starts, he was 5-4 with a 7.44 ERA, with a 2.02 WHIP, the size of which is worthy of a dominatrix. "It's..." September 08

  • Kyle Drabek: Born under a bat sign

    Toronto Star "At St. Christopher School in Burlington the Grade 3s are cheering, primed for the baseball star who is coming in the door. Their principal is pitching easy questions: "Who was on the mound the night before? Who picked off a player on second base?" "Kyle Drabek!" they shout. "Whoo! Whoo!" In..." June 25

  • Jays Watch: Drabek stumbles

    Toronto Sun "Demoted to work on his control, RHP Kyle Drabek struggled Sunday in his first start for triple-A Las Vegas. Drabek walked a career-high seven in four innings as he allowed five runs — four earned — on eight hits, while striking out three. Drabek threw 106 pitches, only 55 for strikes. Blue..." June 21

  • Blue Jays option Drabek to Triple-A

    The Globe and Mail "His white game jersey was still hanging from his otherwise emptied-out locker, a stark reminder to the other players in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse on Tuesday to just how fickle life in the Major Leagues can be. On Sunday, John Farrell bristled when it was suggested to the Toronto manager..." June 15

  • Blue Jays ship Kyle Drabek to Las Vegas

    Toronto Star "Kyle Drabek will, apparently, be going to Las Vegas after all. The Blue Jays changed their tune on Drabek, the distraught but vastly talented right-handed starter, sending him to their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, two days after saying they had no discussions on the..." June 15

  • Ease up on Jays' Kyle Drabek

    Toronto Sun "Not that Jose Bautista is a pitching coach ... Yet after 2,982 at-bats with five teams in this, his eighth major-league season, plus another 1,702 at-bats in the minors, plus all those best-of-nine playoff series in winter ball, the Blue Jays right fielder is certainly qualified to give an opinion..." June 14

  • Wild Drabek nearly costs Jays

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Drabek remains a work in progress. The rookie Blue Jays right-hander, who in the past has shown more than a passing infatuation with the base on balls, showed slight progress in that regard Tuesday night in Toronto's 8-5 win against the Kansas City Royals. But like a whack-a-mole game..." June 08

  • Drabek bombs, but Jays still beat Royals 8-5

    Toronto Star "Kyle Drabek was about to leave the mound at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night, another eventful search for the strike zone halted after 5-1/3 innings, when his manager physically interrupted his quick exit to the clubhouse. John Farrell, the Jays skipper, laid hands on Drabek, as if to say,..." June 08

  • Drabek delivers for Blue Jays

    The Globe and Mail "He bends and battles and scrapes and claws his way through his games as a rookie pitcher trying to find his niche at the Major League level. But Kyle Drabek rarely breaks and it is that trait that has made an impression on John Farrell, the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. "To me it's a..." May 28

  • Drabek's detour to majors more of a shortcut

    Houston Chronicle "Ask Blue Jays pitcher Kyle Drabek, and there's only one thing wrong with his upcoming first start against the Astros: location. "I kind of wish we were the visiting team," Drabek said. So there won't be a throng of friends and family cheering him on from the seats, just a date with the..." May 22

  • Yankees chase Drabek off mound in 5-4 win over Jays

    Toronto Star "The intriguing mound matchup at Yankee Stadium on Saturday brought together one important pitcher from the Jays' future, Kyle Drabek, squaring off against one from the immediate past, A.J. Burnett. Both hard-throwing starters feature electric stuff in their repertoire, but are high-strung,..." May 01

  • Tough sledding for Jays' Drabek

    Toronto Sun "It turned out to be a day of survival for young right-hander Kyle Drabek. Drabek has pitched about as well as could be expected, maybe better, in his first three outings of the season. In his first start, he got a win over the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a hit and a run over seven innings...." April 14

  • For young Drabek, it's just a matter of control

    Yahoo! Sports "Something hard and cold and desperate runs through Kyle Drabek. So much is evident in the way he carries himself to the mound, the way he takes it as his own at just 23 years old, and then the way he rages against imperfection. "And we've toned it down a little bit," Toronto Blue Jays..." April 11

  • Drabek is Jays' angel in Anaheim

    Toronto Sun "It was another step forward for young Kyle Drabek. Although he wasn't the pitcher of record in Friday night's 3-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the 23-year-old rookie right-hander didn't let the game get away from him, never lost his composure, as he pitched his way..." April 10

  • Jays' Kyle is Thome's second Drabek

    Toronto Sun "Twins slugger Jim Thome has 589 career home runs, two off Drabek - Doug Drabek. He was hitless in three trips with two strikeouts Saturday against Doug's son Kyle Drabek. "It's been so long, I think Doug had a breaking ball," the 21-year veteran told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "His son..." April 03

  • Kyle Drabek earns first major-league win in 6-1 Jays victory

    Toronto Star "The first thing that came to Kyle Drabek's mind after his first major-league win was to credit catcher Jose Molina with having a calming effect on him. That's nothing unusual. Catchers have made mound visits to frustrated pitchers for years in a bid to forestall potential trouble. But for..." April 03

  • Molina won't baby Drabek

    Toronto Sun "Jose Molina believes in tough love. So on Saturday afternoon when Kyle Drabek starts Game 2 against the Minnesota Twins, Molina will not be a nursemaid behind home plate for the 23-year-old right-handed rookie. Molina is there to guide him, to help him, but not to hold Drabek's hand. "One..." April 02

  • Kyle Drabek sharp for Jays in final spring start

    Toronto Star "They weren't optimal conditions for Kyle Drabek's last start of the pre-season — rolling, hard showers that swept through the Dunedin park forcing a series of delays. Even the smattering of remaining diehards were anxious to flee once oncoming lightning forced the most committed umpiring crew in..." March 29

  • Drabek earns spot in Jays rotation

    Toronto Sun "The smile on Kyle Drabek's face said it all. The goal of the 23-year-old right-hander entering spring training was to earn a spot in the Blue Jays rotation. On Wednesday, Drabek achieved his goal, albeit that he along with Jo-Jo-Reyes and Jesse Litsch more or less all backed into the..." March 24

  • What now for Kyle Drabek?

    The Globe and Mail "The pedigree is there but the strikeouts haven't been in the minor leagues, which raises a question about Kyle Drabek: Can you ever become an ace in the American League East without punching out a parade of batters? To their credit, the Toronto Blue Jays have always stopped just short of saying..." March 22

  • Drabek looking good

    Toronto Sun "It's hard to believe how young Kyle Drabek won't break camp as a member of the Blue Jays rotation. With two spots open and three candidates - right-hander Jesse Litsch and lefty Jo-Jo Reyes being the others - Drabek took a step in the right direction Monday with a solid six innings of work..." March 22

  • Drabek makes his case for coveted spot in Jays' rotation

    Toronto Star "Ranked by Baseball America as one of the game's top prospects, Jays' rookie righthander Kyle Drabek is in a three-man battle for two rotation spots with nine days to go at spring training. On an off-day for the major-league Jays, the 23-year-old Texan took the short drive to the Mattick Complex to..." March 22

  • Molina gets exclusive catching rights with Drabek

    Toronto Sun "It appears as if veteran Jose Molina has gained exclusive catching rights with another starter. Last season Molina tagged up with Brandon Morrow for 20 of his 27 starts and on Wednesday, prior to the Jays game against the Pirates, manager John Farrell suggested that the 35-year-old Molina will..." March 17