Rob Delaney

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Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney 2011.jpg
Free agent
Born: (1984-09-08) September 8, 1984 (age 31)
Westwood, New Jersey
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2010, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 10.50
Strikeouts 3

Robert Delaney (born September 8, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has pitched for the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays at the major-league level. He pitches right-handed and bats left-handed.[1]

Born in Westwood, New Jersey,[2] Delaney attended Pascack Valley High School.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Delaney with a fan while playing for the Fort Myers Miracle in 2008

Delaney signed as an undrafted free agent in June 2006. He represented the Fort Myers Miracle in the 2008 Florida State League All-Star game after compiling a 1-2 record with a 1.42 earned run average and 13 saves closing for the Miracle in the first half of the 2008 season.

Rob Delaney was promoted to the Twins' Double A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats following the All-Star game. With the Rock Cats, his record improved to 2-1, and his ERA lowered to 1.05 while pitching more innings (34.1 versus 31.2 in the first half of the season).

Following the season, Delaney competed in the Arizona Fall League with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. In the AFL, Delaney was 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA, and was the winning pitcher in Phoenix's 10-4 victory over the Mesa Solar Sox at Scottsdale Stadium that captured their fifth straight AFL championship.

On February 15, 2009, he reported to spring training with the Twins as a non-roster invitee, and following spring training, was reassigned to New Britain.[3] He compiled a 1-1 record with a 2.00 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 36 innings over 26 games for New Britain when he was promoted to the Triple A Rochester Red Wings. With Rochester, he was 7-3 with a 4.53 ERA and seven saves. On November 20, 2009, he was added to the Twins' 40-man roster.[4] He made his debut with the Twins on September 4, 2010, surrendering a solo home run to Ian Kinsler (his first batter faced) in a 12-4 win.[5]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

In the 2010-11 offseason, Delaney was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays.[6] He was designated for assignment on May 25, 2011.[7] He had his contract purchased on July 27.

Miami Marlins[edit]

Delaney signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins on January 4, 2012. He went 3-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 44 relief appearances for the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Pacific Coast League.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Delaney signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on January 30, 2013.[8] Toward the end of Spring training, he was traded to the Angels for catcher Chris Snyder.


  1. ^ "Minor League Baseball". Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Minnesota Puts 5 2009 Rock Cats On Big League Roster",, February 18, 2010. Accessed June 11, 2012. "RHP Rob Delaney, a 25-year-old native of Westwood, NJ, made 26 appearances out of the `09 New Britain bullpen prior to his June 2nd promotion to Triple-A Rochester."
  3. ^ "New Britain Rock Cats". Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Twins add six to fill out 40-man roster". 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Jim Thome passes Mark McGwire for 9th on HR list in Twins' victory". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Rays claim reliever Delaney from Twins". Tampa Bay Times. 
  7. ^ Rays Claim Jay Buente; Designate Rob Delaney,, May 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Matt Eddy". Twitter. 

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