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Jairo Snaider Labourt (born March 7, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.

Jairo Labourt
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994 (age 25)
Azua, Azua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2017, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average4.50
Strikeouts4
Teams

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CareerEdit

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

Labourt signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent for $350,000 in August 2011.[1] He made 12 starts for the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays in 2011, and posted a 0–4 record with a 2.23 earned run average in 36​13 innings.[2] Labourt played the 2012 season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and went 0–3 with a 3.79 ERA over 12 starts totalling 38 innings.[2] Continuing his rise through the minor league system, he played all of 2013 with the Bluefield Blue Jays and earned his first professional win, finishing the season with a 2–2 record and an impressive 1.92 ERA over 51​23 innings.[2] Labourt began the 2014 season with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he struggled in his 6 appearances (3 starts) and pitched to a 6.43 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14 innings.[2] He was then reassigned to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians and made 15 starts for the team, posting a 5–3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 71​13 innings.[2] His 1.77 ERA was the lowest mark in the Northwest League, earning him the 2014 ERA title.[3] On October 1, Labourt was named the number 3 prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America.[4]

Detroit TigersEdit

On July 30, 2015, the Blue Jays traded Labourt, Daniel Norris, and Matt Boyd to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for David Price.[5] Labourt was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays prior to the trade. The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[6]

Labourt made his major league debut with the Tigers on September 1, 2017. The Tigers designated him for assignment in February 2018.[7]

On March 2, 2018, Labourt was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.[8] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics[9] before being again designated for assignment on March 12[10] and then released on March 14.[10] He returned to the Tigers organization when he signed a minor league contract with them on March 28.[11] After being sent to extended spring training, the Tigers released Labourt on May 22, 2018.[12]

Chicago White SoxEdit

On May 29, 2018, Labourt signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.[13] He was released on July 2.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On December 19, 2018, Labourt signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[14] He was released on March 27, 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shah, Ronit (August 30, 2011). "Blue Jays Sign Seven International Free Agents". mlbdailydish.com. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jairo Labourt Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Cahill, Teddy (September 5, 2014). "Blue Jays prospect Labourt earns playoff win". MLB.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Dakers, Tom (October 1, 2014). "Five Blue Jays on Baseball America's Top 20 Northwest League Prospects List". bluebirdbanter.com. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (July 30, 2015). "Blue Jays win bidding for prized lefty Price". MLB.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Detroit Tigers add Michael Fulmer, two others to 40-man roster to protect them from Rule 5 draft". MLive.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Tigers Designate Jairo Labourt - MLB Trade Rumors
  8. ^ Adams, Steve (March 2, 2018). "Reds Claim Jairo Labourt From Tigers". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Polishuk, Mark (March 4, 2018). "A's Designate Brandon Moss For Assignment, Claim Jairo Labourt". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  10. ^ a b A's Designate Jairo Labourt For Assignment - MLB Trade Rumors
  11. ^ Todd, Jeff. "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/22/18". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tigers release Jairo Labourt, sign veteran lefty Kevin Chapman". MLive.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  13. ^ Adams, Steve (May 29, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/29/18". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  14. ^ Eddy, Matt (January 12, 2019). "Minor League Transactions: Dec 19 - Jan 10". Baseball America. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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