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John Bale

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/22/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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John Bale Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Tigers in December of 2010.

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Bale signed a contract with the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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John Bale Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 33 AA WIC 3 3 0 4.0 5 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
2007 33 AAA OMA 8 4 0 12.7 13 4 0 12 1 0 1 0 2.84 1.11
2007 33 MAJ KAN 26 0 0 40.0 45 18 1 42 17 1 1 0 4.05 1.55
2008 34 AA NWA 2 1 0 1.7 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
2008 34 AAA OMA 10 7 0 11.7 17 14 3 8 5 0 3 0 10.80 1.89
2008 34 MAJ KAN 13 3 0 26.7 29 13 1 14 6 0 3 0 4.39 1.31
2009 35 AA NWA 6 0 0 6.7 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 1.35 0.75
2009 35 MAJ KAN 43 0 0 28.3 34 18 3 24 18 0 1 1 5.72 1.84
Career  (View All)     109 12 0 173.7 183 90 16 148 75 3 7 1 4.66 1.49

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John Bale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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John Bale Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 33 AA WIC 3 3 4.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 2.25 83.3% 4.50 7.95 .262
2007 33 AAA OMA 8 4 12.7 8.53 0.71 12.00 0.00 71.4% 2.84 1.54 .354
2007 33 MAJ KAN 26 0 40.0 9.45 3.83 2.47 0.22 1.12 72.1% 4.05 2.74 .383
2008 34 AA NWA 2 1 1.7 16.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 5.40 -0.40 .638
2008 34 AAA OMA 10 7 11.7 6.17 3.86 1.60 2.31 42.1% 10.80 6.46 .360
2008 34 MAJ KAN 13 3 26.7 4.72 2.02 2.33 0.34 1.95 64.7% 87.7 MPH 4.39 3.34 .314
2009 35 AA NWA 6 0 6.7 6.75 1.35 5.00 0.00 80% 1.35 2.15 .225
2009 35 MAJ KAN 43 0 28.3 7.62 5.72 1.33 0.95 1.39 69.4% 88.9 MPH 5.72 4.85 .357
Career     109 12 173.7 7.67 3.89 1.97 0.83 69.4% 4.66 4.03 .328

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John Bale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Tigers sent Bale to minor league spring training Tuesday, the Detroit News reports.

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Bale agreed to a minor league contract with the Tigers on Friday, FOX Sports reports.

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Bale signed a one-year, 10 million yen deal with the Hiroshima Carp, the Kyodo news service reports.

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The Royals waived Bale on Thursday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bale (hamstring) could still return to the team this season, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bale left Friday's game against the Angels after just one pitch due to an apparent leg injury.

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Bale will be used as the primary set-up man for Joakim Soria, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bale took the loss in Sunday's 7-4 defeat against Chicago. He surrendered two runs and failed to get a batter out.

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Bale fired 1.1 scoreless innings to help preserve a 3-2 win Sunday at St. Louis. He struck out two batters while retiring all four batters he faced.

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The Royals activated Bale from the 15-day DL Saturday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Bale, a southpaw, saw time as a set-up man to closer Joakim Soria in 2009 before being lost for the season with a leg injury. Appearing in 43 games, Bale yielded 34 hits in 28.1 innings. Bale does not have dominant stuff and is very hittable against left-handed hitters, surrendering a .271 average in 2009. The Royals let him go in December, and he later signed to play in Japan in 2010.

2009

Bale won a rotation spot coming out of spring training, but was extremely hittable and quickly suffered a "dead arm." He broke his hand in frustration during the recovery process, and sat on the DL for 121 games. He returned to a late-inning role, and did not allow a single run in 11.1 September innings, while limiting opposing hitters to a .108 average. It's hard to tell if those late season numbers are for real, given the small sample size, but he should be given a role as the left-handed set-up man to start the season.

2008

Bale returned to the major leagues in 2007 after a two-year stint in Japan, but he missed the entire first half with back and shoulder issues. Once he returned, he provided a stable left-handed arm out of the bullpen for the Royals in middle innings. He walks very few opposing batters, and his 1.12 G/F ratio suggests that his 1.550 WHIP was inflated. Although there are rumors of him moving to the starting rotation for the 2008 campaign, chances are he will be the first lefty out of the bullpen and pick up a fair number of holds.

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2004

While it's probably overstating the case to say that the Mets are kicking themselves for letting Bale go, he certainly proved useful after being acquired by the Reds' organization in May. Bale was converted back into a starter after being called up by the Reds, with passable results, including a 37:12 K:BB ratio in 46.1 innings. This glimpse of his potential suggests why Baltimore once traded Jayson Werth (at the near-peak of his value) for him and why the Mets were willing to trade Gary Matthews Jr. for him. His later-age development is somewhat reminiscient of Mike Remlinger, and a reminder why teams are loathe to give up on left-handed hurlers.

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