Macay McBride
35-Year-Old PitcherRP
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$Signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January 2010.
PDetroit Tigers  
January 15, 2010
The Tigers signed McBride to a minor league contract on Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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McBride made just one appearance for Triple-A Toledo last season, as he spent most of the year recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was a serviceable reliever for Atlanta before being traded to Detroit in 2007, but it doesn't look like the Tigers will have a spot for him in 2010.
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McBride managed to pitch only one inning last season before coming up lame. He was diagnosed with ligament damage in his elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery. The Tigers expect McBride to be ready for spring training and could have him compete for a rotation spot. They were in the process of converting him back to a starter before the elbow injury struck. He's never shown the control necessary to succeed in the majors so we'd be surprised to see him earn a roster spot.
McBride has posted pretty solid K/9 ratios throughout his time in the minors but it's been his inability to harness his control that has kept him from finding any success in the majors. The Braves finally gave up on him in June, sending him to the Tigers for Wilfredo Ledezma. The Tigers will likely give McBride a chance to earn a spot as a second lefty in their pen this spring but there's no reason to believe he'll be successful until he cuts down on the walks.
While McBride's overall numbers were nothing spectacular (witness his poor 46:32 K:BB ratio), he was especially tough on lefties (.545 OPS vs. lefties, .832 OPS vs. righties). However, he did improve in the second half (3.00 ERA and 31:12 K:BB ratio) after correcting a flaw in his delivery. If he's used as a lefty specialist in the Atlanta bullpen, he could put up a decent ERA and WHIP, albeit in few innings. We're not sure he can excel in a larger role, but he could surprise given his strong second half and decent strikeout rates.
McBride could win a job as a lefty out of the Atlanta bullpen this spring after showing decent command last season. His ERA at Richmond was poor, but he did post a nice 47/22 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. His stats from his first trip to the majors look mediocre, but he gave up four runs in his first appearance and then didn't give up a run in eight of his next nine appearances. While he's unlikely to win a high-profile job in the bullpen, he's a decent middle relief prospect who's probably not on many fantasy players' radar.
McBride split the season at Double-A Greenville between starting and relieving. Another strong season could have him in the mix as a left-handed member of the Atlanta bullpen in 2006.
McBride may be undersized (5'11", 185,) but made great strides with his off speed repertoire in low A posting a strong strikeout-to-walk ratio (138/48). However, the Braves' system is typically loaded with pitching talent, so he'll likely advance at a level-per-season pace.
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PDetroit Tigers  
Elbow
March 19, 2009
The Tigers sent McBride (elbow) to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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PDetroit Tigers  
Elbow
March 9, 2009
The Tigers advised McBride (elbow) to rest for the remainder of the week after experiencing soreness during Sunday's throwing session, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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PDetroit Tigers  
Elbow
March 5, 2009
The Tigers are tinkering with the idea of having McBride (elbow) build up his stamina as a starting pitcher this spring, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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PDetroit Tigers  
February 24, 2009
Out of options, McBride will have to go through spring training without any setbacks to not be placed on waivers by the Tigers, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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PDetroit Tigers  
February 15, 2009
McBride, who is coming off ligament replacement surgery on his left elbow, participated in workouts Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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