Sarfate goes on DL, Birds recall RHP Bob McCrory

May 03, 2009 | WNST Staff

Due to numbness in his pitching hand middle finger, RHP Dennis Sarfate was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning and RHP Bob McCrory was recalled from Norfolk for today’s 1:07 p.m. start in Toronto.

McCrory’s wiki here…

Robert Glenn McCrory (born May 3, 1982 in Steens, Mississippi) is a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.

McCrory was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 11th round (337th overall) in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. However, he did not sign with the Astros, choosing instead to play college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi. He had a superb senior season in 2003, making 15 starts in 18 games and had a 10-3 record with a 3.84 ERA. The Baltimore Orioles then drafted him in that same year in the 4th round as the 104th overall pick. In his four years in the minors, he has had anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and Tommy John surgery.

McCrory began the 2007 season for the Single-A Frederick Keys. As the closer for the Keys, he notched 14 saves in 22 games and also had a 1.23 ERA. On June 20, 2007, McCrory was promoted to the Double-A Bowie Baysox and finished the season there. He became the Baysox closer, notching 13 saves in another 22 games. Also, he had a 1-2 record with a 3.91 ERA.

He went 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA and a league-leading 5 saves for the champion Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, allowing a league-best .103 batting average (4-39).

On October 23, 2007, the Orioles purchased McCrory’s contract, protecting him from the Rule 5 Draft. He made his major league debut April 30, 2008, against the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching a third of an inning and giving up four runs on two hits and two walks.