June 11, 2012
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- University of Michigan lefthanded pitcher Bobby Brosnahan (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) has signed a free-agent deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and has reported to the club's draft mini-camp in Dunedin, Fla.
Brosnahan finished the 2012 season with a 3.43 earned run average and 22 strikeouts to just nine walks. He gave up just one hit and struck out four in six innings of work in a win over IPFW (March 25) and went the distance against Notre Dame (March 10), allowing an earned run and striking out four. In his first appearance of 2012, Brosnahan earned a win over Seton Hall (Feb. 18), striking out four and allowing just four hits and a run. He pitched the final three innings in a win over No. 15 Purdue on May 13, earning the save while allowing just two hits and a walk. Brosnahan pitched the first three innings of the win over Coastal Carolina on May 9, allowing one hit and no runs in the win over the Chanticleers.
Brosnahan was on the Big Ten All-Freshman team and the All-Big Ten Tournament squad in the 2010 season. He was 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA as a redshirt freshman, striking out 61 batters in 72 innings of work. Brosnahan had nine career wins with 116 strikeouts in a Michigan uniform.
Brosnahan joins former Wolverine Bobby Korecky (1999-2002) in the Blue Jays organization. Korecky is in Triple-A with the Las Vegas 51s.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423