Casey Lawrence

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Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence began his professional career in 2010 after being signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays. The scout was Bobby Gandolfo.

He was 7-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 77 1/3 innings for the Auburn Doubledays and Lansing Lugnuts his first year (earning a spot on the New York-Penn League Mid-Season All-Star squad) and in 2011, he was 14-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 151 frames between Lansing and the Dunedin Blue Jays. He reached Triple-A for the first time in 2013, allowing five earned runs in four innings during his sole appearance (a start, which he lost) with the Buffalo Bisons. After not pitching at Triple-A in 2014, he won 12 games for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2015 and returned briefly to Buffalo, losing his only start with the club.

He made a rather inauspicious major league debut with the Blue Jays on April 8, 2017 as he walked home the winning run in the 11th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays. He allowed a double to Mallex Smith to start the frame, then after a sacrifice bunt, he issued intentional passes to the next two batters to create a force-out situation at every base. He struck out Evan Longoria for the second out but walked Brad Miller to give Tampa a 3-2 win.

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