Former Pioneer, Michigan pitcher Bobby Brosnahan signs with Toronto Blue Jays
Pioneer High School graduate and Michigan baseball pitcher Bobby Brosnahan signed a free-agent deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The left-hander reported to the club's draft mini-camp in Dunedin, Fla., the Michigan athletic department reported Monday.
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Brosnahan, who had one year of eligibility remaining at Michigan, was 3-3 with a 3.43 ERA last season. He opened the season as the Wolverines' No. 2 starter and had a 2.10 ERA through five starts before being sidelined with rotator cuff impingement. He missed all of April and was limited in his return in early May.
His bid to stick with the Blue Jays' organization will be his second attempt to battle back from a significant injury. Brosnahan missed his senior season at Pioneer and his first season at Michigan while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
As a redshirt freshman in 2010, he made the Big Ten All-Freshman team and the All-Big Ten Tournament team after going 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA.
He finished his three-year Michigan career with a 9-17 record, a 5.29 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings pitched.
Brosnahan joins another local product, Saline High School graduate Bobby Korecky, in the Blue Jays' organization. Korecky, who played at Michigan from 1999 to 2002, is with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s.