Jairo Labourt Takes Off After Move To Bullpen

Tigers Organization Report

Jairo Labourt (Photo by Danny Parker)

When the Tigers acquired lefthander Jairo Labourt he was a touted starting pitcher.

Now it appears his future will be spent in the bullpen.

Labourt has thrived since the Tigers moved him to the bullpen during the 2016 season. He didn't miss a beat when promoted from high Class A Lakeland to Double-A Erie early this season.

“He's got a good arm," farm director Dave Owen said. “He's made some very nice strides . . . He's got a lot of confidence right now. He's got two plus pitches in his fastball and his slider.

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