11/03/2009 9:36 AM -
The third player in our series of “where are they now” articles is former pitcher Derek Forbes.
Forbes began his T-Bones career in 2004, going 2-1 with three saves in 20 appearances, all in relief. He posted a 3.21 ERA in 28 innings that season, allowing just 23 hits while striking out 24 and walking 14.
The right-hander made 12 appearances in relief for Kansas City during the 2005 season, collecting seven saves while posting a 1.32 ERA in 13 and two-thirds innings. He allowed just nine hits and struck out 17 against seven walks.
After his early season success with the T-Bones in 2005, the Baltimore Orioles purchased Forbes’ contract on June 25, 2005. He was sent to Single-A Delmarva, appearing in 16 games to close out the 2005 campaign, earning one save while compiling a 2.41 ERA in 18 and two-thirds innings.
Forbes has not played professionally since the 2005 season as the right-hander continues to battle an arm injury. In 2008, Forbes attempted a comeback with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League but struggled in his only spring training outing. He was cut before the start of the season.
In his time with Kansas City, Forbes went 2-1 with 10 saves while compiling a 2.59 ERA in 41 and two-thirds innings. In that span, the right-hander allowed just 32 hits while striking out 41 and walking 21.
Next up is former pitcher Caleb Balbuena, purchased by the Colorado Rockies on July 29, 2005.