Three Mainers made their mark in the majors in 2013 - Charlie Furbush, Ryan Flaherty and Ryan Reid. It could be argued that Furbush had the most impact, appearing in 71 games for the Seattle Mariners.

Furbush is a lefty relief specialist from South Portland. He pitched one year at St.Joseph's College, then transferred to LSU. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers.

While his record was just 2-6, his ERA was 3.74 in 65-innings of work. Furbush recorded 80 strikeouts with 29 walks.

 

 

Flaherty played in 85 games for the Orioles, playing many positions. He hit .234 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI. Flaherty got 246 at bats. He is a Buck Showalter favorite and second baseman Brian Roberts is a free agent. So it could be interesting in Baltimore for Portland's Flaherty.

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Reid, also from Portland, came up from triple-A and pitched in 7 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His ERA was 1.64 in 11-innings. Reid did pick up one save while he was in the majors with the Pirates. He had 7 wins and 2.73 ERA in 59-innings of triple-A work. Reid is on the 40-man roster.