Adam Christian Cimber...Married to Lauren...Missed a portion of 2022 Spring Training for the birth of their son, River...Graduated from Puyallup High School (WA) where he threw a no-hitter, a one-hitter and earned First-Team All-State honors and Tacoma News-Tribune’s Area Player of the Year...Before transferring to the University of San Francisco for his senior season, attended the University of Washington where he twice made the second-team All-Pac-10/Pac-12 Academic roster in three seasons for UW (graduated after three years with a degree in history)...Gives credit to his first college pitching coach, Greg Moore, as the person who has had the biggest influence in his life (Moore was at USF for his senior year)...Did grad classes at USF in sport management...His dad is production manager for Mariners radio affiliate (KIRO), writes and voices commercials that air during M’s games...His music hobby started when he was 14...Sister had a class on history of rock and roll and brought home the Beatles movie, “It’s a Hard Day’s Night” and decided he wanted to play guitar...First concert was Aerosmith...Is the only player in Blue Jays history to wear number 90. Took part in both the Toronto and Vancouver portions of the 2023 Blue Jays Winter Tour.
His 77 appearances tied for the most in the Majors and set a career high (72G in 2021)...Is one of 11 pitchers in franchise history to appear in at least 77 games in a single season (last: Scott Downs - 81G in 2007)... His 10 wins were tied with Chris Stratton for the most among MLB relievers... Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings (H, 3K) on April 15 vs. OAK, earning his MLB-leading third win of the season, matching his win total from 2021...The three wins tied Bill Caudill (1985) and Casey Janssen (2010) for the most by a Toronto pitcher in the team’s first eight games of a season... Earned his first save of the season (3rd career) with a scoreless ninth inning on April 23 at HOU (1.0, H, K)... Picked up his third save (fifth career) with a clean ninth frame on May 17 vs. SEA...Saved back-to-back games for the first time in his career... Pitched a clean 10th inning on June 15 vs. BAL (1.0, K) to earn his 7th win of 2022, setting a new career high (6 in 2019)... Earned his career-high fourth save of the year with a clean ninth inning June 30 vs. TB (1.0, K)... Tossed 2.0 shutout innings for his eighth win July 6 at OAK...Pitched at least 2.0 frames for the first time since Aug. 10, 2021 at LAA (2.0)... Won his 10th game of the year Aug. 24 at BOS (1.0, H), becoming the sixth reliever in franchise history to reach double-digit wins in a single season.
Pitched in a career-high 72 games while throwing a career-high 71.2 innings...Kept a 1.69 ERA (7 ER/37.1 IP), a 0.96 WHIP, and a .226 AVG in 39 games as a Blue Jay...54 of his 72 outings were scoreless...Did not allow a home run from Aug. 12, 2020, vs. CHC until Aug. 15, 2021, at SEA...The 58.2 homer-free innings marked the longest active streak in MLB...Acquired from Miami along with Corey Dickerson and cash considerations in exchange for Joe Panik and Andrew McInvale on June 29...Made his Blue Jays debut on July 1 vs. SEA, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings with a hit and a strikeout...Picked up his first Toronto win July 3 vs. TB (1.0 IP, 1H)...Tied a career-high with four strikeouts July 31 vs. KC (also April 11, 2018 at COL)...Picked up his first save of the season Aug. 5 vs. CLE with a 1-2-3 9th inning (1.0 IP, 1K)…His only other career save came as a member of Cleveland’s bullpen Sept. 11, 2019, at LAA (0.1 IP, 1K)
Adam Christian Cimber made 14 appearances for Cleveland in 2020 going 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 11.1 innings with only one home run allowed.
Spent entire season in Cleveland bullpen, finishing second on the club with 19 holds, which were tied for 14th among American League relievers...Also finished tied for 15th in games pitched (68), which led the team....Posted scoreless outings in 49 of his 68 appearances...His inherited runner pct. who scored of 24.4 %(11-of-45) was seventh-lowest in the AL...Recorded a 3.06 ERA in 37 first half outings (11ER/32.1IP) and a 6.29 ERA in 31 second half games (17ER/24.1IP), which was inflated by a stretch of nine appearances, July 26-Aug. 20 where he allowed 10 runs (10ER) in 7.0 innings...Posted a 12.15 ERA in August (11G/9ER/6.2IP)...From July 26-end of season he posted an ERA of 8.82 (16ER/16.1IP/24H) over his final 23 outings and recorded his first Major League save, Sept. 11 at LA Angels (0.1IP, Pujols strikeout to end, 4-3, win)...His ERA thru July 25 was 2.68 (45G/12ER/40.1IP)...Limited right-handed batters to a .244 average and .645 OPS allowed while lefties hit .296 with a .943 OPS...Batters hit .275 (28-for-102) with runners on base and a .231 (15-for-65) mark with RISP...Tossed a season-high 2.1 innings on July 4 at Kansas City.
Split the season between San Antonio (AA) and El Paso (AAA), pitching to a 5-2 record and a 2.90 ERA (26 ER, 80.2 IP) over 49 games (two starts)...Went 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA (5 ER, 16.0 IP) over 12 appearances with San Antonio before his promotion to El Paso on 5/20...Over 21 appearances with El Paso after the All-Star break, pitched to a 2-1 record with a 1.78 ERA (6 ER, 30.1 IP) while limiting opponents to a .176 batting average...Contributed to El Paso's postseason run, pitching to a 1-0 record over five games and 6.2 scoreless inning.
Trade deadline target was acquired along with Brad Hand on July 19 and provided a stable and durable right-handed option for Terry Francona over the last two months of the season...Was invited to Major League camp by San Diego and made the club after 10 scoreless appearances in Arizona over 9.0 innings...Contract was purchased by the Padres on March 28 and he made his Major League debut the following day vs. Milwaukee, taking the loss in a 2-1, 12.0-inning defeat (1.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER)...Recorded a 2.33 ERA in 14 April outings (19.1IP, 14H, 5ER, 23SO) and a 1.64 ERA in 13 July outings (11.0IP, 7H, 2ER)...Strikeouts per 9.0IP went down each month, April thru August. Overall with San Diego recorded an ERA of 3.17 in 42 relief appearances (all first half, 17ER, 48.1IP)...On the season recorded an ERA of 3.42 in 70 outings (68.1IP, 68H, 26ER, 58SO)...Was tied for third among MLB rookie pitchers in games pitched...48 of his 70 total outings were scoreless, including 22 of his 28 outings with Cleveland...His 8.10 August ERA in 11 outings (6ER, 6.2IP) with the Indians was skewed by two outings: vs. the Angels on August 3 (0.1IP, 3H, 3ER) and Aug. 12 at Chicago-AL (1.0IP, 2H, 2ER)... Following outing of August 12 his ERA to conclude the season was 2.45 (14.2IP, 18H, 4ER) over his final 20 appearances...Averaged only 3.2 strikeouts per 9.0IP with Cleveland...On the year batters hit .313 (35-for-112) off him with runners on base and .329 (23-for-70) with RISP....Combined on the year righties batted .239 (44-for-184) with just four walks in 196 batters faced...Faced only 19 left-handed hitters with Cleveland (7-for-15, 4 int'l walks)...Induced 11 double plays to right-handed hitters, 12 overall on the season...9 of his 20 inherited runners (45%) with Cleveland eventually scored.
Split the campaign between El Paso (AAA) and San Antonio (AA), pitching to a 3-3 record and a 3.77 ERA (24 ER, 57.1 IP) over 46 relief appearances...Named a Texas League Mid-Season All Star for San Antonio after posting a 2-1 record and 1.86 ERA over 22 appearances before the All-Star break...His 42 appearances finished tied for fifth among Texas League pitcher.
Spent most of the season with San Antonio (AA), pitching to a 4-2 record with a 3.05 ERA (19 ER, 56.0 IP) over 44 games...Pitched just 3.0 innings over two appearances with El Paso...contributed to El Paso's postseason run, working 1.2 innings in relief while allowing one earned run, three hits, one walk and one strikeout...His 44 games for San Antonio ranked seventh among Texas League pitchers.
Spent the entire season with Lake Elsinore (A), posting a 5-3 record with a 2.90 ERA (25 ER, 77.2 IP) in 52 games (one start)...Went 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA in 29 appearances (one start) at home, while he posted a 2-2 record with a 3.00 ERA over 23 games on the road...Pitched to 4-0 record in 23 games before the All-Star Break with a 2.55 ERA.
Began his professional career with Eugene (A), pitching to a 3-1 record with a 2.56 ERA while converting 10 of his 13 save opportunities...His 28 games ranked tied for first in the Northwest League, while he ranked third in games finished (22) and fourth in saves (10)...Over 22 combined appearances in July and August, he posted a 3-1 record with a 1.85 ERA with 22 strikeouts and 10 saves.