Full name ADAM CHRISTIAN CIMBER....Wife, Lauren...Before transferring to the University of San Francisco, where he teamed with Bradley Zimmer during his senior season, he 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)…Did grad classes at USF in sport management....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...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).
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 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.
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.