David Edward Phelps...Married to Maria with three daughters, Adeline, Eloise and Genevieve, and a son, Jackson...His older brother, Mike, pitched in the Cubs organization from 2005-08...Attended Hazelwood West High School in Florissant, Mo., where he was 14-4 with 2.96 ERA in 27 games (17 starts) with 172 strikeouts...Played in three seasons at the University of Notre Dame...As a sophomore in 2007, became the 2nd Notre Dame pitcher to record at least 100 strikeouts (102) and an ERA under 2.00 (1.88) in a single season, joining Aaron Heilman...In his junior year, went 5-5 with 4.65 ERA while leading the club in starts (14), innings (93.0) and strikeouts (75).
Allowed just a single earned run over 11 appearances (10.1 IP) with 15 strikeouts and four walks for a 0.87 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP...Opened on Apr. 9 vs. LAA...Threw a scoreless inning with a walk and a pair of strikeouts...Marked his first start since Jul. 3, 2019 vs. BOS...Left the game on May 5 at OAK after warmup with discomfort in his right shoulder...Placed on the injured list with a right lat strain...Underwent surgery on his lat on May 24 and was out for the remainder of the season.
Struck out 21 of the 45 (46.7%) left-handed batters he faced and had a 36.5% strikeout rate overall (31 SO/85 BF)....Held lefties to a .190 AVG (8-for-42)....Started the season with the Brewers and kept a 0.69 WHIP and a 2.84 ERA over 12 games (4 ER/13.0 IP)....Acquired by the Phillies on Aug. 31 for three players to be named later...His appearance on Sept. 11 (G2) at MIA was his first ever against the Marlins, the last of the 30 teams he had not yet faced.
Signed as a free agent with Toronto on 1/12... Began the season on the 10-day injured list recovering from "Tommy John" surgery.....was transferred to the 60-day injured list on 5/15 and reinstated on 6/17 after making 4 rehab appearances between Class-A Dunedin (1g) and
Triple-A Buffalo (3g)... Went a combined 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 1 save in 41 games (1 start) between Toronto and Chicago-NL... Retired 22 of 40 first batters faced (55.0%)... Stranded 17 of 23 inherited runners (73.9%)... Went 0-0 with a 3.63 ERA in 17 games (1 start) with Toronto... His only start of 2019 came on 7/3 vs. Boston (1ip, 1bb, 1k)... Was traded to the Cubs, along with cash, in exchange for RHP Thomas Hatch on 7/30... Went 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 1 save in 24 relief appearances with Chicago... Notched his only save of the season on 8/5 vs. Oakland... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/30/20.
Suffered an injury in spring training, tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in a game on March 21 ... Missed the entire regular season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews on March 26.
Totals - Was 4-5 with 21 holds and 3.40 ERA (21 ER, 55.2 IP) with 62 strikeouts in 54 relief games with Miami and Seattle... With Seattle - Was 2-1 with 3 holds, a 3.12 ERA (3 ER, 8.2 IP) in 10 games with Seattle... Surgery - Had surgery to remove bone spur from right elbow Sept. 13…surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York... That Hurts - Made two trips to DL with Seattle: On 10-day DL Sept. 1-end of season with right elbow posterior impingement (transferred to 60-day Sept. 4)…on 10-day DL with impingement in his right elbow on Aug. 8 (retro to 8/7) to Aug. 23... Strong Finish - Was 2-3 with 21 holds and 2.36 ERA (12 ER, 45.2 IP) with 50 strikeouts over his final 46 games…began the season with an 8.10 ERA (9 ER, 10.0 IP) in his first 8 games... Trade - Acquired from Miami on July 20 for minor leaguers Brayan Hernandez (of), Pablo Lopez (rhp), Brandon Miller (rhp) and Lukas Schiraldi (rhp)... Ranked - At the time of his first DL placement (8/8), he ranked 2nd among Major League relievers in holds (21) and T15th in innings pitched (54.0)... Miami Time - Was 2-4 with 18 holds and 3.45 ERA (18 ER, 47.0 IP) in 44 games with Miami.
Worked as both a starter and reliever, going a combined 7-6 with a 2.28 ERA (86.2 ip/ 22 er) and four saves (10 chances) in 64 appearances (5 starts)...Became first pitcher in Club history to make at least 50 relief outings and at least five starts in the same season; was first pitcher in the Majors to do so since 2014 when Carlos Martinez (57 gp/7 gs) and Jenrry Mejia (63 gp/7 gs) both reached those marks...Posted career bests in wins (7), saves, strikeouts (114), ERA, opponent batting average (.197) and holds (25)...Went 5-5, 2.31 (62.1/16) as a reliever compared to 2-1, 2.22 (24.1/6) in five starts from August 5-26...Began season as a reliever, making 50 relief appearances before moving into starting rotation on August 5 at Colorado (ND, 4.1 ip, 4 h, bb, 4 so)...Was 5-5, 2.65 (54.1/16) with three saves (nine opportunities) before moving into starting rotation...At time of last relief outing, was tied for second among NL relievers in strikeouts (69), ranked third in innings pitched (54.1), tied for third in relief wins (5) and ranked fourth in holds (22)...Matched a career-high with nine strikeouts in a start on August 20 at Pittsburgh, earning the win (6.0 ip, 2 h, 2 bb)...Rankeds seventh in NL in ERA for August with a 2.22 (24.1/6) mark (min. two starts), behind only May 2012 (1.72) for his lowest ERA in a single month (min. two starts)...Compiled a 1.99 ERA (40.2/9) in second half, which tied for seventh in NL, and a .181 OBA that ranked fifth...Finished season with a career-high 3.00 strikeout/walk ratio (114 so/38 bb), ahead of a 2.53 (96/38) rate in 2012.
His season ended in third inning of start on August 16 at St. Louis, when he suffered a stress fracture in radius bone of right forearm...Combined to go 4-8 with 4.50 ERA (112.0 ip/56 er) in 23 games between bullpen and starting rotation...As starter, went 4-8 with 4.39 ERA (106.2/52) in 19 games, and in four relief appearances had no record and 6.75 ERA (5.1/4)...Opened campaign in bullpen, making season debut on April 7 vs. Atlanta (0.2 ip)...Made first start in third appearance, April 17 at Citi Field against Mets. Gave up one run on one hit and three walks with two strikeouts over 4.2 innings... Earned first win as a Marlin on April 23 at Philadelphia, holding Phillies to no runs and three hits while walking two and striking out five over 7.0 innings...Over first six starts of season, owned ERA of 1.75 (36.0/7)...From April 23-May 15, went at least 6.0 innings and allowed three-or-fewer runs in five straight starts. His ERA over that span was 1.72 (31.1/6)...On June 6 at Colorado, allowed nine runs on 11 hits. In next start, on June 11 in Miami, held Rockies scoreless over a career-best 8.0 innings... According to Stats LLC, was just fifth pitcher since 1914 to make back-to-back starts against same opponent and allow nine-plus runs in first outing before tossing 8.0-plus scoreless innings in second. Others were Carl Pavano for the Yankees against Seattle (9 R in 4.0 IP on 5/11/95; SH on 5/17/05); Kevin Brown for Texas against Boston (9 R in 1.2 IP on 7/1/90; SH on 7/6/90); Bill Wegman for Milwaukee against Detroit (9 R in 5.1 IP on 8/28/88; SH on 9/2/88); and Hippo Vaughn for the Cubs against Pittsburgh (9 R in 8.0 IP on 6/26/20; SH on 6/30/20)...Ended season dropping five consecutive decisions, marking longest losing streak of career.
Made 17 starts and 15 relief appearances for Yankees. According to the Elias , was first Yankees' pitcher to record nine-or-more starts and nine-or-more relief appear-ances inthree consecutive seasons (2012-14) since Mike Kekich (1969-71)...On June 19 vs. Toronto, allowed first home run in a home start in nearly two years. Streak spanned nine starts, from September 19, 2012 to June 2, 2014. According to Elias, the 50.1 inning-streak was third-longest by innings since Yankee Stadium opened in 2009...As a starter, went 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA (96.2 ip/46 er); allowed four of 12 inherited runners to score and retired 12-of-15 first batters faced in relief...Earned his first career save on April 10 vs. Boston, tossing 2.1 perfect innings , with three strikeouts...Earned first win of season in a 7-1 victory on May 17 vs. Pittsburgh (5.0 ip, 5 h, 0 r, 3 bb, 5 so); marked third scoreless start of career...Tossed 6.2 scoreless innings in June 13 win at Oakland, marking longest scoreless start of career...Recorded first career complete game in rain-shortened, 2-1 win vs. Texas on July 23 (5.0 ip, 5 h, 1 er, 0 bb, 3 so)...Was unbeaten in eight consecutive starts from June 13 to July 23, going 4-0 with 2.96 ERA (48.2/16); marked longest winning streak of career...Started on August 3 at Boston, but was removed after 2.0 innings with right elbow inflammation (6 h, 5 er, 2 bb); snapped streak of at least 5.0 innings in 17 consecu-tive starts from July 4, 2013 to July 28, 2014...Was placed on 15-day DL from August 4 to Sept. 11 with right elbow inflammation, missing 34 team games...Was ejected by home plate umpire Rob Drake after second pitch of eighth inning in Sept. 16 loss at Tampa Bay; was first career ejection...Threw the final pitches of Derek Jeter's last game on Sept. 28 at Boston, recording a perfect ninth inning, with two strikeouts...Went 1-1, 3.38 (21.1/8) and 14 strikeouts in seven Spring Training appearances (five starts) with Yankees.
Appeared in 22 games (12 starts) with the Yankees, going 6-5 with a 4.98 ERA (86.2IP, 48ER)… as a starter, went 5-4 with a 4.93 ERA (65.2IP, 36ER)… went 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA (21.0IP, 12ER) in 10 relief appearances… missed 62 games with a right forearm strain (7/6-9/14). Picked off three baserunners, tied for the fourthhighest total in the American League. Earned the win in the Yankees' 6-4 victory on 4/26 vs. Toronto, allowing 1ER on 2H in 4.0IP in relief (2BB, 9K, 1HR)… became the first Yankees pitcher in the Live Ball Era (starter or reliever) to strike out at least nine batters in a game in which he pitched 4.0-or-fewer innings… his 9K marked a career high and were the most by a Yankee in relief since Jay Howell on 4/6/83 at Seattle (4.2IP, 9K). Hit the Astros' Chris Carter and Fernando Martinez in back-to-back at-bats in the fourth inning of his start on 5/1 vs. Houston, becoming the first Yankees pitcher to hit consecutive batters since Javier Vazquez on 9/23/10 vs. Tampa Bay (hit Willie Aybar and Kelly Shoppach in the seventh inning). Recorded the loss in the Yankees' 9-4 defeat on 5/29 vs. the Mets (0.1IP, 4H, 5R/4ER, 2BB, 1K)… became the first Yankees starter to exit having recorded only one out in a non-injury situation since Alex Graman on 7/19/04 at Tampa Bay (0.1IP, 5ER), and the first to do so at home since Mike Witt allowed 4ER in 0.1IP on 6/1/93 vs. Cleveland… was the second Yankees starter to exit in the first inning of a Subway Series game, joining Darrell Rasner on 5/19/07 at Shea Stadium (left after two batters after being hit in the hand with a comebacker). Earned the win in the Yankees' 4-3 victory on 6/4 vs. Cleveland (6.0IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 7K)… marked his longest career outing without allowing a run… became the first Yankee to toss at least 6.0 innings and allow only 1H since Hiroki Kuroda on 6/8/12 vs. the Mets (7.0IP, 1H)… was the first Yankee to toss at least 6.0 scoreless innings in a start immediately following a start in which he recorded one out or fewer since Catfish Hunter in 1978-credit: Elias. Gave up a home run to the Angels' Erick Aybar in the second inning of his start on 6/15 at Los Angeles-AL, snapping a career-long streak of 34.1IP in which he had not allowed a homer… also allowed a stolen base to Mike Trout in the third inning of the same game, snapping a streak of 105.2IP (starter and reliever combined) in which he did not allow a stolen base (dating from 8/8/12). Allowed a career-high 9ER on a career-high-tying 9H in the Yankees' 11-3 loss on 6/29 at Baltimore, becoming just the seventh Yankees pitcher since 2000 to yield at least 9ER and at least 9H in a start… was the first Yankees starter to do so since Ivan Nova gave up 10H and 9ER on 7/31/12 at Yankee Stadium, also vs. the Orioles. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/6 (retroactive to 7/5) with a right forearm strain… made two rehab starts with Double-A Trenton, combining to allow 3ER in 7.2IP (3.52 ERA)… was returned from rehab and transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 8/15 after reinjuring his right arm… was reinstated from the 60-day D.L. on 9/14 (missed 62 team games). Made four relief appearances after coming back from the D.L., combining to allow 2ER in 4.0IP (2H, 3BB, 4K). Made a team-high seven spring training starts, going 3-3 with a 4.18 ERA (28.0IP, 13ER) and 27K.
Made his first career Opening Day roster and combined to go 4-4 with a 3.34 ERA (99.2 IP, 37 ER) in three stints with the Yankees (4/6-6/14, 6/29-7/4 and 7/18-10/3)...His 3.34 ERA marked the third-lowest ERA among all American League rookie pitchers (min. 95.0 IP) and the fourth-lowest in the Majors...ranked second among AL rookies in opponents batting average against (.223) and eighth in strikeouts (96)...As a starter, went 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA (57.1 IP, 24 ER) in 11 starts...also went 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA (42.1 IP, 13 ER) in 22 appearances out of the bullpen...Went undefeated over his last six starts of the season, going 1-0 with a 4.41 ERA (32.2 IP, 16 ER), allowing 3 ERs or less in four of those outings...held his opponents to a .216 (25-for-116) batting average over the stretch...Opponents scored in the first inning in five of his final eight starts after being held scoreless in each of his first three starts to begin the season...allowed the first run of the game in eight of his 11 starts...In 22 relief appearances, went 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA (42.1 IP, 13 ER), holding opponents scoreless in 14 of those contests...out of the bullpen, opponents batted just .209 (32-for-153)...retired 15 of 22 first batters faced and stranded nine of his 16 inherited runners...Made his Major League debut in 4/8 loss at Tampa Bay, retiring both batters faced in the eighth (0.2 IP, 1 K)...Retired all seven batters faced in relief of Freddy Garcia in 4/10 win at Baltimore (2.1 IP, 4 K), including four straight batters on called third strikes...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became just the second Major League pitcher since 2007 to accomplish the feat, joining the Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin, who did so in 2011...Retired each of his first 13 batters faced in the Majors prior to allowing a solo HR to Vernon Wells on 4/14 at Los Angeles-AL...according to Elias, marked the longest streak of consecutive batters retired to begin a Major League career by a Yankees pitcher over the last 50 years...Allowed just 1 H in 5.1 IP in relief in 4/14 loss at Los Angeles-AL (1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP)...according to ESPN Research, the last Yankee to pitch at least 5.1 innings in relief and allow just 1 H was Steve Shields on 6/8 vs. Boston (5.2 IP)...was the longest relief outing by a Yankee since Hector Noesi tossed 6.0 innings of relief in 6/7/11 loss vs. Boston...Earned his first Major League win on 5/14 at Baltimore, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning (3 H, 1 K)...Did not allow a run in nine consecutive relief appearances from 7/19-9/23 (12.1 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 15 K)...Recorded two pickoffs in his start on 8/13 vs. Texas, becoming the first Yankees right-handed pitcher to accomplish the feat since Scott Kamieniecki did so in his Major League debut on 6/18/91 (credit: STATS, Inc.)...Allowed a career-high 6 BB on 9/1 vs. Orioles, after walking just one batter over his previous 17.2 IP (credit: Elias)...Over his final three starts (from 9/12-10/2), went 1-0 with a 2.04 ERA (17.2 IP, 4 ER)...Made his postseason debut, going 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA (3.1 IP, 3 ER) in three relief appearances...took the loss in each of his first two outings (ALDS Game 4 vs. Baltimore and ALCS Game 1 vs. Detroit), both in extra innings...Also spent time at the Minor League level, combining to go 2-0 and toss 18.2 scoreless innings (12 H, 5 BB, 23 K) over four starts with Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Was 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA (17.1 IP, 4 ER) with 14 Ks in seven Spring Training appearances (one start)...was named the 2012 James P. Dawson Award winner, given annually to the Yankees' most outstanding rookie in Spring Training.
Combined to go 7-7 with a 2.99 ERA (114.1IP, 38ER) in 20 starts with Triple-A Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre and the GCL Yankees...led all Yankees farmhands in ERA ... Spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB, going 6-6 with a 3.19 ERA (107.1IP,
38ER) in 18 starts...allowed 1ER or less in 10 of his 18 starts...went 4-6 with a 3.38
ERA (85.1IP, 32ER) in 14 starts prior to the All-Star game...in four starts during the
second half, was 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA (22.0IP, 6ER).
.. Was placed on the disabled list from 6/22-8/19 with right shoulder inflammation... made
two appearances during his rehab stint with the GCL Yankees from 8/4-19, going 1-1
with a 0.00 ERA (7.0IP, 2R, 0ER).
.. Was added to the Yankees 40-man roster on 11/18/11.
the organization's minor league "Pitcher of the Year"...began the season with Double-A Trenton where he went 6-0 with a
2.04 ERA, allowing only 20ER in 88.1IP...at the time of his promotion, led the league in strikeouts (84) and ranked second
in ERA...was named to the EL All-Star squad, but did not appear due to his promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on
7/2...with Scranton/WB, went 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA (70.1IP, 24ER) in 12 games (11 starts)...made one postseason start and
recorded a no-decision, allowing 3ER on 5H in 6.0IP (4BB, 4K, 1HR)...tabbed by Baseball America as having the organization's
Combined to go 13-4 with a 2.38 ERA in 26 starts with Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa...ranked
third among all Yankees minor leaguers in ERA and strikeouts (122)...was promoted to Tampa on 7/21, going 3-1 with a 1.17
ERA in seven starts...allowed 1ER in the first inning of his first start with Tampa on 7/24 and then held opponents scoreless
over the next 18.1 innings before allowing 1ER in the second inning of his fourth start on 8/9
Made his professional
debut, going 8-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 15 starts with short-season Single-A Staten Island (72.2IP, 67H, 28R, 22ER, 18BB, 52K,
4HR)...tied for second in the New York-Penn League in wins and ranked fourth in the league in ERA, earning a spot on the
league's midseason All-Star roster...tied for fourth among Yankees farmhands in ERA...went 6-0 with a 2.75 ERA in eight
road starts...won each of his final six decisions of the season over his last nine starts...made one postseason start for Staten
Island, going 0-1 with a 33.75 ERA (1.1IP, 5H, 8R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K)