Jason Michael Grilli...Jason and his wife, Danielle, have two sons...Is a 1994 graduate of Baker High School in Baldwinsville, New York, where he played baseball and basketball...Is the son of former big leaguer Steve Grilli, who produced a 4-3 record and three saves in 70 games (two starts) with Detroit (1975-77) and Toronto (1979)....Was featured on the cover of the July 22, 2013 edition of Sports Illustrated...Signed by Alan Marr (Giants).
Allowed just one of the 12 batters he faced in the playoffs to reach base (.083 OBP)...Retired the first batter faced in each of his five appearances in the playoffs…In 16 career postseason appearances has allowed the first batter faced to reach base just three times...In 12.0 IP over his career in the Postseason has not surrendered an ER…Is one of two active relievers who have pitched at least 12.0 IP without surrendering an earned run (Cody Allen - 14.0 IP)...His scoreless appearance in Game 4 of the ALCS marked his 16th straight game (12.0 IP) to start his postseason career
without allowing a run, moving him into 5th place on that list…Chad Bradford & Dennis Cook hold the record with 19 straight scoreless app. to start their playoff careers, while Jonathan Papelbon & Trevor Rosenthal are T-2nd with 17 straight scoreless app. to start their Postseason careers...Made his fourth Postseason appearance - his first since 2014 with PIT…Has limited opposing hitters to a .122 average (5-41) in his postseason career, allowing just one XBH (2B) for a .346 OPS and a 0.75 WHIP...Had a season high 13.0 consecutive scoreless inning streak snapped on Aug. 30 at BAL after surrendering a HR to Matt Wieters in the 8th inning...That snapped his streak of 51 straight batters without allowing a home run...On July 29 vs. BAL surrendered a HR to M. Machado to lead off the 8th frame - just the 2nd HR allowed to a RHH this year (88 batters faced at time), 1st since April 27 at BOS...On July 19 at ARI had a streak of 14 straight games with a SO snapped...Recorded 25-SO over 14.0 IP during that stretch (57 batters)... Recorded a winning decision in three of four appearances from July 2-17...Earned his first save as a Blue Jay (1.0IP, 1H, 2BB, 1ER, 2SO) on June 12 vs. BAL...On July 2 vs. CLE won his first game as a Blue Jay...Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on May 31 in exchange for RHP Sean Ratcliffe and cash considerations...Allowed a game-ending home run to Kendrys Morales in the 13th inning on May 15 at KC...Notched his first save, April 16 at MIA with a scoreless 9th inning...The save was the 75th of his career.
Spent his 14th Major League season with the Atlanta Braves in the closer's role and converted 24-of-26 save opportunities while posting a 2.94 ERA over 36 appearances in an injury-shortened season. ... Suffered a season-ending injury on July 11 at COL as he ruptured his left Achilles in the ninth inning while running to cover first base. ... Underwent season-ending surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon on July 16. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Sferra in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Became the sixth Braves pitcher to collect 20 saves prior to the All-Star break and is one of three (John Smoltz and Craig Kimbrel) to record at least 24 first-half saves. ... Ranked fifth in the National League and tied for sixth in the Majors with 24 saves prior to landing on the disabled list. ... Saved 15 of his first 16 opportunities, from 4/6-5/31; 0-2, 4.15 ERA in that span. ... Was perfect in save opportunities away from Turner Field. Converted 13-of-13 while pitching at a 3.45 ERA. Was touched for one earned run in his final road contest (7/11 at COL), but did not officially record an out. His road ERA prior to that contest was 2.87. ... Over his final 19 appearances of the season, pitched at a 1.56 ERA (3 ER/17.1 IP) while saving 10-of-11 contests and holding opposing hitters to a .185 batting average. ... Retired 16 consecutive batters starting with the ninth inning on 6/28 at PIT and continuing through the ninth inning on 7/7 at MIA. The streak spanned six appearances and included 10 by way of strikeout. ... Earned his first career Opening Day save, 4/6 at MIA, while tossing one perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Spent his 13th Major League season between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Angels, going a combined 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA and converted 12 of 17 save opportunities over 62 appearances (54.0 IP) between the two clubs...Opened the season with Pittsburgh and appeared in 22 games (all in relief) before being traded to Los Angeles on 6/27. Made his LAA debut on 6/28 and pitched in 40 games through the remainder of the season...Went 0-2 with 11 saves and a 4.87 ERA over 22 appearances with PIT. In 40 games with LAA, was 1-3 with one save and a 3.48 ERA...Logged 57 strikeouts in 54.0 innings between PIT and LAA...Recorded 12 combined holds and allowed six of his 14 inherited runners to (42.9%). ERA from 3/31 to 9/11 was 3.35 (19 ER/51.0 IP) over 57 appearances. Over his final five outings of the season, allowed five earned runs in 3.0 IP for a 15.00 ERA, raising his season ERA from 3.35 to 4.00...Opposing right-handed batters hit .250 (30-for-120), compared to a .256 (21-for-82) mark against opposing left-handed hitters...Posted his best month in July, going 1-0 with four holds and a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP)...Pitched at a 1.38 (2 ER/13.0 IP) over a 15-game span (13.0 IP), 8/5-9/4...Was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain on 4/26; activated off the DL on 5/23...Logged 1.0 inning pitched in 47 of his 62 total appearances. His ERA in such appearance was 2.30 (12 ER/47.0 IP). No appearances totaled more than 1.0 inning...In 15 appearances that totaled less than 1.0 inning, his ERA was 15.43 (12 ER/7.0 IP) over 7.0 IP...Signed a two-year contract with Atlanta on January 2, 2015.
2013 SEASON: Pitched for Italy in the World Baseball Classic...Recorded a save in first round game vs. Mexico on 3/7 in Phoenix, AZ...Was named to the National League All-Star team and tossed a scoreless inning in the game on 7/16 at New York (NL)...Picked up first save in the second game of the season on 4/3 vs. Chicago (NL)...Was successful in each of his first 25 save opportunities thru 6/16; fell one save shy of tying Joel Hanrahan's 2011 club record for most consecutive saves prior to the All-Star break...Tied club record for most saves (10) during the month of April (also Mike Williams in 2002)...Was named the MLB Delivery Man of the Month for the month of April after posting a 0.82 ERA and converting all 10 save opportunities...Suffered first loss on 5/9 at New York (NL)...Recorded a one-out save in a 7-3 win at New York on 5/10...Needed 35 pitches and gave up a run, but earned his 18th save on 5/21 vs. Chicago...Saved his 20th game on 5/26 at Milwaukee - just the eighth pitcher since saves became official in 1969 to record at least 20 saves before the end of May...Struck out Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder in order to preserve a 1-0 win at Detroit on 5/28...Was named the MLB Delivery Man of the Month in May becoming the third pitcher ever to win the award in consecutive months since its inception in 2005, joining Rafael Soriano (July and August 2010 with Tampa Bay) and Aroldis Chapman (July and August 2012 with Cincinnati)...Converted each of his 12 save opportunities and posted a 1.32 ERA in 15 appearances during the month of May...Converted his first 25 saves before suffering first blown save on 6/19 at Cincinnati; gave up a solo homer to Jay Bruce with one out in the ninth inning trying to protect a 1-0 lead (was the first home run he allowed all season)...Rebounded with a save at Los Angeles (AL) on 6/21...Set club record for most saves prior to the All-Star break with his 27th on 6/29 vs. Milwaukee...Picked up his 28th save on 7/3 vs. Philadelphia despite giving up a two-run homer to Domonic Brown...Became the eighth Pittsburgh pitcher to record 30 saves in a season and the fastest to do so (since 1969) when he earned his 30th on 7/21 at Cincinnati...Left his outing on 7/22 at Washington with right forearm discomfort after giving up a two-run homer to Jayson Werth and recording two outs...Was placed on 15-day D.L. with a right forearm strain on 7/23; was seen by Pittsburgh team doctors as well as Dr. James Andrews and was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm...Made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona before being reinstated from D.L. on 9/3...Was scored upon in three straight games (2.0ip/4r) from 9/7-13; suffered blown save in seventh inning and lost his second decision on 9/13 vs. Chicago...Finished season making five straight scoreless appearances (4.2ip)...Returned to closer's role on 9/21 and recorded a save in each of his last three regular season outings...Posted a 1.61 ERA (28.0ip/5er) in 29 games at PNC Park and a 4.09 ERA (22.0ip/10er) in 25 games on the road.
2013 POSTSEASON: Posted a 0.00 ERA (3.1ip) in four appearances...Pitched a perfect ninth inning in the Wild Card Game vs. Cincinnati on 10/1...Struck out three of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning during Pittsburgh's 7-1 win in Game Two of the Division Series at St. Louis on 10/4 and earned the save in Game Three at PNC Park on 10/6...Gave up an infield single before retiring the final batter in the ninth inning of Game Five at St. Louis on 10/9.
Established career highs in appearances and strikeouts while spending entire season with Pittsburgh...Ranked seventh among National League relief pitchers in strikeouts and fourth with a 13.81strikeout/per 9.0ip ratio behind Craig Kimbrel (16.66), Aroldis Chapman (15.32) and Antonio Bastardo (14.02)...Was charged with a run in 15 of his 64 games and struck out at least one batterin 56 of the 64...Made his sixth career Major League Opening Day roster...Picked up lone win on 4/17 at Arizona...Set a club record for a relief pitcher by striking out at least one batter in eachof his first 19 games of the season thru 5/25...Was on Bereavement List from 5/20-22...Struck out seven consecutive batters over a three-game span from 5/19-25...Recorded a 0.75 ERA(12.0ip/2r/1er) in 12 games during the month of May...Picked up first save (fourth career) on 6/10 vs. Kansas City...Recorded second save (fifth career) on 7/28 at Houston...Was scored upon justonce in his nine games in July (8.0/1er)...Gave up season-high four runs and suffered blown save and loss vs. Arizona on 8/7...Followed that appearance up by making 10 straight scoreless outingsfrom 8/11 thru 9/1 (9.1ip)...Was scored upon in four of his five outings from 9/5-15 (3.2ip/5er), raising his season ERA from 2.16 to 3.02...Suffered losses in back-to-back appearances vs.Chicago on 9/8-9...Was scored upon just once in his last five games (5.0ip/1er/7so)...Lost his last five decisions...Had a 1.93 ERA (28.0ip/6er) in 30 games on the road and a 3.82 ERA (30.2ip/13er)in 34 games at PNC Park...Posted a 1.87 ERA (33.2ip/7er) in 35 games prior to the All-Star break and a 4.32 ERA (25.0ip/12er) in 29 games after the break...Went 2-for-5 in save situations anddid not allow any of his six inherited runners to score...Did not receive a plate appearance...Was the recipient of the Chuck Tanner Award by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers of America- the award recognizes the player who is most cooperative with the media.
Began season with Lehigh Valley (Phillies' AAA), where he posted a 1.93 ERAand held opposing hitters to a .217 batting average in 28 relief appearances...Won each of his firstfour decisions and had a 0.84 ERA (21.1ip/2er) after his first 18 games thru 6/19...Pitched 1.1scoreless innings while earning his first save on 6/27...Also saved games on 7/3 and 7/15...Gaveup two runs in 1.2ip and suffered lone loss with Lehigh Valley on 7/7 at Rochester...Was chargedwith an earned run in just four of his 28 appearances with the IronPigs...Was signed by Pittsburghas a free agent on 7/21 and made debut with Pirates on 7/22 vs. St. Louis (1.0ip/1h/0r)...Madefour straight scoreless appearances (5.2ip) before giving up two runs in 2.0ip at Philadelphia on7/29...Tossed season-high 3.0 innings in 19-inning game at Atlanta on 7/26...Was scored upon inback-to-back games on 8/5 and 8/9 (2.1ip/5er) and then allowed just two earned runs in his final19 games with the Pirates (20.2ip - 0.87 ERA)...Tossed 2.2 scoreless frames and picked up first win on 8/24 vs. Milwaukee...Suffered loneloss with Pirates on 8/29 at Houston...Notched second win on 9/12 vs. St. Louis...Earned his third career save on 9/24 vs. Cincinnati - his firstsince pitching with Colorado at Wrigley Field on 4/15/09...Did not allow an earned run in 10.1 innings of work during the month of September...Posted a 1.47 ERA (18.1ip/3er) in 17 games at PNC Park...Allowed just two of his 19 inherited runners to score...Pitched at least 1.0 inning in22 of his 28 games with Pittsburgh.
Was with Cleveland organization, but missed entire season recovering from right knee surgery.
Split the season pitching in relief between the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers' bullpen where he was acombined 2-3 w/a save and a 5.32 ERA in 52 games (45.2IP, 50H, 27ER, 27BB, 49K)... After posting a 0.93ERA (1 ER/9.2 IP) over first 13 outings through May 6 with the Rockies, had a 11.17 mark (12 ER/9.2 IP) in final9 games in the N.L. before he was designated for assignment on June 5...Allowed runs in each of his final 5outings with Colorado, including 7 of last 9...After being acquired from Texas on June 9, he allowed just 3 earned runs over his first 17 outings (17.2IP, 9H,3ER, .150AVG) before going on the disabled list in early August with right elbow inflammation. Overall withTexas his ERA was 4.78 (26.1IP, 21H, 14ER) in 30 games with a .216 (21-97) average against... Was his 4thstraight year with 50+ appearances...Made 2 appearances and recorded a save vs. Team Canada for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic...Opponentsbatted .276 (50-181) with just 4 home runs, .262 (22-84)by lefties and .289 (28-97) by right-handers...Allowed 9 of 34 (26.5%) inherited runners to score...
Acquired by the Rockies on April 30 in exchange for RHP Zach Simons...added to the Rockies25-man roster on 5/2 and made his Rox debut that night vs. the Dodgers at Coors Field...set severalcareer-best marks in this his 7th big league season...was his 3rd consecutive season to set career high inappearances, as he pitched in 60 games after appearing in 57 in 2007 and 51 in 2006...his 3.00 ERA (75.0ip, 25 er) marked his lowest for any season in the Majors...recorded career-best 69 strikeouts, 7 more thanhis previous high...struck out at least one batter in 39 of the 51 games he pitched in for theRockies...allowed just 2 home runs in '08, his fewest for any full season in the Majors...his 3.00 ERA wasthe 3rd-lowest mark among Rockies' relievers, while his 69 strikeouts were the 2nd-most behind BrianFuentes' 82 whiffs...despite not pitching the full season with Colorado, he inherited the 2nd-most runnerson the club (24); allowed just 7 (29.2%) of those inherited runners to score...posted a 3.46 ERA (41.2 ip,16 er) prior to the All-Star break followed by a 2.43 ERA (33.1 ip, 9 er) after the break...his 2.43 ERA afterthe break was the 12th-lowest post All-Star ERA among NL relievers with at least 25 appearances...his 31post All-Star strikeouts were tied for 10th-most in theNL...held opponents to a .240 average (67-for-279) in2008; lefties batted .237 (27-for-114) while righties hit.242 (40-for-165)...in a Rockies uniform, opponents hit.241 (55-for-228), with lefties at a clip of .240 (24-for-100) and righties at .242 (31-for-128)...did not allow ahome run to a right-handed batter all season...righthanded-hitting opponents had a slugging percentageof .321 off him in 2008...allowed runs in just 2 of hisfinal 17 games, posting a 1.25 ERA (21.2 ip, 3 er) with21 strikeouts in that span...his 1.25 ERA from 8/12-end of the regular season was the 10th-lowest markamong NL relievers and the lowest ERA over that timespan on the club; during that period Grilli had a 17.0-inning scoreless streak from 8/10-9/11, the longestscoreless innings streak by a Rox pitcher in '08...hada 9.0-inning stretch in which he allowed just one hit(8/12-26); Grilli's 3.0 perfect innings 8/26 at SF extendedhis hitless streak to 6 consecutive innings (4games) as he allowed just one hit in 9.0 ip since 8/12(.036 avg.; 1-for-28)...he also allowed just one hit duringan 8-game span from 5/28-6/22 (1-for-25,.040)...had his highest ERA vs. NL East opponents; posted a 5.40 ERA (16.2 ip, 10 er) vs. NL East foes, compared to a 1.54 ERA (11.2 ip, 2 er) against NLCentral teams and a 2.42 ERA (26.0 ip, 7 er) against the NL West...beginning the season in the Tigersbullpen, Grilli allowed 5 runs in his first 3 games from 3/31-4/8 and had a 19.29 ERA (2.0 ip, 5 er) after hisfirst 3 appearances...over his final 6 appearances for the Tigers, Grilli tossed 11.1 scoreless innings withone walk and 8 strikeouts...made his final appearance for the Tigers 4/27 vs. LAA, pitching 2.0 scorelessinnings with 2 K's...finished 4 of the last 5 games he pitched in for the Tigers, 3 of which were Detroit wins...finished 12 games overall in 2008, going 1-0 with one save in those contests; in those games Grilli posteda 0.41 ERA (22.0 ip, 1 er) with 8 walks and 22 strikeouts...opponents hit just .132 (10-for-76) vs. Grilli ingames he finished...made his Rockies debut 5/2 vs. LAD, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning with one strikeout...allowed his first runs in purple pinstripes the next day, 5/3 vs. LA when he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in1.0 inning...made his 3rd appearance for the Rockies 5/6 vs. STL in Rox 6-5 loss; relieved Mark Redmanin the 3rd inning and tossed season high 3.1 innings, all scoreless, with season-high 5 strikeouts (5 K'smatched his career high in a relief appearance, his 3rd game to strikeouts 5 batters in relief, first since6/5/07 at TEX)...allowed no runs in his next 4 outings until he allowed one run in 2.0 innings 5/23 vs.NYM...had an 8-game scoreless streak from 5/28-6/22 in which he tossed 8.0 frames with 4 walks and 11strikeouts...finished June with his lowest ERA for any month of the season; posted a 1.00 ERA (9.0 ip, 1er) in 8 outings in June, surrendering just 4 hits during the month...pitched in the Rockies 18-17 victory 7/4vs. FLA and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits in 1.0 inning; the 4 runs allowed were the most he allowed in any gamein '08...did not allow a run in next 6 outings, 5.2 ip...then allowed a run in a season high 3 straight games7/28-8/2, with 2 of those games being against the Marlins, whom he allowed more runs to in '08 than anyother team; posted 11.57 ERA (4.2 ip, 6 er) in 4 games against FLA, and a 2.43 ERA (70.1 ip, 19 er) againstthe rest of his opponents...began his 17.0-inning scoreless streak 8/10 vs. SD...allowed 2 runs in relief ofLivan Hernandez in the 3rd inning, but then tossed a scoreless frame in the 4th to start the streak...alloweda home run to Brian Giles in the game, his first allowed in a Rockies uniform...during the 17.0-inning scorelessstreak he earned the first save of his career 8/26 at SF; tossed 3.0 innings and retired all 9 battersfaced in order (31 pitches, 3.0 ip)...marked Rox' first 3.0-inning save since Jose Acevedo (9/2/05 vs.LAD)...was his first career save in what was his 176th career appearance...earned the win 9/2 vs. SF bytossing 3.0 scoreless frames with 4 K's...went 2-0 with one save and no runs allowed in 5 games and 8.2innings against the Giants; the 8.2 innings were the most frames he tossed against any team in'08...allowed his first run in over a month 9/12 vs. LA...took the loss in his final appearance of the season9/26 at ARI, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 1.2 innings...finished his season by posting a 1.72 ERA (15.2 ip, 3er) in August, and a 2.31 ERA (11.2 ip, 3 er) in September.
Established career highs with 57 appearances, 79.2innings pitched and 62 strikeouts in his second full seasonwith the Tigers...Fourth among all American League relievers with 79.2innings pitched, while he tied for ninth with five wins...Posted a 7.59 ERA (21.1IP/18ER) in his first 16 outingsof the season, before compiling a 3.70 ERA (58.1IP/24ER) over his final 41 outings...Equaled a career best with four innings of relief onJune 5 at Texas -- fanned a season-high five batters in theouting...Established a career high with a three-game winningstreak July 7-25...Tied for eighth in the American League with three winsduring July -- posted a 3.86 ERA (14.0IP/6ER) in 10 outingsduring the month. . Posted a 14.2-inning scoreless streak August 15-September 9...Limited lefthanded opposition to a .237 batting average(23x97)...righties batted .275 (58x211) with Grilli on themound...Compiled a 3-1 record and 1.91 ERA (42.1IP/9ER) in25 outings on the road...finished 2-2 with a 7.96 ERA(37.1IP/33ER) in 32 games at Comerica Park.
Worked solely in relief for the first time in his career ashe spent his first full season at the major league level...Established a career high with four innings of relief onApril 17 versus Cleveland...Compiled a 1.54 ERA (11.2IP/2ER) in 12 outings April26-May 30 -- posted a 1.86 ERA (9.2IP/2ER) in 10appearances during May...Fanned a season-high five batters in 2.1 innings ofrelief against the Chicago White Sox on July 18...Posted a 2-1 record and 1.62 ERA (16.2IP/3ER) over a15-appearance stretch August 1-September 8 -- recordeda 1.46 ERA (12.1IP/2ER) in 11 games during August...Limited righthanded opposition to a .249 batting average(42x169)...lefties hit .292 (19x65) with Grilli on the mound.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple A Toledobefore seeing action with the Tigers in September...Led the International League with three completegames, while he tied for the league lead with 28 gamesstarted and two shutouts...finished second with 167.1innings pitched and tied for fifth with 21 home runsallowed...Struggled over his first three starts of the season withToledo, posting a 0-2 record and 6.39 ERA (12.2IP/9ER)...Rebounded to post a 3-1 record and 2.03 ERA(40.0IP/9ER) in his next six starts April 30-May 27...Named the International League Pitcher of the Weekfor May 23-29 after tossing a shutout at Columbus onMay 27...Won four straight decisions June 17-July 8, tossing twocomplete games and recording a 1.30 ERA (34.2IP/5ER)over the five-start stretch...Recorded victories in three consecutive starts July 30-August 11, posting a 0.83 ERA (21.2IP/2ER)...Fanned a season-high 12 batters during his final startof the regular season, a no-decision versus Indianapolison September 5...Allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in 7.2innings to earn the victory in the third and final game ofthe International League championship series atIndianapolis on September 15...Posted a 1-0 record and 1.23 ERA (14.2IP/2ER) in twostarts during the International League playoffs...Had his contract purchased by Detroit prior to the gameat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 16...Made his Tigers debut on September 19 at KansasCity, allowing one run on four hits in two innings -- hisdebut came 30 years to the day after his father, SteveGrilli, made his major league debut with the Tigers onSeptember 19, 1975 versus Boston...Made his first start of the season with the Tigers onSeptember 24 versus Seattle, limiting the Mariners to onerun on two hits over seven innings to earn the victory.
Recalled by the Chicago White Sox from Triple-ACharlotte on August 27, 2004...Posted wins in back-to-back starts September 6 atTexas and September 11 at Anaheim...Tossed the first complete game of his careerSeptember 27 at Detroit, equaling a career high with sixstrikeouts in the loss.
Finished 10-4 with a 3.06 ERA (109.1IP/37ER) in 19starts between Triple A Albuquerque and Single A Jupiterin 2003...tied for fifth among Marlins minor leaguers with10 wins, while he was seventh with a 3.06 ERA...Opened the season on the disabled list at Albuquerquewith a right elbow strain...reinstated from the disabled listand transferred to Jupiter on May 27...Posted a 4-1 record and 1.67 ERA (37.2IP/7ER) in sixstarts during June for Jupiter...Transferred back to Albuquerque on July 2...Recorded a six-game winning streak July 20-August 30, posting a 3.02 ERA (50.2IP/17ER) over the nine-startstretch...Made one start for Albuquerque during the PacificCoast League playoffs, allowing six runs in four innings fora no-decision.
Limited by injury to eight starts with Calgary during the2000 season...Landed on the disabled list on May 23 for the remainderof the season with a right elbow strain...Underwent surgery to remove a bone spur with associatedhairline fracture in the elbow on August 15, a procedureperformed by Dr. James Andrews...Named the 20th-best prospect in the Marlins organizationfollowing the season by Baseball America
Went 2-2 with a 6.08 ERA (18 ER/26.2 IP) in six games (five starts) with Florida ... began the season inthe starting rotation due to injuries to Chuck Smith and A.J. Burnett ... made five starts from 4/7-5/1 before beingoptioned to Class AAA Calgary on 5/5 ... lost first start on 4/7 vs. Atlanta, allowing three runs on six hits over 5.2 IP ... won next two starts (second and third career victories) on 4/15 at Montreal and 4/20 vs. Montreal, combining toallow three runs on eight hits over 12.0 IP ... hit a solo home run off Tony Armas Jr. on 4/15 and collected an RBIsingle on 4/20 ... lost on 4/25 at Arizona (9 ER/4.0 IP) and posted a no decision on 5/1 at St. Louis (3 ER/4.0 IP) ... was recalled on 9/4 and made on relief appearance on 9/7 vs. the Mets, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP ... missed therest of the season with a bulging disc in his upper back.
His contract was purchased from Class AAA Calgary on 5/11 ... made his major-league debut that nightvs. Atlanta and Kevin Millwood, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 6.2 IP in a 5-4 victory ... became the thirdpitchers in Marlins history to earn the win in his debut ... collected his first Major League hit and RBI in the fourthinning (off Millwood) to give Florida a 5-3 lead ... was optioned to Calgary following the start.
Began season with Fresno (Giants' AAA)...Was traded to the Florida organization on 7/24 and was assigned to Calgary...Participated inthe Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park on 7/11...Was rated as the 44th-best prospect in baseball and the eighth-bestprospect in the Marlins organization by Baseball America following the season.
Split first professional season between Shreveport (Giants' AA) and Fresno...Was named to the Texas League All-Star team afterfinishing fourth in the league in complete games and sixth in ERA.