Aaron Andermon Poreda…wife's name is Melissa…pitched 3 seasons at the University of San Francisco, going 17-11, 2.61 and earning All-West Coast Conference 1st team honors in final 2 years…was 7-6, 2.89 in 14 starts in junior season…pitched at Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif. (graduated 2004).
Underwent ligament reconstruction surgery on his left elbow on October 2012 with Dr. James Andrews performing the procedure…spent the off-season rehabbing before being released by Pittsburgh on March 12, 2013…did not play at all last season…was signed by Texas following his tryout for several major league clubs in October 2013.
Was selected by Pittsburgh in the Triple-A phase of the December 2011 Rule 5 Draft…opened the season at Altoona (AA) and was 2-0, 2.25 (4 ER/16.0 IP) in 3 starts…issued one unearned run in 5.0 innings to defeat Akron in his outing on April 10 and beat Harrisburg (6.0 IP, 2 R) in his next start on April 16…made his final appearance on April 22 vs. Richmond, permitting 2 earned runs in 5.0 innings in a no decision…was placed on the Curve's DL after feeling discomfort in his left elbow in that start…spent several months attempting to rehab the injury before undergoing surgery.
Was 4th in appearances (41) at Tucson (AAA) in final season in San Diego organization…had 79 strikeouts in 69.2 innings of work…was on the Padres' 40-man roster during spring training before being designated for assignment on June 13 and assigned outright to Tucson on June 16.
Split his season between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Portland, making a combined 39 appearances (one start)...Opened the season with San Antonio, making 19 relief appearances...posted a 2.52 ERA (7 ER/25.0 IP) with a .212 opponent average...Promoted to Triple-A Portland in June and made 19 relief appearances (one start)...recorded a 4.97 ERA (16 ER/29.0 IP) despite limiting opponents to a .143 average after his promotion...Faced a total of 256 batters on the year, allowing just one home run.
Pitched for five different teams over the course of the season, including the White Sox and Padres...appeared for Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox organization and Triple-A Portland after being acquired by San Diego. Began the season at Birmingham and had his contract selected by the White Sox 6/9...made his Major League debut 6/12 at MIL, working 1.2 scoreless innings...Did not allow a run in his first six Big League outings (6.0 IP)...Picked up his first Major League win 6/25 vs. LAD, working 1.0 scoreless frame in relief...Sent down to Charlotte before being acquired by the Padres 7/31 as part of the trade that sent Jake Peavy to CWS...made seven appearances (six starts) for Portland before being recalled by the Padres 9/8, spending the rest of the season in the
Big Leagues...Combined to go 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (4 ER/13.1 IP) in 14 relief outings between CWS and SD...Posted a 5-7 record and 3.95 ERA (47 ER/107.0 IP) in 20 minor league appearances (19 starts).
Combined to make 27 starts between Single-A Kannapolis and Double-A Birmingham...Ranked third in the organization in ERA and strikeouts...Allowed two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his outings...Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for 5/12-18, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP)...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the White Sox organization and as having the best
Spent his first professional season with Rookie-level Great Falls, making 12 appearances (eight starts)...Tabbed by Baseball America as having made the best pro debut in the White Sox 2007 draft class...also recognized as having
the best fastball, being the best athlete and as the Sox farmhand who was closest to the Majors...Limited opponents to a .181 average while striking out 9.3 per 9.0 IP.