Arquimedes Euclides Caminero (first name pronounced "ar-keh-MEE-deez")...Wife's name is Lisenia...Has two daughters; Ashley (8/6/08) and Emely (8/31/10)...Was originally signed as an international free agent at the age of 17 by the Marlins on 5/25/05 and spent the first two years of his professional career (2005-2006) pitching for the DSL Marlins.
Set career highs in every category in his first full season in the Major Leagues...Led all National League rookie relief pitchers in appearances and strikeouts...Finished the season with a five-game winning streak; tied for the longest streak among N.L. rookies...Stranded 24 of his 31 inherited runners...Led the entire Pittsburgh pitching staff in strikeouts (21) during spring training (13.1ip)...Made four straight scoreless outings to start the season (2.2ip)...Surrendered game-tying home run to Todd Frazier on 6/25 vs. Cincinnati and suffered his lone blown save...Gave up a home run in back-to-back games on 6/23 and 6/25 after allowing just one in his first 31 outings...Won his first Major League game on 7/12 vs. St. Louis...Pitched 2.1 innings and had a career-high six strikeouts on 8/4 vs. Chicago (NL)...Tossed a career-high 3.0 innings on 8/18 vs. Arizona... Picked up three wins over the course of five appearances between 8/9-16... Pitched 17.1 scoreless innings over 14 appearances from 7/25 thru 8/29... Posted a 2.37 ERA (30.1ip/8er) and 26 strikeouts in his last 28 games, dating back to 7/29...Was on Wild Card Game roster, but did not pitch.
Began season ranked by MLB.Com as Miami's 14th-best prospect...Spent majority of season with Triple-A New Orleans, where he led the relief pitchers in strikeouts and ranked second on the club in saves... Averaged 11.3 strikeouts/per 9.0ip...Was victorious in his first appearance on 4/3 vs. Colorado Springs...Made two appearances (4.0ip/1er) with the Zephyrs before being recalled by Miami on 4/9...Pitched 1.2 scoreless frames in his first outing with the Marlins on 4/9 at Washington...Tied big league career high with three strikeouts on 4/14 vs. Washington...Suffered first Major League loss on 4/21 at Atlanta (0.0ip/2er); surrendered walkoff, two-run homer to Evan Gattis in the 10th inning (scored was tied 2-2)...Was optioned to New Orleans on 4/22...Picked up first Triple-A save on 4/26 vs. Omaha...Pitched 2.0 innings in three straight games from 5/20-24...Was recalled a second time by Miami on 5/27 and made final appearance with Marlins on 5/31 vs. Atlanta (2.0ip/1er)...Returned to New Orleans on 6/1 and finished season at the Triple-A level...Recorded a save in five consecutive appearances between 7/9-21...Won three straight decisions between 7/29 and 8/12...Was scored upon just once in his final eight games with New Orleans (11.0ip/2er - 1.64 ERA)...Made 12 appearances (8.2ip) in the Dominican Winter League.
Made 42 appearances with Double-A Jacksonville before making Major League debut with Miami on August 16 vs. San Francisco (1.0 IP, HB, SO). Posted 5-2 record with five saves in seven opportunities and 3.61 ERA (52.1 IP/21 ER) with Jacksonville. His five wins were tied for third-most on team with Michael Brady. Led Suns relievers with 68 strikeouts, compared to 21 walks. Allowed 14 runs (13 earned) over first eight appearances (10.32 ERA). Settled down and allowed just nine runs (eight earned) in 41.0 innings over final 34 appearances (1.76 ERA). Recorded a season-high 2.0 innings pitched 12 times, first on April 8 vs. Jackson. Tallied 21 multi-strikeout games, with two season-best five strikeout efforts. First came on April 15 at Pensacola, followed by the second on June 13 vs. Montgomery. Earned promotion to Miami on August 16, making his debut that night. Appeared in four games with Marlins before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Allowed just one run in first stint with Miami. Made one appearance with Zephyrs following option on August 28, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings on August 31 vs. Albuquerque. Recalled again on September 3 and made nine appearances to finish season. Allowed three runs in first two appearances following recall, then made seven consecutive scoreless appearances (6.2 IP). Appeared in four games with Toros del Este in Dominican Winter League, compiling a 0-0 record and 8.10 ERA (3.1/3).
Mack Jenkins is in his 24th season in the
organization and in his second year on the Reds' Major League coaching staff...spent the previous 6 seasons (2006-2011) as the club's minor league pitching coordinator...in 2012 assisted Bryan Price in producing one of the most successful pitching staffs in franchise history...Reds pitchers last season established a club record for strikeouts (1,248) and ranked third in the National League in team ERA (3.34), first in the Major Leagues in relief ERA (2.65) and saves (56), first in the NL in opponents' BA vs relievers (.219) and fourth in the NL in starters' ERA (3.64)...the bullpen averaged 9.90 strikeouts per 9 innings, the second-highest season average for a team bullpen in Major League history (2010 Braves, 10.06), and 5 pitchers started 161 of the Reds' 162 games (Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake)...the 2012 staff was 1 of only 9 in Major League history with 5 pitchers who made at least 30 starts each and was the Reds' first since 1943 with 4 pitchers who compiled 200 innings each (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos) ... Jenkins was hired in October 1989 as a minor league pitching coach and spent 16 seasons in that position at Rookie Billings (1990-91), Class A Cedar Rapids (1992), Class A Charleston (1993-95), Class AA Chattanooga (1996-2001) and Class AAA Louisville (2002-05).
Appeared in just one game in 2011 for Gulf Coast League Marlins, allowing a run on two hits, a walk and two strikeouts over 1.0
inning on June 23 vs. GCL Mets...That outing was a rehab assignment coming off a right elbow strain suffered during offseason. He re-aggravated the injury in the
appearance and had Tommy John surgery on July 12.
In his sixth professional season, established career highs in nearly every category for single-A Greensboro. Tallied personal bests
in wins (5), games (48), innings pitched (74.2), walks (34) and strikeouts (97) ... Allowed six earned runs over his first four appearances prior to going on an 11.2 inning scoreless streak from April 25 to May 13.
Allowed five hits over that span with three walks and 12 strikeouts ... Earned first win on May 7 at Lexington, allowing one hit with two strikeouts over 2.0 innings. Entered the game trailing 1-0 before
the Grasshoppers put up four runs while he was on the mound ... Took first loss of the year on May 24 at Asheville, surrendering one run on two hits over 2.2 innings ... On June 26 vs. West Virginia, earned first save of the season. Five of his six recorded outs came via strikeout ... Also recorded saves on July 31 vs. Hagerstown and August 23 vs. Kannapolis ... Held left-handed hitters to a .190 average (20x105) while right-handed hitters posted a .206 mark (35x170) ... In 10 August games, went 1-1 with one save and a 0.56 ERA (16.0 IP/1 ER).