Arthur Lee Rhodes ... has a daughter, Jade ... native of Waco graduated from nearby LaVega (TX) High School in 1988 ... played baseball and football in high school ... his brother Ricky was selected by the New York Yankees in the 35th round draft pick of the 1998 1st Year Player Draft ... now lives in Forest Hills, MD, just outside Baltimore ... attended the Rangers 2011 FanFest in January.
Ranked 3rd in the N.L. in holds (26) ... led the Reds in holds and was 3rd in appearances (69), his most games since 2001 ... had the lowest ERA on the staff among pitchers with more than 15.0 IP ... held opponents to a .196 (38-194) batting average, 7th lowest among N.L. relievers with at least 50.0 innings, with RHB at .182 (20-110) and LHB at .214 (18-84) ... opponents batting average on the road was .163 (15-92) ... opposition was just 1-for-25 with runners in scoring position and 2 out ... was selected to the National League All-Star Team, the 5th player to ever be selected as an All-Star for the 1st time after turning 40 ... did not pitch in the July 13 game at Anaheim.
SUMMARY: Issued a run in just 7 of his 69 appearances ... permitted just 5 of 39 inherited runners to score (13.9%), 4th best among N.L. relievers (50.0 or more IP) ... allowed 19 of 69 1st batters to reach base ... issued 1st run of the season in his 2nd appearance on April 10 vs. the Cubs (Jeff Baker solo HR), then did not allow another run until the 10th inning of a 9-6 loss on June 29 vs. Philadelphia (36th appearance), a scoreless span of 30.0 innings ... was the 2nd longest scoreless inning streak in the majors in 2010 behind 33.0 IP for Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez, May 15-June 6 ... the string of 33 consecutive scoreless appearances tied a major league single-season record with the Mets' Mark Guthrie in 2002 and the Rockies Mike Myers in 2000 ... was the longest scoreless innings streak by a Reds reliever since Ted Abernathy threw 30.0 scoreless frames from August 19-Sept. 29, 1967 ... issued 6 runs in 6.2 innings in next 10 appearances after scoreless streak to raise ERA from 0.28 to 1.63 ... worked 9.1 scoreless innings in next 14 outings through August 21, lowering ERA to 1.31 before posting a 9.00 ERA (7 ER/7.0 IP) in final 11 games.
MISCELLANEOUS: Became the 42nd pitcher in major league history to make 800 career appearances, May 24 vs. Pittsburgh ... worked season high 1.2 innings, June 10 vs. San Francisco, his longest outing since May 1, 2008 for Seattle at Cleveland (1.2 IP)... fanned 2 batters on 9 occasions ... was 0-for- 2 in save tries with last save coming on Sept. 14, 2008 vs. Washington.
In his first season with the Reds posted a 2.53era in 66 relief apps, his highest total since 2003...made at least 66 apps in a season for the fifth time in his career...spent most of the season ranked first or second on the staff in apps but finished it ranked fourth...didn't pitch after 9/22 because of a broken left great toe...
suffered the injury during batting practice on 9/4 at Atl but made 8 apps with the injury, including one that day (2.45era, 7.1ip, 2er)...
opponents hit just .198, including .141 by LH batters (85ab, 0hr)... began the season with 15 scoreless apps (11.1ip), his longest scoreless stretch of the season...finished the season by posting a 1.64era in his last 13 apps, dropping ERA from 2.76 to season-ending 2.53...on 6/17 vs Atl struck out vs Javier Vazquez in his first plate appearance since 6/12/01 for Sea at Col...on 8/31 vs Pit pitched in both games of the day/night DH vs the Pirates (2ip, 1bb, 3k).
In his first action since the 2006
season combined to finish 4-1, 2.04 with 2 saves in
61 relief apps for the Mariners and Marlins...opposing
lefthanded batters hit just .167...began the season in
Sea...on 7/31 was traded to Fla in exchange for RHP
Gabriel Hernandez...finished the season 2-0, 0.68 with 1 save in 25 apps for the Marlins...held opponents
scoreless in 56 of his 61 apps...over 22 apps from 8/3-9/19 did not allow a run in 12.0 innings, his longest
scoreless streak of the season...earned saves on 6/23 at NYM and 9/14 vs Wsh...on 5/1 at Cle retired all 5
batters faced in his 600th career relief appearance.
Missed the entire season following 5/2 "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in
his left elbow (Dr. Lewis Yocum)...made 8 apps during spring training...as a non-roster invitee to Major League
camp made the Mariners' Opening Day roster but didn't pitch before going on the disabled list on 4/10.
Acquired from Cleveland for outfielder Jason Michaels in December. ... Strained his elbow
throwing a pitch on Sept. 9, and missed the rest of the season. He declined to have surgery, and is a free agent.
The veteran Rhodes, whom the Tribe picked up from the Pirates in an offseason trade for Matt Lawton, gave the Indians a reliable option in late relief. He showcased a power arm, and he lived up to his pedigree a dependable setup man. While family problems cut short his season, Rhodes left behind an impressive record. He went 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 47 appearances.
Was signed by the A's as a free agent during the off season (3-year deal on 12/22/03) and began the season as
the A's closer...Had five blown saves in his first 14 save opportunities over 24 appearances through 6/12 and lost
the closer job when the A's acquired Octavio Dotel on 6/24.
His 9 saves were a career high, topping his 4 from 1998 with Baltimore...They equaled the 3rd most ever by an
Oakland left hander behind Rick Honeycutt (12 in 1989) and Darold Knowles (11 in 1972)...His 37 appearances
were his fewest since 1996 when he appeared in 28 games w/Baltimore and his 38.2IP were the second fewest
of his career to his 36.0IP in his rookie season of 1991 with the Orioles...Has not made an error over his last 374
games dating back to June 21, 1998 (58TC).
Was 3-3 with a 5.28 ERA (17 ER in 29.0 IP), a .308 (37 for 120) opponents batting average and was 9 for 14
(64.3%) in save opportunities in 27 games before he was placed on the disabled on July 2 retroactive to June 28
with a strained back...Was reinstated from the disabled list on August 18 and appeared in just 10 of the A's 43
games following his return, going 0-0 with no saves opportunities, a 4.66 ERA (5ER in 9.2IP) and a .243 (9-37)
opponents batting average over that span.
Struggled against first batters faced as they were 12 for 26 (.462) with a walk and five home runs in his 27
appearances before going on the DL...Allowed a home run to the first batter he faced in three consecutive outings
from April 28 to May 5...First batters hit .400 (14 for 35) with two walks and five home runs for the season...Led
the American League in first batter homers.
Allowed a .293 opponents batting average which broke down to .283 (30-106) by right-handed batters and .314
(16-51) by left-handers...His opponents batting average dropped to .214 (12-56) with RISP, including .182 (4-
22) with RISP and two outs...Opponents were 1 for 10 (.100) with the bases loaded...Did not allow a run in 8 of
his 9 nine outings (2ER in 9.0IP) and was 6 for 7 in save opportunities over that stretch...Had six more consecutive
scoreless outings from 5/7-23 (7.0IP) before he was charged with the blown save in consecutive outings on May
29 & 30 at Cleveland (1.1IP, 5H, 4R/ER).
His ninth and final save came on 6/8 against Cincinnati...Then allowed at least one run in each of his final four
outings before going on the DL (4.1IP, 8H, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, 3HR)...Had his fifth blown save on 6/12 vs.
Pittsburgh...Was ejected by home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman in the bottom of the eighth inning on June 16
at St. Louis after allowing a three-run home run to Reggie Sanders...Made two rehab appearances, both starts,
with AAA Sacramento (2.0IP, 1BB, 3K) before he was reinstated from the D.L. on 8/ 18...Pitched in just three of
the A's final 23 games after September 8.
Finished the season 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA, while holding opponents to a .188 batting average (24x128)...scored on in just 16 of 67 appearances, but in 10 of final 28 games...had a 3.82 ERA (37.2 IP, 16 ER) prior to the All-Star Break, and an 4.96 ERA (16.1 IP, 9 ER) after the Break...tossed season-high 2.2 shutout innings April 11 vs. Texas...finished April with a 1.98 ERA (13.2 IP, 3 ER) while allowing runs in just two of 14 games...allowed a run in just one of 14 June appearances; gave up five runs June 29 vs. San Diego, facing five batters while surrendering a walk and four hits...earned first save of season June 12 vs. Montreal (1.0,1,0,0,1,2)...logged saves in back-to-back appearances June 16 (1.1 IP) and June 18 (1.0 IP) vs. Anaheim...after going 1-2 with a 12.00 ERA (6.0 IP, 8 ER) in 10 July games, settled down to finish the month of August with a 1.42 ERA (6.1 IP, 1 ER) in 10 games.
Retired 54 of 65 first batters faced ... opponents batted just .187 (45-for-241), second in the AL among relief pitchers with at least 50.0 IP (Politte, TOR, .186) ... led all AL relievers with a 5.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio, walking 13 while striking out 81 ... ranked second in AL, and tied career-high, with 10 relief victories, and was fourth in strikeouts in relief ... limited left-handed batters to a .158 average (19-for-120) ... allowed earned runs in just 8 of 66 games on the season ... allowed 4 home runs in 69.2 innings pitched ... earned victory in first appearance of season, April 2 vs. White Sox (0.1 IP); the win gave him a career-high and club-record 10-game winning streak dating back to Oct. 1, 2000 ... allowed 3 runs in 0.1 IP April 7 vs. Oakland, followed by nine consecutive scoreless games from April 9-23 (8.1 IP) ... suffered first loss of the season April 28 vs. New York, allowing a run in 1.1 innings; was first loss since Sept. 23, 2000, vs. Oakland and snapped 10-game win streak ... tied club record with 8 consecutive strikeouts May 4-8; struck out all six batters faced over May 4 (3 BF) and May 5 (3 BF) at New York, and struck out first two BF May 8 vs. Toronto before a 4-3 groundout ... earned first save of the season June 27 vs. Oakland (1.0 IP) ... allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2 HR) July 20 at Anaheim for second loss of season before throwing 19.1 consecutive scoreless innings over his next 14 games from July 23-Aug. 29 ... walk issued July 27 vs. Anaheim was his first since May 29 at Tampa Bay, a span of 18 games and 75 BF ... tossed 2.1 innings Aug. 15 vs. Boston (3 H, 4 K) in 4-3 win, marking his longest outing since Aug. 27, 1999 ... allowed game-ending, solo HR Sept. 11 at Texas in 4-3 loss for fourth defeat of season ... held opposition scoreless in final eight outings of the year (9.1 IP) ... tossed scoreless 1.2 innings to earn ninth win Sept. 17 vs. Texas ... retired all 3 BF in 3-2, 10 inn. win vs. Texas Sept. 18 ... picked up 10th victory Sept. 25 vs. Oakland, throwing 1.1 shutout innings in 3-2 win.
Hard-throwing left-hander was tough on lefties and right-handed batters ... his 1.72 ERA led all AL relievers ... stranded 83 percent of inherited runners ... set club record for wins to start a season by a reliever (8-0) and tied the overall club mark for wins to start a season ... led the team and was among AL leaders with 71 appearances ... scored on in just nine of 71 games ... became the 12th Mariner reliever to appear in 70 or more games ... opponents batted just .189 (46-for-244) against him, among AL relief leaders ... was second among AL relievers with 83 strikeouts ... 33 holds were first in the AL ... was 2-0, 0.87 in 12 games in April (10.1 IP, 1 ER) ... recorded win Opening Day, retiring all three batters faced ... notched second win April 6, retiring all four batters faced ... earned first save April 26 retiring the lone batter faced ... was 2-0, 1.54 in 12 games in May (11.2 IP, 2 ER) ... picked up third win May 5 (1.1 IP, 0 ER) ... struck out six of 13 batters faced May 9-11 (3.0 IP, 2 ER) ... hurled season high 2.0 IP June 19 in fifth victory ... earned second save two days later (1.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 K) ... was 5-0, 1.95 overall in the first half (38 G, 37.0 IP, 8 ER) ... dominated in July, going 1-0, 0.00 in 10 games (9.1 IP, 0 ER) and held opponents to a .100 (3-for-30) batting average ... struck out both batters faced July 12 for his sixth victory ... was 2-0, 0.82 in 13 games in August (11.0 IP, 1ER-1HR) and held opponents to a .108 average (4-for-37) ... had blown save Aug. 7 on a home run to snap 18-game scoreless streak (17.1 IP) ... pitched 1.1 IP (1 H, 1 K) to record his eighth win Aug. 18 ... ejected before facing a batter Aug. 25 ... had a 12-game scoreless streak Aug. 12-Sept. 9 (12 IP) ... allowed season high four hits and two runs in 1.0 IP Sept. 30 ... pitched in six of 14 shutouts ... held left-handers to a .200 batting average (24-for-120), while right-handers hit just .177 (22-for-124) ... appeared in five games in 2001 postseason ... did not allow a run in three games in ALDS vs. Cleveland (2.2 IP).
Was the Mariners most dominating left-handed reliever in the last five years, working as the Mariners primary set-up man...led the team and was tied for 8th in the AL with a career-high 72 appearances...became the 11th Mariner reliever to appear in 70 or more games and the first since 1997...opponents batted just .205 (50x243) against him, 3rd-lowest among AL relievers...allowed just 10.6 baserunners/9 IP, the fourth-best ratio among AL relievers...his 24 holds were fourth in the AL...second among AL relievers with 8 losses...took 2-0 loss on April 13 in Detroit, when a runner he left on scored...got first win April 23 vs. Kansas City, 8-5 after John Olerud's 3-run home run in the bottom of the ninth...retired all 9 of his first batters faced in April...scored on in just three of 14 May appearances, going 0-0, 1.98 (13.2 IP, 3 ER)...was ejected during an on-field incident May 20 vs. Tampa Bay...allowed 2 runs June 2 vs. San Diego, then had 12 consecutive scoreless appearances (12.0 IP)...was 1-0, 1.38 in 13 games in June (13.0 IP, 2 ER)...had 1.40 ERA in 26 games, May 5-June 29 (25.2 IP, 4 ER)...was 2-3, 2.68 overall in the first half (40.1 IP, 12 ER)...struggled in August, going 0-2, 15.63 in 12 games (6.1 IP, 11 ER)...allowed home runs in consecutive appearances Aug. 15 vs. Detroit & Aug. 18 in Cleveland, the only two homers he allowed after the All-Star break...was the winning pitcher with 1.2 scoreless IP in Seattle's Wildcard clinching 5-2 win Oct. 1 in Anaheim...scored on in just 18 of 72 appearances overall...held right-handers to a .193 batting average (27x140), while lefties hit just .220 (24x109) ... hurled 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing no hits while striking out two in three outings in 2000 ALDS vs. Chicago ... struggled in 2.0 IP in 2000 ALCS, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits during four appearances.
Hard-throwing left-hander made 43 appearances before ending his season prematurely after suffering a contusion of his left index finger...on the season he retired 33 of 38 batters faced (87 percent), the third best efficiency in the AL...Held the lead 15 of 18 times it was handed to him...held opponents to a .221 average...recorded a strikeout in 31 of his 43 outings.
appeared in 45 games out of the bullpen and recorded a career-high 4 saves in 1998...retired 28 of 44 first batters faced...singled off Jerry Spradlin on June 7 at Philadelphia, for his first Major League hitb&on the disabled list July 13-Aug. 17 with a strained left elbowb& made a rehab start for Rochester on August 15 at Richmond, throwing 30 pitches in 2.0 innings.
earned a career-high 10 wins in 1997...his 10 wins was tied for the most among AL relievers with Seattle's Bobby Ayala and Texas' Danny Patterson...did not allow a home run over his last 14 appearances of the year (21.2 IP)...compiled a 20.1 scoreless innings streak, May 25-July 2, over nine appearances...opponents hit just .193 (27x140) with men on base, 4th best in the AL...held opponents to a .218 batting average overall, 8th best among the AL relievers...retired 41 of 53 first batters faced, 9th best ratio in the league...tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing no hits while striking out four in one appearance vs. Seattle in the Division Series...had two scoreless outings in the ALCS vs. Cleveland.
Was brought along slowly in spring training in 1996 while recovering from season-ending surgery... recorded his first pro save April 11 vs. Cleveland... won his first nine decisions, for the second best start in club history...was 8-1, 3.50 overall in relief (43.2 IP, 17 ER), including 38 strikeouts... made two starts on the year, April 25 and April 30, going 1-0, 6.75 (9.1 IP, 7 ER)...was placed on the DL on July 22 due to inflammation in his left shoulder...was activated on Aug. 2, appearing in two games before returning to the DL on Aug. 6 with recurrence of the inflammation... was activated again on Sept 27 and retired both batters faced on the final day of the season, Sept. 29 at Toronto... made two appearances in the Division Series vs. Cleveland, allowing one run in 1.0 IP...did not allow a run in three appearances in the ALCS vs. New York (2.0 IP).
Started the 1995 season in the Orioles rotation...was optioned to Rochester on May 26...made four starts for the Rochester and was 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA... recalled on June 20...went 2-3, 7.16 in 9 starts (44.0 IP, 35ER) before being moved to the bullpen... 0-2, 4.88 in 10 games in relief (31.1 IP, 17 ER)...made his first ML relief appearance on July 13 vs Kansas City after 59 ML starts...left the game on Aug. 24 at California with a shoulder strain, and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day...underwent surgery on his left shoulder on Sept. 8 to repair a tear of the labrum (cartilage in the shoulder joint)...the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.
Had three stints with the Baltimore in 1994, splitting time between Baltimore and Rochesterb&started the season with the Orioles going 1-5 with a 7.62 ERA in his first 5 starts before being placed on the 15-day DL with tendinitis in his left knee...was reinstated from the DL on May 21b&optioned to Rochester on May 22...recalled June 27 and made 2 starts, both no-decisions...optioned to Rochester on July 4...recalled July 31 to start the next day in Cal Ripken's 2000th consecutive game in Minnesota...tossed a 7-hit shutout (the O's first of the season and first in 139 games)...threw a 5-hit shutout in his next start, Aug. 6 at Milwaukee, becoming the first Baltimore pitcher to record back-to-back shutouts since Mike Mussina blanked the Twins in consecutive starts in '93...for his efforts, he was honored as the AL "Pitcher of the Week" for Aug. 1-7b&
Began the 1993 season as the Orioles' No. 4 starter but went on the DL on May 18 after 6 starts (1-2, 9.36)...underwent arthroscopic surgery that same day on his left knee to remove a loose fragment...rehabbed at Rochester in July and returned to the Orioles at the end of the month...entered the season with a streak of 53 consecutive homer-less innings, but allowed 16 in 85.2 innings, 1.68 per 9 innings, the 3rd highest ratio in the AL (min 10 homers) ...on Sept. 7, in a 3-2 loss vs. Seattle, he had a no-hitter with 2 out in the 7th, until Mike Blowers hit a 2-run homer...the only other hit he allowed that game was a solo homer to Dave Valleb&
Finished third among AL rookies with 77 strikeouts in 1992, despite not being recalled until July 8...averaged 7.3 strikeouts per 9 innings, 2nd among AL rookies trailing only Chicago reliever Roberto Hernandez (8.6)...in 2nd start, July 19 at Texas, took a no-hitter into the 6th, but left trailing 2-0 after 7.0 IP...threw a 5-hit shutout at New York on July 29, Baltimore's first shutout in Yankee Stadium since Scott McGregor beat Tommy John, 1-0, on Sept. 25, 1981...went 4-0, 2.19 in his first 5 starts, then lost 4 straight starts (9.00)...finished up strong, going 3-1, 2.35 in his last 6 starts, while Baltimore went 5-1 in those starts.
Was the youngest Oriole on the roster in 1991 at the age of 21...his contract was purchased from Hagerstown on Aug. 21...made his ML debut as starter Aug. 21 at Texas...got a no-decision in 4-3 Baltimore winb& allowed 3ER in 4.0 IP...at Hagerstown was named Eastern League "Pitcher of the Year"...finished third in the league with a 2.70 ERA and 115 strikeouts...averaged 9.7 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (106.2 IP, 115 K)...held opposing batters to a .194 average (73x377).
Spent the first half of the 1990 season at Frederick where he had the Carolina League's best strikeouts-to-walks ratio (103 to 21)...went from Frederick to Hagerstown in late July... twice fanned 16 batters in a game: May 8 (9.0 IP) vs. Kinston and May 30 (7.0 IP, faced 28 batters) vs. Salem, but didn't win either game.
Began 1989 with Erie...was leading the NY-Penn League in strikeouts and was 2nd in ERA when promoted to Frederick...pitched in the Florida Instructional League, where he fanned 46 in 32 innings and was 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA.
Made pro debut with Bluefield (Rookie) in 1988...pitched 2.0 innings for the Baltimore Orioles in an exhibition game at Rochester on July 25.