Casey Michael Fien…he and his wife, JoAnn have a daughter, Jordan Avery, and a son, Shane Maddux…2002 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in La Palma, CA…attended William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA, where he went 6-3, 2.48 ERA in 2003…also attended Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA, where he went 3-2, 2.93 ERA in 2004; and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo from 2005-06…along with a childhood friend, created a social media polling app called QVO (stands for Question/Vote) in 2012, with the purpose to collect instant polling data via Twitter, Facebook, email and texting…involved with Cheerful Givers which supports helping children in need.
Totals - Combined to go 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA (24 ER, 39.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts in 39 relief appearances with Minnesota and Los Angeles-NL...Start - Began the season with Minnesota, where he went 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA (12 ER, 13.2 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 3 walks in 14 games...New Start - Claimed off waivers from Twins by Los Angeles-NL on May 7...Under the Sun - Went 0-1 with a 4.21 ERA (12 ER, 25.2 IP) with 23 strikeouts and 7 walks in 25 relief appearances with Los Angeles-NL...Strikes - In 39 games, had 1-or-fewer walks in 38 games…30 outings with zero walks.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for third straight season...Made nine appearances before being placed on 15-day disabled list April 30, with a right shoulder strain....Pitched in three games on rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester May 23-27 and was reinstated from disabled list May 29....Did not walk a batter in first 15 games (14.1 IP) April 9-June 5...matched his 15-game streak without issuing a walk again (13.1 IP) July 18-August 16...four of his eight walks on the season came in his first 50 games (through September 1... 16 of first 18 appearances were scoreless April 9-June 20, posting a 2.21 ERA (20.1 IP, 5 ER) in that span....Posted a 0.96 ERA (18.2 IP, 2 ER) in 17 August games, leading baseball in games during the month and third in ERA....Appeared in 60th game September 25 at Detroit, giving him three straight seasons of 60-plus appearances....Finished with 63.1 innings pitched, tying single-season career-high (2014)....Ranked second among all relievers in baseball in fewest walks-per-9.0 IP (1.14) and second in walks (8) among relievers with a minimum of 50.0 innings pitched; the eight walks also tied John Candelaria's 1990 total for fewest in club history and the 1.14 BB-per-9.0 IP ratio set a club record for a reliever.... Held right-handed hitters to a .227 (32-for-141) batting average and left-handers to a .282 (29-for-103) average....Ranked second on the club in games (62) and holds (18)
Made Twins Opening Day roster for second time in career...20 of first 22 appearances were scoreless March 31-May 27, posting a 1.71 ERA (21.0 IP, 4 ER) in that span...Earned three wins in a four-game span April 13-23, including wins in consecutive appearances April 13 vs. Kansas City and 17 vs. Toronto...It extended his career-high win-streak to seven, dating back to July 19, 2013...Recorded a hold in six straight appearances May 9-21...Posted a 1.38 ERA (13.0 IP, 2 ER) in 14 May appearances...Went 26 straight games (25.0 IP) without allowing a home run, until allowing a homer to George Springer June 8 vs. Houston...Earned first career save June 11 at Toronto, tossing 1.1 scoreless inning, his 148th career game...Recorded 15 holds pre-All-Star break, tied for third most in the AL and tied ninth most in baseball...Tied single-season career-high with 73rd, and final, appearance September 23 vs. Arizona...Set career-highs in innings pitched (63.1) and wins (5, tied)...Walked just 10 batters on the season, tied for sixth fewest in baseball among all relievers (minimum of 50.0 IP)...Posted a walks-per-9.0 innings ratio of 1.42, seventh best in the AL among relievers...never walked more than one batter in an outing...Finished third in the AL in holds (26) and eighth in baseball...tied for fifth in the AL in games.
Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in career... Went 25 consecutive right-handed batters faced without allowing a hit May 23-June 23... Walked just one batter in a 28-game span (26.2 IP) May 28-August 3, including 20 straight games (18.2 IP) without issuing a walk May 28-July 13... Posted a 0.87 ERA (10.1 IP, 1 ER) in 11 June appearances and a 0.75 ERA (12.0 IP, 1 ER) in 13 July appearances... Set a single-game career-high with four strikeouts (2.0 IP) June 23 at Cleveland and again July 26 at Seattle... Allowed just two runs in a 30-game span (28.1 IP) May 28-August 9, posting a 0.64 ERA and an opponents batting average of .160 (15-for-94) with two walks allowed in that span... Made career-high 73 appearances, tied for seventh most in the AL... Held right-handed hitters to a .213 (29-for-136) batting average with six extra-base hits, while lefties hit .242 (22-for-91) with eight extra-base hits... Led Twins relievers in wins with five.
Was an invite to Twins spring training and reassigned to minor league camp April 1, reporting
to Triple-A Rochester. ... Recorded a save in first appearance for Red Wings, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning April 5 at Syracuse. ... Went 2-5, 4.30 (46.0 IP, 22 ER) with opponents batting .228 and recorded nine saves in 12
opportunities in 33 games for Red Wings before having contract selected by Twins July 5 when
Nick Blackburn was optioned. ... Made Twins debut with 1.0 scoreless inning of relief with one hit allowed July 8 at Texas, his first
major league appearance since July 20, 2010 vs. Texas (with Detroit). ... Earned first major league win, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings July 20 at Kansas City. ... Ranked seventh in AL in ERA (2.12) after the All-Star break and 10th in opponent batting average (.194). ... 28 of his 35 appearances were scoreless...allowed just one run five times and two runs two times.
Was an invite to Houston's Spring Training...started the season with Triple-A Oklahoma...Appeared in nine games before being placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, April 30...went on rehab assignment with GCL Astros, June 25...reinstated, June 30...Pitched in 12 games for the Red Hawks and was released by Houston's organization, August 2.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple A Toledo after returning to the organization as a minor league free agent
on March 19... opened the season in Major League camp with the Tigers before he was claimed off waivers by Boston on
March 1 and then Toronto on March 4, before he was ultimately released by the Blue Jays on March 17... had two stints with
the Tigers, appearing in two games and posting a 10.12 ERA (3ER/2.2IP)... with Toledo, was 3-3 with eight saves and a 2.60
ERA (18ER/62.1IP) in 44 relief appearances... was second among all International League relievers with 1.73 walks per nine
innings, while he was third with 9.82 baserunners per nine innings... fanned a season-high four batters for the Mud Hens on
April 10 vs. Louisville... compiled a 0.53 ERA (1ER/17.0IP) over 11 outings from April 13-May 12... posted a 1.26 ERA (2ER/14.1IP
in 10 appearances during May... recorded a 1.45 ERA (18.2IP/3ER) over a 13-outing stretch, June 10-August 1... had his contract
purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on June 29 and played in one game with Detroit before he was optioned back to Toledo
on July 3... joined the Tigers for a second time as he was recalled from Toledo on July 20 -- made one appearance with the club before he was optioned back to Toledo on July 21... had his
contract designated for assignment by the Tigers on July
25, before it was outrighted to Toledo on July 28... limited
right-handed batters to a .217 batting average (28x129)
with Toledo... lefties hit .257 (26x101) against him.
Spent the majority of the 2009 season with Triple A Toledo, before seeing his first major league action during two
separate stints with the Tigers...Second among all International League relievers with 10.24 strikeouts per nine innings, while he was third with 1.86
walks per nine innings and fourth with 10.55 baserunners per nine innings...Topped the Mud Hens staff with 14 saves...Did not allow a run over eight straight outings June 9-29, fanning 16 batters over 11.2 scoreless innings...Fanned a season-high five batters for the Mud Hens on July 9 versus Louisville -- matched the high with five strikeouts
on August 16 at Louisville...Had his contract purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on July 25 -- made his major league debut on July 26 versus the
Chicago White Sox, fanning two batters in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief...Established a career high with three strikeouts on July 29 at Texas...Optioned to Toledo on August 4...Tied for second in the International League with six saves during August...Limited righthanded batters to a .218 batting average (29x133) with Toledo...lefties hit .268 (22x82) against him...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo for the remainder of the season on September 1...Worked a career-high three innings of relief for the Tigers on September 15 versus Kansas City -- equaled the high with
three innings of relief on October 2 versus the Chicago White Sox...Named the 27th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America...Appeared in five games for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season, posting a 0-1 record, 1.59
ERA (5.2IP/1ER) and five strikeouts.
Compiled a 5-3 record, 2.82 ERA (60.2IP/19ER) and 13 saves in 52 outings between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo during the 2008 season...Selected to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad with Erie...Posted a 0.71 ERA (12.2IP/1ER) in nine appearances during April...Converted each of his final 11 save opportunities for the SeaWolves May 27-July 20...Finished 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA (19.1IP/4ER) and nine saves over his final 20 outings with Erie June 1-July 25...Did not allow a run in 11 straight appearances June 1-June 28, fanning 15 batters in 10.2 innings of work...Tied for fourth in the Eastern League with five saves during June...Promoted to Toledo from Erie on July 28...Posted a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP/1ER) and nine strikeouts over his final seven outings with the Mud Hens August 9-30...Transferred back to Erie from Toledo on August 28 -- did not appear in a game with the SeaWolves before returning
back to Toledo on August 30...Compiled a 2-0 record, 1.84 ERA (14.2IP/3ER), two saves and 15 strikeouts in 12 appearances for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season.
Topped all Midwest League relievers with 11.36 strikeouts per nine innings for Single A West Michigan during the 2007
season, while he tied for fifth with 10.03 baserunners per nine innings...Fanned a season-best five batters on April 9 versus Lansing -- equaled the high with five strikeouts on May 21 at Beloit
and June 28 versus Lansing...Tossed a season-high five innings of relief on June 28 versus Lansing...Finished 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA (15.1IP/2ER) and three saves in eight outings during June...Compiled a 2-0 record, 1.26 ERA (14.1IP/2ER) and one save in nine appearances during July...Limited righthanded batters to a .199 batting average (30x151)...lefties hit .294 (25x85) against him...Appeared in four games during the Midwest League playoffs, registering three saves as he fanned 13 batters in 7.2
scoreless innings of work.
Made his professional debut with Single A Oneonta after being selected by the Tigers in the 20th round of the June
2006 draft...Did not allow a run in eight straight outings July 4-26, tossing 17.0 scoreless innings...Fanned a season-high six batters on July 7 at Tri-City...Tossed a season-best five innings of relief on July 13 versus Staten Island...Compiled a 0.87 ERA (31.0IP/3ER) in 15 appearances during July and August.