Chad Alan Girodo...Attended Mississippi State University...Was a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Given the Buffalo Bisons 2016 Community Service Award for his work in community appearances and youth clinics.
Played all season for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and allowed three home runs over 47.2 innings...Has surrendered only 11 home runs over 245.0 minor-league innings (3-HR in 10.1 MLB innings) ... Went 4-for-5 in save opportunities ... Posted an 0-3 record with a 3.51 ERA prior to the All-Star Break, then went 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA the rest of the way ... Made a start on April 27 at Norfolk, allowing just three hits over three scoreless innings...His only other professional start came in 2014 with Advanced-A Dunedin ... Landed on the DL on June 19...Pitched one scoreless inning of rehab for Dunedin on Aug. 3 before returning to the Bisons' lineup on Aug. 6.
On April 22 vs. OAK made his Major League debut, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings after being called up from Buffalo (AAA)...Spent the majority of the season with Buffalo (AAA), appearing in 29 games...Allowed 15 earned runs over 35.2 IP (3.79 ERA) with opponents hitting .321 off of him...Posted a 2.08 ERA (5ER/21/1 IP) over his first 18 games of the year with the Bisons before allowing 10 earned runs in 13.0 IP in August.
Did not allow a run from May 17-July 10, 2015 - a span of 20.1 innings beginning while with Advanced-A Dunedin and extending through his promotion to Double-A New Hampshire on June 10...Was named a Mid-Season All-Star ... Was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo and made his debut on Sept. 1, 2015 vs. Syracuse, throwing one scoreless inning ... Surrendered just one home run over his 60.1 innings pitched in 2015, posting a 0.1 home runs per nine rate ... Was a member of the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League in 2015…His 1.80 ERA ranked 5th on the team...Was named to the Rising Stars team.