Charles Roderick Furbush…resides in South Portland, ME during the offseason…played college baseball at St. Joseph's College (2005-06) and LSU (2007)…selected the North Atlantic Conference Co-Player of the Year as a freshman with St. Joseph's going 7-1 with a 1.75 ERA…went 10-1, 2.89 as a sophomore before transferring to LSU for his junior season…played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in 2005-06.
Totals - Posted 2.08 ERA (5 ER, 21.2 IP) in 33 appearances before going on D.L. prior to All-Star break. ... Injury - On disabled list July 9-end of season with left biceps tendinitis and slight rotator cuff tear…transferred to 60-day DL Sept. 8. ... Nothing Doing - Did not allow a run in 29 of 33 appearances. ... Do the Splits - Limited left-handed batters to a .105 batting average (4x38) with zero extra-base hits. ... RISP - Held opponents to .056 (1x18) average with runners in scoring position (0x6 with RISP/2 outs). ... Stranded - Did not allow any of 16 inherited runners to score. ... First Batter Faced - Retired first batter faced in 24 of 33 appearances (72.7%). ... Roberto Clemente Award - Mariners nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, as player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.
Finished season 1-5, 3.61 with 1 save in 67 games (42.1 IP,40 H, 17 ER)... Was 1-2 with a2.45 ERA (33.0 IP, 9 ER) in 53 games with 6 walks and 43 strikeouts fromMay 5 to end of season…allowed runs in eight of ﬁnal 53 appearances... Ranks second on the team with 20 holds (T13th in AL), trailing only Yoervis Medina (21, 12th in AL)... Stranded 34 of 39inherited runners (87.2%)... Had a 1.82ERA in 35 games in Safeco Field(24.2 IP, 5 ER) compared to 6.11(17.2 IP, 12 ER) in 32 road games... 10.84 batters per 9.0 innings (51 SO, 42.1 IP), 15th amongst AL relievers... Notched ﬁrst save of season/career July 19 at Los Angeles (AL), retiring all 3batters faced in the 12th inning to protect a 3-2 lead... Struggled out of the gate this year, posting a 0-3, 7.71 (9.1 IP, 8 ER) mark inhis ﬁrst 14 games (March 31-May 4)
Appeared in team-high 71 games, posting a 3.74 ERA and a .199 opponent batting average. Tied for 10th in the AL in appearances and T13th with 20 holds. Became 8th pitcher in club history to record 20+ holds in a season. Averaged 11.08 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (80 K, 65.0 IP), 14th in the AL and 2nd-most in club history by a LH reliever (Oliver Perez, 12.57 in 2013). Stranded 39 of 57 inherited runners (68.4%)…T2nd among AL relievers in inherited runners. One of 7 relievers in club history to record 70+ appearances and 80+ strikeouts in a season. Held LH batters to a .173 average (19x110) with 5 extra-base hits allowed (2B - 4, HR - 1). Became the 8th reliever in club history (11th time) to record a sub .200 opponent batting average (min. 50 relief appearances)
Went 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA (14 ER,
46.1 IP) in 48 relief appearances...
averaged 10.29 K/9.0 IP (53 K) ... Led the team with a .174 opponent
batting average (28x161) ... Recorded a strikeout in 19
consecutive appearances May 13-
July 3, 2nd-longest by an AL reliever
trailing only Cleveland's Vinnie
Pestano (21), T8th-longest in MLB...
was tied for the 3rd-longest streak in
club history (see chart below) ... Held left-handed batters to a .147
batting average (11x75) with 29
strikeouts...3rd-best opp avg vs. LH
batters in AL (min. 40 AB) and 7th-best opp avg overall by AL reliever (.174/28x161) ... Ranked 8th among AL relievers with 0.95 WHIP (Walks+Hits per IP)...8th-lowest in club
history (record is 0.70 by Putz in '07) ... Recorded 22.2 consecutive scoreless innings May 17-June 30, the 4th-longest streak by
a relief pitcher in club history (see chart)...during streak posted 12.9 K/9.0 IP (31 K, 21.2
IP) and walked only 4 batters ... Strung together 11.1 consecutive hitless innings May 15-June 12 ... Was the 2nd pitcher in the 6-pitcher combined no-hitter June 8 vs. Dodgers (0.2 IP) ... On the disabled list July 18-Aug. 16 with strained left tricep...left game July 17 at KC after
only 1 BF...made 5 rehab appearances at AAA Tacoma ... Posted 5.00 ERA (5 ER, 9.0 IP) with .281 OPP Avg (9x32, 5 BB) in 14 appearances
after returning from DL...in first 34 apps recorded 2.17 ERA (9 ER, 37.1 IP) and limited
opponents to a .147 batting average (19x129, 11 BB) ... Was on the Mariners 28-man Opening Day roster in Japan, but did not pitch...optioned
to AAA Tacoma on April 4.
Split season between the Mariners
(11 G/10 GS), Detroit (17 G/2 GS) and
AAA Toledo (10 G/9 GS)...Acquired from Detroit on July
30 along with Casper Wells (of),
Francisco Martinez (inf) and PTBNL
(C. Ruffin) in exchange for David
Pauley (rhp) and Doug Fister (rhp)...Went 3-7, 6.62 ERA (39 ER, 53.0 IP)
with 41 strikeouts with the Mariners...Was 3-9, 6.83 ERA (45 ER, 59.1 IP)
with 48 strikeouts as a starter; 1-1,
2.42 ERA with 19 strikeouts as a
reliever...Struck out career-high 8 batters in
W#4 Sept. 19 at Cleveland (5.0,10,6,6,1,8,2 HR)...Tossed career-high 7.1 innings, starting with 7.0 shutout innings, in L#8 Sept. 7 vs. LAA...
retired 19 in a row between 1st & 7th innings...in 8th retired first batter then gave up
single, walk, 2-run double before leaving game (charged with run after he left game)...Made Mariners debut July 31 in relief, tossing 1.0 IP vs. Tampa Bay (1 H, 1 ER), allowing
a solo HR to the first batter faced...Earned the win in his Major League debut on May 23 vs. Tampa Bay (w/DET), tossing 3.2
scoreless innings in relief (3.2,2,0,0,1,3,HB)...Went 1-3 with a 3.62 ERA (13 ER, 32.1 IP) in 17 games, 2 starts in two stints with Detroit
(May 21-July 9 & July 20-30)...Began season with AAA Toledo in the International League...went 5-3, 3.17 ERA (19 ER,
54 IP) in 10 G/9 GS...limited opponents to a .180 average (35x194)...Recorded back-to-back 7.0-inning CG's April 21 vs. Indianapolis and April 27 at
Syracuse...struck out 9 in 1-hit ShO April 27 at Syracuse.
Second among all minor league pitchers with a combined 183 strikeouts between Single A Lakeland, Double A Erie and
Triple A Toledo during the 2010 season ... Assigned to Lakeland to begin the season -- selected to the Florida State League's mid-season all-star squad ... Fanned a season-high 13 batters on May 10 versus Charlotte -- posted a double-digit strikeout total in three other starts
with Lakeland, fanning 10 batters on both May 20 versus St. Lucie and May 30 at Palm Beach and 12 batters on May
25 versus Tampa ... Tabbed the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for May 24-30 after posting a 1-0 record, 1.93 ERA (14.0IP/3ER)
and 22 strikeouts in two starts ... Named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May after compiling a 2-1 record, 1.76 ERA (41.0IP/8ER) and
61 strikeouts in six starts -- led the Florida State League with a 1.76 ERA and 61 strikeouts during the month ... Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie on June 24 ... Fanned 11 batters on July 6 versus Bowie ... Tied for fourth in the Eastern League with 33 strikeouts in four starts during July, while he finished 10th with a 3.08 ERA
(26.1IP/9ER) ... Had his contract transferred from Erie to Toledo on July 21 ... Tied for third in the International League with three wins during August ... Named the 26th-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.
Spent the entire 2009 season with Lakeland, finishing second on the staff with 93 strikeouts ... Finished 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA (19.0IP/6ER) in four outings (three starts) during April ... Tabbed the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for July 27-August 2 after he earned the win and fanned a
season-high 10 batters over six shutout innings of work on July 28 versus Palm Beach ... Tied for 12th in the Florida State League with a 2.49 ERA (25.1IP/7ER) in five starts during July.
Sidelined the entire 2008 season with a left elbow sprain.
Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers after being selected by Detroit in the fourth round of the
June 2007 draft ... Fanned a season-high 10 batters on July 10 versus the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays -- equaled the high with 10
strikeouts for Single A West Michigan on August 13 at Wisconsin ... Had his contract transferred from the Gulf Coast League Tigers to West Michigan on July 17 ... Compiled a 3-0 record, 1.47 ERA (30.2IP/5ER) and 27 strikeouts in five outings (four starts) during August -- finished
seventh in the Midwest League with a 1.47 ERA during the month ... Finished 1-0 with a 10.57 ERA (7.2IP/9ER) and 10 strikeouts in two starts during the Midwest League playoffs ... Named the 21st-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America.