Until he made his major league debut, Chris spent each offseason working for his father’s masonry business in California…the company’s services include brick repair, bricklaying, brickwork, custom stonework installation and decorative wall construction…he said working for his father replaced his offseason lifting program: “Pick up 80-pound sacks of mortar, all the brick, you’ve got to move the material, make scaffolding. You do not want to go to the gym afterward. That was my strength and conditioning.”...Chris is a third cousin of National Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio and Red Sox Hall of Famer Dom DiMaggio…he met Joe once at a family reunion when he was 6 years old but “didn’t realize who he actually was at the time”… he made his Red Sox debut at Yankee Stadium and took time before the game to snap a photo of Joe DiMaggio’s plaque in Monument Park, according to the Boston Globe...Chris and his wife, Callie, married in November 2020 at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro.
Made nine apps (six starts) over three stints in his first season with the Red Sox…was on the active roster from July 27–Aug 5, Aug 16 and Aug 29 through the end of the season...Went 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA (22-IP, 9-ER) in six apps (four starts) in September…this stretch lowered his ERA from 7.88 to 4.80...On Aug 1 at NYY, made his Red Sox debut with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief in a 5-2 loss...On Aug 16 at NYY, made his second app of the season and first career start…allowed four runs in three IP—including a 2-run homer by Mike Ford in the 3rd inning—and suffered the loss.
Made his ML debut with the Mets...In 9 relief outings across 5 stints with the club, posted a 5.51 ERA (10 ER/16.1 IP) with 11 SO, 5 BB, and 0 HR allowed. 6 of his ML outings were longer than 1.0 IP. Spent the majority of 2019 with Triple-A Syracuse after beginning the campaign with Double-A Binghamton. On the 7-day IL from 4/27 (retro to 4/25) through 5/6 with a back strain. Through June, had a 3.59 ERA (29 ER/72.2 IP) in 12 starts between the Double- and Triple-A levels. On 6/16 with Syracuse, held Gwinnett scoreless over a season-high 8.0 innings (8 SO, 2 H, BB). Selected to the ML roster on 6/26. Made his ML debut on 6/29 vs. ATL...Allowed 1 run over 4.0 relief innings (5 H, HBP, 2 SO). 5 of his final 6 appearances of the season came in the majors. Did not allow a hit or run in his final 3 ML outings of the season, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings in September. Following the season, played for Toros of the Dominican Winter League...Was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) over 6 appearances (2 starts).
In sixth professional season, posted 4-7 record with 3.01 ERA (146.2 ip/49 er) in 28 games (26 starts) for Double-A Jacksonville...Owned 18.00 ERA (2.0/4) in two relief outings, while posting a 2.80 ERA (144.2/45) as starter...Established career highs in games, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts (93)...Among Marlins farmhands, ranked third among qualifying pitchers (min. 100 IP) in ERA, and fourth in innings pitched, walks (41), and opponents average (.251)...Ranked second among Jacksonville pitchers in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts... ERA ranked fifth among qualifying Southern League starters...Two of first six appearances were out of bullpen, including first appearance of season, April 6 at Mississippi. Second bullpen outing was on May 1 vs. Mobile...Over first six appearances, was 0-1 with 4.88 ERA (24.0/13) and three home runs allowed. Over final 20 starts of season, posted 4-6 record with 2.64 ERA (122.2/36) and only allowed four HR...Dropped five straight decisions from May 28-July 29, despite a 3.05 ERA (62.0/21) over those 12 starts. Tossed 17.0 consecutive scoreless frames over three starts from June 13-25...Tossed career-high 8.1 innings on August 3 at Biloxi, allowing no runs and just two hits...Struck out career-best nine over 6.0 innings in following start, Aug. 10 vs. Mississippi.