Dale Scott Thayer... he and his wife, Lisa, have four daughters: twins, Charlotte and Haley, Ella and Layla…graduate of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA...attended both Santa Ana Junior College and Chico State University... originally signed by Padres' scout Mal Fichman.
Set career-bests in wins (four), ERA (2.34), appearances (70), innings pitched (65.1 IP), WHIP (1.06) and games finished (25) for San Diego...Among Padres relievers, ranked tied for first in appearances, tied for second in wins, first in innings, tied for second in strikeouts (62) and second in ERA...Allowed just one run over his first 18 appearances of the season, pitching to a 2-0 record with a 0.53 ERA (1 ER, 17.0 IP)...Worked scoreless ball in 56 of his 70 outings, including 37 of his last 46 outings of the season...Had a season-best 15-game, 14.0-inning scoreless streak from 4/6 - 5/6…in terms of games, the streak was the second-longest of his career and the third-longest by a Padres reliever in 2014.
In his second campaign with the Padres and first spending the entire season at the big league level, set career-bests in wins (3), losses (5), appearances (69), innings (65.0 IP), strikeouts (64) and ERA (3.32)...Posted a 2.59 ERA (14 ER, 48.2 IP) with 48 strikeouts in his first 50 relief appearances...had a 5.51 ERA (10 ER, 16.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts over his final 19 appearances...Amongst Padres relievers, ranked 2nd in appearances (69), 3rd in innings (65.0), tied for 1st in strikeouts (64) and 3rd in ERA (3.32)...Had a 2.80 ERA (11 ER, 35.1 IP) in 35 appearances at home while recording a 3.94 ERA (13 ER, 29.2 IP) in 24 appearances on the road...Allowed only six hits in 34 at bats (.176) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Tossed 15.0 consecutive scoreless innings (June 25-July 30), limiting opposing hitters to a .236 (13-for-55) batting average over 15 appearances.
In his first campaign with the Padres, set career-highs in nearly every pitching category, including
games (64), innings (57.2), wins (two), saves (seven), strikeouts (47) and ERA (3.43).
Signed by the Padres as a minor league free agent on 12/6/11.
His 64 games pitched in were the third-most among all National League rookies and second-most on the team
behind Brad Brach's 67 games.
His seven saves were the most among all NL rookies and ranked third-most among all Major League rookies.
Began the season with Triple-A Tucson, making seven appearances for Tucson, working scoreless baseball in
each outing over 8.1 innings.
Was selected from Tucson on 4/26 and worked scoreless ball over his first 10 outings from 4/29/5/20.
Converted his first save of the season on 5/7 vs. COL, stepping in for Huston Street on the 15-day DL...the save
was the second of his career and first since his Major League debut on 5/22/09 at FLA for TB, a 3.0-inning save.
Earned his first career win on 6/25 at HOU with a scoreless inning of work.
In 34 outings at Petco Park, went 1-1 with five saves and a 2.08 ERA(7 ER/30.1 IP), as opposed to a 1-1 record
with a 4.94 ERA(15 ER/27.1 IP) in 30 outings on the road.
After the All-Star Break, went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA(8 ER/32.0 IP) over 36 appearances after going 1-2 with a 4.91
ERA(14 ER/25.2 IP) in 28 outings prior to the break.
Ended the season by working scoreless ball in each of his last 12 outings and 9.0 innings pitched from 9/10-10/3.
Went on paternity leave from 8/24-27 after the birth of he and his wife's, Lisa, third child on 8/24, their third daughter.
u In traditional save situations (would-be last innings), converted seven of eight opportunities.
u Worked scoreless ball in 52 of his 64 outings overall in 2012.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Buffalo, also making 11 relief appearances for the Mets...Allowed four runs on the season, spread over four of his 11 outings...tagged with the loss in three of those appearances...Led the Bisons and tied for fifth in the International League with 21 saves...also led his team and was tied for third in the IL with 54 appearances...Limited opponents to a .214 average (54-for-252) in his time with Buffalo.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Durham, making 46 relief appearances...Recalled by TB on 8/6 and made one Big League appearance, allowing six runs over 2.0 innings 8/7 at TOR...optioned following the game...Recalled again on 8/21 and was optioned 8/24 before making an appearance.
Twenty-eight-year-old pitched in 11 games
over three different tours with the Rays in
2009, his first action at the major league level...Was up May 22-29, July 23-26 and Sep 8
through season's end...Made his major league debut the same day
he was recalled, May 22 at FLA, and recorded
a 3-inning save in a 15-2 win (3-H, 1-R)...
became the first Ray to earn a save in his ML
debut and the first to do it in the majors since
SEA Emiliano Fruto on May 14, 2006 at LAA...Was promoted when Scott Kazmir and Troy
Percival were DL'd...pitched in 3 games during
that first stint...was promoted a second time
when Chad Bradford was shelved...sent back
four days later when Brian Shouse came off
the DL...pitched in three games, all scoreless...Was then summoned a 3rd time Sep 8 a day
after the Rays day-night doubleheader at Yankee
Stadium...worked in five games his last
tour, allowing three home runs (BOS Kevin
Youkilis, TEX Ian Kinsler, NYY Juan Miranda)...For Triple-A Durham, was 2-5 with a team-high
17 saves and a 2.27 ERA over 51 relief apps...
was one of two Durham players to make the
midseason International League All-Star
Team, joining Reid Brignac...is a 6-time minor
league All-Star...In 7 minor league seasons has compiled a 28-
20 record, 149 saves and a 2.32 ERA.
Spent the entire 2008 season with Durham,
going 3-1 with 9 saves and a 2.77 ERA...led
the Bulls pitching staff with 52 appearances...
averaged 10 SO/9 IP...During the first half went 2-0 with 9 saves and
a 1.46 ERA (49.1-IP, 42-H, 8-ER, 17-BB, 57-SO)
to earn a spot on the IL All-Star Team...after
the break went 1-1 with a 6.16 ERA (19-IP, 31-H,
13-ER, 7-BB, 19-SO)...opponents hit .227 before
the break and .356 after (.268 overall)...Tossed 24.2 consecutive innings without allowing
an earned run from May 18-July 4...Allowed only two home runs in 68.1 innings...Was added to the 40-man roster on Nov 20.
In 2007 with Double-A Montgomery led
the Southern League in saves (21) for a third
straight season and led the organization...
posted a 2.26 ERA and a perfect 9-0 record
in 59.2 innings of relief with the Biscuits prior
to his promotion to Durham in August...held
opponents to a .187 average.
Once again led the Southern League in saves, making 57 appearances for Double-A Mobile in his final year in the Padres organization (rejoined the Padres in 2011)...Ranked second in the SL in appearances and finished the season with Triple-A Portland...Traded to TB on 9/15 as the player to be named in the 8/25 deal that sent OF Russell Braynan to SD.
Led the Southern League with 27 saves for Double-A Mobile and was named to the SL All-Star team.
Split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A Mobile...Ranked second in the California League with 23 saves.
Made his professional debut for Single-A Fort Wayne and was named to the Midwest League's mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Pitched a perfect ninth in the ML All-Star Game, picking up the win for the East squad.