Daniel Lee Jennings...On Twitter: @LtDanJennings...Originally signed by Marlins scout Bob Oldis ... Seven-year MLB veteran ... Inked minor league deal with Angels Feb. 16, 2019, including Spring Training invite ... Has appeared in Majors with four organizations (Marlins, White Sox, Rays & Brewers) ... Attended University of Nebraska…Was All-Big 12 honorable mention as a junior and had a 6-3 record and 3.39 ERA for Cornhuskers…Graduated from Valley HS (IA)…Won back-to-back state titles (2004-05)…Named first team All-State in 2005 going 9-0 with a 0.85 ERA.
Appeared in 72 games in 2018 for Brewers, which was second-most on Club behind Jeremy Jeffress (73)...Made first Major League start, Sept. 24 at St. Louis as an "opener" and retired only batter faced (Matt Carpenter)...Was not on Milwaukee's postseason rosters.
Was one of three veteran relievers acquired by the Rays in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, along with Sergio Romo and Steve Cishek…was acquired from the White Sox on July 27 and made his Rays debut that night at NYY...Combined to make a career-high 77 apps between the White Sox (48) and Rays (29), tied for 3rd in the majors and the most among lefties…recorded a 3.45 ERA (62.2-IP, 24-ER) between the two clubs…inherited 56 baserunners, 2nd in the majors to KC Peter Moylan (64).... Crafted a 1.15 ERA (15.2-IP, 2-ER) over his final 22 apps with the Rays, beginning Aug 11, and ended the season on a streak of 13 consecutive scoreless apps…posted a 16.88 ERA (2.2-IP, 5-ER) in his first 7 apps with the Rays, including a season-high 4 runs on Aug 9 vs. BOS... With the Rays, made apps of 0.0 IP (5), 0.1 IP (6), 0.2 IP (6), 1 IP (11) and 1.1 IP (1)…was called upon to face one batter eight times, and failed to record an out in 4 of those apps.... 60.9 pct. of his balls in play were grounders, according to Stats LLC, 7th among AL relievers… induced 8 GIDP, 9th among AL relievers... On May 30 vs. BOS, went a career-long 3.2 IP, yielding solo homers to Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts in the White Sox 13-7 loss... On July 29 at NYY, his second app with the Rays, inherited the bases loaded from Brad Boxberger with no outs in the 9th inning and yielded a walk-off single to Brett Gardner, the sixth time in his career he was on the mound for a walk-off loss... Yielded homers against lefties in consecutive apps, on Aug 27 at STL (Matt Carpenter) and on Aug 29 at KC (Eric Hosmer)…only yielded 2 XBH (1 HR) vs. LHB in his other 75 apps…the homer allowed to Carpenter was the first time in his career he yielded one to his only batter faced... Endured a career-long streak of 9 consecutive apps without a strikeout, July 24-Aug 11.
American League Relief Leaders: T2nd-Opp. GIDP (11); 3rd-GIDP/9.0 IP (1.63); 7th-ERA (2.08). Made a career-high 64 relief appearances in his second season with the White Sox … also established career highs with four wins, 60.2 IP and 10 holds … matched his career high with 46 strikeouts (also 2015) and allowed just one home run. Recorded a 1.49 ERA (6 ER/36.1 IP) in 35 appearances at home … 51 of his appearances were scoreless, 20 came with zero days rest and 17 last at least 1.1 IP. Posted a 1.13 ERA (1 ER/8.0 IP) in April, 0.77 (1 ER/11.2 IP) in June and 1.13 (1 ER/8.0 IP) in August. Allowed 42.0 percent (50-21) of inherited runners to score … first batters faced went 16-54 (.296) … limited left-handers to a .217 average (18-83). Made his season debut on 4/8 vs. Cleveland, allowing just one hit over 3.0 scoreless IP. Earned his first win on 5/9 at Texas, allowing just one hit and one walk in 3.0 scoreless IP … induced an inning-ending double play with the game-ending run on third base in the 10th inning. Suffered his first loss and blown save on 5/11 at Texas, allowing a game-tying single to Ian Desmond and game-winning single to Adrian Beltre in the sixth. Worked 1.0 scoreless IP and earned his second win on 5/31 at the Mets … surrendered a game-winning, two-RBI double to Bryce Harper in the fifth on 6/8 vs. Washington. Earned his third win despite allowing one hit and one walk over 1.1 scoreless IP on 6/23 at Boston … suffered his second loss on 7/20 at Seattle after allowing a game-ending, solo home run to Leonys Martin in the 11th inning. Was charged with his second blown save, but also earned his fourth win on 7/26 vs. the Cubs (0.2 scoreless IP) … inherited two baserunners and surrendered the game-tying hit toAnthony Rizzo in the ninth … Tyler Saladino recorded a game-ending single in the bottom of the frame. Suffered his third loss of the season on 7/29 at Minnesota after hitting a batter and issuing a walk over 0.1 IP … departed the game before Tommy Kahnle walked in the game-ending run. Earned his first career save on 8/9 at Kansas City, striking out Eric Hosmer for the final out of the game in the 10th. Recorded a season-high, 12-game scoreless streak from 8/25-9/17 … surrendered just five hits and recorded four holds and seven strikeouts over 8.2 IP during the streak. Surrendered three runs on three hits in 0.1 IP to snap his scoreless stretch on 9/23 at Cleveland … marked his first outing allowing multiple runs since 6/29 vs. Minnesota (three unearned). Registered a hold in consecutive games on 9/24 at Cleveland (0.1 scoreless IP) and 9/26 vs. Tampa Bay (0.1 scoreless).
Recorded career highs in games (53), IP (56.1), strikeouts (46) and holds (four) in his first season with the White Sox. ... Posted a 1.39 ERA (5 ER/32.1 IP) over 30 appearances in the second half, compared to a 7.50 mark (20 ER/24.0 IP) in 23 outings before the break … his 1.39 ERA in the second half was the second-lowest among American League relievers behind teammate Matt Albers (1.14). ... Registered a sub-3.00 ERA in April (2.70), July (2.53), August (0.00) and September (1.08) … by contrast, his ERA was 11.77 (17 ER/13.0 IP) from May-June. ... Limited opponents to a .234 average (30-128) at U.S. Cellular Field (.287 mark on the road). ... Surrendered three runs over 0.2 IP in his White Sox debut on Opening Day at Kansas City … made nine consecutive scoreless appearances following his debut from 4/10-5/3, allowing five hits with 10 strikeouts and three holds over 11.0 IP. ... His scoreless streak was snapped on 5/7 vs. Detroit (2 ER/1.2 IP) … surrendered a career-high six runs (three hits and three walks) on 5/9-1 vs. Cincinnati. ... Posted his third hold on 5/15 at Oakland (1.2 scoreless IP) … earned his first win with Chicago on 5/29 at Houston after recording two outs in the 10th … suffered the loss after allowing a game-ending single to Shin-Soo Choo on 6/4 at Texas. ... Was on the disabled list from 6/5-30 with inflammation on the left side of his neck … appeared in three injury rehabilitation games with Class AAA Charlotte from 6/22-28. ... Suffered the loss on 7/18 vs. Kansas City after allowing a game-winning, solo home run to Lorenzo Cain in the 13th inning … worked a career-high 3.2 IP (49 pitches). ... Made seven consecutive scoreless appearances from 8/4-28, allowing seven hits with eight strikeouts over 10.0 IP … did not allow an earned run (three unearned) over a span of 15 straight outings (15.2 IP) from 8/4-9/14. ... Recorded a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP) over his final 12 outings from 9/11-10/4, allowing six hits … worked 2.0 scoreless IP with three strikeouts on 9/14 vs. Oakland for his second win.
Tied his career highs in appearances (47) and strikeouts (38) over five stints with Miami: 3/31-5/1, 5/12-13, 5/24-6/18, 6/29-7/31 and 8/1-remainder of the season...Thirty-eight of his 47 appearances were scoreless … limited opponents to a .152 average (7-46) with RISP, .200 (4-20) with RISP/two outs and .200 (1-5) with the bases loaded...Posted a 0.74 ERA (2 ER/24.1 IP) at home and a 2.25 mark (4 ER/16.0 IP) on the road … his home ERA was the best in baseball among pitchers with at least 20 games...Made his first career Opening Day roster with the Marlins...Did not allow an earned run in 18.0 IP from 4/20-7/6 … threw a career-high 2.1 IP on 6/13 vs. Pittsburgh...Posted a 0.00 ERA (3.0 IP) over six scoreless appearances during interleague play...Was on the disabled list from 8/8-9/1 with a concussion … threw 7.1 scoreless IP over four outings with Class A Jupiter and the Gulf Coast League Marlins on a rehab assignment from 8/19-9/1...Recorded a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP) over his last 17 games of the season...Was traded by Miami to the White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Andre Rienzo on 12/11 (acquisition recommended by Bill Scherrer and Dave Yoakum).
Spent majority of season with Miami after being recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on May 27. Made 18 appearances with Zephyrs prior to joining Miami, going 4-2 with one save and a 1.80 ERA (25.0 IP/5 ER). Took loss in first appearance of season with Zephyrs, allowing three runs (two earned) in 1.2 innings at Nashville on April 4. Allowed just three earned runs over final 17 outings with NOLA, with a 1.16 ERA (23.1/3). Made first appearance with Fish on May 27 at Tampa Bay, allowing one hit in 1.1 innings. Suffered first career loss July 2 at Atlanta, giving up a season-high three runs on three hits without recording an out. Made 47 appearances with Miami, 36 of which were scoreless. Tied a career high with 2.0 innings on June 12 vs. Milwaukee. Had four additional appearances span 2.0 innings over remainder of season. Struck out career-best four Phillies on September 16 at Citizens Bank Park. Inherited third-most runners (24) among Marlins relievers, with seven coming around to score. Fared better on road, posting 2-2 record and 2.35 ERA (23.0/6) in 29 appearances, as opposed to a 0-2 mark and 5.60 ERA (17.2/11) in 18 games at Marlins Park.
Began campaign at Triple-A New Orleans before making four trips to Miami over course of season...Made 42 appearances for Zephyrs, posting a 1-3 record with two saves and a 3.14 ERA (51.2 IP/18 ER)...Appeared in 22 games for the Marlins, going 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA (19.0/4)...With New Orleans, tossed a season-high 3.0 innings three times, with two of those resulting in saves...Earned first 3.0-inning save on May 6 at Iowa, allowing just one hit while striking out two...Second 3.0-inning save came in his next appearance, May 10 vs. Tucson...In that game, allowed one hit while striking out two...Was recalled for first time on April 30 and made Major League debut against Arizona that day...Allowed no hits and walked one...Recalled for second time on May 25 and promptly recorded first career win that night against San Francisco, tossing 1.0 scoreless frame...Reached a season high with 2.0 innings pitched on Aug. 2 at Atlanta, allowing one hit and two walks...Tossed scoreless ball in each of his final 12 appearances of season (10.0 IP).
Combined to go 5-4 with a 5.27 ERA (56.1 IP/33 ER) in 45 appearances betweendouble-A Jacksonville and triple-A New Orleans, registering 56 strikeouts overall,along with 28 walks, a .284 opponents average and four saves...Earned victories for Suns in three consecutive appearances between May 4 and May 11; finished May at 4-1 with a save and a4.30 ERA (14.2/7) in 12 appearances...Final appearance for Jacksonville was on June 15, after which he was promoted to New Orleans and made triple-A debut onJune 21...Gave up just one earned run in final nine appearances (10.0 IP) and earned two saves with Zephyrs in last two outings of season...Went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA (12.0/6) in eight appearances for Surprise in Arizona Fall League; had 10 strikeouts and five walks, andsurrendered one home run.
Spent the entire season at double-A Jacksonville, posting a 4-2 record and 2.56 ERA in 37 appearances ... Of his 37 appearances, 15 spanned more than 2.0 innings while six were less than 1.0 inning ... Over his first 15 outings, went 2-1 and allowed eight earned runs in 21.0 innings (3.43 ERA). Surrendered just seven earned runs overhis final 22 appearances (1.99 ERA) ... Earned his first win of the season on April 10 vs. West Tenn. Allowed one run on one hit with three walks and one strikeout in his firstsave opportunity of the season ... Suffered his first loss on May 1 vs. Mississippi, allowing three runs on three hits with two walks in 0.2 inning. Marked his second of threesave opportunities on the season ... Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings at Birmingham on June 19, allowing just one walk in the outing ... Held opposing hitters to a .111 average (4x36) with runners on and two outs. Average dropped to 0.42 (1x24) with runners in scoringposition and two outs.
In his second professional season, spent time with three teams within the organization, beginningat single-A Greensboro, where he went 1-2 with a 2.74 ERA in 34 games...Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings on July 11 vs. Hagerstown...Struck out five on two seperate occasions; June 1 vs. Lakewood and July 6 vs. Lake County. Recorded at least one strikeout in 27of his 34 appearances, with 16 of those being multi-strikeout affairs...Promoted to Jupiter on August 6, appearing in eight games with the Hammerheads, owning no record and six saves with a 0.00ERA (11.2 IP)...Was six-for-six in save opportunities, earning his first career save on August 7 at Palm Beach...Earned promotion to double-A Jacksonville on August 30 and finished the season with 1.2 scoreless innings over three appearances.
After a 2008 season at Nebraska that saw him go 6-3 with a 3.39 ERA and earn All-Big 12 honorable mention, reported toJamestown, where he went 1-4 with a 3.53 ERA...ranked second on the staff in strikeouts and third in innings pitched...earned NYPennLeague All-Star honors.