Is married...wife's name is Chantelle...Has two children, daughter Drew and son Jordan...Graduated from Northgate (Calif.) High School, where he played baseball and football...Attended Diablo Valley College and also City College of San Francisco...Enjoys golf, chess, fishing and spending time with his kids.
Doug signed a minor league contract with Chicago, April 11, and was promoted from Triple-A Iowa prior to his May 14 start ... made nine starts for the Cubs before he was granted his unconditional release, June 29 ... In his Cubs debut May 14, took the loss surrendering three runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk, while fanning six in 5.0 innings in Chicago's 3-0, rain-shortened, 6.0-inning setback vs. San Francisco ... In his 300th career game, May 27, surrendered four runs (two earned) on four hits in 4.2 innings ... walked a season-high six, while fanning three in the Cubs 4-2 setback to Pittsburgh ... Snapped a career-high, six-game losing streak with the Cubs 3-1 victory over the Yankees, June 17 ... was charged with one run in a season-high 7.1 innings of work ... handcuffed the Yankees to three hits, while issuing three free passes and striking out four.
Was signed by Milwaukee as a free agent on 1/22.....signed through 2010 with a mutual option for 2011...Made 7 starts before going on the 15-day disabled list from 5/16-7/5 with pericarditis (inflammation of lining around heart)...Was reinstated on 7/6 and made one more start (7/9 vs. Pittsburgh) before returning to the DL on 7/16 with left elbow tendinitis (retro to 7/10)...On 10/2 underwent an ulnar nerve transposition and surgery to repair his left elbow flexor tendon.
Went 9-14 with a 4.12 ERA in 34 starts with Arizona...Produced 22 quality starts, which ranked third among National League lefthanders behind only the Dodgers' Randy Wolf (24) and the Astros' Wandy Rodriguez (23)...The Diamondbacks went 13-21 in his starts...Ranked fifth among National League left-handers with 203.1 innings...reached 200.0 innings for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2006 with the Brewers, when he also had 203.1 innings pitched...Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings in consecutive starts on 4/13 vs. St. Louis (L) and 4/18 at San Francisco (W) and again on 10/4 at Chicago-NL (W)...Led the Major Leagues with a career-high 103 walks.
Compiled a 6-8 record and 4.32 ERA in 26 starts, including 14 quality starts, despite missing 39 games on the disabled list from April 9-May 22 while undergoing treatment after having a cancerous thyroid removed...Was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on March 28 and then made his scheduled start that night in an exhibition game against Colorado at Chase Field...went 1-1 in his first 2 starts of the regular season, a 3-2 loss at Cincinnati on April 3 and a 10-5 win against the Dodgers at Chase Field on April 8...was placed on the disabled list on April 9 and underwent surgery on April 10 to remove his cancerous thyroid...Made 2 rehab starts in Tucson (AAA) before returning to the mound on May 23 at Atlanta and earning the win in the D-backs' 11-1 victory after allowing 1 run and 5 hits over 7.0 innings...Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings on July 5 against San Diego, allowing 3 runs and 7 hits with 7 strikeouts...recorded his 1,000th career strikeout after fanning the Padres' Edgar Gonzalez in the third inning...Tossed 6.2 perfect innings before allowing a single to Brian Giles on July 29 at San Diego...he allowed only 2 hits and 2 walks and struck out 8 in 7.2 scoreless innings in the D-backs' 3-0 win...Earned 5 consecutive no-decisions to end the season despite posting a 3.18 ERA (10 ER in 28.1 IP) in his last 5 starts from Sept. 3-25...went 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA (20 ER in 51.1 IP) in his final 9 starts from Aug. 13-Sept. 25, not allowing more than 3 earned runs in a start...Held opponents to a .282 average (160-for-568), with right-handers hitting .269 (116-for-431).
Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 19 of his 33 starts this season, going 11-4 with a 2.30 ERA (33 ER in 129.1 IP) in those contests...From July 13-Sept. 1, he went 7-1 with a 3.79 ERA (26 ER in 61.2 IP) with 45 strikeouts over 10 starts, with 8 of those being quality starts...Won a career-high-tying 5 straight games from July 13-Aug. 15...compiled a 3.13 ERA (16 ER in 46.0 IP) during the stretch, holding opponents to a .200 batting average (33-for-165)...On Aug. 3 at the Dodgers, tossed a season-high 8.0 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits bettering his career record against the Dodgers to 3-2 with a 1.04 ERA (4 ER in 34.2 IP) in 5 career starts...Won back-to-back starts on May 28 at Philadelphia and June 3 at the Mets, allowing 2 earned runs while striking out 11 in a combined 15.2 innings...Picked up a win in his first start after the All-Star break and would go on to win 5 of his next 7 starts, including 3 consecutive from Aug. 3-15, allowing 6 earned runs over 20.1 innings pitched...Won his first game for the D-backs on April 15, a 6-4 win vs. Colorado...Was 2-2 with a 2.79 ERA (9 ER in 29.0 IP) over 5 starts in April...On May 2 at the Dodgers, allowed an unearned run and struck out 7 in 7.0 innings...Broke a 51-at-bat hitless streak on June 19 vs. Tampa Bay, singling off J.P. Howell...In July, went 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA (13 ER in 32.2 IP) with 22 strikeouts over 5 starts...Tied for 14th in the National League with 19 quality starts, the third-highest total of his career.
2007 Postseason Highlights: Won his only start in the NLDS against the Cubs after allowing 4 runs off 5 hits with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched...tossed 5.0 innings in his NLCS start against Colorado, taking the loss after allowing 2 runs (1 earned) off 5 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Team's Opening Day starter finished with a .500 record, started at least 34 games and logged more than 200 innings for the third straight season, all with Milwaukee. ... Pitched a four-hit shutout to beat the Dodgers on Sept. 5 at Miller Park, retiring the final 16 hitters he faced for his seventh career complete game and his third career shutout. ... Ranked second in the National League issuing 102 walks. ... Brewers were 19-15 when he pitched, tops among team starters.
Set a Brewers National League record for strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher surpassing his previous mark (160) set last season...went 11-11 with a 3.84 ERA in career-best 35 starts for Milwaukee...established career highs in innings pitched, earned runs allowed, home runs allowed, walks and strikeouts...finished the season ranked in a tie for third in the National League with 208 K's...the 208 strikeouts led National League lefties and ranked third in the Majors behind Minnesota's Johan Santana (238) and New York's(A) Randy Johnson (211)...moved into third place all-time for strikeouts by a Brewers pitcher in a season behind Ben Sheets (264-2004) and Teddy Higuera (240-1987)...equaled the Brewers National League record for consecutive scoreless innings streak, also held by Jeff D'Amico (July 6-25, 2000), when he did not allow a run in 20.2 consecutive innings from May 16-June 1...the club mark for consecutive scoreless innings, 32.0, was set by Teddy Higuera (August 26-September 11, 1987)...struck out a career-high 11 batters in his July 24 outing at Cincinnati...his 23 quality starts led all Milwaukee pitchers and stood eighth in the NL...tied for fourth in the Majors with Houston's Roy Oswalt with 47 quality starts since 2004...only Houston's Roger Clemens (49), Minnesota's Johan Santana (49) and New York's (A) Randy Johnson (48) have thrown more quality starts in the last two seasons...at Miller Park, Doug went 8-5 alongside a 3.38 ERA in 19 starts in six May starts, Davis was 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA. . . tossed a pair of complete games in May...held right-handed hitters to a .228 average...logged his second career shutout on May 21 at Minnesota, limiting the Twins to just seven hits en route to the 6-0 win...equaled the longest losing streak of his career dropping four consecutive decisions, June 28-August 30...posted a 3.18 ERA in six July starts despite not recording any decisions...went 2-1 in September with a 2.52 ERA in six contests...at the plate, Davis recorded his first career extra-base hit on June 22 vs Chicago (N) with a two-run double...the RBI were also the first of his career...recorded a pair of three-game hitting streaks, August 14-25 and June 22-July 3...collected multiple hits for the first time in his career on July 3 vs Pittsburgh going 2-3 with a double and one run batted in.
Recipient of the Brewers Unsung Hero Award...went 12-12 with a 3.39 ERA in 34 starts...established career
marks in wins, losses, games, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts...equaled a Brewers National League franchise record with 12 wins joining Hideo Nomo (1999), Jimmy Haynes (2000), Jeff D'Amico (2000) and Ben Sheets (2004)...also established the Brewers NL franchise mark for strikeouts by a lefthanded pitcher with 166 surpassing Glendon Rusch (2002, 140)...tied for first among Brewers pitchers and ranked in a tie for third in the National League with teammate Ben Sheets with 24 quality starts...went 2-2 in May with a 1.99 ERA in six starts ...became the first lefthander in Brewers history and the fifth Brewers pitcher overall to record five wins in the month of June when he posted a 5-1 record alongside a 3.22 ERA...compiled a four-game winning streak, one shy of his career high, June 11-27...posted a 9-6 mark with a 3.46 ERA in the first half...won his career-best 12th decision in his last start of the season on September 30 at St. Louis with a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals...recorded an ERA of less that 3.25 in all but two months (July, 5.06 ERA & April, 5.46 ERA)...went 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his last two months of the season spanning 11 starts...managed to collect just one base hit, a single on July 30 vs Pittsburgh, and finished the season batting .016 (1-64)...lefthanded opponents batted .259 against Davis while righthanders hit .244...agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2006 season
on July 27.
Began the season with Triple A Oklahoma where he went 3-0 with a 3.25 ERA in four starts before being promoted to Texas...made one start with the Rangers on April 26 vs New York (A)...claimed off waivers by Toronto on April 30 and made 12 appearances/11 starts with the Blue Jays...went 4-6 with a 5.26 ERA with Toronto...was 4-5 with a 4.96 ERA as a starter and posted a 54.00 ERA in one relief appearance...granted free agency by Toronto on July 11...signed as a minor league free agent with Milwaukee on July 14 and made one start with Double A Huntsville posting a win before being promoted to Triple A Indianapolis...went 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in five starts with the Tribe...contract was purchased by the Brewers on August 10...went 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA in eight starts with Milwaukee...won his first decision with a complete game over the Reds on August 26 at Cincinnati...followed with a win in his next start on August 31 at Chicago (N) nearly going the distance (8.1 ip)...compiled a Brewers best 16.0 consecutive scoreless innings streak from August 16-31...third win with Milwaukee came on September 13 at San Francisco...equaled career high striking out eight hitters on September 25 at Houston despite suffering the loss...his other loss with the Brewers came on September 7 vs Chicago (N)...six of his eight starts with Milwaukee were .quality starts. (six or more innings pitched, three or fewer earned runs).
Doug combined to go 7-8, 4.98 (67 er/121 ip) in 19 starts with Texas and Oklahoma...Opened the season in the Rangers' rotation, going 2-0, 1.88 (5 er/24 ip) in his 1st 3 starts...Pitched his 1st major league complete game shutout, a 2-hitter, on April 11 vs. Oakland...Was the low-hit cg for a Ranger since consecutive one-hitters by Ken Hill and Roger Pavlik, May 3-4, 1996 at Detroit...Was 1st cg sho by a Rangers lefthander since Darren Oliver, July 16, 1997 vs. Toronto...Went 1-5, 7.06 (28 er/35 ip) in his final 7 starts, going 0-3, 8.04 in last 4 games after winning in Cleveland on May 3...Did not pitch as many as 6 innings in any of last 6 starts...Was optioned to Oklahoma on May 27...Opponents batted .290, .312 (49-157) vs. righthanded batters and .243 (18-74) against lefthanders...Issued 3 homers, April 26 vs. Cleveland, the only time has permitted more than one long ball in any of last 36 major league starts beginning April 29, 2001...Pitched 7 shutout innings of one-hit ball to defeat Nashville in 1st start with RedHawks on June 1 but was 3-3, 5.63 in final 8 outings...Won consecutive starts, June 21 and 26, despite allowing 12 runs in 13 innings...Longest stint was 8 innings in win vs. Tacoma on July 6...Fanned 8 batters twice...Opponents hit .290 (70-241)...Made final start on July 18 before missing rest of season with a strained left shoulder...Pitched in relief for Azucareros in the Dominican Republic, going 1-2, 4.76 in 9 starts.
Began the year at 2-1, 4.76 (9 er/17 ip) in 3 starts, then was 0-3, 6.16 (13 er/19 ip) in next 4 outings...Was optioned to Oklahoma on May 16 at 2-4, 7.00...Was recalled on May 31, losing that night to Kansas City...From then on, went 9-5, 3.77 (61 er/145.2 ip) in final 22 starts...Went 3-3 in 1st 12 games in that span, defeating Oakland on June 22 to snap 0-4, 8-start winless streak...Beginning Aug. 10 was 5-0, 3.97 (20 er/45.1 ip) in next 7 starts, the longest winning streak by a Texas pitcher in 2001 and the longest of his career...Streak ended with loss to Seattle on Sept. 24...Overall, was 1-2, 5.68 (12 er/19 ip) in final 3 outings...Worked 6 or more innings in 22 of 30 starts with a high of 8 innings 4 times...Lone complete game was an 8-inning 1-0 loss in season's final start on Oct. 6 in Seattle...Allowed 1st inning homer to Bret Boone before finishing with 7 scoreless frames...Won both starts for the RedHawks, May 21 vs. New Orleans and May 26 against Nashville and is ...Fanned 7 in each game...Opponents batted .189 (10-53).
Was 4-5, 5.54 in 13 starts and 3-1, 4.88 in 17 relief appearances with Texas...Ranked 3rd on the staff in wins (7), tied for 4th best among A.L. rookies...His 13 starts were the most for a Ranger rookie since Julio Santana (14) in 1997...Overall, was 15-9 in 42 games/25 starts with Texas and Oklahoma, the 2nd most victories of any pitcher in the organization behind Rick Helling (16 with Texas)...Tied for 2nd at Oklahoma in wins (8)...Began season at Oklahoma, going 2-1, 1.93 in 4 starts before recall by Rangers on April 26...Became the 1st lefthander to make his 1st major league start as a Ranger since Terry Burrows, July 4, 1995 at Cleveland, in a 7-6 loss to Oakland on May 7...Recorded his 1st big league victory in next start, May 12 at Anaheim, the 1st Rangers rookie lefthander to win a start since Brian Bohanon on Aug. 2, 1991 at Milwaukee...Was optioned to Oklahoma on May 8 at 1-1, 8.82...Returned from the RedHawks on July 12 for remainder of season...Entered rotation on Aug. 5 and was 3-3, 4.80 in 9 outings the rest of the way...Went 3-1, 2.28 (12 er/47.1 ip) in span of 7 starts, Aug. 20-Sept. 20...Worked 15 consecutive scoreless innings over 3 starts, Aug. 20-30, the longest scoreless streak by a Texas starter in 2000...Had the Rangers only 9-inning complete game of the season, pitching a 9-hit, 6-2 victory in Boston on Aug. 20. Was the Rangers 1st complete game win since Rick Helling, Aug. 27, 1999 vs. Toronto...Was the Rangers 1st cg win by a lefthander since Darren Oliver, May 9, 1998 vs. Cleveland...Was the Rangers' 1st cg win by a rookie since Rick Helling, May 6, 1994 vs. Minnesota...Was the Rangers' 1st cg win by a rookie lefthander since Steve Barr, July 6, 1976 vs. Detroit...Threw 141 pitches, season high for a Ranger and most since Kevin Gross, June 15, 1996 at Boston (144).
Doug was named the Rangers' Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He led Texas' minor league organization in strikeouts (153) and was 2nd in era (2.72). Doug had an 11-4 record and a 2.72 era (46 er/152.33) in 25 games/23 starts with Tulsa and Oklahoma and also made his major league debut with the Rangers...Began the year with the Drillers and was 4-4, 2.42 (20 er/74.1 ip) in 12 starts...Had the lowest era among Tulsa starters and the 3rd lowest overall on the team...Collected 79 strikeouts with 25 walks, the best strikeout to walk ratio (3.16) on the team...Was 2-0, 1.78 (5 er/25.1 ip) at home...Righthanded hitters batted .235 (55-234) while lefties hit .233 (10-43)...Made it into the 6th inning in 10 of 12 starts and into the 7th inning, 5 times. Began the season 1-2, then went 3-0, 1.75 (9 er/46.1 ip) in 7 consecutive starts, April 29-June 7...Struck out 12 batters vs. Arkansas on April 29 and fanned 10 on May 4 at Jackson...Allowed one er in 15.0 innings in 2 starts, June 2-7...Pitched a complete game on June 12 (game 2) at Arkansas, allowing 2 er in 6.0 innings in the loss...Was promoted to Oklahoma on June 22...Was 7-0, 3.00 (26 er/78.0 ip) in 13 games/11 starts over 2 stints with the RedHawks...Would have led the Pacific Coast League in era, but did not have enough innings to qualify...Tied for 4th on the team in wins (7) and had the best era among pitchers with at least 6 starts...Was 5th on the club in starts (11) and strikeouts (74)...Was 1-0, 1.42 in 2 relief appearances...Pitched into the 6th inning in 10 of 11 starts and into the 7th inning 6 times...Held Triple A hitters to a .145 (10-69) average with runners in scoring position...Went 2-0, 1.36 (5 er/33.0 ip) in 1st 6 games...Struck out 9 batters, July 23 vs. Memphis and July 29 at Calgary...Was 3-0, 4.25 (14 er/29.2 ip) in final 5 outings after return from Texas...Started 2 games in the playoffs for the RedHawks, going 1-0, 3.14 (5 er/14.1 ip)...Led the PCL in playoff strikeouts (13)...Earned the win against Omaha in Game 3 of the PCL semifinals on Sept. 10...Started Game 3 vs. Vancouver in the PCL finals on Sept. 16, allowing 2 er in 7.0 innings in the no decision.
Led the Florida State League in strikeouts (173) and had the circuit's 7th lowest era (3.24) at Charlotte...Led the Rangers in strikeouts and starts (27), ranked 2nd in innings (155.1) and was 3rd in wins (11)...Ranked 4th in the FSL in walks (74)...Had the most strikeouts of any minor league pitcher in the Rangers' organization and the second lowest era (92 or more ip) behind Tulsa's Rod Pedraza (2.92)...Had 10.02 strikeouts per 9 innings, the best ratio among league starters, while holding opposition hitters to a .225 (129-574) average, 2nd lowest among FSL starters...Was selected as the lefthanded pitcher on the FSL post-season all-star team...Went 5-0 with a 1.21 era in 7 starts, April 14-May 15, holding the opposition scoreless 4 times...Also won 4 consecutive starts, May 27-June 12...Was Texas' minor league pitcher of the month in June with a 4-1 record...Pitched for Frederick in Maryland Fall League, going 3-1, 1.88 in 10 games/1 start with 41 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.
Split the season between the Rookie GCL Rangers and
Class-A Charlotte, going a combined 8-4 with a 2.69 ERA in 13 games (12 starts)...Held opponents to a .182 BA as he struck out 79 batters in 70.1 innings.
Went 3-1 with a 1.90 ERA in 8 games (7 starts) with
Rookie Hudson Valley during his first professional season...Held opponents to a .193 BA as he struck out 49 batters in 42.2 innings.