Felix Antonio Diaz...graduated from David Ortiz High School in Las Matas de Farfan, Dominican Republic.
In only season in the Pacific Rim, went 3-5 with a 4.91 ERA in 8 starts with the Japan Series-winning Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.
Was one of eight pitchers who were unable to fill the void at the fifth starter's spot during the 2004 season, posting a 2-5 record with a 6.75 earned run average in 18 games and seven starts. He allowed 13 home runs in 49 1/3 innings. Diaz did not pitch for the White Sox in 2005, finishing at 6-8 with a 5.00 earned run average during 21 starts for Triple-A Charlotte. Diaz fanned 108 over 122 1/3 innings, while yielding 149 hits.
Split the season between Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox ... went 10-2 with a 2.97 ERA (38 ER/
115.0 IP) in 19 games (17 starts) with the Knights and was 2-5 with a 6.75 ERA (37 ER/49.1 IP) in 18 games (seven
starts) over four stints with the Sox ... was recalled from Charlotte between games of a doubleheader on 5/13 vs.
Baltimore ... made his major-league debut in the nightcap, allowing five runs in 4.1 IP, but did not figure in the
decision ... became the first Sox right-hander to make his major-league debut as a starter since Rocky Biddle on
8/10/00 vs. Seattle ... was 2-4 with a 8.27 ERA (30 ER/32.2 IP) as a starter and 0-1 with a 3.78 ERA (7 ER/16.2 IP)
in relief ... opponents hit .310 ... 11 of his 13 home runs allowed came at home ... suffered the loss on 5/17 at
Cleveland (6 ER/4.1 IP) and was optioned to Charlotte the next day ... made six starts with the Knights before being
recalled a second time on 6/25 ... earned his first major-league victory on 6/26 vs. the Cubs (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... was
optioned to Charlotte on 7/8, the day after making his first relief appearance vs. Anaheim (3 ER/2.0 IP) ... was
recalled for the third time on 8/9 and took the loss that night vs. Cleveland (6 ER/2.1 IP) ... threw 4.0 IP of relief on
8/19 vs. Detroit, yielding one run on two hits ... gave up hits to the first two batters faced, but held the Tigers hitless
the rest of his outing, while retiring 11 of the final 12 batters faced ... was optioned to Charlotte on 8/19 and recalled
for the fourth time on 8/31 ... posted a 2.16 ERA (4 ER/16.2 IP) over his final 10 games (one start) ... was twice named
the International League Player of the Week (4/8-18 and 7/19-25) ... participated in the Class AAA All-Star Game,
striking out one batter in 2.0 perfect IP ... was named to Baseball America's Class AAA postseason All-Star Team
... ranked among the International League leaders in ERA (3rd) and wins (T8th) ... 14 of his 17 starts were quality
... held opponents to a .238 average ... averaged 7.5 strikeouts (96 SO) and 1.9 walks (24 BB) per 9.0 IP ... posted
a 4.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... opened season with 13.0 scoreless IP in two starts vs. Colorado, allowing four hits
... was 8-0 with a 2.59 ERA (17 ER/59.0 IP) in first 10 games (eight starts) with the Knights ...posted a 1.89 ERA
(8 ER/38.0 IP) over his last six appearances (five starts) with Charlotte.
Spent first full season in the White Sox organization at Class AAA Charlotte ... was 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA
(40 ER/97.1 IP) and 72 strikeouts in 18 starts and 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA (11 ER/18.1 IP) and 11 strikeouts in nine relief
appearances ... ERA was 4.63 (24 ER/46.2 IP) at home and 3.52 ERA (27 ER/69.0 IP) on the road ... right-handers
batted .251 (63-251) and lefties .294 (59-201) ... eight of first 10 outings through 5/14 came in relief when he posted
a 5.54 ERA (16 ER/26.0 IP) ... 16 of final 17 outings were as a starter as he compiled a 3.51 ERA (35 ER/89.2 IP)
... compiled a 2.50 ERA (15 ER/54.0 IP) from 5/18-7/2, including a 2.48 ERA (8 ER/29.0 IP) in June ... struck out
a season-high eight in complete game on 7/8 at Pawtucket ... appeared in seven games (four starts) for Licey in
the Dominican Winter League, going 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA (12 ER/31.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts ... was rated by Baseball
prior to the 2003 season as the No. 8 Prospect in the Sox organization.
Minor League Highlights
2002: Combined to go 7-5 with a 2.97 ERA (30 ER/91.0 IP) and 78 strikeouts in 19 games (18 starts) between
Class AA Shreveport (Giants) and Class AA Birmingham (White Sox) ... was traded by the Giants to the Sox with
pitcher Ryan Meaux in return for outfielder Kenny Lofton and cash on 7/28 ... at the time of the trade, his 2.70 ERA
at Shreveport would have led the Texas League but he was short of the required IP ... was on the disabled list from
4/25-6/15 ... threw 6.0 scoreless IP (two hits) on 4/11 at Wichita Falls ... threw complete game in loss on 7/3 at
Wichita Falls, allowing one run on three hits with eight strikeouts over 8.0 IP ... won all four decisions with the Barons,
limiting opponents to a .207 (25-121) average ... won Barons debut in relief on 8/1 at Mobile, throwing 3.0 scoreless
IP ... struck out season-high eight in win vs. Mobile on 8/28 (1 ER/6.0 IP) ... made two playoff appearances (one
start), going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (4 ER/5.1 IP) for the Southern League champions ... pitched for Licey in the
Dominican Winter League, going 2-4 with a 3.50 ERA (17 ER/43.2 IP) in 12 relief outings.
2001: Spent season at Class A Hagerstown with three stints on the disabled list ... averaged 9.7 strikeouts per
9.0 IP (56 SO/51.2 IP) ... went 1-3 with a 3.57 ERA (18 ER/45.1 IP) over first 10 outings through May ... was on the
disabled list from 5/26-6/9 with a lumbar strain ... made two starts following return but left start on 6/15 vs. Charleston
without facing a batter ... was disabled from 6/16-7/15 with a right shoulder strain ... lasted just 0.1 IP in 7/15 start
before returning to the disabled list from 7/16-8/29 with same injury ... made two relief appearances upon final
reinstatement, allowing one earned run in 8.1 IP ... pitched in the Arizona Fall League for Western Division champion
Grand Canyon ... made four starts, going 0-0 with a 2.40 ERA (4 ER/15.0 IP) and 21 strikeouts.
2000: Spent most of the season with the Rookie Giants in the Arizona League before making three late-season
appearances with Advanced Rookie Salem-Keizer (Pioneer League) ... ranked second among AZL starters in
strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8.10), runners per 9.0 IP (10.96) and opponents average (.237), third in games started (11)
and fifth in strikeouts (58) ... did not allow a home run.
1999: Started three games for the Giants Dominican Summer League entry in San Pedro.
1998: Made pro debut in the DSL, going 0-4 with a 7.55 ERA in 14 games (five starts) for the San Pedro Giants.