Is married to Glendys and has two children, Sophia and Anthony.
Went 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA (146.2IP, 59ER) in 26 games (25 starts) with the
Yankees... marked the second-lowest single-season ERA of his career (3.05 w/ Seattle
in 2001)... matched his win total from 2010 w/Chicago-AL (12), marking his first back-toback
12-win seasons since a three-season stretch from 2004-06 (13, 14, 17)... opponents
batted .268 (152-for-567, 16HR); LH .284 (74-for-261, 8HR); RH .255 (78-for-306), 8HR ... Lost just once in
his last nine regular
season starts from
7/20 through the end
of the year, going 5-1
with a 3.99 ERA (49.2IP,
22ER) and the Yankees
going 7-2 ... allowed
just 34ER over his last
15 starts of the season
from 6/12-9/24, going
8-3 with a 3.46 ERA
(88.1IP, 92H, 23BB, 54K)
and the Yankees going
10-5 in those starts. ... Went 6-2 with a 3.20
ERA (70.1IP, 25ER) in
12 daytime starts. ... Did not allow a home
run in a career-high
10 straight starts
from 6/12-8/7. ... Allowed two-or-fewer
walks in 19 of his 25
starts ... allowed just
19 combined walks
over his last 13 starts
of the season from
6/22-9/24. ... Limited opponents to
a .193 (27-for-140) average with 3 doubles, 3HR, 36RBI and a .268OBP with runners in scoring position, and
.167 (11-for-66) with 2 doubles, 1HR, 11RBI and a .257OBP with RISP and 2 out. ... Was 8-4 with a 3.98 ERA (72.1IP, 32ER) in 13 starts at Yankee Stadium, his most home wins since 2006 with
Chicago-AL (9). ... Made his Yankees debut in 4/10 loss at Boston, tossing 1.0 inning of relief and allowing 1ER ... was his second
career relief appearance (also 8/18/00 w/Seattle at Cleveland, 3.0 scoreless innings). ... Tossed 6.0 scoreless IP and limited Texas batters to 2H in his fi rst start of the season on 4/16 vs. Texas ... became
the fi rst pitcher to throw at least 6.0IP and allow two or fewer hits in his fi rst career start as a Yankee since
Jorge DePaula (6.1IP, 1H) on 9/26/03 in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Baltimore ... became the second Yankees
starter in the live ball era (since 1920) to win his fi rst game as a Yankee while going at least 6.0IP and allowing
no more than three baserunners, joining Jimmy Key in 1993 ... was the fi rst win by a Venezuelan-born pitcher
in Yankees franchise history ... Allowed just 2H again in 6.0 scoreless IP in his second start on 4/24 at Baltimore in the Yankees¡¦ 6-3 win (2H,
2BB, 7K) ... became the fi rst pitcher to toss at least 6.0 scoreless innings in each of his fi rst two starts as a Yankee
since Allie Reynolds who pitched back-to-back shutouts to start his career in 1947, according to ESPN Research. ... Recorded the loss on 5/4 at Detroit (7.0IP, 10H, 4ER, 2BB, 8K, 1HR, 112 pit.) ... marked his most strikeouts and
pitches thrown since 5/28/07 w/Philadelphia vs. Arizona (9K, 113 pit.). ... Made his 300th career American League start on 5/31 at Oakland, limiting the A¡¦s to 3ER in 7.0IP (9H, 2BB,
5K, 1HR) and recording the win in a 10-3 Yankees victory ... was his fi rst win on the road since 6/20/10 w/
Chicago-AL at Washington, snapping an 11-start winless stretch away from home. ... Allowed 4ER in 1.2IP on 6/7 vs. Boston (4H, 3BB, 1K, 1HR), recording the loss ... marked his shortest start since
7/24/10 w/Chicago-AL at Oakland and just the fourth time he failed to complete 2.0IP in a start. ... Was 7-2 with a 2.44 ERA (70.0IP, 22ER, 16BB, 43K) in 11 starts from 6/12-8/29, including 4-0 with a 2.01 ERA
(31.1IP, 7ER, 7BB, 23K) in five starts from 7/20-8/29. ... Was placed on the disabled list on 8/19 (retroactive to 8/8) through
8/28 with a cut right index finger ... was his fi rst stint on a Major
League D.L. since fi nishing the 2007 season w/ Philadelphia on the
D.L ... made one rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/WB on 8/21 at
Rochester, recording the win in relief (4.0IP, 8H, 2ER, 1BB, 0K, 1HR,
59 pitches/42 strikes) ... Won for the fourth time in five overall starts on 8/29 at Camden Yards, (6.0IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 1HR, 4K) ... had his
career-high 68.2IP stretch without allowing a HR snapped in the fi fth inning by a solo HR from Mark Reynolds
(previous career high: 40.0-inning span from 6/14/02-7/19/02 w/ Seattle). ... Allowed at least 5ER in consecutive starts on 9/5 vs. Baltimore and 9/11 at Los Angeles-AL, for just the second time
since the start of the 2008 season (w/Chicago-AL: 6ER on 8/10/10 vs. Minnesota and 5ER on 8/15/10 vs. Detroit). ... Started Game 2 of the ALDS vs. Detroit, taking the loss in a 5-3 Tigers victory (5.1IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, 1HR). ... Made five official spring training starts for the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, going 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA
(18.1IP, 10ER) ... ranked second on the team in strikeouts (15) ... was added to the 40-man roster on 3/30/11.
Went 12-6 with a 4.64 ERA
(157.0IP, 81ER) in 28 starts with the White Sox, making more appearances than he did the prior three seasons combined (23) and
marking his most outings in a season since 2006 (33)...held opponents to 3ER or less in 20 of his outings and lost consecutive starts
just once (4/10 vs. Minnesota and 4/15 at Toronto)
Was 3-4 with a 4.34 era (27 er/56.0 iP) in nine starts in his second stint with the white Sox (also 2004-06)...went 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA (11 ER/16.2 IP) in his first three outings, compared to 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA (16 ER/39.1 IP) in his final six...made seven quality starts, including
six in a row from 8/25-9/20...the stretch of six consecutive quality starts equaled his longest since also making six straight from 4/22-5/20/06...limited left-handers to a .196 (20-102) average, compared to a .316 (36-114) mark by righties...went to spring training with the Mets as a non-roster invitee ... made two starts with Class AAA Norfolk before his release on 4/28...signed by the Sox as a minor-league free agent on 6/8...went 0-1 with a 1.80 era (4 er/20.0 IP) in four rehabilitation starts with class a Kannapolis, rookie Bristol and Class AAA Charlotte...his contract was purchased from the Knights on 8/18 and made his season debut vs. Kansas City (L, 5 ER/4.1 IP)...marked his first start in the major leagues since 9/29/08 at White Sox (with Detroit)...his win on 9/4 vs. Boston was his first since 9/17/08 at Texas...set the all-time Venezuelan mark for IP on 9/15 at Seattle, passing Wilson Alvarez (1,747.2 IP)...worked a season-high 8.0 IP on 9/20 vs. Kansas city...the 8.0 IP were the most since 5/28/07 vs. Arizona (with hiladelphia)...the club option on his contract was exercised by the Sox on 10/6...made one appearance with Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League (3.1 IP).
Missed most of the season while rehabilitating from right shoulder surgery...signed with Detroit as a minor-league free agent on 8/14...made one rehab start each with Class A Lakeland and Class AAA Toledo before his contract was purchased on 9/17...went 1-1 with a 4.20 era (7 er/15.0 IP) in three starts with the Tigers...won his Detroit debut on 9/17 at Texas with 5.0 scoreless IP...allowed two runs in 5.0 IP on 9/29 at
the White Sox before leaving with neck stiffness (Sox won, 8-2, to force one-game playoff vs. Minnesota)...pitched in two games with Magallanes
of the Venezuelan Winter League.
First season in the NL... Began the season on the DL (right bicep tendinitis)... Made 1 rehab start
with Clearwater (A) before being activated on 4/16... Allowed only 3 HR through his first 6 starts
(31.1 IP)... Posted a 3.69 ERA (13 ER, 31.2 IP) over a 5-start span, 5/7-28... Reached season highs in innings (8.0) and SO (9),
5/28 vs ARI... Placed back on the DL on 6/9 (right shoulder strain)... Was shut down after 2 rehab starts... Underwent
season-ending surgery on his right shoulder to have his superior labral repaired, 8/29 (Dr. James Andrews).
Led CWS in innings (216.1), starts (33) and quality starts (18) and ranked 2nd in wins (17)...Issued
a career-low 48 walks and averaged 2.0 BB/9.0 IP, the 10th-lowest mark in the AL...His 17 wins
were tied for 2nd-most in his career (also 1999) and T-4th in the AL...Had a career-best 10 wins prior to the All-Star break...Went 4-0, 1.50 ERA (5 ER, 30.0 IP) over his last 4 starts, 9/13-29...Had a career-best 20.1-inning scoreless streak, 9/13-24, the
9th-longest streak of the season in the AL...Recorded his 103rd career win, 4/28 at LAA, passing Wilson Alvarez (102) for
the most wins by a Venezuelan-born pitcher...Allowed just one hit over 8.0 IP in 2 consecutive outings, 9/13 and 9/19,
becoming the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since 1988 (TOR's Dave Stieb)...Retired the first 23 batters, 9/13 at LAA,
before Adam Kennedy singled with 2 outs in the 8th inning...Allowed the first 2 baserunners to reach, 9/19 vs DET, before
retiring the next 23 hitters...Won a career-best 7 consecutive decisions, 4/10-5/20...CWS went 22-11 (.667) in his 33
starts...Pitched at least 6.0 innings 27 times and at least 7.0 innings 14 times...Went 8-1 when not allowing a HR...Recorded 4 wins in both April and September...Was 12-3, 3.87 ERA (51 ER, 118.2 IP) against teams with a winning record...Limited opponents to a .207 (18-87) avg with RISP and 2 outs and held opponents hitless with the bases loaded (0-9)...Was
4-0, 2.10 ERA (7 ER, 30.0 IP) in interleague play...Recorded a rain-shortened CG, 4/16 vs TOR (5.0 IP)...Earned his 100th
career win, 4/10 at DET (3 ER, 6.0 IP)...Singled on 6/16 at CIN for his first hit since 2003.
Went 14-8 with a 3.87 ERA (98 ER/228.0 IP) over 33 starts in his first full season with the White Sox ... his 14 victories were the most since winning 16 in 2002 and his 228.0 IP marked the most since his career high 238.2 IP in 2001 ... is one win shy of 100 for his career ... recorded his fifth straight 10-win season and eclipsed the 200.0-IP mark for the fourth consecutive campaign (fifth total) ... tied teammate Jose Contreras for most wild pitches in the American League with 20, a club record ... went 10-3 with a 3.40 ERA on the road, compared to 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA at home ... 17 of his 19 home runs allowed came at U.S. Cellular Field ... was 8-3 with a 3.53 ERA prior to the All-Star Break and 6-5 with a 4.28
ERA in the second half ... posted a 2.84 ERA (12 ER/38.0 IP) in June, but then a 5.05 ERA (23 ER/41.0 IP) in July ... held opponents to a .259 average, including a .249 mark by right-handers ... served up 17 home runs to lefties ... opponents batted .329 (78-237) with nobody on and out and .318 (42-132) with eight home runs in the first inning ... retired the side in order in the first inning just five times (5/25 vs. the Angels, 6/24 vs. Cubs, 8/5 vs. Seattle, 9/24 vs. Minnesota
and 9/29 at Detroit) ... was scored upon in the first inning in 14 of his last 23 starts (23 runs total) ... 25 of his 98 earned runs allowed came in the first frame (25.5 percent) ... 20 of his starts were quality ... the Sox went 20-13 in his starts ... held teams to a .197 (38-193) average with runners in scoring position ... induced a career-high 23 double plays ... went 9-3 with a 3.27 ERA (41 ER/113.0 IP) in 18 starts vs. the AL Central ... tossed the 61st one-hitter in franchise history in a 1-0 loss on 8/23 at Minnesota and the first since Mark Buehrle on 8/3/01 vs. Tampa Bay ... his no-hit bid ended when he gave up a solo home run to Jacque Jones to lead off the eighth inning ... the loss was the first
for a pitcher throwing a one-hitter since the Yankees Ted Lilly on 4/27/02 at Seattle ... was the first pitcher to lose a one-hitter on a homer since Toronto's Paul Menhart on 8/2/95 vs. Baltimore (Harold Baines) ... went 0-3 with an
8.35 ERA (17 ER/18.2 IP) in three starts vs. Seattle ... matched his career high with a six-game winning streak from 5/20-7/15 (2.99 ERA, 26 ER/78.1 IP) ... was charged with his first loss on 4/17 vs. Seattle, his first during the day
since 2003 ... left his start on 5/31 vs. the Angels in the sixth inning with irritation in his left hamstring ... struck out a season-best 10 batters on 6/6 at Colorado, retiring the final 22 batters faced ... tossed his first complete game
of the season on 6/30 at Detroit ... recorded his 1,000th strikeout on 7/5 vs. Tampa Bay (Jorge Cantu) ... had his six-game winning streak snapped on 7/20 vs. Detroit, yielding six runs on 12 hits ... did not factor in the decision on 8/10 at the Yankees (1R/0 ER/8.0 IP) ... posted his second straight no decision on 8/16 vs. Minnesota, the longest game in U.S. Cellular Field history
and the longest in the series history (16 innings) ... was the winning pitcher as the Sox clinched the AL Central on 9/29 at Detroit (2 ER/7.0 IP).
Postseason: Went 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA (5 ER/21.0 IP) in three starts ... all three victories came on the road, the first time a pitcher has won three road contests in the postseason since Atlanta's John Smoltz in 1996 ... won Game 4 of the World Series, tossing 7.0 scoreless IP as the Sox completed the sweep of Houston ... along with the Astros Brandon Backe, became the first pair of World Series starters to throw at least 7.0 shutout IP since Game 7 of the 1991 series (Atlanta's John Smoltz, 7.1 IP and Minnesota's Jack Morris, 10.0 IP) ... threw a complete-game victory in Game 4 of the ALCS vs. the Angels, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts as the Sox took a 3-1 lead in the series ... retired 16 of the final 18 Angels batters ... threw the third of the Sox four consecutive complete-game victories vs. the Angels, the first time the feat was accomplished in a postseason since the 1928 Yankees (Waite Hoyt - 2, George Pipgras and Tom Zachary) ... was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Boston (3 ER/5.0 IP) as Chicago completed a sweep of the Red Sox ... donated his hat worn in Game 4 of the World Series to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Split the season between Seattle and the White Sox, going 13-11 with a 3.81 ERA (89 ER/210.0 IP) ... was acquired from Seattle on 6/27, along with catcher Ben Davis, in exchange for catcher Miguel Olivo and minor-leaguers Michael Morse and Jeremy Reed ... the trade marked the first time the Sox acquired a starting pitcher during the regular season since 7/31/93 (Tim Belcher from Cincinnati) ... was 9-4 with a 4.46 ERA (51 ER/103.0 IP) in 16 starts with the Sox ... signed a three-year, $27 million contract extension on 7/6 ... posted his fourth straight season of at least 10 wins and 200.0 IP ... ranked among the AL leaders in strikeouts (5th, 184), runners per 9.0 IP (5th, 11.3), opponents average (5th, .242), ERA (7th, 3.81), hits per 9.0 IP (7th, 8.23), quality starts (T8th, 18), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9th, 7.89) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (9th, 2.88) ... also finished among the AL leaders in pitches per start
(3rd, 106.1), road victories (T4th, 8), road ERA (7th, 3.59) and home runs per 9.0 IP (10th, 0.94) ... received just 3.94 runs of support per 9.0 IP, third-lowest in the AL ... Seattle scored two runs or less in 11 of his 15 starts (zero runs on four occasions) ... went 5-7 with a 3.99 ERA at home (52 ER/117.1 IP) and 8-4 with a 3.59 ERA (37 ER/
92.2 IP) on the road ... went 7-1 with a 3.22 ERA (18 ER/50.1 IP) over his last eight road starts ... was 9-0 with a 2.43 ERA (18 ER/66.2 IP) during the day and 4-11 with a 4.46 ERA (71 ER/143.1 IP) at night ... became one of seven pitchers in the major leagues since 1971 to post a record of 9-0 or better in day games ... held opponents to a .218 (39-179) average with runners in scoring position, fourth-best in the league ... lasted at least 7.0 IP on 19 occasions and struck out seven or more batters 16 times ... led the AL with a 2.27 ERA (9 ER/35.2 IP) in April ... yielded a career-high 13 hits on 4/14 at Anaheim ... did not receive any runs of support in back-to-back losses on 6/9 vs. Houston (3 ER/8.0 IP) and 6/15 at Milwaukee (3 ER/7.2 IP) ... tossed ninth career complete game on 6/25 vs. San Diego ... won his White Sox debut on 6/30 at Minnesota (4 ER/6.0 IP) ... went 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA (4 ER/20.1 IP) from
7/11-22 ... struck out a season-high nine batters on 7/22 at Cleveland (7.0 IP) ... surrendered a career-high four home runs on 8/17 vs. Detroit (9 ER/4.1 IP) ... rebounded from a 6.54 ERA (23 ER/31.2 IP) in August to go 3-1 with
a 3.64 ERA (12 ER/29.2 IP) and 32 strikeouts in September ... struck out eight batters three times in five starts in September ... missed scheduled starts on 8/27 and 9/1 due to tightness in his right forearm ... allowed just one home
run in final five outings ... threw 7.0 scoreless IP, allowing five hits with eight strikeouts, in final start on 9/29 at Detroit.
Recorded 200.0-plus IP and 10-plus wins for the third straight season and fourth time in his career ... made his third straight Opening Day start, becoming the first Seattle pitcher since
Randy Johnson (1992-95) to accomplish that feat ... helped Mariners tie the major-league record by using only five starters all season ... was 5-2 with a 2.90 ERA (23 ER/71.1 IP) during the day, compared to 7-12 with a 5.40 ERA (78 ER/130.0 IP) at night ... day ERA ranked ninth in the AL ... ranked among the AL leaders in wild pitches (T3rd, 11), home runs allowed (T5th, 31) and walks (8th, 71) ... was named AL Pitcher of the Month for June after going 5-0 with a 2.05 ERA (10 ER/44.0 IP) ... was 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA (12 ER/51.0 IP) from 5/27-6/29 ... six-game winning streak matched his career best (third time) ... tossed a complete-game victory on 6/8 at the Mets, allowing one run on six hits with seven strikeouts ... fell to 0-4 with a 9.45 ERA (28 ER/26.2 IP) in July ... dropped six straight decisions from 7/4-8/7, posting a 10.03 ERA (39 ER/35.0 IP) ... became first Mariners pitcher since Rick Honeycutt in 1980 to record a six-game winning streak and
six-game losing streak in the same season ... rebounded to compile a 0.67 ERA (2 ER/27.0 IP) over his final four starts, including a 17.0 IP scoreless streak.
Ranked among the AL leaders in starts (T2nd, 34), strikeouts (5th, career-high 181) and IP (8th, 223.2) ... his 16 victories were 11th in the AL ... joined Randy Johnson as the only pitchers in Mariners history to record three seasons of 16 wins or more ... averaged 7.28 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, fifth-best in the AL ... his 2.87:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked 10th in the league ... Mariners were 23-11 in his starts ... allowed a career-high 34 home runs ... became the first Seattle pitcher since Johnson (1992-95) to make back-to-back Opening Day starts and the first
right-hander since Mike Moore (1984-86) ... was named to second straight AL All-Star Team after going 11-5 with a 3.44 ERA in the first half ... his 11 wins at the break tied for the second-most ever by a Mariners pitcher (Johnson, 1997) ... worked the final 2.0 IP at the Midsummer Classic in 7-7, 11-inning tie at Milwaukee's Miller Park ... lost opener to the White Sox on 4/1 at SAFECO Field, allowing three runs on eight hits over 6.1 IP ... earned 50th career victory on 5/29 at Tampa Bay, becoming the fourth-fastest active pitcher to reach that milestone (73 decisions) ... matched his career-best with a six-game winning streak from 5/24-6/19, compiling a 1.69 ERA (9 ER/48.0 IP) ... matched his career best with 12 strikeouts in a no decision on 9/11 at Texas.
Enjoyed his best season as the Mariners tied the major-league record with 116 victories ... led the AL with a 3.05 ERA, 238.2 IP and .225 opponents average ... also ranked among the AL leaders in shutouts (T2nd, 3), games started (T3rd, 34), wins (T5th, 17), winning percentage (T5th, .750), complete games (T5th, 4) and strikeouts (T9th, 163) ... became the first Mariners pitcher to lead the league in IP and the second to lead the AL in ERA, joining Randy Johnson (1995) ... set career bests in virtually every category ... became first right-hander to start for Mariners on Opening Day since Erik Hanson in 1991 ... was 10-1 with a 3.18 ERA (44 ER/124.1 IP) in the first half and was
named to first AL All-Star Team ... earned the win at his home park, SAFECO Field, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP ... opened the season with a six-game winning streak ... first loss came on 6/9 vs. San Diego (4 ER/6.1 IP) ... went 5-0 with a 1.33 ERA (7 ER/47.1 IP) in six starts from 6/15-7/14 ... threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts on
7/1 at Anaheim (eight hits) and 7/6 at Los Angeles (four hits), the first Mariners pitcher to accomplish that feat since Randy Johnson on 7/11-16/98 ... lost back-to-back starts for the first time in his career on 7/19 at Kansas City and 7/24 vs. Kansas City ... earned 40th career win on 8/15 at Boston (79th game), the fastest Mariners pitcher in history to reach that figure ... threw his third complete-game shutout on 9/18 vs. Anaheim, allowing career-low three hits
with nine strikeouts in 4-0 win ... earned career-high 18th win on 9/28 vs. Oakland, tying the club record for right-handers set by Hanson in 1990.
Missed most of first half with stress fracture in right tibia ... left start on 4/21 vs. Kansas City in the third inning and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/22 with the fractured tibia ... made two starts at Class A Everett and one at Class AAA Tacoma on rehabilitation assignment ... was reinstated from the disabled list on 7/7 and
posted no decision that night in 3-2 loss vs. Los Angeles (2 ER/6.0 IP) ... ranked third in the AL with a 2.51 ERA (9 ER/32.1 IP) in July ... made his first career relief appearance on 8/18 at Detroit, throwing 3.0 scoreless IP ... won
four straight starts from 9/2-17, compiling a 1.53 ERA (5 ER/29.1 IP) ... all five runs during the streak came on solo homers ... went 5-1 with a 2.97 ERA (13 ER/39.1 IP) in September ... limited opponents to a .216 average (46-213) with runners on base, seventh in the AL ... 13 of 16 home runs allowed were solo shots.
Finished second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting behind Kansas City's Carlos Beltran ... ranked among the AL leaders in winning percentage (4th, .680), wins (T5th), strikeouts (7th, 170) and ERA (9th, 4.07) ... led AL rookies in wins, ERA, starts, strikeouts, winning percentage and opponents average (.263) ... 17 wins tied the
Mariners rookie record shared by Mark Langston and Dave Fleming ... led the club in wins, strikeouts and games started (33) ... was 8-3 with a 2.97 ERA (33 ER/100.0 IP) and 97 strikeouts in 15 starts after the break ... worked into the sixth inning of all 15 second-half starts ... won his major-league debut on 4/7 vs. the White Sox, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5.2 IP ... won next start on 4/12 vs. Oakland (3 ER/6.2 IP) ... earned first Mariners victory at SAFECO Field on 7/17 vs. San Diego (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... registered first career complete-game shutout on 8/24 vs.
Detroit, striking out career-high 12 with one walk in 5-0 win.
Combined to go 10-8 with a 3.35 ERA (62 ER/166.1 IP) and 158 strikeouts in 26 starts between Class AA Jackson, Class AAA New Orleans and Tacoma ... began the season at Jackson ... ranked second in the Texas League in ERA (3.24), opponents average (.215) and strikeout per 9.0 IP (8.7) when he was promoted to New Orleans on 7/19 ... was traded to Seattle with infielder Carlos Guillen and a player to be named later (John Halama) for Randy Johnson on 7/31 ... pitched with Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League ... was named by Baseball America
as the No. 2 Prospect in the Mariners system following the season.
Ranked second in the Florida State League in IP (179.0) and fifth in ERA (2.56) and complete games (5) at Class A Kissimmee ... threw two shutouts.
Was limited by injury to 13 starts at Class A Quad City ... won his first three starts ... was on the disabled list from 6/29-7/31 with a sprained right shoulder and again from 8/16-rest of the season with a sprained right elbow.
Led the Gulf Coast League Astros with six wins ... averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (58 SO/58.1 IP).
Pitched for San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Summer League.
Was originally signed by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent in 1993b&