Attended Jose Joaquin Perez HS in Dominican Republic...Was originally signed as an infielder.
Guillermo did not pitch in the Major Leagues, but made nine appearances for Licey in the Dominican Winter
Limited to just 26 appearnaces in 2012 due to a 100-game suspension by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a banned substance on May 7...returned to the Giants on August 29.
Was valuable part of Giants' bullpen in 2011, working mostly as SF's long reliever. ... Appeared in 52 games and threw 80.1 innings, 5th-mostamong NL relievers and his most innings thrown in seasonsince 2004 with Los Angeles-NL and Florida (96.2ip)...his77 strikeouts were also most since his 2004 campaign(85). ... Worked 2.0-or-more innings in 18 of 52 outings andfashioned 1.31 ERA (7er, 48.0ip) when pitching 2-or-moreframes...tossed career-high 4.2 innings on June 21 vs.Minnesota. ... Struck out 77 batters in 80.1 innings for 8.6 ratio of strikeoutsper 9.0 innings, highest rate of his career. ... Allowed 10 home runs, 2nd-highest total of his career (11in 2006) and tied for 6th-most among ML relievers. ... Appeared in his 700th career game on July 31 atCincinnati...is one of 6 active players in big leagues toappear in 700+ games in Majors, joining Mariano Rivera(1,042), Arthur Rhodes (900), LaTroy Hawkins (823), KyleFarnsworth (776) and Francisco Cordero (753).
Forged 1-3 record with save and 4.33 ERA (26er, 54.0ip) in 56 games for San Francisco...Made Giants' Opening Day roster as non-roster invitee in spring...Pitched extremely well over his 1st 23 outings, yielding 3 runs in 21.1 innings (1.27 ERA ) while allowing 1 BB...Established himself as manager Bruce Bochy's setup man early in season, appearing in 8th inning or later with either game tied or Giants ahead in 17 of his 1st 26 games...Was moved out of that role after giving up 5 runs, 5 hits and 4 BBs in 3-game span from June 10-13...that stretch triggered rough patch as he was touched for 23 earned runs in 27.2 innings (7.48 ERA ) while allowing 19 BBs and 31 hits over his next 28 games before landing on disabled list in late Aug...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on Aug. 23 with IT band sydrome...that move cleared roster spot for OF Cody Ross, who Giants claimed on waivers from Florida...Mota missed 13 games with injury and went on to appear in 5 games since returning to active roster, pitching 5.0-scoreless innings.
Only series in which he appeared was World Series where he tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in 2 games.
Went 3-4 with 3.44 ERA (25er, 65.1ip) in 61 appearances in his 1st season with Dodgers since his 3 year tenure with club from 2002-04...Worked 65.1 innings, his most in one season since pitching 67.0 innings in 2005 with Florida Marlins...also made 61 appearances, his most since combined 78 with Dodgers and Marlins in 2004...His 3.44 ERA was his lowest since 2004, when he had 3.07 ERA with Dodgers and Marlins...Worked 20.1-consecutive scoreless innings in 17 appearances from June 24-July 29, longest such streak of his career and by Dodger reliever in 2009...allowed only 4 hits during stretch...Was placed on 15-day disabled list Aug. 31, retroactive to Aug. 30, with an ingrown toenail...was reinstated Sept. 14.
Went 5-6 with a save and a 4.11 ERA in 58 games after being acquired by Milwaukee on November 20, 2007 from the New YorkMets in exchange for catcher Johnny Estrada...Retired 45 of the 58 first batters faced, a 77.6 percent success rate for the best percentage among Brewers relievers...Posted a 1.59 ERA (4 ER/22.2 IP) in 24 appearances after the All-Star break, lowering his ERA from 5.77...had a 13.1 consecutivescoreless innings streak over 15 appearances from July 30-September 10...Stranded 20 of 25 inherited runners (80 percent)...Made eight appearances on zero days rest, and posted a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) in those games...Left-handed hitters batted .287 (25-for-87) against him, while right-handed hitters batted just .216 (27-for-125)...Picked up his lone save on May 12 vs. St. Louis, his first since April 23, 2005 vs. Cincinnati with Florida...registered his 500thcareer strikeout on July 29 vs. Chicago Cubs (Geovanny Soto)...Appeared twice in the Brewers' Division Series loss to Philadelphia...retired the only batter he faced in Game 1, and then alloweda run on two hits in 1.1 innings in Game 4
Held lefthanded batters to a .235 (23-98) batting average...Pitched 2.0 innings on 13 occasions...Tossed 4.1 scoreless innings in four appearances from September 18th-September 23rd, including 2.0 shutout frames onSeptember 21st at Florida...Activated from the Restricted List on May 30th...Made his season debut that night vs. San Francisco...Since 2002, he ranks fourth among major league relievers with 444.1 innings...Stranded the bases loaded on August 18th at Washington in the sixth inning with New York holding a 6-4 lead...Picked up the win on August 3rd at Chicago with a scoreless inning as New York topped the Cubs, 6-2...Compiled 5.0 scoreless innings from June 19th-June 26th...Suspended for the first 50 games after violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Since 2002, he ranks fourth among Major League relievers with 384.0 innings...Only Scot Shields, Mike Timlin and David Weathers have pitched more...Had 19 strikeouts in 18.0 innings with the Mets...Allowed two earned runs over 18.0 innings (1.00 ERA) with New York...Went 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA (six earned runs/22.1 innings) after the All-Star break...Was the winning pitcher in a 6-4 victory on Sept. 12 at Florida...Worked a scoreless inning...Also hurled a shutout frame on Sept. 1 at Houston to earn the win in an 8-7 triumph...Made his Mets debut with a scoreless inning on Aug. 22 vs. St. Louis...Was originally signed by the Mets to a Minor League free agent contract in 1990 as a shortstop...Acquired along with cash considerations from the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 20 in exchange for a player to be named later...Went 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA in 34 games for the Indians...In 37.2 innings, he allowed 45 hits, 27 runs, 26 earned, with 19 walks and 27 strikeouts...Had an 8.0 scoreless inning streak from June 14-July 9...Will be suspended for the first 50 games of the 2007 season after violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
POSTSEASON: Hurled a scoreless eighth inning in New York's 2-0 win over the Cardinals in Game One of the NLCS...Was the winning pitcher in Game One of the NLDS vs.Los Angeles...Pitched 2.0 innings in that contest...Fired 2.0 shutout frames in Game Three of the NLDS at Los Angeles.
Was acquired by Boston after the season with RHP Josh Beckett and 3B Mike Lowell from the Florida Marlins forRHP Jesus Delgado, RHP Harvey Garcia, INF Hanley Ramirez and RHP Anibal Sanchez...Has pitched exclusivelyas a reliever over 7 major league seasons with the Expos (1999-2001), Dodgers (2002-04) and Marlins (2005),appearing in 386 games and working 464.1 innings...Since 2003 has the most relief innings (268.2) in MLB and is 2nd since 2002 (329.1) to Mike Timlin's (332.2)...His career-high 105.0 innings with the Dodgers in 2003 rank 4th among single-season inning totals for a reliever in the last 6 years...Since 2002 his .219 average against is 4th-best in MLB (min 325 IP) behind Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez and Jason Schmidt...In his career has limited foes to a .231 batting average, including a .221 markby lefthanders and a .238 mark by righthanders...In 2005 he made 56 appearances and tossed 67.0 innings in his lone full year with the Marlins, despite missing nearly all of May with right elbow inflammation...Led the club with 14 holds...Began his campaign as the Marlins closer, notching a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP) in 10 outings through April 23 before being placed on the 15-day disabled list May 1 (retroactive to 4/24) with right elbow inflammation...Picked up his only 2 saves in his final 2 games before going on the D.L., recording them on back-to-back nights April 22-23 vs. Cincinnati...Made 2 rehab appearances with A Jupiter May 23-24, allowing only an unearned run and striking out 4 in 2.2 innings before being activated from the D.L. May 27...Tossed 13.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 11 appearances June 13-July 6...Retired 41 of 56 first batters faced (73 percent)...16 of his 56 appearances were more than 1.0inning.
Combined for a career-high 78 appearances with the Dodgers andMarlins...With 96.2IP at the 2 stops, led National League relief pitchersand ranked 2nd among major league relievers for the 2nd year in a row...By limiting left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average, ranked 5th amongN.L. relievers and 8th among M.L. relievers...His 9 wins as a reliever tiedw/PHI Ryan Madson for 2nd in the N.L...Went a combined 9-8 with 4 savesand a 3.07 ERA in 78 games, posting a 2.14 ERA in 52 appearances withthe Dodgers before being sent to the Marlins as part of the 6-player BradPenny trade 7/30...Then notched a 4.81 ERA in 26 outings in Florida...Without giving up 7 runs in 1.1IP over his final 2 outings of the season, would have had a 2.45 ERA on the seasonand a 3.06 ERA with the Marlins...Started the campaign with 8 consecutive scoreless outings (7.1 innings)...Earnedthe win 6/29 vs. SF w/2.0 shutout innings, a victory that started his career-best 5-game winning streak...Went 13.1straight shutout innings (10 outings) 6/27-7/16...Made 28 appearances of more than an innings, posting a 0.52ERA (3 ER/52.0 IP) in those outings...Notched a 1.65 ERA (10 ER/54.2 IP) in 44 games prior to the All-Star Game,and a 4.93 ERA (23 ER/42.0 IP) in 34 contests after the break.
Was selected by USA Today Sports Weekly
as the top reliever among non-closers in the majors, posting acareer-best 1.97 ERA and working a career-high 105.0 innings in his first full year in the majors...Became one just22 pitchers in major league history to appear in 75 or more games in a season and post and ERA below 2.00...LedNational League relievers and finished 2nd among major league relievers in innings pitched, falling 2.0 inningsshy of Oakland's and Detroit's Steve Sparks...His 1.97 ERA ranked 7th among N.L. relievers...Held opponents toa .206 batting average to rank 10th among N.L. relievers...Limited left-handed hitters to a .181 average, whichranked 4th among N.L. relievers and 7th among M.L. relief pitchers...His 105.0 innings pitched were the most by aDodgers reliever since Tom Niedenfuer tossed 106.1 innings in 1985...Joined Paul Quantrill (89), Tom Martin (80)and Eric Gagne (77) to form the first quartet of relievers in major league history to each pitch in at least 76 gamesin a single season...Led Dodgers relievers with 1,578 pitches thrown...Did not allow a run in 60 of his 76 outings(79 percent) with the help of scoreless innings streaks of 19.2, 18.0, 16.2 and 15.2 innings...Had a 15.2-inningshutout streak 5/1-27 (10 games)...His career-high 19.2 scoreless innings streak was 6/11-7/17 (15 games)...Earned his first major league save 5/23 at Milwaukee, tossing 3.0 scoreless inning to close out a 6-4 win...Struckout a single-game career-high 6 batters over 3.0 innings 5/29 at Colorado...Hit his 2nd career home run 7/13 atColorado, a solo homer off Joe Roa...Was 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA (1 ER/20.1 IP) in 21 August games...After servinga season-opening 4-game suspension after hitting the Mets' Mike Piazza in a 3/12 Spring Training game, made hisdebut 4/4 at San Diego and tossed a scoreless inning.
Entered Spring Training with the Expos, and was dealt to theDodgers 3/23 with outfielder Wilkin Ruan for RHP Matt Herges andINF Jorge Nunez...Split the season between Los Angeles and AAA LasVegas, enjoying 3 stints with the Dodgers and going 1-3 with a 4.15ERA in 43 big league games...Held opponents to a .202 batting average,including a .188 average (18-for-96) against lefties, despite his 4.15ERA...Stranded 22 of 26 inherited baserunners (85 percent)...Beganthe season at Las Vegas, where he notched one save, 12 strikeoutsand a 3.18 ERA (4 ER/11.1 IP) in 6 games prior to his promotion on4/20, when Kevin Brown was placed on the disabled list...Made hisfirst appearance in a Dodger uniform the next night vs. San Diego andstruck out 2 over a scoreless inning...Appeared once more before returning to Las Vegas...Was recalled again 5/16and remained with the big league club through July, posting a 4.50 ERA (19 ER/38.0 IP) in 27 games.
Appeared in 53 games for Montreal, despite spending time on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder...pitched 11.2 scoreless innings from April 8-May 2...had a 1.59 ERA as late as May 12, spanning 20 appearances... allowed 10 runs in final 11.0 innings in May...rebounded in June to post a 2.08 ERA in 12 games...was on DL with right shoulder tendinitis from July 13-Aug. 31.
Shuttled between Triple-A Ottawa and Montreal five times...was 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 29 games with the Expos...established himself as a solid Triple-A closer at Ottawa, going 4-5 with seven saves and a 2.29 ERA in 35 games...ranked in a Baseball America
survey of league's batters as having the top fastball.
Spent most of the season with the Expos, posting a 2-4 record and a 2.93 ERA in his first 51 games at the Major League level...made his Major League debut on May 2, 1999 vs. St. Louis, striking out two in a scoreless inning of work...the first batter he faced was J.D. Drew and he struck him out...notched his first Major League win on June 1 vs. Arizona by tossing a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings...helped the Expos establish a franchise record for wins in a month at 18 when he picked up win in relief on Aug. 29 vs. Cincinnati...hit three-run homer off Mark Guthrie on June 9 vs. Boston in first career at-bat, becoming the 14th pitcher in history to homer in first at-bat.
Started the season on the Single-A Jupiter disabled list and finished the campaign as the Double-A Eastern League playoff MVP for Harrisburg....was on the disabled list from April 3-23 with right elbow tendinitis...came off the DL and immediately strung together 14.1 scoreless innings...went 3-2 with a 0.66 ERA in 20 games for Jupiter before being promoted to Harrisburg on July 24....adjusted well to Double-A also, going 2-0 with four saves and a 1.06 ERA in 12 games...during the playoffs with Harrisburg, notched two saves in the semi-finals vs. Akron and was the winning pitcher in the final game vs. New Britain, as the Senators captured their third consecutive title...was named the MVP of the finals after tossing 7.0 socreless innings while striking out nine.
In his first season in the Montreal organization and first as a pitcher after being selected in the minor league portion of the 1996 Rule 5 Draft, Mota made 25 appearances for Single-A Cape Fear, including the only 23 starts of his professional career...started his pitching career by going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA with 37 strikeouts and five walks in 38.1 innings...selected to the South Atlantic League midseason All-Star team after going 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA in the first half.