Jeffrey Charles Weaver...married his wife, Jillian, in a ceremony following the 2007 season...was all-league honorable mention his
senior season at Simi Valley High School (CA)...along with teammate Casey Blake, participated in a back-to-school shopping spree
with inner-city kids at the Staples in Glendale on Sept. 1, 2009...former Dodger pitcher Scott Radinsky was his pitching coach at
Simi Valley in 1994 and again in 2008 at Triple-A Buffalo...his cousin, Jed, played tight end for the New England Patriots and his
brother, Jered, pitches with the Angels...went 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA in his senior season at Fresno State University, earning first-team
All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association...was 33-15 with a 3.12 ERA
in four years at FSU...finished his career as the Bulldogs' career strikeout leader with 477...member of 1996 U.S. Olympic baseball
team, which won a bronze medal in Atlanta, GA...saw action in four games during Olympic competition and recorded one save.
Signed a minor league deal on February 4 and started the year with Triple-A Albuquerque...had his contract purchased on April 30
and remained with the big league club for the rest of the season...Went 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 games overall...went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA (11 ER/31.2 IP) in seven starts and 4-3 with a 3.99
ERA (21 ER/47.1 IP) in 21 relief appearances...Returned to the Major Leagues in 2009 after spending the entire 2008 season at the Triple-A level with the Indians' Buffalo affiliate
and the Brewers' Nashville club...Was the starting pitcher against his younger brother Jered and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 20 at Angel Stadium...
the matchup was the eighth among brothers in Major League Baseball history, the first since the Cubs' Alan Benes and the Cardinals'
Andy Benes met on September 6, 2002 at Busch Stadium...the elder Jeff outdueled Jered with 5.0 innings of two-run ball
to earn the win in the Dodgers' 6-4 triumph...Worked more than 1.0 inning in 16 of his 21 relief appearances...Tossed scoreless relief in six of his final seven relief appearances beginning August 9...had a 2.63 ERA (4 ER/13.2 IP) in that time,
his lone hiccup a four-run, 1.1-inning outing on September 13 at San Francisco...Worked a season-high 5.1 innings in his August 20 start against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium...allowed just two runs on five
hits but did not figure in the decision in the Dodgers' 7-2 win...was his last start...Made his season debut on April 30 vs. San Diego, his first appearance in a Dodgers' uniform since September 27, 2005 vs. Arizona...
tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief in the Dodgers' 8-5 win...earned the win in his first start on May 5 vs. Arizona, his first
victory as a Dodger since September 12, 2005 vs. Colorado.
Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on April and made nine starts for the Triple-A Nashville Sound, going 2-4 with a
6.22 ERA (38 ER/55.0 IP)...Released by the Brewers on June 12 and signed a minor league deal with Cleveland on July 6...In 13 games (four starts) for Triple-A Buffalo, went 2-2 with a 6.07 ERA (20 ER/29.2 IP) and 22 strikeouts...Primarily used as a reliever at the tail end of the season...was his first extensive bullpen work since 2003 when he was with the
Was 14-11 with a 4.22 ERA (105 ER/224.0 IP) in 34 starts, tying a
career high he set in 2004...his 14 victories set a new career high, breaking his previous total
of 13 in 2001 and 2004...pitched 224.0 innings, eighth in the National League and second highest in his
career, only bettered by the 229.1 he had for Detroit in 2001...recorded two shutouts (April 17 vs. San Diego and Sept. 12 vs.
Colorado), tying for fourth in the league...set a new single-season best with a team-high 157 strikeouts,
breaking his previous best of 153 in 2004...surrendered just 43 walks, the fewest bases on balls he's given up in
his Major League career...ranked fourth in the NL in
fewest walks allowed per nine innings (1.73)...had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of (3.65), eighth best in the NL.
Went 13-13 with a 4.01 ERA (98 ER/220.0 IP) in a career-high 34 starts...was seventh
in NL in innings pitched...led the Dodger staff in starts, innings and strikeouts
(153)...tied for second in the Majors in quality starts (25) with Johan Santana, one
behind Randy Johnson, including 24 in his last 30 starts... allowed three earned runs
or less in 15 consecutive starts, from June 18-Aug. 31...had a 3.69 ERA (81 ER/197.1
IP) in his last 30 starts...had a five-game winning streak from July 30-Aug. 26...posted
a 4.76 ERA (18 ER/34.0 IP) in his first inning of work and a 9.96 ERA (31 ER/28.0
IP) in his final inning of work...in between his ERA was 2.79 (49 ER/158.0 IP)...held
right-handed batters to a .231 batting average...was 4-8 with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts
at Dodger Stadium and was 9-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 18 road starts...batted .214 (15-for-
70) with two doubles, a triple and two RBI...made his first start as a Dodger on April
7 vs. San Diego, but had no decision in the Dodgers' 2-1, 11-inning win...allowed one
run on eight hits in 7.0 innings, while walking one and striking out six...defeated the
Giants 7-6 on April 18 in San Francisco for his first win as a Dodger...it was his first
win since Aug. 18, 2003 vs. Kansas City...lost his next three starts despite pitching at
least 7.0 innings in each game, but the Dodgers were held to a total of four runs in
the three games...got back in the win column on May 11 vs. Chicago,winning 7-4 as
he allowed two runs in 8.0 innings and collected two hits...defeated the Braves 7-4
on May 22 in Atlanta, pitching seven-plus innings and allowing three runs on six hits,
while walking one and striking out a season-high nine...won 14-5 on June 12 in
Boston, allowing five runs on five hits in five innings...it was only the second time in
his previous nine starts he had allowed more than three earned runs and his shortest
outing since May 16...defeated his former team, the Yankees, 6-3 on June 18 at Dodger Stadium, allowing
three runs in 6.0 innings...lost his next start 3-2 on June 23 at San Francisco, allowing a three-run triple to Ray
Durham in the second of his six innings of work...his next start was also against the Giants on June 30 at
Dodger Stadium and had no decision in L.A.'s 2-1 win...defeated the Angels 6-2 on July 4 at Anaheim, allowing
two runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings...lost his final start before
the All-Star break 3-2 to Houston on July 9, allowing three runs in
7.1 innings...won his first decision of the second half on July 20 at
Houston, allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings of the Dodgers'
come-from-behind 7-5 win...defeated the Padres 12-3 on July 30 in
San Diego, allowing one run in 8.0 innings...beat the Pirates 8-3 at
Dodger Stadium on Aug. 5, allowing two runs in 7.0 innings and
was supported by five Dodger home runs...won 11-1 on Aug. 11 at
Cincinnati, allowing four hits and one run in 8.0 innings, while
walking none and fanning seven...ran his winning streak to four
games with a 7-4 win vs. Atlanta on Aug. 21...tied a Major League
record by hitting three consecutive batters in the first inning, but
none of them scored and he finished allowing three runs in 7.0
innings...also was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice at the plate...winning
streak reached five with a 10-3 win on Aug. 26 at Montreal in which
he allowed three runs in 6.0 innings...dueled Randy Johnson to a
draw in his start on Aug. 31 at Arizona and had no decision in the
Dodgers' 4-1, 13-inning win...pitched 8.0 innings and allowed one run on five hits and matched a season high with nine strikeouts...Johnson fanned 15 in his eight innings, but
surrendered a solo homer to Steve Finley, who won the game in the 13th with a three-run double...allowed
more than three runs in a game for the first time in 16 starts on Sept. 5 at St. Louis, but had no decision in the
Dodgers' 6-5, 11-inning loss...had his five-game winning streak snapped in a 3-0 loss vs. San Diego on Sept.
16...allowed three runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings...lost his next start against San Diego also, allowing seven
runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings of a 9-4 loss at San Diego...came back to defeat the Giants 7-4 on Sept. 26 in
San Francisco, allowing three runs in 6.0 innings...lost his last game of the season on Oct. 1 vs. San Francisco,
allowing three runs in 7.0 innings in a 4-2 loss.
Posted a 7-9 record with a 5.99 ERA in 32 games (24 starts) for the Yankees...New York was 11-13 in games he started...as a starter, was 7-9 with a 5.73 ERA...in 237.1 innings pitched during his Yankee career, allowed just four stolen bases with five players caught stealing...tossed 7.2 shutout innings to record his first victory of the season on April 17 vs. Toronto...suffered the loss on April 27 at Texas, snapping his career-high six-game winning streak dating back to 2002...on May 15 vs. Anaheim, recorded the victory in a 10-4 Yankees' win...allowed a solo homer in the seventh inning (Jeff DaVanon), the first home run he allowed on the year (after 52.0 innings), becoming the first pitcher to start consecutive seasons with streaks of at least 52.0 consecutive homerless innings since Rogers Clemens in 1991 and 1992...made first relief appearance of the season in June 7 loss at Chicago...tied career highs by allowing 13 hits and nine runs in 6.1 innings on Aug. 13 at Kansas City...was optioned to Single-A Tampa on Aug. 26 and was recalled on Aug. 28...made longest relief appearance of the season on Sept. 5 vs. Boston, allowing five hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings...appeared in one World Series game at Florida, suffering the loss in Game 4 when he allowed a walk-off home run to Alex Gonzalez.
CAREER SUMMARY: Has compiled 51 victories during a five-year Major League career with the Tigers and Yankees, including a career-high 13 triumphs in 229.1 innings pitched for Detroit in 2001...led the American League with three shutouts in 2002...has logged more than 199.0 innings in a season three times and in 952.0 career frames, the right-hander has posted a 4.59 ERA and struck out 627 batters...made Major League debut on April 14, 1999 vs. Minnesota and tossed five scoreless innings to earn the victory...recorded his first big league strikeout against the first batter he faced, fanning Brian Hunter...became the quickest Tiger draft pick to ever reach the big leagues...recorded his first big league hit on July 19 at Cincinnati, a double off Pete Harnisch.
Joined the Yankees halfway through the season and finished 5-3 with a 4.04 ERA and two saves in 15 games (8 starts) with New York...the Yankees were 6-2 in games he started...with the Yankees, opponents batted .260 (81-for-311)...for the season, was 11-11 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 games (25 starts) and led the league with three shutouts...finished second in the league with a 2.48 ERA on the road, and fifth in the league with a 2.64 ERA at night...started the season with Detroit and pitched in his second consecutive Opening-Day start, receiving a no-decision after allowing three earned runs in 5.1 innings...struggled in his first four starts (0-3, 4.56) before tossing his first career Major-League shutout on April 23 at Kansas City, marking his first win in eight career complete games...tossed a one-hit complete-game shutout on May 22 vs. Cleveland while striking out a season-high 11 batters...his no-hit bid ended with two outs in the eighth inning after allowing a double to Chad Magruder...became the first Tiger pitcher to throw a one-hitter since Scott Sanders one-hit Texas on Sept. 9, 1997 at Tiger Stadium...did not allow a home run in the first 84.0 innings of the season... that was the second-longest streak to begin a season since 1990 (Boston's Derek Lowe did not allow a homer in his first 88.1 innings pitched in 2002)...was 6-8 with the Detroit Tigers with a 3.18 ERA in 17 games started before being acquired by the A's on July 5 for Carlos Pena, Franklin German and a player to be named later...acquired by the Yankees in exchange for Ted Lilly, Jason Arnold and John-Ford Griffin...earned the win in his Yankee debut on July 7 vs. Toronto, allowing six earned runs and seven hits in 7.0 innings in a 10-6 Yankees' victory...on July 21 vs. Boston, tied the franchise record by allowing five home runs in one game, joining Joe Ostrowski on June 22, 1950 (in a 6-2 loss at Cleveland), John Cumberland on May 24, 1970 (in an 8-7, 11 inning win at Cleveland) and Ron Guidry on Sept. 17, 1985 (in a 9-1 loss at Detroit)...made third relief appearance of his career and first since July 9, 2000 at Milwaukee in Aug. 4 win at Anaheim, pitching two scoreless innings...in Aug. 9 loss vs. Oakland, allowed two earned runs in 6.1 innings , which was the longest relief outing by a Yankee since Ted Lilly went 7.2 innings on Sept. 26, 2001 vs. Tampa Bay...earned his first career Major-League save on Aug. 16 at Seattle...earned his first career win in relief on Sept. 15 vs. Tampa Bay, pitching three scoreless innings...in his final 11 appearances of the season (four starts) from Aug. 1, was 4-2 with a 1.94 ERA (51.0 IP/11 ER)...made two relief apperances in the postseason, allowing two earned runs in 2.2 innings...made his career postseason debut on Oct. 2 vs. Anaheim, allowing one earned run on three hits in one inning.
Set several career-best marks as he made 33 starts for the Tigers in his first full season at the Major League level...posted a career-high 13 wins and a career low 4.08 ERA...tossed 229.1 innings, fifth most in the AL...led the league with an average of 109.67 pitches per start...finished fourth in the AL with five complete games...tied for third in the league with 14 hit batsmen...on April 3 at Minnesota, became the first Tiger to toss a complete game on Opening Day since Jack Morris did so on April 4, 1989 at Texas...suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits...earned his first win of the season on April 8 at Chicago, tossing seven scoreless innings...from April 13-24, lost three consecutive games, allowing 17 earned runs over 19.1 innings...on April 29, allowed just one run over 8.0 innings earning the victory vs. Tampa Bay...on May 16 at Baltimore, tossed his second complete game but suffered the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on a career-low three hits...struck out a season-high 10 batters on May 22 at Cleveland...posted a 1.64 ERA over five starts in May (38.1 IP, 7 ER, 31 SO), earning Tigers' Pitcher of the Month honors...pitched his third complete game, but took the loss on June 2 vs. Chicago...was 4-0 against Interleague opponents in 2001 with a 3.62 ERA (27.1 IP, 11 ER)...named Tigers' Pitcher of the Month for July, going 4-1 with a 2.97 ERA in five starts...suffered his fourth complete game loss on Aug. 3 vs. Oakland (9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 SO)...amassed a season-high five-game losing streak from Aug. 3-Sept. 1...suffered his fifth complete-game loss on Sept. 1 at Toronto...earned his career-high 12th win on Sept. 23 at Boston, allowing three runs on five hits.
Led all Tigers' hurlers with 200.0 innings pitched in his second season...finished second on the staff in wins (11), games started (30) and strikeouts (136)...held opponents to a .267 average (205-for-769)...began the season with Triple-A Toledo, and was recalled by the Tigers on April 15, suffering his first loss of the season vs. Tampa Bay that day...hurled the first complete game of his Major-League career on April 28 vs. Chicago, but suffered the loss...on May 8 held Kansas City to just one run on four hits in nine innings, but did not factor in the decision as the Tigers lost, 4-1 in 11 innings...earned his first win of the season, snapping a fourgame losing streak, on May 13 vs. New York...won back-to-back starts on June 3 and June 9 against the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively, tossing 15.1 innings in the two stints, allowing just three runs on nine hits...posted a 4-1 record with a 3.69 ERA in six starts during June...made his only relief apperance of the season on July 9 at Milwaukee, allowing four runs on four hits in one inning...on July 31 at Anaheim, struck out a career-high 12 batters in a no-decision, allowing one run on five hits in eight innings...the 12 strikeouts were the most by a Tigers' pitcher since Jack Morris struck out 12 batters at Seattle on Sept. 1, 1986...posted back-to-back wins during the Tigers' 5-1 road trip to Oakland and Seattle from Aug. 11-16, striking out 12 batters over 12.0 innings pitched...named the Tigers' co-Pitcher of the Month for September, sharing the honor with current Dodger teammate Hideo Nomo...posted a 2-4 record with a 2.79 ERA in six starts, allowing 13 earned runs in 42.0 innings...on Sept. 9, tossed his second complete game of the year, but suffered the loss, 3-0...on Sept. 29, shut out the Twins, 1-0, allowing six hits over 8.2 innings pitched.
Started the season in Double-A Jacksonville, making one start before becoming the quickest Tigers' draft pick ever to make the Major Leagues...held right-handed batters to a .236 batting average (65-for-276), fifth best in the American League...set the club record for strikeouts by a rookie right-hander (114), surpassing the mark of Hooks Dauss (107) set in 1913...won his Major League debut on April 14 vs. Minnesota, 7-1, tossing five scoreless innings and allowing just one hit to become the first Tiger to win his debut since Clint Sodowsky in 1995...was the second player from the 1998 draft (first pitcher) to make it to the big leagues behind outfielder J.D. Drew...on April 20 vs. Boston, allowed just one run and two hits in six innings, but suffered his first Major League loss, 1-0...won six of his first nine starts, posting a 6-3 record and a 2.89 ERA (53.0 IP, 17 ER)...from June 1-Aug. 16, went 13 consecutive starts without a victory, going 0-6 with seven no-decisions and a 7.39 ERA...his 13-start winless streak was two short of the club record set by Felipe Lira from July 14, 1996-April 25, 1997...was 6-5 with a 3.84 ERA at the All-Star break...went 3-7 with an 8.29 ERA after the break...recorded his first Major League hit on July 19 at Cincinnati, doubling off Pete Harnisch...tied the franchise record by allowing five home runs on July 24 vs. Boston...made first relief appearance of his Major League career on Sept. 26 vs. Kansas City, retiring all three batters faced...closed out the year with a win in his final start on Oct. 2 at Kansas City.
Enjoyed a solid start to his pro career after being named the Tigers' top draft pick...was assigned to Jamestown after coming to terms with the Tigers on July 31...made his pro debut in a start on Aug. 15 vs. St. Catharines, tossing three scoreless innings...earned his first professional win in his third outing on Aug. 25 at Erie...moved to Single-A West Michigan for a pair of regular-season outings prior to the playoffs...helped pitch the Whitecaps to the Midwest League title, winning a game in each of the two playoff rounds...combined regular-season and playoff numbers at Single-A Jamestown and Single-A West Michigan included a 3-0 record with a 0.88 ERA (41.0 IP, 20 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 57 SO)...averaged 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings...was named the Tigers' secondbest prospect after the season by Baseball America.
COLLEGE/AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Went 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA in his senior season at Fresno State University, earning first-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association...was 33-15 with a 3.12 ERA in four years at FSU...finished his career as the Bulldogs' career strikeout leader with 477...was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic baseball team.