Joseph Andrew Wieland…graduate of Bishop Monogue HS in Reno, NV...posted a 2.04 ERA while also hitting .556 with 12 homers his senior season…named the Nevada State Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Reno Gazette Journal…signed a letter of intent with San Diego State University before signing with the Rangers…selected by the Texas Rangers in the 4th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Butch Metzger.
The Totals - Spent most of season with AAA Oklahoma City, going 10-5 with a 4.59 ERA (58 ER, 113.2 IP) with 92 strikeouts in 22 games (21 starts). ... Major Recap - Made two starts in Majors, May 6 at Milwaukee and Sept. 9 at Los Angeles (AL). ... Strong Finish - Posted 3.02 ERA (15 ER, 44.2 IP) in final 7 games (6 starts) with Oklahoma…began season with 5.61 ERA in first 15 starts of season. ... Stretching Out - Tossed a combined 122.1 innings with Oklahoma City and Los Angeles (NL), his most innings pitched in a single season since tossing 155.2 innings between the Texas and San Diego organizations in 2011.
Spent most of the season in the minors, continuing his rehab with the Rookie-level AZL Padres and Double-A San Antonio…was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Aug. 10 and optioned to Triple-A El Paso...Made four starts with El Paso, going 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA (9 ER/23.2 IP)…struck out 20 and walked only four in 23.2 innings...Recalled by the Padres on Sept. 2 and appeared in four games (two starts) during his September call-up...Earned his first Major League win on Sept. 24 vs. Colorado…struck out five and walked three in 5.1 innings in San Diego's 4-3 victory at PETCO Park
Missed the entire campaign as he continued his rehab from "Tommy John" surgery in July of 2012...Made a pair of relief appearances in November with Peoria of the Arizona Fall League...allowed one run on three hits with one strikeout in 2.0 innings.
Made two starts for Triple-A Tucson before seeing his first
Major League action with the Padres by making five starts...had
season cut short due to a stint on the disabled list and underwent
"Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow in July.
Began the season with Triple-A Tucson, making two starts for
the T-Pads and going 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA (3 ER/7.2 IP) and 11
strikeouts against two walks.
Selected from Triple-A Tucson on 4/14 and made his Major League debut that day against the Dodgers at Dodger
Stadium...tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on six hits, three home runs, over 5.0 innings of work.
Tagged with the loss in each of his first four starts, despite allowing three runs-or-fewer in his three following his
debut...went 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA(12 ER/22.0 IP) over his first four career starts from 4/14-30.
Padres were 0-5 in his starts overall, earning a no-decision in his only other start and final game of 2012 on 5/6 vs. MIA.
Placed on the 15-day DL on 5/11 with a strained right elbow, missing the remainder of the season...was transferred
to the 60-day DL on 6/26 and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in July.
In his four starts at Petco Park, was 0-3 with a 3.18 ERA(8 ER/22.2 IP) and 23 strikeouts against seven walks.
At the plate, collected his first career hit on 4/30 vs. MIL with a single...followed up in his next start with a two-run
double on 5/6 vs. MIA.
Split the season between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Texas League affiliates for the Rangers and Padres in Frisco and San Antonio...Acquired by the Padres at the trade deadline as part of the deal that sent RHP Mike Adams to TEX...Combined to go 13-4 with a 1.97 ERA (34 ER/155.2 IP) between his three stops...Posted a 7.14 strikeout/walk ratio while averaging just 1.2 walks per 9.0 IP...Tossed a 9.0-inning no-hitter 7/29 at San Antonio, in his final start in the Rangers organization...joined San Antonio following the trade...Named by Padres No. 8 prospect by Baseball America following the season...also rated as having the best control in the organization.
Split the season between Single-A Hickory and Single-A Bakersfield, combining to go 11-7 with a 4.07 ERA (67 ER/148.0 IP) in 26 games (25 starts).
Spent the entire season at Single-A Hickory, making 18 starts and one relief appearance.
Split his professional debut between the starting rotation and the bullpen, making seven starts and six relief appearances for the AZL Rangers.