Kevin John Correia (pronounced co-RAY-uh)...wife, Diana...sons Dane (12/27/08), Emmett (12/5/10) and Benjamin (3/1/13)...1998 graduate of San Diego's Grossmont High School...led baseball team to section title as a junior and runner-up his senior year...earned First-Team All CIF San Diego Section in senior year...attended Grossmont (CA) College in 1999 before transferring to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he earned Big West All-Conference honors in 2002.
Spent first season with the Twins and was the club's number two starter, making his first start April 3 vs. Detroit; did not factor into the decision, allowing two runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings, with one walk and two strikeouts...Earned first win as a Twin April 15 vs. Los Angeles-AL, allowing two runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings pitched...Pitched 7.0-plus innings in first four starts April 3-23, the most consecutive 7.0-inning games for a Twin since Scott Diamond did it July 27-August 12, 2012; also the most 7.0-plus inning starts to begin a season since Ramon Ortiz made four 7.0-plus inning starts to begin the 2007 season (April 4-22)...Pitched 8.0 shutout innings April 28 vs. Texas, earning his third straight victory, allowing six hits and one walk...became just fourth pitcher in club history, according to Elias Sports Bureau, to open a season with five consecutive starts with 7.0-plus innings pitched and three runs allowed-or-fewer: Jim Perry in 1965 (first five), Scott Erickson in 1991 (first seven) and Brad Radke in 2001 (first seven)...Made 300th career appearance May 27 at Milwaukee...Made pinch-hitting appearance August 2 vs. Houston in an AL game at Minnesota, sacrificing the eventual winning run to second base...Posted a 2.75 ERA (59.0 IP, 18 ER) in final nine starts August 11-September 25...Made 30th start September 19 at Oakland, marking second time in career to reach 30 starts...finished with 185.1 innings pitched, second most of his career...led the staff in starts, innings pitched and tied for first in strikeouts (101).
Matched his career high in wins (third time) and finished tied for second on the staff in that department...Went 7-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) at PNC Park...Posted a 4.20 ERA
(160.2ip/75er) in his 28 starts and a 4.35 ERA (10.1ip/5er) in his four relief appearances...Suffered a 2-1 loss to Clayton Kershaw in first start on 4/10 at Dodger Stadium (6.0ip/1er)...Picked up
first win in second start on 4/15 at San Francisco...Went 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA (22.1ip/6er) in four starts during the month of April...Lost five straight starts from 4/29 thru 5/20...Won his second
game on 6/19 vs. Minnesota - his first victory at PNC Park since 6/22/11...Won a career-high seven straight decisions from 6/19 thru 8/8...Was temporarily removed from starting rotation after
Pirates acquired Wandy Rodriguez on 7/24...Made first relief appearance on 7/29 at Houston (2.0ip/5h/4r/4er/1bb/2so)...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief during 19-inning game on 8/19 at
St. Louis and then started the next night in San Diego (4.1ip/3r/2er)...Became first Major League pitcher to start a game after having pitched two-or-more innings the previous day since Oakland's
Dave Beard June 4-5, 1982 and the first Pittsburgh pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1981...Made final two relief outings on 8/26 and 8/31; tossed 4.0 scoreless innings at Milwaukee on 8/31...Returned
to starting rotation on 9/5 vs. Houston and won his 10th game (6.0ip/1er)...Struck out season-high nine batters on 9/22 at Houston...Posted a 3.14 ERA (48.2ip/17er) in his final 10 games, beginning
on 8/19...Went 5-for-47 (.106) with eight sacrifice bunts at the plate - the eight sacs tied Clint Barmes for the team lead.
Led Pirates in wins (tied his career high) and was a member of the National
League All-Star team during first season with the club...Went 10-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 14 starts
on the road and 2-8 with a 7.71 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) at PNC Park...Tied for second in the
N.L. with 10 road wins (Roy Halladay led with 11) despite not pitching after 8/19...Was placed
on the 15-day disabled list on 8/22 (retro to 8/20) with a left oblique strain...Was Pittsburgh's
Opening Day starting pitcher - the first Pittsburgh free agent to start the season opener since
Ron Villone in 2002 - and won a 6-3 decision at Wrigley Field...Pitched 7.0 scoreless frames
while winning second start on 4/6 at St. Louis...Pitched an inning of relief on 4/9 vs. Colorado
(bullpen was taxed after pitching 11.1 innings the day before)...Tossed 5.0 no-hit innings before
surrendering four runs in the 6th inning and suffering first loss on 4/13 vs. Milwaukee...Tossed
13.0 scoreless innings between 4/6-13...Pitched second career complete game (four-hitter) in
9-3 win on 4/18 at Cincinnati...Tossed 6.2 scoreless innings and combined with three relief
pitchers in 3-0 win at Colorado on 4/29 - was Pittsburgh's first-ever shutout in Denver...Won
each of his first five road starts - the first Bucco pitcher to do so since Don Robinson won his first eight in 1982...Suffered first road loss on
5/15 at Milwaukee...Became just the third Pirates pitcher to post as many as a half-dozen road victories before June 1 - also Howie Camnitz
(1909) and Burleigh Grimes (1929)...Won first game at PNC Park in fifth home start on 5/21...Won three straight starts from 5/21 thru 6/1
and became the league's first eight-game winner on 6/1 at New York (NL)...Lost back-to-back starts on 6/12 and 6/17...Won back-to-back
starts on 6/22 and 6/28...Won his 10th game on 6/28 in the Pirates' 78th game; the fewest games any Pittsburgh pitcher has needed to
reach 10 wins since 1995, when Denny Neagle won his 10th game in the team's 69th game of the season...Entered the All-Star break
with an 11-7 record; only three pitchers in the Major Leagues had more wins at the break - CC Sabathia (13), Jair Jurrjens (12) and Justin
Verlander (12)...Won his 12th and final game on 7/28 at Atlanta...Lost his last three decisions, going 0-3 with an 8.41 ERA (20.1ip/19er)
in four starts during the month of August...Received a no-decision in his last start on 8/19 vs. Cincinnati...Went 4-for-46 (.087) with two
doubles, three RBI and eight sacrifice bunts as a batter.
Went 10-10 with a 5.52 ERA (140.1ip/86er) in 26 starts (Padres went 15-11) before finishing season with two relief
appearances (4.2ip/1er - 1.93 ERA)...Had a 6.41 run support average in his 26 starts, the second-highest average among all National League
starters with at least 100.0ip...Had a career-high tying four-game winning streak over four starts from 4/12-28, posting a 3.27 ERA (22.0ip/8er)
over that stretch...Tied career high with nine strikeouts on 7/18 vs. Arizona...Went 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA (36.0ip/12er) in his first six starts after
the All-Star break from 7/18 thru 8/16...Pitched 3.0 innings and gave up one run while making his first relief appearance of the season on 9/9
vs. San Francisco - his first relief outing since 9/24/08 vs. Colorado...Also tossed a scoreless frame on 9/17 at St. Louis...Went 9-3 in 15
starts when receiving three runs of support or more (Padres were 11-4)...Went 6-for-44 (.136) with a double, five RBI and six sacrifice bunts
as a batter.
Made a career-high and team-leading 33 starts for the Padres after joining the club as a Spring
Training invite...also set career marks in wins (12), innings pitched (198.0) and strikeouts (142) while
recording his first complete game.
Made the most starts by a Padres pitcher (33) since Greg Maddux and Jake Peavy each made 34 in 2007...Padres went 19-14
in his outings...was the only pitcher for the Padres to start 20-or-more games...Recorded 22 quality starts, leading the club and ranking tied for 11th in the National League...quality starts in each of his
last six outings and 11 of his last 13...recorded 18 quality starts over his last 23 appearances, beginning 6/6 vs. ARI after
tallying four in his first 10...Put together a scoreless streak of 23.1 innings from 9/14-10/2, the fourth longest in the NL...it was the longest by a Padre
since Cla Meredith set a franchise record with 33.2-straight scoreless innings in 2006 and the longest by a Padres starter since
Bruce Hurst pitched 27.0-consecutive scoreless innings in September of 1990 (Elias Sports Bureau)...Set a career single-game mark for strikeouts, fanning nine on 6/27 at TEX...Did not allow a home run over a seven-start stretch 7/18-8/17 and 40.1 innings overall...streak dated from the fifth inning
on 7/12 (Bowker) until the first inning on 8/22 (Holliday)...Went 3-0 in September, posting a 1.25 ERA (5 ER/36.0 IP) in five starts...worked at least 7.0 innings of shutout ball in three
of those outings, including his first complete game 9/25 at ARI...Complete game shutout marked the first by a Padres pitcher since Clay Hensley and Chan Ho Park each tossed one in 2006...Padres won each of his final six road starts as he went 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA (12 ER/40.2 IP) from 7/28 through the end of
Despite missing over a month due to a left intercostal strain, posted career highs in starts (19)
and innings (110.0) over 25 appearances for the Giants (19 starts)...Placed on the disabled list 4/27 and was reinstated 6/15...made three rehab appearances, two with
Triple-A Fresno and one with Single-A San Jose...Was 3-8 with a 5.36 ERA (61 ER/102.1 IP)
as a starter...notched six quality starts...Allowed 13 earned runs in 7.2 innings out
of the bullpen in six appearances...Went 2-5 with a 6.54 ERA (61 ER/84.0 IP)
in 20 games (14 starts) after returning from the
disabled list...Enjoyed his best outing of the year in a win vs.
STL 4/10, allowing five hits and no runs over 7.2
innings...also won 7/28 at LA (NL) and 8/24 vs. SD...Went 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA (18 ER/35.2 IP) over six
starts in August...Primarily a SF starter from 8/14/07 to 9/5/08...posted a
6-9 record and 4.53 ERA (76 ER/151.0 IP) with 27 of his 30
appearances coming as a starter during that span...Came out of the bullpen for his final five appearances 9/11-24.
Established career standards for wins (4), games (59), ERA (3.45), innings (101.2)
and strikeouts (80) in his 2nd full season in big leagues...spent majority of campaign working out
of bullpen before moving into rotation for final 6 weeks, staking claim to be member of SF's starting
staff in 2008...pitched extremely well in starting role, going 3-1 with 2.54 ERA (13er, 46.0ip) and
.222 avg. against (38-for-171) in 8 starts...SF was 6-2 in his opening assignments...finished 2nd in
NL for ERA (2.66) following his 1st start Aug. 14, trailing only STL's Adam Wainwright (2.45)...his
.232 avg. against was 7th...posted career-best 3-game winning streak Aug. 25-Sept. 5...was excellent
in spot start Aug. 14 in Atlanta, tossing 4.1-shutout innings (4h, 1bb, 3so)...marked 1st start
since Sept. 12, 2005 vs. San Diego...had made 99 relief appearances in interim...start was necessitated
by SF's makeup doubleheader Aug. 13 in Pittsburgh...earned 1st victory as starter Aug. 25
vs. Milwaukee, his 1st winning start since Aug. 15, 2005 at Cincinnati...prior to starting, led SF
relievers with 55.1 innings and 46 strikeouts out of 'pen...was 1-6 with 4.20 ERA (26er, 55.2ip)
in 51 overall relief outings.
Became one of SF's top relievers, despite not making Opening Day roster... opened campaign with triple-A Fresno and was slated to be part of Grizzlies' rotation, but was recalled by Giants April 7 before making minor league outing...led all Giants relievers with 69.2 innings pitched, while ranking 2nd with both 3.49 ERA (Mike Stanton, 3.09) and .242 avg. against (Vinnie Chulk, .210)...held right-handed batters to paltry .218 mark (34-for-156)...was even better down stretch, going 2-0 with 2.83 ERA (9er, 28.2ip) and .214 avg. against (22-for-103) over his last 19 outings (beginning July 25)...logged scoreless efforts in 31 of his last 48 appearances, while stranding 26 of 39 inherited runners (66.7%)...proved durable, as 16 outings were at least 2.0 innings, including 5.1-frame effort April 23 at Colorado that marked career relief-high.
Was used in variety of roles at both minor league and big league levels...opened season as closer at Fresno, but logged significant time in SF rotation...went 2-5 with 4.63 ERA in 16 ML contests overall (11 starts)...was at his best during 6-start stay in rotation Aug. 4-31, logging 3.66 ERA (13er, 32.0ip) and averaging 8.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (31so)...was forced to exit Aug. 31 start vs. Colorado with right shoulder bruise, ailment which limited him to 2 relief outings remainder of campaign...logged 11 opening assignments overall, going 2-4 with 4.96 ERA (29er, 52.2ip)...forged 1.59 ERA (1er, 5.2ip) with .200 avg. against (4-for-20) in 5 relief outings...opened season as Fresno's closer, logging 7 saves in 28 relief appearances...was moved back into starting role in June...made 1 start with single-A San Jose, so that he could continue pitching during SF's All-Star Break.
Logged 4 stints with Giants, while making full-time conversion from starter to reliever with triple-A Fresno...was with SF April 24-May 1, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 13-25 and Sept. 4-end of season...appeared in 12 ML games overall (1 start), with 8.05 ERA (17er, 19.0ip)...numbers were skewed by spot start April 30 vs. Florida, in which he surrendered 9 runs (8er) in 2.0 frames...posted 4.76 ERA (9er, 17.0ip) in 11 big league relief efforts...was often called upon to save bullpen and performed admirably, logging 4 efforts of at least 2.0 innings...opened year with Fresno and pitched in 29 games (16 starts) overall for Grizzlies, going 3-7 with 4.53 ERA...was moved to bullpen in early July and was unscored upon in 10 of 13 relief efforts, forging 2.16 ERA (4er, 16.2ip).
Went from kicking off professional career in short-season A ball to big league debut in one year when he took mound July 10 at Coors Field...had contract purchased from triple-A Fresno prior to contest...went on to fill key role in SF staff over season's 2nd half, going 3-1 with 3.66 ERA in 10 games (7 starts)...in fact, ended season by making 6 consecutive starts after taking 4 straight rotation turns while Dustin Hermanson was on Disabled List Aug. 24-Sept. 9...was 1-1 with 2.89 ERA (6er, 18.2ip) during 4-start stay in rotation, with SF logging impressive 3-1 ledger...held opponents to .215 avg. against (14-for-65) over stretch...acquitted himself well over 1st 7 big league opening assignments overall, posting 3-1 mark with 3.93 ERA (15er, 34.1ip)...worked 1.1-relief frames in ML debut vs. Rockies, allowing run on 2 hits while striking out Greg Vaughn for 1st big league punchout...posted 1st career win in initial big league start, yielding 1 run over 6.0 frames in SF's 5-2 triumph over Philadelphia Aug. 10 at SBC Park...was given opening nod in place of Jason Schmidt, who was skipped turn to rest tender right elbow...became 13th and final starting pitcher used by Giants, marking club's most since 1991 edition gave 15 different hurlers starting assignments...began season in Giants farm system, combining for 7-6 ledger with 3.87 ERA (41er, 95.1ip) in 19 games (17 starts) for Fresno and double-A Norwich... opened campaign with Norwich, earning Eastern League All-Star accolades after going 6-6 with 3.65 ERA (35er, 86.1ip) in 16 outings (14 starts)...in 3 starts with Fresno, was 1-0 with 2.84 ERA (6er, 19.0ip)...made 5 stints with SF overall, donning Giants uniform July 10-13, July 17-30, July 25-30 and Aug. 10-30 before being recalled for good Sept. 2.
Opened professional career at rookie-league Salem-Keizer after being Giants' 4th round pick...in 10 games (8 starts) for Volcanoes, was 2-2 with 4.54 ERA (19er, 37.2ip).