Manuel Alex Parra … missed all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery ... has appeared in parts of eight big league seasons with Milwaukee (2007-12) and Cincinnati (2013-15), going 29-41 with one save and a 4.90 ERA (342 ER/628.0 IP) in 322 career games (74 starts)... Has struck out 592 hitters while walking 301 in 628.0 big league innings … has surrendered 70 home runs...Is 23-26 with a 5.44 ERA (237 ER/392.1 IP) in 74 starts … owns a 6-15 mark with a 4.01 ERA (105 ER/235.2 IP) with 241 strikeouts in 248 relief appearances ...Had made at least 40 appearances in each of the last five seasons prior to 2016...Earned his first-career victory on April 5, 2008 in a 5-4 Brewers win vs. San Francisco...Named the Brewers Pitcher of the Month for June 2008 after going 5-0 with a 2.59 ERA...Honored as the 2007 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year and a Southern League All-Star ... went 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA (29 ER/106.2 IP) in 17 combined starts with Huntsville and Nashville... Threw a perfect game on June 25, 2007 at Round Rock (with Nashville) in just his second Triple-A start ... marked just the third nine-inning perfect game in the 104-year history of the Pacific Coast League...Is 40-22 with a 3.05 ERA (200 ER/590.0 IP) in 122 career minor league games (112 starts) … has struck out 570 hitters compared to just 168 walks...Was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 26th round of the 2001 Draft out of American River College in Sacramento, Calif...In 2002, he was named Baseball America's National Junior College Player of the Year...Graduated from Casa Roble High School in Orangevale, California.
Manny missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April ... was placed on the 60-day disabled list, April 7, and reinstated, September 7.
Went 1-2 with a 3.90 ERA (14 ER/32.1 IP) in 40 relief appearances with the Reds ... landed on the disabled list three times: April 24-May 25 with a neck strain, July 20-August 4 with a left elbow sprain and August 19-September 4 with tendinitis in his left biceps...Struck out 23 hitters while walking just six in 32.1 big league innings … allowed only two home runs...Appeared in two games with Triple-A Louisville as part of a rehab assignment, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings...Held right-handed hitters to a .258 batting average (16-for-62) compared to a .271 mark (16-for-59) against lefties...Did not allow an extra-base hit in 17 games against N.L. Central opponents...Opponents were just 1-for-15 against him with runners in scoring position and two outs...Earned the win July 6 at Washington, tossing a scoreless eighth inning... Tossed a season-high 2.0-scoreless innings on June 29 vs. Minnesota...Allowed ?ve earned runs without retiring a batter July 11 at Miami ... his season ERA in his other 39 appearances was 2.51.
Beginning 5/26 held opponents scoreless in 28 of his last 32 apps of the season, posting a 3.66era in that span and including a career-high scoreless streak of 21g from 5/26-8/13 (11.1ip)...in 32 apps threw less than 1.0 inning, 17 times threw 1.0 inning and 4 times threw more than 1.0 inning...from 4/4-4/15 retired a season-high 16 consecutive batters, a streak snapped by Andrew McCutchen's leadoff walk in the eighth inning of the 7-5 win on 4/15 vs Pit...in the 2-1 win on 4/6 at NYM retired all 6 batters faced for his only professional save...didn't record a win or loss until his 46th appearance, a 12-inning, 3-1 loss vs Atl...at that time, his 45 apps were the most in the majors without a win or loss...the club record for apps in a season without a win or loss remains 30 by Eddie Erautt (1951)...didn't pitch after 9/17 because of a sore left elbow.
As the Reds battled for a Wild Card berth, in his last 45 apps of the season beginning 6/11 posted a 1.78era, including career-high scoreless streaks of 19 apps and 15.1 innings snapped on 7/30 at SD...over 17 apps from 6/21-8/7 retired 42-48 batters...stranded 25-30 inherited baserunners, including 24 of the last 28...from 4/26-5/23 was on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left pectoral muscle...posted an 8.10era in 6 apps before he was disabled and a 2.52era in 51 apps after he came off the DL...earned the 10-inning, 3-2 win vs NYM on 9/23, when the Reds clinched their Wild Card playoff spot...on 4/5 vs Wsh singled off Zach Duke in the first of his 2 plate apps of the season...pitched in the sixth inning of the 6-2 Wild Card playoff loss at Pit and stranded an inherited baserunner...on 10/31 elected free agency and was not extended a qualifying offer...on 11/29 was re-signed to a 2-year contract through the 2015 season.
Missed the 2011 season
first with a back injury and then with a sprained left
elbow ... on 4/5/08 earned his first career victory in a
5-4 Brewers win vs SF...was Brewers Pitcher of the
Month for June 2008 (5gs, 5-0, 2.59) ... in 2007 was
the Brewers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year and a
Southern League All-Star ... on 6/25/07 at Round Rock
threw a perfect game in his second Class AAA start,
just the third 9-inning perfect game in the 104-year
history of the Pacific Coast League.
Spent the entire season on the disabled list...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 3/26, retroactive to 3/22, with a facet joint injury in
his right back.....suffered the injury in his only spring training outing on 3/3 vs. Oakland...Was sent to Class-A Wisconsin on rehab assignment on 4/9 and made his only appearance
that day vs. Kane County (2ip, 4k)...Was sent to Triple-A Nashville on rehab assignment on 4/12 and appeared in 7 games before
he was diagnosed with a left elbow UCL sprain and flexor strain...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/24 and did not pitch the rest of the season...Underwent surgery on 8/30 to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.....surgery was
performed by Dr. William Raasch...Signed a 1-year contract on 1/12/12, avoiding arbitration
Went 3-10 with a 5.02 ERA in 42 games (16 starts)
... Went 1-3 with a 2.39 ERA in 26 relief appearances (37.2ip, 10er) and 2-7 with a 6.19 ERA in
his 16 starts (84.1ip, 58er)
... Produced 3 quality starts
... The Brewers went 5-11 in his starts
... Made 17 of his first 18 appearances of the season in relief with his lone start coming on 5/18
at Cincinnati (ND, 4ip, 4h, 1r, 1er, 4bb, 3k)
... Made 15 consecutive starts from 5/29-8/22, going 0-5 with a 7.42 ERA over his last 8 starts
... His last 9 appearances of the season came in relief ... did not allow a run in those outings as
he surrendered just 7 hits over 13.2 innings (7bb, 19k)
... Drove in the 20th run of a 20-0 victory on 4/22 at Pittsburgh with an RBI-single in the ninth
inning ... that win tied the Brewers' largest margin of victory in franchise history ... was Parra's
only RBI of the season
... Struck out a career-high 10 batters over 5.1 innings in a no decision on 6/6 at St. Louis ...
Brewers won, 4-3, in 10 innings
... Tied the franchise record (Ed Sprague, 5/14/75 at Texas) with 4 wild pitches on 6/23 vs.
Minnesota but picked up a 5-3 win
... Underwent surgery on 10/21 to repair a small tear of the labrum in his left hip ... surgery was
performed by Dr. William Raasch
... Signed a 1-year contract on 1/18/11, avoiding arbitration.
Went 11-11 with a 6.36 ERA in 27 starts during a pair of stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-6/13 and 7/9-end)...Went 1-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 4 starts at Triple-A Nashville...Produced 11 quality starts...The Brewers were 11-16 in his starts...Was the fifth pitcher this decade to produce at least 11 wins with an ERA of 6.00 or higher, joining Darren Oliver (2001), Dave Mlicki (2001), Jason Marquis (2006) and Livan Hernandez (2008)...Went 3-8 with a 7.52 ERA in 13 starts during his first stint with the team (64.2 IP, 54 ER)...Went 8-3 with a 5.38 ERA in 14 starts during his second stint with the team (75.1 IP, 45 ER)...Left his start on 9/8 vs. St. Louis after the first inning with neck spasms...next pitched on 9/25 vs. Philadelphia...Underwent surgery on the left AC joint in his shoulder on
10/6 (Dr. William Raasch)
Entered the season as the second-best prospect in the Brewers organization according to Baseball America...Went 10-8 with a 4.39 ERA in 32 games (29 starts) in his first full Major League season...The Brewers went 14-15 in his starts...Produced 10 quality starts...Was the victim of a team-leading 6 blown saves...Established a new franchise record with 17 wild pitches, breaking the previous record of 14 held by Jim Slaton (1974) and Chris Bosio (1987)...In his last 10 starts was 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA (52.1 IP, 32 ER)...His first Major League win was on 4/5 vs. San Francisco...in a 5-4 victory (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)...Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for June after going 5-0 with a 2.59 ERA in 5 starts (31.1 IP, 9 ER)...Logged an eight-game winning streak over 11 appearances from 5/20-7/20, posting a 2.90 ERA (68.1 IP, 22 ER)...Recorded a career-high 9 strikeouts in a game twice: 7/20 at San Francisco and 8/10 vs. Washington...His only relief appearances came on 7/7 vs. Colorado, 9/19 at Cincinnati and 9/27 vs. Chicago-NL.....his last two games of the season were in relief.
Was named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year
as he went a combined 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA in 17 starts
between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville...Began the season at Huntsville, where he went 7-3 with
a 2.68 ERA in 13 starts...Held opponents to a .234 batting average at Huntsville as
he struck out 81 batters in 80.2 innings...Selected to pitch in the Southern League All-Star Game
but did not participate due to his promotion to Triple-A on
6/15.....Parra led the Southern League in ERA and
ranked second in strikeouts prior to his promotion...Went 3-1 with a 1.73 ERA in 4 starts at Nashville...Held opponents to a .172 batting average at Nashville as
he struck out 25 batters in 26.0 innings...Tossed a perfect game in his second career Triple-A start
on 6/25 at Round Rock.....struck out a season-high 11
batters in the 3-0 win.....was the third 9-inning perfect
game in the 104-year history of the Pacific Coast League...His perfect game was tabbed by Minor League Baseball
as the 2007 Single-Game Performance of the Year...Was recalled by the Brewers on 7/16...Went 0-1 with a 3.76 ERA in 9 games (2 starts) with the
Brewers...Made his Major League debut on 7/20 vs. San Francisco
(1.1ip, 3k).....inherited the bases loaded and struck out
his first batter (Guillermo Rodriguez) to end the inning...Made his first Major League start in the first game of a
doubleheader on 7/28 at St. Louis.....he left with the lead
but took no decision (6ip, 6h, 3r, 1er, 2bb, 3k, 1hbp) as
the Brewers lost, 7-6.....in that start also recorded his first
career hit with a 2-run double off Brad Thompson...Tossed 6.1 relief innings, the most by a Brewers reliever
in 2007, on 8/1 vs. New York-NL.....allowed just 1 run on
4 hits in that contest and struck out a season-high 8...Made his only other start for the Brewers on 8/30 at
Chicago-NL and left after 3.0 innings with a displaced
chip fracture of the left thumb suffered while bunting...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/31-9/20.....was
reinstated on 9/21 but did not pitch again
Went 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 20 games, 19 starts, while coming back from a shoulder injury. Pitched for Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville. ... Finished the year at Huntsville and went 3-0 with a 2.87 ERA in six starts, helping the team reach the Southern League playoffs.
Started 16 games for Double A Huntsville going 5-6 with a 3.96 ERA...Won three consecutive games, June 11-24...Posted a 0.82 ERA(3 ER/33 IP) in his five victories...Struck out a season-high ten batters twice, May 16 at Tennessee and June 1 at Mississippi...Notched four hits, one of them a home run...Placed on the Disabled List on July 1 and missed the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury...Had arthroscopic surgery (debridement of labral cyst and
undersurface rotator cuff tear) on August 4, performed by Dr. William Raasch.
Began the season with Class A High Desert where he went 5-2 alongside a 3.48 ERA in 13 games/12 starts...Tossed a complete game shutout on June 19 vs. San Jose...Allowed five hits while striking out ten batters through nine innings...Promoted to Double AHuntsville on July 28 and started
three games there, going 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA.
Entered the season as the eighth-best prospect in the Brewers
organization according to Baseball America...Went 11-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 23 starts at Class-A Beloit...Struck out a season-high 10 batters on 6/21 vs. Peoria and 7/2 vs.
In his first pro season went 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 12 games (11
starts) with the Rookie Arizona Brewers and Rookie Ogden...Had a season-high 10 strikeouts on 8/12 at Medicine Hat
Selected by Milwaukee in the 26th round of the First-Year Player Draft...signed by Justin McCray