Played four seasons in the NBA with four teams, 1996-2000 (Philadelphia, Sacramento, New Jersey and Cleveland)...Was a
2nd round pick of Philadelphia 76ers in 1996 out of Washington State University...Is the 11th athlete to play in the major leagues and NBA...Became the 6th pitcher in ML history to be 6'9" or taller (there are now seven)...Only one pitcher in that group (Randy Johnson), has more wins...Attended WSU where he played baseball and basketball, earning All Pac-10 first team honors in hoops his junior and senior seasons...Led Mt. Vernon High School (WA) to the state championship in his senior year, going 10-1 with a 0.84 ERA and 115 strikeouts...Is involved with Olivia's House, an organization committed to supporting grieving children through grief and loss education.
Did not pitch.
Had two stints on the Orioles' roster: July 9-August 3 and August 28-30...Was designated for assignment on September 6 and given his unconditional release on September 14...Appeared in eight games, with his only decision being a win on July 17 against Cleveland when he worked a season-high 3.0 innings ...Allowed 15 hits and six walks in 11.0 innings as opponents batted .349 against him...AL East opponents batted .375 (12-32) against him...Held LH batters to a .240 average (6-25) but RH batters hit .500 (9-18)...Appeared in 24 games for Triple-A Norfolk, going 2-4 with a 2.87 ERA (59.2IP, 19ER)...Was 1-0 with a 2.01 ERA (31.1IP, 7ER) in 12 home games at Harbor Park...Pitched to a 1.45 ERA (18.2IP, 3ER) in six May appearances...Did not allow a run in 10 of his last 13 appearances for the Tides.
Made 52 appearances in his second season with the Orioles, all but one of which were relief outings...Finished 9th in the AL with 70.1 relief innings pitched...Allowed three or more earned runs 10 times, including four earned runs in his last outing of the season on October 1 vs. Detroit...Did not allow an earned run in seven appearances (5.1IP) in August...Pitched to a 5.66 ERA (70.0IP, 44ER) the other five
months of the season...Struck out a season-high five batters in 3.0 scoreless innings on September 3 vs. Tampa Bay, tying the Orioles' season-high for
a reliever...Pitched a season-high 4.1 innings (3ER) on July 18 vs. Toronto...Made a spot start on May 16 vs. CLE, taking the loss after allowing three earned runs in 5.0 innings...Picked up only win of 2010 on May 13 vs. Seattle after pitching 1.1 scoreless innings
Began the season in the rotation, making seven starts, before making 42 relief appearances and then returning to the rotation to make 4 starts to end the season...Went 4-0 with one save and a 3.44 ERA (55.0IP, 21ER) as a reliever and 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA (50.0IP, 30ER) in 11 starts...Recorded 1st career save, September 11 at NYY (3.0 scoreless IP)...Pitched a season-high 6.1 innings on October 3 vs. TOR to earn the win, breaking a four-game losing streak as a starter...Struck out a season-high six on April 20 at BOS...Did not allow an earned run in 30 of his 42 relief appearances and allowed one ER or fewer in 35 relief outings...Pitched to a 9.82 ERA (7.1IP, 8ER) in five games, July 25-August 2, but bookended that stretch with a 1.71 ERA (21.0IP, 4ER) in the 15 games before and a 2.30 ERA (15.2IP, 4ER) in his final 16 relief outings immediately after...Was 4-2 with a 5.54 ERA (50.1IP, 31ER) in 24 home games (6 starts) and 2-3 with a 3.29 ERA (54.2IP, 20ER) in 29 road games (5 starts)...Held opponents to an .083 average against (1-12) with the bases loaded
Made first career opening day start, March 31 v NYM, taking the loss and allowing six runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 5.0 IP...Seven wins and 133.2 IP were his most since accumulating 11 wins and 178.1 IP with TB in 2005...In 19 starts, went 7-7 with a 6.24 ERA(101.0IP, 70ER)...After suffering the loss on Opening Day, won his next five decisions (seven starts) and pitched to a 2.72 ERA(43.0IP, 13ER)...Won only two of his last 11 starts, going 2-6 with an 8.66 ERA(53.0IP, 51ER)...Had best month of his career in April, going 4-0 with a 2.56 ERA(31.2IP, 9ER)...Went 0-1 with a 3.03 ERA(32.2IP, 11ER) in 17 relief appearances...Tossed 5.1 innings of relief, July 13 @LAD...Pitched 2.0 or more innings in seven of his 17 appearances out of the bullpen...Allowed one run in nine August appearances (13.1IP), pitching to a 0.66 ERA...Did not allow a run in 12 of his final 14 appearances (21.1IP, 5ER)...Stranded 80% (16 of 20) of inherited runners
The tallest pitcher in Dodger history made 15 starts and 24 appearances out of the bullpen for a career-high 39 games pitched...was 1-1 with a 3.69 ERA as a reliever while striking out 41 in 46.1 innings...as a starter, went 3-7 with a 6.13 ERA...Was stellar against divisional foes, going 3-1 with a 2.06 ERA (12 ER/52.1 IP) against the NL West...posted a 1.15 ERA (2 ER/15.2 IP) against the Padres...Had his best month in April, going 1-0 with a 1.66 ERA (4 ER/21.2 IP) in five games (two starts)...as of May 2, his 1.66 ERA was the best mark among all big league lefties and seventh best among all Major League pitchers with 20 or more innings...Tossed 5.0 innings out of the bullpen on April 14 against the Padres and gave up only one run and two hits while fanning four...Made his best start of the season on May 2 at Arizona, firing 6.0 shutout innings and yielding only three hits in the victory...fanned a season-high seven batters in that performance and his ERA stood at a season-low 1.30 after that outing...Struck out five batters in 3.0 innings of relief on June 10 vs. Toronto...Hit the All-Star break with a 3-4 record and a 4.02 ERA in 21 games (10 starts)...Won back-to-back starts on July 8 vs. Florida and July 14 at San Francisco...Went a season-high tying 6.2 innings and picked up the no-decision in a game the Dodgers went on to win on Aug. 1 vs. San Francisco...Went 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA (12 ER/19.2 IP) and 13 strikeouts in seven games during Spring Training while competing for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Began the season with Tampa Bay and was one of the top left-handers in the American League at the time he was traded to Los Angeles...Was acquired by the Dodgers with catcher Toby Hall and cash considerations from Tampa Bay on June 27 in exchange for right-hander Jae Seo, catcher Dioner Navarro and a player to be named later...In his first start with the Dodgers on July 1, became the tallest player in Dodger history at 6-9 and joined teammate Derek Lowe as two of the 12 players in franchise history to reach six-feet, six-inches in height...Made 12 starts for the Dodgers going 1-7 with an 5.32 ERA before being moved to the bullpen in September...In 10 relief apperances, posted a 0.84 ERA (1 ER/10.2 IP)...At the time he was traded, had posted a 2.20 ERA on the road, the lowest mark in the American League...had held AL batters to a .241 batting average, which ranked eighth in the league...went six or more innings in 11 of his 13 starts with Tampa Bay while receiving just 3.1 runs per start by his offense...among AL lefties, Hendrickson ranked eighth in ERA when he was dealt to LA...while in the AL, had a 2.09 ERA in six starts on grass compared to a 5.40 mark on artificial turf...Fanned a season-high eight batters in just 4.0 innings of relief on Sept. 16 vs. San Diego...Appeared in all three Division Series games against the New York Mets...did not allow a run and gave up just one hit in 2.2 innings.
Led the Devil Rays in wins for the second straight season with a career-high 11...His 21 career wins
with the Rays are the most ever by a TB left-hander and tied for the 5th most in club history...His .477 winning percentage (21-23) as a Ray is the best in club history for a lefty and the 4th best in franchise history (min 15 dec.)...Made a career-high 31 starts despite spending nearly two weeks on the disabled list with
left shoulder inflammation Apr 20 (retroactive to the 14th) through Apr 30...Walked 2.5 batters per 9 innings, best on the starting staff for the second straight year...The rest of the staff walked an avg. of 4.1...Picked off 5 runners, only DET Mike Maroth had more (11) in the AL...only 3 runners successfully stole a base with Mark on the hill (in 9 att.), tied for the third fewest SB allowed by a pitcher in the AL...Was 8-2, 5.46 ERA after the All-Star Break compared to 3-6 with a 6.33 mark before...8 wins after the break tied Tanyon Sturtze for the most second-half W's in club history...Was fueled by a club-record 7-game win streak July 31 thru Sept. 25... Rays were 8-3 over
the 11-game stretch as he pitched to a 4.63 ERA...Recorded the Rays' only complete game of the season in his final turn on Oct 1, a 4-3 loss
against Baltimore - the Rays were the last team in the majors to toss a CG...he was the first
Rays pitcher to go the distance since Rob Bell a year ago to the day, Oct. 1, 2004
at Detroit...Was Mark's 4th career complete game (3rd as a Ray), first since July 28, 2004 vs. Kansas City
and second of his career against the Orioles (also July 18, 2004 at Tropicana Field)...He
owns 3 of the Rays' 4 complete games over the last two seasons...Completed September 3-0...only 5 Rays pitchers have ever gone undefeated in any month...he and Scott Kazmir (2005) were the first to do it in September...Won his career-high 11th game Sept. 25 against 20-game winner Bartolo Colon and the
Angels, 9-4 in LA...was Tampa Bay's first ever win over Colon...Mark's line: (8-H, 4-R/ER,
1-BB, 3-SO)...Was 3-0 in 4 starts against the Yankees defeating rookie Chien-Ming Wang each time...Mark
was the only ML pitcher to beat another pitcher 3 times this season...he joined Tanyon Sturtze
(2001) and Victor Zambrano (2004) for most victories by a Devil Ray vs. NY in one season...Defeated the Yanks on June 23, his 31st birthday, becoming the first opposing pitcher to
win at Yankee Stadium on his birthday since Brian Anderson with the Angels in 1994...Was
his first road win since July 6, 2004 at Baltimore...was 0-7 in 12 road starts in between...Suffered his worst career outing July 20 against Boston at Fenway...pitched on 3 days rest
and faced 6 batters without recording an out and was lifted (4-H, 6-R, 5-ER, 2-BB)...was the
first time in club history (1,230 games) a starting pitcher did not record at least one out...
had moved up to pitch after Hideo Nomo was designated for assignment...In 3 starts against Boston: 1-1, 15.43 ERA (IP-9.1, H-19, R-17, ER-16, BB-6, SO-4)...worked to a 4.86 mark against the rest of the league...Pitched to an 8.33 ERA in June (31.2-IP, 51-H, 31-ER)...last June went 3-0 while pitching to a 2.56 ERA...Lone balk came May 15 at KC in the 7th inning, in what later proved to be the winning run...Also allowed an inside-the-park HR in that game to Angel Berroa, the first against the Rays since the 2000 season.
The 30-year old led the Devil Rays staff with 10 wins, the first Rays' lefty ever to win 10+ games in a season...Also led the staff in starts (30), innings (183.1), quality starts (16) and complete games (2)...His 25 decisions were the 2nd most in club history behind Rolando Arrojo's 26 (14-12) in 1998...His 15 losses were tied for 3rd most in the AL and matched Bobby Witt (1999) and Tony
Saunders (1998) as the 2nd most in club history...Only six other pitchers in Rays history have made 30 starts in a season: Tanyon Sturtze (33 in 2002), Bobby Witt (32 in 1999), Rolando Arrojo (32 in 1998),Tony Saunders (31 in 1998), Joe Kennedy (30 in 2002) and Paul Wilson (30 in 2002)...His 183.1 IP are 18.0 more than his rookie season and the 3rd-most by a southpaw in club history (single season):Tony Saunders (192.1 in 1998) and Joe Kennedy (196.2 in 2002)...Walked an average of 2.3 batters per 9 innings, 9th best in the AL and the 2nd best ratio in Rays' history among qualifiers behind Bryan Rekar's 2.0 in 2000...The Rays won all 5 of his starts in June and he was 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA while the Rays posted their best month ever (20-6)...His ERA for the month was 10th best in club history (Min 25
IP)...In one of those wins he handed AL Cy Young Award winner and 20-game winner Johan Santana one of his 6 losses, 5-2 at the Metrodome on June 3...In June and July combined, was 6-3 with a 2.80 ERA (70.2-IP, 70-H, 22-ER), the 2nd lowest ERA in the AL during that span behind eventual ERA champion Johan Santana...Was 4-2 with a 3.42
ERA during the Rays 32-13 run, May 20-July 7...Had the first two 9-inning complete games of his career: both 4-hit wins at home 10 days apart: July 18, 7-2 over Baltimore and July 28, 10-1 over KC...The gem over Baltimore snapped a Devil Rays' stretch of 111 games between CGs...He was perfect through 4 innings before Javy Lopez
doubled to lead off the 5th...Against KC, he allowed only an unearned run with 2 out in the
9th inning...Took a 2-hit shutout into the 9th... Following the win vs. KC he lost 7 straight decisions over his next 8 starts...Didn't win again until he won in relief vs. KC on Sep. 21 with 2 scoreless innings...Was 0-7 vs. New York and Boston combined with a 9.17 ERA (IP-36.1, ER-37)...His opposing mound opponents had a combined record of 271-209 (.564)...Had starts against Johan Santana (20-6), Curt Schilling (21-6), Pedro Martinez (16-9), Bartolo Colon (18-12),Tim Hudson (12-6), Jason Schmidt (18-7), Kevin Brown (10-6), Cliff Lee (14-8) and Orlando
Hernandez (8-2)...Was out of the rotation briefly in late April...Was 0-2 (6.27) in his first 3 starts when moved to 'pen...Rays were 5-1 in his 6 no decisions as a starter...His win over Oakland 8-2 on May 2 snapped a string of 20 consecutive winless start by Rays lefthanders - since Joe Kennedy beat Toronto May 13, 2003...Was the first time the Rays had beaten Tim Hudson in 9 career starts against him...Four times this season he was on the wrong end of a shutout-tied with 6 others for the most in the majors.
Made 30 starts, the most by a Blue Jays rookie since RHP Phil Huffman started 31 games in 1978 ... Was four starts short of the Blue Jays rookie record by a left-hander set by Jerry Garvin in 1977 ... Blue Jays were 16-14 in his 30 starts ... Made 12 quality starts, going 9-0 in such starts with three no decisions ... Received the best-run support on the staff at 6.67 runs per start ... Lost four of his first five decisions, before winning three straight starts from May 5-16 ... Worked a combined 19.0 innings in those starts, allowing five earned runs (2.37 ERA) ... Prior to the All-Star break was 5-6 with a 5.55 ERA in 18 starts ... After the break was 4-3 with a 5.46 ERA in 12 starts ... In the first inning had a 4.80 ERA (16ER, 30.0IP) ... Opponents batted .308 in the first frame (36-117) ... Made nine starts this season in which he did not reach the 5th inning ... Pitched 1.2 innings, Apr. 2 vs. NYY, shortest start of his career, allowing a career high seven earned runs ... Was the first loss of his Major League career ... Away from SkyDome was 5-4 this season with a 4.16 ERA in 17 starts ... At home was 4-5 with a 7.67 ERA in 12 starts.
Among Rookie Leaders: Finished the season at 9-9 with a 5.51 ERA ... Led all AL rookies with 30 starts, 2nd in wins, 3rd in innings pitched (158.1) and 7th in strikeouts (76) ... Was one of four AL rookies to throw a complete game shutout ... Worked rained shortened CG shutout on July 21 at Yankee Stadium (7.0IP, 5H, 2BB, 2K) ... Was first career CG shutout and first Blue Jays rookie to throw CG shutout since Roy Halladay on May 20, 1999 at DET.
What the Hitters Thought: Overall opponents batted .317, with LH hitters at .269 and RH hitters at .333 ... On the road opponents hit .302 and at SkyDome, .338 ... In April opponents hit .344, May, .294, June, .329, July, .325, August, .283 and in September, .356 ... Prior to the ASB opponents hit .321, after the break, .311 ... At SkyDome allowed 12 home runs, while on the road gave up 12 ... Allowed just one home run to a left-handed hitter (Travis Lee-TB) and 23 to the right-handers.
Stint in the Minors: July 9 was optioned to Syracuse (AAA) ... Made two starts in the minors during the All-Star break ... Combined to go 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA (11.2IP) ... Started with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League on July 11 at Columbus and recorded a no decision (6.0IP) ... Made 2nd start with Dunedin (A) of the Florida State League and picked up the win on July 16 at Sarasota (5.2IP) ... Was recalled from Dunedin on July 21.
Career Notes: Nine wins in 2003 was the most by a Blue Jays rookie LHP since Jeff Mussleman had 12 in 1987.
Began the season with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League and was 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 19 games, 14 starts ... As a starter with the SkyChiefs was 4-4 with a 3.75 ERA ... In relief with Syracuse was 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA ... At home was 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA and on the road was 5-3 with a 2.94 ERA ... Held LH hitters to a .190 average
(12-63), while RH hitters batted .268 (78-291) ... Made 13
starts to start the season before making five relief appearances...
Struck out a season high eight on June 3 in a 4-1
win RMD ... June 6-July 12 was on disabled list with strain on
the right side of lower back ... July 16-27 won three consecutive
relief outings working a combined 8.1 innings, allowing
one earned run ... ND on Aug. 3 vs. Buffalo in his final start at
Syracuse ... Was recalled on Aug. 5 and made his ML debut
vs. SEA in relief on Aug. 6 (0.1IP, 3H, 5ER, 2BB, 1K) ... Was
the 22nd pitcher the Jays used this season, tying club record...
Made 12 relief appearances going 0-0 with 5.91 ERA
out of the bullpen ... Allowed runs in three of 12 relief appearances...
Not including season debut (5ER/0.1IP) ERA in relief
was 1.75 (2ER/10.1IP) ... Six of his last seven relief
outings were scoreless (7.2IP) ... Sept. 2 vs. CWS worked
3.2 innings, longest career relief outing ... Made first ML start
on Sept. 7 at BOS (ND, 5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 1K) ... Was the 13th
starter used by Toronto, used nine different starters in
2001 ... Won his fist ML game on Sept. 14 vs. TB working 6.0
innings (4H, 1ER, 1BB, 3K) ... Won his second straight start
on Sept. 19 at BAL and worked a career high 8.0 innings
(4H, 2ER, 1HR, 6K) ... Won his final start of the season vs.
BAL on Sept. 25 (7.0IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K) ... Led the AL
in September with a 0.91 ERA (3ER/29.2IP) ... As a starter
was 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA (3ER/26.0IP) ... Allowed 20 base
runners (15H, 5BB) in 26.0 innings as a starter ... Held LH hitters
to a .194 mark (6-31) without allowing a home run...
Held RH hitters to a .204 mark (19-93) with one home run...
Overall opponents batted .202 ... As a starter opponents hit
.174 (15-86) with one home run and in relief opponents hit
.263 (10-37) without a home run ... In the first inning as a
starter held opponents to a .182 average (2-11) ... Blue Jays
were 3-1 in his four starts with runs support of 5.25
runs/game ... In relief stranded three of nine inherited runners
and retired eight of 12 first batters faced ... At SkyDome
was 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA, while on the road was 1-0 with a
2.30 ERA ... Overall with Toronto was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA in
16 games, four starts.
On disabled list with sprained ankle June 1-23 for Class-AAA Syracuse in the International league...Allowed no earned runs in nine of 10 appearances June 28-July 26.
Started 18 games and was 5-3 between the Dunedin Blue Jays (A) and the Tennessee Smokies (AA)... Opened the season in Dunedin of the Florida State League where he was 2-2 in 12 starts with a 5.61 ERA... Held opponents scoreless in his first two starts, May 30 & June 3,but pitched only 7.0 innings combined... First decision was
a victory on June 20 at Clearwater after holding the Phillies
to one run over 5.0 innings... Twice had starts of 6.0 innings,
July 21 and 31... On July 31 suffered his second loss after
a complete game effort (6.0IP) in game one of a doubleheader... Following that start was promoted to Tennessee
where he made six starts and was 3-1 with a 3.63 ERA... Won
first two starts with the Smokies... On August 13 vs Mobile
tossed a season high 8.0 shutout innings allowing just three
hits... On August 19 at West Tenn struck out a season high
seven batters in 5.2 innings... Pitched 6.0 innings in four of
his six starts and the last three of the season... At Tennessee
held left-handed hitters to a .171 average while right-handers
hit only .234... Combined between the two clubs recorded
67 strikeouts in 91.0 innings with 41 walks... Pitched
for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and was 2-3 with a
2.67 ERA in seven starts... In his first four starts, did not allow
a run in 16.0 innings.
Joined Knoxville of the Southern League (AA) and was 2-7 in 12 games, 11 starts...Started the season 0-4 before first win on August 8 vs Carolina - tossed one hit ball over 7.0 innings allowing a solo HR...Earned second win on a combined shutout on August 23 (7.0IP, 4H)...Struck out a season high seven in final start of the season, September 3 at Carolina...Allowed four home runs in 55.2 innings...Lasted 6.0 innings in his last three starts of the season after doing once in the eight previous starts.
Made pro baseball debut with Dunedin of the Florida State League (A) and posted a 4-3 record in 16 games, five starts...Posted one save...Left-handed batters hit .226 (7-31) with two doubles and nine