Michael William Morin (pronounced MORE-in)...Twitter: @MrMoosh28...attended Shawnee Mission South High School (Overland Park, KS) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...appeared in 94 games (7 starts) in three seasons for the Tar Heels from 2010-12, going 15-9, 3.67 ERA (161.2 IP, 66 ER) with 32 saves, 51 walks and 164 strikeouts.
Pitched in sixth career spring training, his first with Seattle after being claimed off waivers from Kansas City in December ... Outrighted in the middle of spring training (March 14) and reported to Triple-A Tacoma, making 20 appearances, posting a 3.24 ERA (25.0 IP, 9 ER) with a .242 opponent batting average ... Contract selected by Seattle June 8...appeared in two games for the Mariners, designated for release for assignment and reported back to Triple-A Tacoma June 16 ... Selected again shortly after by the Mariners for one appearance and outrighted for a third time to Tacoma where he finished the season ... Combined to go 5-2, 4.06 ERA (57.2 IP, 26 ER) with 14 walks, 58 strikeouts and three saves in 44 games between Tacoma and Seattle.
Totals - Combined to post a 7.20 ERA (16 ER, 20.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances with Los Angeles-AL and Kansas City... Up & Down - Had seven stints in Majors, including six with Los Angeles-AL from April 7-21, May 27- June 1, June 13-14, June 20-21, July 4-14 and Aug. 25-26... Change of Scenery - Designated for assignment by Los Angeles-AL Sept. 5 and claimed off waivers by Kansas City Sept. 12... KC Details - Retired 10 of first 12 batters faced over first four scoreless appearances with Kansas City…allowed five runs in 2.1 innings in his last two outings of the season... That Hurts - On 10-day DL April 21-May 27 with neck tightness... Minor Thing - In minors, pitched exclusively with AAA Salt Lake, going 0-1 with 1 save and 3.20 ERA (68 ER, 39.1 IP) with 25 strikeouts in 22 relief appearances.
Set Angels franchise record with streak of nine consecuti ve games without allowing a baserunner (April 18 - May 6)...Previous record was eight games by Troy Percival (April 21 - May 11, 1996)...Streak of 11 straight games (10 IP) without allowing a hit from April 18 - May 11 is ti ed for second longest no-hit appearance streak in Angels history (Ernesto Frieri had 13 consecuti ve no-hit appearances in 2012)..Set career-highs June 12 vs. Cleveland with 2.1 innings pitched and four strikeouts...Stranded 34 of 42 inherited runners...81% stranded rate ranked seventh in A.L. (min. 30 inherited runners)...Among Angels relievers, ranked ti ed for fi rst with 13 holds, second with 60 appearances and third with 55.2 innings pitched.
Pitched to a 4-2 record in 47 games for Angels with 41 strikeouts and nine walks. Was not charged with a run in 14 of 20 appearances during the first two months of the season. Suffered a left oblique strain May 23 at Fenway Park... Missed 34 games on disabled list. Made four rehab appearances between Arizona League Angels (one game) and Triple-A Salt Lake (three games) before being activated from DL July 1. Was not charged with a run in 14 of 18 appearances in Sept./Oct. Recorded 26 strikeouts across 18 innings pitched in 23 games following the All-Star Break for an average of 13 strikeouts per nine innings. Earned first save of Major League career Sept. 27 vs. Seattle after working a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.
Appeared in 60 games for Angels in first Major League season and pitched to a 4-4 record with a 2.90 ERA (59 IP - 19 ER)...Opened season with Double-A Arkansas and did not allow a run in five appearances (5 IP) before being promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake April 16...Went 1-0 with three saves in the five games with Travelers...Allowed just three hits while walking none and striking out six...Pitched in four games with Salt Lake in April...Allowed five runs (four earned) in first game with Bees but did not allow a run in final three games (2.2 IP) before being promoted to Angels April 27...Made Major League debut April 30 vs. Cleveland...Started big league career with eight straight scoreless appearances (8.2 IP)...Earned first career win June 21 vs. Texas with a scoreless inning pitched...Ranked third among American League rookies with 60 appearances...His 33 first half outings were the most by an Angels player in their first big league season since Pat Clements pitched in 35 games in 1985...Did not allow a run in 22 of 27 second half appearances...Missed 13 games on disabled list with a left foot laceration from Aug. 4 (retro to Aug. 1) - 16...Stranded 34 of 43 inherited runners with Angels.
Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Year…MiLB.com Organizational All-Star…was 303 with 23 saves and a 1.93 ERA (15 ER, 70.0 IP) with 76 strikeouts in 56 relief appearances between High-A Inland Empire and AA Arkansas.
Made pro debut with Short-A Orem, going 2-2 with 4 saves and a 4.93 ERA (19 ER, 34.2 IP) with 29 strikeouts in 24 relief appearances.