Married, wife's name is Julie...They reside in Wake Forest, NC, with their three daughters, Morgan
(4/29/97), Casey (9/16/98) and Kate (12/1/06)...Was Cleveland's first round pick in the 1992 First Year
Player Draft and the No. 2 pick overall (behind Houston's pick of Phil Nevin) after attending the University
of North Carolina for 3 years...Majored in speech communications and played baseball at UNC, going
18-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 18 saves in 76 games (172.0IP, 117H, 67R/51ER, 121BB, 220K)...Made only
one start, serving as the Tar Heels' closer most of his career...His coach at UNC was Mike Roberts,
father of Orioles' second baseman Brian Roberts...Was tabbed as a '92 pre-season All-American by
*Baseball America* and as that publication's 5th Best Prospect in the First Year Player Draft...In the summer
of '91 he pitched for the U.S. National Team at the Pan American games in Havana, Cuba...Was
injured much of the '91 collegiate campaign with a torn patella tendon but still led the team with a 1.70
ERA in 17 outings... As a freshman he was a first team All-ACC selection and was tabbed a Freshman
All-American by *Baseball America*...Is a 1989 graduate of Millbrook (NC) HS and tossed a no-hitter
against Garner HS his senior year...Played American Legion and Babe Ruth ball as a youngster with former
offensive lineman Everett Lindsay...Has competed in professional bass fishing tournaments during
the off-season...While with Cleveland, served as a spokesperson in the First Energy Grand Slam
Summer Literacy Program in 2001.
Missed the first 2 weeks of the season with a strained right Achilles tendon, an injury suffered in spring
training...Was assigned to AAA Norfolk upon his return from the DL...Had one save and a 4.70 ERA (23.0IP, 30H,
12ER) in 21 games for the Tides...Posted a 2.19 ERA (12.1IP, 3ER) over his last 12 games...Spent a
week on the minor league DL in June with a strained right hamstring...Contract was selected from AAA Norfolk on June 19 & he worked a scoreless inning that night at San
Diego, his first big league appearance since September 28, 2003...Had retired in April 2004 before
attempting a comeback this year...Earned his first save since August 22, 2002 on June 30 vs. LA Angels with 1.1 perfect IP...Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings on July 4 at Chicago...Allowed one hit through 2 innings before being
touched for a 3-run homer in the 9th inning...Allowed 6 runs in 0.1 IP in outings July 29 vs. New York & August 1 at Boston, after 4 straight scoreless
appearances (3.1IP)...Yielded 9 runs in 2.0 IP in the first game of the August 22 doubleheader vs. Texas...Was designated for assignment by the Orioles on August 28...Cleared waivers and was given his outright
release on September 5.
Signed a free agent minor league contract with Cleveland, the team that originally drafted him, with
an invitation to major league spring training camp...Was assigned to AA Akron and pitched in one game,
working 2.0 innings and allowing one run...Announced his retirement on 4/27 due to recurring hip problems.
Did not appear in a game for the Dodgers in 2004, as he ruptured a tendon in his right thumb during Spring Training...while he was rehabilitating that injury, he suffered a hip injury that required season-ending surgery...had that surgery on July 28 in Pittsburgh performed by Dr. Marc Philipon...appeared in eight games during Spring Training and did not earn a decision, as he posted a 6.48 ERA (6 ER/8 1/3 IP) with 13 strikeouts.
Despite missing more than three weeks with a sprained right knee, still saw plenty of action out of the bullpen, appearing in 62 games and logging 69.0 innings...compiled a 6-4 record and 3.00 ERA...limited opponents to a .207 batting average (50-for-242), the 11th-lowest mark in the National League...right-handers hit just .193 (26-for-135) off him...was 2-1 with a 0.68 ERA in 10 April appearances (13.1 innings)...in June, went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 12 outings, striking out 15 in 14.0 innings...when he appeared in his 60th game, joined Paul Quantrill (89), Tom Martin (80), Eric Gagné (77) and Guillermo Mota (76) to form the first quintet of pitchers in Dodger history to pitch 60 or more games in the same season...allowed a run in his first appearance of the regular season on April 1 at Arizona, but did not surrender a run in his next 12 outings, a span of 16.0 innings...recorded his first win of the season by tossing 2.0 shutout innings on April 8 vs. Arizona...hurled 1.1 scoreless innings on April 22 at Cincinnati to earn the win...pitched 2.0 shutout innings on April 24 at Cincinnati, but suffered a sprained right knee during the contest and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day...after making one rehabilitation appearance at Triple-A Las Vegas, was activated on May 17...retired first 10 batters he faced after returning from the DL...in nine appearances from June 5-20, allowed no runs, five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts in 9.0 innings...struck out season-high four batters in 2.0 shutout innings to pick up the win on June 10 at Detroit...entered July 24 contest vs. Colorado with Jay Payton at the plate, one on, two outs and the game tied in the ninth...with Payton batting, baserunner Todd Helton was thrown out attempting to advance to second on a pitch that got away at the plate...the Dodgers scored in the bottom of the ninth and Shuey earned the victory despite not officially facing a batter...retired all four batters faced, stranding two inherited runners, on Aug. 28 at Houston to record the victory...on Sept. 9 at Arizona retired all six batters faced as he pitched 2.0 shutout innings for the 11th time during the season...during Spring Training, tied for sixth in the Grapefruit League with 21 strikeouts in 14.0 innings over 12 appearances.
CAREER SUMMARY: As he embarks on his 11th Major League season and third with the Dodgers, the veteran right-hander remains one of baseball's busiest relievers...has averaged 61 games pitched over the past five seasons, surpassing the 60-game mark three times...is one of just 16 big league relievers to have appeared in 40 or more games in each of the past eight seasons...has a career record of 45-27 with 22 saves...in 504.1 innings, has struck out 534 batters, an average of 9.5 whiffs per 9.0 innings...has seen his ERA higher than 3.53 only once since 1996 (1997 at 6.20) with a low of 2.82 in 2001...joined the Dodgers on July 28, 2002 from the Cleveland Indians in a trade for pitchers Francisco Cruceta, Terry Mulholland and Ricardo Rodriguez...was the second overall pick in the June 1992 First-Year Player Draft by the Indians...only Phil Nevin by the Houston Astros was selected ahead of him...tied a Major League record by recording four strikeouts in an inning on May 14, 1994 vs. Detroit, becoming the first American League rookie to accomplish the feat...made his Major League debut on May 8, 1994 at Baltimore, tossing 1.0 shutout inning...picked up his first Major League win on June 20, 1996 vs. Boston in a 5-4 Indian victory...notched his first big league save on May 24, 1994 at Boston.
Made 28 appearances out of the bullpen after being acquired from Cleveland on July 28...pitched in 39 games for the Indians, giving him 67 total games pitched for the season, marking the second-highest total of his nine-year big league career...was 5-2 with one save for the Dodgers and 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA for Cleveland...his combined totals for 2002 were 8-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 68.0 innings, also his second-highest career total...struggled in first nine appearances with the Dodgers, going 1-2 with a 10.80 ERA, allowing eight earned runs and 12 hits in 6.2 innings...in his final 19 outings, was 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 24.0 innings...did not allow a run in first 15 appearances (April 3-May 6) with Cleveland, giving up just six hits and five walks with 11 strikeouts in 14.0 innings...made his Dodger debut on July 30 at Cincinnati...in six outings from Aug. 21-31, was 3-0 with one save, allowing no runs, two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 8.2 innings...on Aug. 22 vs. Florida, pitched 2.0 shutout innings to collect his first save as a Dodger and his first since May 4, 2001 at Tampa Bay while with Cleveland...struck out a season-high five batters in 2.0 innings on Sept. 18 vs. San Francisco...earned his first win of the campaign on April 13 vs. Kansas City...was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in May, giving up two earned runs, eight hits and two walks while striking out 13 in 10.2 innings...placed on disabled list on June 12 with a strained left groin...activated from the disabled list on June 25...did not allow a run in eight straight outings from July 5- 21...notched the win on July 20 at Kansas City after retiring the side in order.
Was plagued by injuries as his season was ended due to a right elbow injury that shelved him twice beginning in June for much of the remainder of the season...limited hitters to a .251 (53-for-211) average average with just one homer allowed in 54.1 innings...fanned 70 in 54.1 IP, good for a mark of 11.6 per 9.0 IP, the second best mark among American League relievers...was originally injured on June 12...pitched that night against the Brewers and was placed on the disabled list on June 15 (retro to June 13) with a strain of the flexor tendon in his right elbow...was activated off the DL on June 29 after a 1.0 inning rehab at Double-A Akron...appeared in 10 games after his first activation, going 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) from June 30 to July 21 before going on the DL again on July 23 with a strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...marked his ninth & 10th career trips to the disabled list and the fifth consecutive year in which he was disabled...did not throw from July 23-Aug. 31...began a throwing program on Sept. 1 before being activated on Sept. 18...appeared in nine games the rest of the season, going 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA (5 ER/8.1 IP)...earned his first save since Sept. 13, 1999 vs. Boston on April 13 at Detroit...equaled career-high with four straight wins, April 26-May 29...over his final 40 appearances his ERA was 2.47 (47.1 IP, 45 H, 13 ER, 58 SO).
Spent his fourth full season in the big leagues and proved to again be a valuable set-up man in the Indians' bullpen despite spending five weeks on the disabled list after having hip surgery...led the AL with 28 holds and his .219 (51-for-233) opponent batting average was the seventh-lowest mark among AL relievers...his first batter average of .203 (10-for-49) was the seventh-lowest mark among league relievers...was bothered by right hip problems that forced him onto the 15-day disabled list on May 21 and had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip on May 30 in San Francisco by Dr. James Glick...Glick repaired a torn labrum in Shuey's hip...was sent on a 30-day rehabilitation assignment to Double-A Akron on June 24 and was activated off the DL on June 27...after being activated, was 1-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 40 games (42.1 IP, 32 H, 17 ER) through the end of the season...was his eighth career trip to the disabled list at the Major League level...was 0-for-5 in save opportunities...42 of his 57 outings were scoreless...hitters hit .233 (17-for-73) with runners in scoring position and .179 (7-for-39) with RISP and two out.
Finished the year tied for seventh among AL relievers in appearances with 72...recorded career-highs in appearances (72), wins (8), innings (81.2) and strikeouts (103) in his most consistent regular season to date...the last time an Indian reliever fanned over 100 batters was Sid Monge (108) in 1979...his .223 (68-for-305) opponent average was the ninth-lowest mark among AL relievers...finished tied for first on the club with eight relief wins...was also tied for eighth among AL relievers with 19 holds...was the Indians' best reliever of the second half, going 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in 32 games (1 ER/37.2 IP) and limiting hitters to a .179 (24- for-134) average...was on the disabled list from April 26-May 10 with a strained left hamstring, his seventh stint to the DL in his Major League career...was bothered by lower back spasms in September, which limited him to two outings from Sept. 16-25...Indians were 47-25 (.653) in his 72 relief outings...struck out 51 batters over his last 35.2 IP and on the year he fanned 11.4 per 9.0 IP...appeared in three Division Series games against Boston and posted a 1-1 mark with a 11.25 ERA (5 ER/4.0 IP)...won his first career postseason game in Game 1 vs. Boston...was the losing pitcher in Game 5 after allowing a three-run homer to Troy O'Leary that broke an 8-8 tie in the seventh inning.
Began the season on the Major League roster, but was sidelined after his second appearance of the season with a pulled right groin...pulled the groin on April 10 vs. Anaheim and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day...began a rehabilitation assignment on April 24 at Akron, but aggravated the injury in his first outing that night in Canal Park...began a second rehabilitation assignment in Triple-A Buffalo on May 23...appeared in 11 games for the Bisons and went 0-0 with a 2.51 ERA and two saves (4 ER/14.1 IP)...was activated from the DL on June 15 and enjoyed an injury-free rest of the season...did not allow a run over his team-high eight playoff appearances in the team's 10 1998 playoff games...his five appearances in the ALCS vs. New York tied the single-series record shared by Mike Jackson and Paul Assenmacher in 1997...was 2-for-5 in save situations...held batters to a .132 (7-for-53) average with runners in scoring position, the best mark in the AL among relievers.
Started out the season as the closer and notched a save at Oakland in his first appearance on opening night on April 2...signed a three-year contract extension through the 2000 campaign (w/club option for 2001) on April 4 and that night at Anaheim he allowed a grand slam to Tim Salmon in the 11th inning, giving Anaheim an 8-6 win as he suffered his first and only blown save of the season...tossed a then career-high 3.0 innings pitched on April 18 vs. Milwaukee and strained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee as he warmed up for his fourth inning of work...was placed on the 15-day DL on May 4 (retroactive to April 25)...made rehabilitation stints in Buffalo and Akron before being activated on May 18...on June 18 vs. Cincinnati strained his right hamstring and was forced to leave the game...placed on the 15-day DL for the second time on June 19 and was activated on July 4...re-aggravated the hamstring injury in his first appearance back on July 11 at Minnesota and was again placed on the 15-day DL for the third time on July 12 and activated on Aug. 1...spent the remainder of the season on the active roster... after his final activation on Aug. 1 he went 2-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 26 games (18 ER/22.0 IP)...tossed a career-high 4.0 innings with a season-high five strikeouts on Aug. 16 vs. Toronto...was not on any of the three playoff rosters.
Established himself as a solid Major League reliever as he led the Indians' bullpen with five wins...began the season in Triple-A Buffalo...was involved in an automobile accident on April 3 while with Triple-A Buffalo when his car spun off an icy road...was not seriously injured in the accident...was recalled from Buffalo on April 12...allowed seven runs (7 ER) over three games (2.1 IP, 6 BB, 27.00 ERA) in his first stint with the Indians and suffered his first loss on April 17 in Minnesota...was optioned back to Buffalo on April 21...later discovered he was suffering from a post-traumatic disorder from his accident in early April during his first stint with Cleveland...American Association hitters hit .126 (14-for-111) off him while he averaged 15.4 SO/9.0 IP...right handed hitters hit .127 (9-for-71) off him while lefties hit .125 (5-for-40)...was recalled on June 10 and spent the remainder of the season at the big league level...in his second stint with the Tribe, went 5-1 with a 1.75 ERA and four saves in 39 games...collected first Major League win on June 20 vs. Boston...struck out a career-high six Orioles on Aug. 4 in 2.1 innings...overall held AL hitters to a .231 (45- for-195) average against...first batters hit just .189 off him (7- for-37), the eighth-lowest mark in the AL...limited opponents to a .185 avg. with runners on base (17-for-92), the fourth-lowest mark among AL relievers...his 2.85 ERA was eighth lowest among AL relievers...went 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in three Division Series outings vs. the Baltimore Orioles...allowed a grand slam to Bobby Bonilla in Game 1 at Baltimore.
Began the season at the big league level following Spring Training...appeared in three games before injuring his right hamstring in the ninth inning in Detroit on May 3...injury diagnosed as a strain and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day...was activated from the DL on May 22 and optioned to Buffalo...made only one appearance, a save vs. Oklahoma City on May 25, before being placed on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder on June 8...was activated from the DL on July 10 and spent remainder of Buffalo's season on the active roster...recalled by the Indians on Sept. 17...allowed two earned runs in his four outings (3.0 IP) during his second stint...spent the remainder of the season at the big league level but was ineligible for postseason play...played winter ball in Puerto Rico for the San Juan Senators...was 0-0 with a 2.30 ERA and nine saves in his 15 winter ball appearances.
Started the season at Single-A Kinston...made 13 relief appearances and was 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA and eight saves, including 16 strikeouts in 12.0 innings...made the jump to the Majors when the Indians purchased his contract... he was the first Indians pitcher to jump from Single-A ball to the Majors since Greg Swindell in 1986...made his big league debut on May 8 at Baltimore, tossing 1.0 shutout inning...on May 14 at Jacobs Field against the Tigers, recorded four strikeouts in one inning after a batter reached on a wild pitch...became the 10th AL pitcher to accomplish the feat and the first rookie...he was the first Tribesman to record four strikeouts in an inning since Mike Paxton on July 21, 1978...had five saves with the Indians and was 5-for-5 in converting save chances...on June 27 he was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained groin...was sent to Triple-A on July 5 on a rehabilitation assignment was activated from the DL on July 21...optioned to Charlotte that day, where he spent the rest of the year as the Knights closer.
Started the season in the rotation at Double-A Canton-Akron before being sent to the bullpen after seven starts...assigned to Single-A Kinston on July 24, where he remained for the rest of the season...played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and was 1-1 with three saves and a 3.79 ERA.
Started professional career after being drafted by Cleveland in June out of the University of North Carolina...won five of his first six decisions with a 1.82 ERA through Aug. 12...recorded a season-high nine strikeouts against Savannah on Aug. 2...used strictly as a starter in his first season after a stellar career as a closer for the Tar Heels...played for Tucson in the Arizona Fall League following the season...in 10 relief outings was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA (6 ER/16 IP).
COLLEGE/AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: Was a three-year standout at the University of North Carolina (1990-92)...in his career at UNC, was 18-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 18 saves in 76 games...struck out 220 batters in 172.0 innings...his .818 career winning percentage ranks third on the Tar Heels' all-time list...was a 1992 preseason All-America selection by Baseball America...during the 1992 campaign, was 5-2 with six saves and a 3.13 ERA, striking out 87 in 69.0 innings...he received the S.H. Basnight Award as the team's Most Valuable Pitcher...in 1991, he was 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA...in his inaugural season at UNC in 1990, he earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference and Freshman All- America honors after going 8-1 with eight saves and a 2.73 ERA in 31 games...he whiffed 78 batters over 66.0 innings...in the summer of 1991 he pitched for the United States National Team at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.