Randy made 44 relief appearances with the Cubs in 2018 after being claimed off waivers from Minnesota November 3, 2017 ... spent his first seven seasons in the Twins system, making his major league debut in 2017 ... In parts of two major league seasons with Minnesota (2017) and the Cubs (2018), he has gone 4-0 with a 4.96 ERA (27 ER/49.0 IP) in 46 relief outings ... Has limited lefties to a .178 average (13-for-73) with a .286 OBP in his major league career ... Has gone 18-22 with a 3.21 ERA (134 ER/375.1 IP) in 122-career minor league games, 55 as a starter ... Originally signed with Minnesota as a non-drafted free agent August 16, 2010 out of the Dominican Republic.
Randy appeared in 44 games with the Cubs, his most extensive major league action ... was recalled five times from Triple-A Iowa, including for the final time on August 17, and went 4-0 with a save and a 3.66 ERA (19 ER/46.2 IP) ... Retired the first batter faced in 34 of 44 outings ... stranded 25 of 28 inherited runners ... Produced a 1.95 ERA (6 ER/27.2 IP) in 15 outings of more than 1.0 inning ... In 23 games against N.L. Central opponents, was 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA (3 ER/23.0 IP) ... held the opponent to a .207 average and a .270 on-base percentage ... Held lefty batters to a .174 average (12-for-69) with a .597 OPS ... right-handed batters hit .321 (35-for-109) with an .801 OPS ... Went 4-0 with a 1.95 ERA (6 ER/27.2 IP) in 22 outings prior to the All-Star Break ... had a 6.16 ERA (13 ER/19.0 IP) in 22 games in the second half ... Pitched to a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) in his first 12 appearances with the Cubs, May 19-June 19, including three wins and four holds ... Notched his first major league win, May 27 vs. Giants, in his second appearance with the Cubs ... allowed two walks and one hit in a career-high tying 2.1-scoreless innings while striking out three batters ... Earned the win, July 7 vs. Cincinnati, allowing just two hits in a career-high tying 2.1-scoreless innings of relief ... also collected his first-career hit and RBI ... Recorded his first career save, September 13 at Washington ... retired Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman in order to preserve the Cubs 4-3 win in 10 innings ... Posted a 0.79 ERA (2 ER/22.2 IP) in 15 relief outings with Triple-A Iowa ... limited opponents to a .165 batting average against.
Randy spent the majority of the season in the minors, but did make his major league debut in June, appearing in two games with the Twins... Was selected to his first major league roster, June 1, and made his debut the follow day at the Angels ... allowed three runs in 2.0 innings in the club's 11-5 victory ... allowed five runs in 0.1 innings in his only other appearance before being optioned, June 10... Was named Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, posting a 0.66 ERA (1 ER/13.2 IP) with two walks and 18 strikeouts for Double-A Chattanooga ... overall, he went 1-0 with a 4.08 ERA (26 ER/57.1 IP) in 32 games with the Lookouts ... also appeared in two games with Single-A Ft. Myers.
Spent first career spring training with Minnesota; optioned to Single-A Ft. Myers March 14, where he began the season. Began season as starter for the Miracle, going 6-6, 3.60 ERA (85.0 IP, 34 ER) in 16 starts before becoming reliever in early August; made five relief appearances for the Miracle, allowing one run in 9.1 innings pitched (0.96 ERA). Promoted to Double-A Chattanooga August 20. Made four relief appearances for the Lookouts, allowing seven runs in 6.0 innings pitched (10.50 ERA). Combined to go 6-7, 3.77 ERA (100.1 IP, 42 ER) with one save, 39 walks and 78 strikeouts in 25 games (16 starts) between Ft. Myers and Chattanooga. Pitched for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0, 4.26 ERA (12.2 IP, 6 ER) with five walks and 11 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances.
Began season on Single-A Cedar Rapids 7-day disabled list with a left ulnar collateral ligament injury (elbow)…Made two rehab starts with GCL Twins in late June and was reinstated July 1…Made 11 appearances (10 starts) to finish the season, four of the starts being quality starts…Went 1-1, 0.90 ERA (20.0 IP, 2 ER) with six walks and 18 strikeouts in final three starts…Held left-handed batters to a .241 (13-for-54) average and right-handed batters to a .273 (42-for-154) average…Added to Twins 40-man roster November 20…Ranked 22nd best prospect in Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2016.
Started the season with Single-A Cedar Rapids but made just three starts before being placed on the seven-day disabled list, April 23, with a left flexor mass strain, missing the remainder of the season ... had surgery on his left elbow, May 28... Went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (7 ER/11.2 IP) in his three starts prior to his injury.
Spent the entire season with rookie league Elizabethton as a starter ... was his first season being used solely in starting rotation, making nine starts ... set a then career-high in innings pitched (44.2 IP) ... went 4-3 with a 2.82 ERA (14 ER/44.2 IP) ... fanned 37 batters while walking 18... Placed on seven-day disabled list, August 21, with left biceps tendinitis, missing the rest of the season.
Spent second professional season with the GCL Twins, going 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA (7 ER/38.1 IP) in 10 games (seven starts) ... held opponents to a .147 (19-for-129) average with five extra-base hits.
Spent his first professional season with the DSL Twins, tying for third on the staff in starts (eight) ... held opponents to a .212 (28-for-132) batting average; left-handed batters hit .167 (3-for-18) while right-handed batters hit .219 (25-for-114).