Rudy Caballero Seanez...he and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Katrianna (10/21/96) and Lilianna (8/31/98)...the couple own a Cold Stone Creamery in El Centro...played baseball and football at Brawley Union High School in California...hobbies include martial arts, guitar and weightlifting...signed by Indians' scouts Gary and Dale Sutherland.
Came to the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee and completed the year going 6-3 with one save and a 3.79 ERA in a career-high 73 games...in his last 23 career decisions, has posted a record of 16-7...returned to the Dodgers after a 12-year absence, having last appeared for the club in 1995...that ties him with Bobo Newsom for the fourth-longest gap in appearances in franchise history behind Patsy Donovan (16 years), Vicente Romo (14), and Jesse Orosco (13)...the opposing teams' No. 3 and 4 batters hit a combined .179 (12-for-67) off him...was tough on NL West opponents, maintaining a 3.41 ERA...was 5-1 with a 3.12 ERA (14 ER/40.1 IP) in 39 games prior to the All-Star break...had a 3.76 ERA at Dodger Stadium and 3.82 mark on the road...from April 19-July 24, posted a 6-1 record, one save and a 3.00 ERA (13 ER/39.0 IP) in 37 games...fanned six, walked two and allowed just three hits in that time...earned the win in the Dodgers' come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over the Padres in San Diego on April 27...went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/12.0 IP) during the month of May...made his first plate appearance since June 20, 1999 on May 14 and struck out...is 0-for-5 with five strikeouts, one walk and one run scored in his career...fanned five batters in 2.0 perfect innings on June 2 at Pittsburgh...earned his first save since June 23, 2001 when he pitched a scoreless 12th inning on July 14 at San Francisco...had a brilliant month of August, going 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA (4 ER/16.1 IP) in 14 appearances...established a new career high by appearing in his 58th game on Aug. 18...worked 2.0 scoreless innings and struck out four that night...earned his way onto the roster by posting a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) and fanning 14 during Spring Training.
The right-hander signed with the Padres on Aug. 31, after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox. He went 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 41 games for Boston, and then went 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA in eight games for the Padres. He earned the win in his second appearance with San Diego, striking out two in a perfect inning on Sept. 4 vs. Colorado. He threw 14 2/3 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run from May 6-June 10 while with Boston.
SUMMARY: Went 7-1 with a 2.69 ERA (18 ER/60.1 IP) in 57 relief appearances for the San Diego Padres, setting career highs in wins, appearances, innings pitched and strikeouts (84), while his 2.69 ERA was his lowest since posting a 2.66 mark with the Dodgers in 1994...ranked second among N.L. relievers with 12.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and tied for second in the league with seven relief wins...with only 22 walks issued, averaged nearly four strikeouts per walk...limited opponents to a .222 batting average, including a .212 mark by righties and a .231 mark by lefties...missed 28 games in July and August with a right shoulder strain and returned
to go 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his final 19 outings of the season.
DOMINANT STRETCHES: Posted a 2.19 ERA in 10 appearances in April, fanning 15 and walking only one...in a 24-game stretch from April 21-June 19, went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, including 13.2 scoreless innings covering 12 outings from April 21-May 24...went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in 12 June games, and was not scored upon in 8
Interleague games (8.1 IP), allowing only 2 hits while striking out 15 and walking one...closed out the season with his best statistical month in September, going 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA (2 ER/12.2 IP) in 12 games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Went 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA (6 ER/30.2 IP) in 29 games at Petco Park and 4-0 with a 3.64 ERA (12 ER/29.2 IP) in 28 outings on the road...posted a 4-1 record and 2.97 ERA (13 ER/39.1 IP) in 38 games before the All-Star break and went 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA (5 ER/21.0 IP) in 19 games after the break...held foes to a .194 (14-for-72) average with runners in scoring position, including a .121 (4-for-33) mark with
runners in scoring position and two outs and a .111 (1-for-9) mark with the bases loaded.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS: Struck out three or more batters in an outing nine times, including a season-high four K's in 2.0 innings May 17 vs. Atlanta...worked at least 1.0 inning in 46 of his 57 games, including 17 of his final 18 appearances...tossed a season-high 2.0 innings eight times...allowed just four home runs in 60.1 innings, and did not surrender a long ball in his final 15 outings of the season dating to Aug. 26.
Went 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 23 games for the Marlins following his July 31 trade from Kansas City, where he went 0-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 16 appearances...struck out 46 batters in 46.0 innings between the 2 stops...began the season at Triple-A Omaha, posting a team-best 1.57 ERA in 24 games to earn a June 16 promotion to Kansas
City...struck out 41 in 34.1 innings and limited Pacific Coast League hitters to a .156
batting average...at the Major League level, opponents batted just .228 against Seanez,
with righties hitting just .205...did not allow a run in his final six outings (5.2 IP) beginning
Sept. 21 vs. Philadelphia...worked 3.1 scoreless innings in his final game with the
Royals July 30 vs. Cleveland, the second-longest outing of his career.
Pitched for four teams in three different organizations, including one stop in the big leagues with the Red Sox...began the season in the Texas system with Triple-A Oklahoma, where he went 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five games before being released by the
Rangers May 3...signed a Minor League contract with the Red Sox May 9 and reported to
Triple-A Pawtucket before being promoted to Boston May 20...after posting a 6.23 ERA in nine games with the Red Sox, was designated for assignment June 29, outrighted to Pawtucket July 2 and released July 30...signed a Minor League deal with the Chicago Cubs Aug. 1 and spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Iowa, going 1-2 with
a 3.46 ERA in 13 games.
Tossed a no-hitter Aug. 2 vs. Pulaski, the only no-hitter of the season in the Appalachian League...finished the year 5-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 13 games (all but one as a starter) for Rookie-Level Burlington.
Spent the bulk of the season on the D.L. with a right forearm strain...made 10 starts for Single-A Waterloo, going 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA.
Surpassed the 20-start plateau for the first time in his career, going 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA for Single-A Waterloo of the Midwest League...twirled a four-hit shutout May 17 vs. Wausau.
Ranked third in the Carolina League with 149 strikeouts, going 8-10 with a 4.14 ERA in a career-high 25 starts for Single-A Kinston...after a brief stop with Triple-A Colorado Springs, had his contract purchased by the Indians Sept. 7 and made his big league debut that night vs. Toronto, fanning 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings.
Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, compiling a 2.16 ERA in 15 games for Double-A Canton-Akron to earn a May 22 promotion to Cleveland...notched his first career big league win with 1.0 scoreless inning June 11 at Boston...was optioned back to Colorado Springs July 29 before finishing the season in
Cleveland following his Sept. 10 recall.
Started the season on a big league roster for the first time in his career, but it came on the Indians' 15-day D.L. due to back problems...after being activated April 26, was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs and later sent down to Double-A Canton-Akron...struck out 73 Eastern League batters in 38.1 innings for an average of 17.1 K's per 9.0 innings, earning him a July 24 promotion to Cleveland...appeared in only three games for the Indians before returning to the D.L. July 30 with a strained groin muscle...rehabbed with Colorado
Springs and returned to appear in two September games for the Tribe.
Missed the entire season with spondylolysis, a back condition described as an abnormal vertebral fixation...specifically described as a deteroriation of the prongs that connect the vertebra to the spinal column...in this instance, the deterioration was invisible on x-ray, but detected by a bone scan using radioactive material.
Pitched in the Rockies and Padres chains after missing the entire 1992 season due to injury...made his season debut June 16 with Single-A Central Valley after beginning the campaign on the D.L. at Triple-A Colorado Springs...rejoined Colorado Springs July 4 and was recalled by the Rockies July 15 before being designated for assignment...became a free agent after refusing the assignment, signed with the Padres July 22 and was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas...had his contract purchased by San Diego
Sept. 7 and appeared in 3 September contests for the Padres.
Posted a 2.66 ERA in 17 games for the Dodgers after recording nine saves in 20 games for Triple-A Albuquerque to begin the season...did not allow a run in 13 of his 17 big league outings, and closed the season with 11.0 scoreless innings over his final nine games...notched his first win as a Dodger June 30 vs. Philadelphia.
Started the season on an active big league roster for the first time in his career, and went on to post a 1-3 record and 6.75 ERA in 37 games for the Dodgers...was forced to the D.L. May 28 with a strained right groin muscle...made four scoreless rehab appearances with Single-A San Bernardino before being activated by Los Angeles June 15...after going 1-3 with an 8.59 ERA (21 ER/22.0 IP) in 22 games following his return, was
outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque Aug. 31...recorded his first big league save in his
first appearance of the season April 25 at Florida.
Spent the season with Triple-A Albuquerque, but was limited to 20 appearances due to a pulled triceps muscle in his right arm that sidelined him for more than three months...was originally placed on the D.L. May 30 and not activated until Aug. 30...in his limited action, still struck out 20 batters in 19.1 innings.
Began the season with Triple-A Norfolk of the Mets organization before being acquired by the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named (RHP Mike Fyhrie) May 30...reported to Triple-A Omaha after the trade, where he struck out 46 batters in 47.0
innings over the remainder of the season despite compiling a 6.51 ERA.
Advanced from Triple-A Richmond to Atlanta in his first season in the Braves organization, going 6-1 with a 2.21 ERA (14 ER/57.0 IP) between the two stops...his May 30 promotion marked his first trip to the big leagues since 1995 with the Dodgers...fanned 50 batters in 36.0 innings at the major league level, an average of 12.5 K's per 9.0
innings...limited opponents to a .195 batting average, including a .125 mark by
right-handers...his save July 16 vs. Milwaukee was his first since May 5, 1995 at Colorado...appeared in five postseason games for the Braves, logging a 4.50 ERA (2 ER/4.0 IP) as the Braves fell to the Padres in six games in the NLCS.
Tied for 11th in the N.L. with six relief wins, going 6-1 with a 3.35 ERA in 56 games for the Braves before his season was cut short with a stress fracture of the olecranon bone in his right elbow...was placed on the 15-day D.L. Aug. 21 and had surgery Sept. 21 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow (Dr. James Andrews)...posted
a 7.50 ERA (10 ER/12.0 IP) in his final 14 games before going on the D.L. to raise his ERA from 2.16, where it stood on July 18.
Began the season on the D.L. with a strained lateral muscle and appeared in only 23 games for the Braves before undergoing successful "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow June 29 in Birmingham, Alabama (Dr. James Andrews)...did not allow an earned run in his first six big league games of the season (4.2 IP) from April 28-May 10...was not scored upon in seven of his eight June
games before the elbow injury forced him to the D.L. June 14...following his surgery, was
transferred to the 60-day D.L. July 5.
Split the season between San Diego and Atlanta after missing the season's first two months while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...made
seven appearances for Single-A Lake Elsinore before having his contract purchased by the Padres May 31...appeared in just three games and then was
placed on the 15-day D.L. with a strained right groin muscle June 6...was activated fromt the D.L. June 21, and did not allow a hit or a run in nine outings (8.0 IP) from July 4-Aug. 1...after
clearing waivers, was traded to the Atlanta Braves for RHP Winston Abreu Aug. 31...compiled a 3.00 ERA in 12 games for the Braves over the remainder of the season...worked 3.0 scoreless innings over three postseason outings, and was the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the NLDS at Houston.
Endured an injury-plagued season with the Texas Rangers, appearing in only 33 games due to shoulder and back ailments...despite going 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA, struck out 40 batters in 33.0 innings for an average of 10.9 punchouts per 9.0 innings...went 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in 21 games to begin the season before being placed on the 15-day D.L. June 4 (retroactive to May 30) with tendinitis in his right shoulder...underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back July 2 and was transferred to the 60-day D.L. July 5...began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma Aug. 24 and, after four appearances, was
activated by the Rangers Sept. 2...after his return, went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 games over the remainder of the season...notched his lone win Sept. 25 vs. Anaheim, his first win in the majors since May 13, 2000, snapping an eight-game losing streak...struck out a career-high five batters in 1.2 innings Sept. 19 at Seattle.