Has 3 children: Brady, Riley, and Finley. Graduated from Elphinstone Secondary School in Gibsons, British Columbia, in 1995, where he played baseball, basketball, and soccer. Was named one of the 99 "Good Guys" in professional sports by The Sporting News in 2001.
Went 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA (87 ER/171.1 IP) over 32 games (29 GS) in his 1st season with the Red Sox and his 1st full season in the AL...Made his first 29 appearances as a starter before coming out of the bullpen 3 times to finish the year. Finished tied for 2nd on the Sox' staff with 29 starts, and 3rd in both SO (157) and IP (171.1). Struck out 8.25 batters per 9.0 innings (157 SO/171.1 IP), the 9th-best rate among AL qualifiers. Fanned 10 batters on 4/15 vs. TB and 4/26 vs. HOU, his 15th and 16th career games with 10 SO or more. Defeated HOU's Erik Bedard on 4/26, the 1st time that 2 Canadian-born starters ever faced off at Fenway. Earned the win on 5/2 at TOR, becoming the 1st Canadian-born Red Sox starter to win a game in Canada since Rheal Cormier on 8/5/95 at TOR. Tossed a season-high 127 pitches on 5/18 at MIN, his most since 9/13/11 at CIN (128 pitches)...It was tied for his 5th-highest pitch total ever, and just 3 shy of his career high of 130 on 8/21/00 at SF with FLA. Recorded a quality start in 6 straight games from 5/28-6/25, his longest such streak as an American Leaguer. Collected his 2,000th career SO on 6/9 vs. LAA (Alberto Callaspo). Went unbeaten in a career-high 9 consecutive starts from 6/25-8/13...The Red Sox scored the game-winning run in their last at-bat in 6 of his 10 starts from 7/11-9/11, including 5 of 6 games from 7/11-8/13. Suspended for 5 games by MLB for hitting NYY's Alex Rodriguez with a pitch on 8/18. Came out of the bullpen on 9/21 vs. TOR, his 1st relief appearance since 2007 with CHI (28 SV), a span of 189 consecutive starts...Tallied 2.2 scoreless innings over his 3 relief outings. Went 1-0 in 2 starts at Rogers Centre on 5/2 and 8/13 to remain undefeated (6-0) in 11 career starts in Canada.
Combined to go 12-8 with a 3.38 ERA (65 ER/173.0 IP) and 153 strikeouts over 28 starts
between the Cubs and Rangers...Went to TEX at the 7/31 trade deadline.
Went 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA (24 ER/79.1 IP) in 13 starts in which he received at least 4 runs of support, with
his clubs willing 12 of those starts.
Began the season going 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA (26 ER/104.0 IP) in 16 starts for the Cubs...Was 5-2 with a 1.40
ERA (7 ER/45.0 IP) in his last 7 starts with Chicago from 6/5-7/25 leading up to his trade to Texas in exchange
for 3B Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks.
At the time of the trade, ranked 2nd in the NL in ERA and opponent batting AVG (.210), and was 3rd with a
1.04 WHIP (min. 100.0 IP)...Had the 12th-lowest run support in the NL at the time of the trade (3.89 RS/9.0 IP).
Went 7-3 with a 5.09 ERA (39 ER/69.0 IP) in 12 starts for the Rangers, leading the club in wins in that time...
Struck out 70 batters in 69.0 innings over 12 starts with TEX to place 6th among AL qualifiers with 9.1 K's per
9.0 innings beginning 8/1.
Ryan was 10-14 with a 4.80 ERA (108 ER/202. 1 IP), tying for the major league lead with 34 starts and pacing the club with
202.1 innings pitched...it marked his fourth-straight 10-win campaign...Joined Roy Halladay as the only hurlers to reach 200.0 innings pitched
in each of the last four seasons while in their 30s...both pitchers were
34 years old in 2011...Marked the third time he reached a career-best 34 starts, also done
with Florida in 2001 and with the Cubs in 2010...His 14 losses were a career high, surpassing his 13 setbacks in 2002
between Florida and Cincinnati...Led the club with 21 quality starts, including six-straight quality starts,
July 26-August 22...Received an average of 3.90 runs of support, the lowest on the staff...Matt Garza's mark of 4.45 was second-lowest...Was 4-8 with a 4.55 ERA (46 ER/91.0 IP) in 15 starts after the All-Star
break...went 6-6 with a 5.01 ERA (62 ER/111.1 IP) before the Mid-
Summer Classic (19 starts)...Went 6-8 with a 3.83 ERA (49 ER/115.0 IP) in 18 home starts compared
to a 4-6 mark with a 6.08 ERA (59 ER/87.1 IP) in 16 road starts...Went 6-7 with a 4.60 ERA (47 ER/692.0 IP) in 15 day starts compared
to a 4-7 mark with a 4.98 ERA (61 ER/110.1 IP) at night (19 starts)...Surrendered a homer in 15 of his 34 starts, including two or more seven
times...When tossing 6.0 or more innings (24 starts), he was 9-8 with a 2.96
ERA (52 ER/158.1 IP)...when tossing fewer than 6.0 frames (10
starts), he was 1-6 with an 11.45 ERA (56 ER/44.0 IP)...Posted a 9.58 ERA (33 ER/31.0 IP) in his first six starts followed by a
2.25 ERA (5 ER/20.0 IP) in his next three...Finished April with a 1-3 mark and a 9.58 ERA (33 ER/31.0 IP) in six
starts...From June 8-July 15, went 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA (10 ER/45.1 IP) in
seven starts...Finished the season riding a six-game skid, dating to August 22...he
went 0-6 with a 5.44 ERA (29 ER/48.0 IP) in his final eight starts of the
season...Made the Opening Day start, April 1 vs. Pittsburgh - it was his third
career Opening Day start, and first as a Cub...was tagged with the 6-3
setback, allowing six runs in 6.2 innings of work.
Ryan was 15-12 with a 3.85 ERA (92 ER/215.1 IP) and led the Cubs in victories ... his 34 starts, 215.1 innings pitched and
208 strikeouts also led Chicago in his third season back in the starting rotation.
... The 34 starts tied his career high, also done in 2001 with Florida.
... Went over the 200-strikeout mark for the second time in his career, and
was one punchout shy of his career-best 209 strikeouts with Florida in
w The 10 seasons between 200-strikeout campaigns are the
longest in major league history ... the previous mark was nine
seasons, held by Bert Blyleven (1976-85) and John Smoltz
(1997-2006) ... thanks to Elias.
... Also led the club with 23 quality starts, including five-consecutive quality
efforts, August 4-25.
... Received two or fewer runs of support in 14 of his 34 outings ... was
2-10 in those starts.
... Went 10-5 with a 3.09 ERA (40 ER/116.2 IP) in 18 road starts compared
to a 5-7 mark with a 4.74 ERA (52 ER/98.2 IP) in 16 home starts.
w The 10 road victories tied for the N.L.-lead with Cincinnati's
Bronson Arroyo, Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez and Florida's Ricky
... Was 7-7 with a 3.61 ERA (49 ER/122.0 IP) in 18 starts before the All-
Star break ... went 8-5 with a 4.15 ERA (43 ER/93.1 IP) after the Mid-
... Went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA (8 ER/32.1 IP) and 25 strikeouts in five starts
against Milwaukee ... was 2-7 with a 5.00 ERA (42 ER/75.2 IP) in his 12
other starts against N.L. Central foes.
... Went 2-for-2 at the dish, May 4 against the Pirates ... was his fourthcareer
multi-hit affair and first since August 18, 2009 at San Diego.
... Spun 7.0 or more frames in a career-high six-straight starts, April 18-May
... Tossed his 11th career complete game, June 22 in Seattle ... tossed 8.0
innings in a 2-0 setback, with his lone blip coming on a two-run, secondinning
homer by Franklin Gutierrez.
... Recorded his 1,500th career strikeout, July 25 against the Cardinals,
punching out John Jay in the sixth.
... Won a career-high six-consecutive road starts, August 10-September 28
... boasted a 1.09 ERA (5 ER/41.1 IP) and a .179 average against (26-
for-145) during the run, and surrendered two or fewer earned runs in
each of those starts.
w Rode a 26.2-road scoreless innings streak, August 15-September
... Lost three-straight home starts for the first time in his career, August 31-
... Earned his 100th career-victory, 50th as a Cub, in the Cubs' 1-0 win over
the Brewers, September 11.
In his second season back in the rotation, Ryan went 11-9 with a 3.65 ERA (81 ER/200.0 IP) with a team-leading 172 strikeouts compared to 65 walks in 31 starts...he reached the 200.0-inning mark for the fifth time in his career... Went 7-4 with a 3.97 ERA (40 ER/90.2 IP) at home compared to a 4-5
ledger with a 3.38 ERA (41 ER/109.1 IP) on the road...Went 3-1 with a 2.47 ERA (13 ER/47.1 IP) in his final seven road starts...Did not allow an earned run in 26.0 innings at Wrigley Field, September 3-October 4... Was 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA (48 ER/105.2 IP) in 17 starts before the All-Star break...went 6-4 with a 3.15 ERA (33 ER/94.1 IP) after the Mid-Summer Classic... Lowered his ERA in each of the first three months of the season: 5.40 in April, 3.76 in May and 3.23 in June... Received two or fewer runs of support in 15 of his 31 outings...was 1-8 in those starts... Lowered his ERA from a season-high 5.40 to 3.83, April 29-June 22 ...he posted a 3.09 ERA (22 ER/64.0 IP) during the span... His win July 2 was his 18th at Wrigley Field since rejoining the starting rotation at the start of the 2008 season...in the last 15 years, the only other Cubs pitcher to win as many as 18 games at Wrigley in a two-year span was Jon Lieber over the 2000-01 seasons... Struck out Philadelphia's Cliff Lee August 13 to pick up the 1,300th punchout of his career... Made his 200th career start April 29 at Arizona...became the seventh current big league pitcher with at least 200 games as both a starter and reliever, the others are: Tom Gordon, John Smoltz, Derek Lowe, Miguel Batista, Darren Oliver and Kelvim Escobar... Placed on the disabled list July 7 with a great right toe fracture...was activated July 28... Tossed 6.0 or more innings in 12-consecutive starts, August 2-September 29... Went 8.0 innings September 14 and September 19...it was the first time he threw 8.0 or more innings in consecutive games since July 3-8, 2001.
... September 14, he joined John Smoltz as the only pitchers to record at least three-straight 20-save seasons followed by consecutive 10-win campaigns as a starter (thanks to Elias Sports Bureau)... Earned the 87th victory of his career with September 29's five-hit shutout over the Pirates...with 87 wins and 87 saves, he joined St. Louis' John Smoltz (213 wins and 154 saves) as the only active pitchers with at least 87 victories and 87 saves...it was his first complete game since June 11, 2008 vs. Atlanta.
Ryan set a career high with 17 victories and was named to the N.L. All-Star Team in his return to the starting rotation after three
seasons as Chicago's closer from 2005-2007.
© The 17 victories ranked tied for third in the N.L. and tied for the team lead
with Ted Lilly ... the 17 victories surpassed his previous career mark of
15 in 2001 with the Florida Marlins.
© Went 14-3 at home, the most victories at Wrigley Field for a Cubs pitcher
since Fergie Jenkins won a franchise-record 15 in 1967.
Is the first pitcher with 14 home wins since Russ Ortiz had 14
wins for Atlanta in 2003 at Turner Field.
Began the season 10-0 at home, the first Cub to accomplish
the feat since Rick Reuschel in 1977.
© Is just the second pitcher since 1969 to record 25 or more saves in a
season then win at least 17 the following year ... former Tiger John Hiller
had 38 saves in 1973 before going 17-14 in 1974.
© His .227 opponent batting average was third-best in the N.L. ... his 2.96
ERA ranked fourth, as did his .739 winning percentage (17-6).
© Recorded a 3-3 record with a 3.13 ERA (27 ER/77.2 IP) in 13 road
© Twice tied his career high with four-game winning streaks: April 3-30 (six
GS) and May 26-June 22 (six GS).
© Allowed just 14 home runs in 206.2 innings of work, including six in
129.0 innings pitched at Wrigley Field.
Went 69.2 consecutive innings without allowing a home run at
Wrigley Field from June 11-September 3.
© Had 21 quality starts, tied with Ted Lilly for most among Cub
© Laid down 19 sacrifice bunts to lead the majors and set a franchise mark
for a pitcher.
© Went 8-4 with a 2.88 ERA (41 ER/128.0 IP) in 20 night games ... had a
9-2 ledger with a 3.09 ERA (27 ER/78.2 IP) in 13 day games.
© Finished April 4-0 with a 3.16 ERA (13 ER/37.0 IP) in six starts.
© Was 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA (23 ER/82.0 IP) in 13 starts after the All-Star
break ... was 10-4 with a 3.25 ERA (45 ER/124.2 IP) in 20 starts prior
to the break.
© Went the distance for his only complete game of the season, June 11
against Atlanta ... struck out 11 and allowed two runs on four hits ... was
his first complete game since September 25, 2002 at Wrigley with
© Got the nod in Game One of the NLDS vs. the Dodgers, his first career
post-season start ... allowed seven walks in 4.2 innings of work in
Chicago's 7-2 setback.
Ryan went 28-for-31 in save situations in his fourth season as a Cub, good for a 90.3-percent rate of success ... that was the
third-best mark in the N.L. and fifth-highest in baseball.
© The 90.3-percent success rate was the second-highest in a single season
for any Cub (since 1957), topped only by his 94.3 rate of success
in 2005 (33-for-35).
Has converted 87-of-101 save opportunities for Chicago ... the
86.1-percent success rate is second-highest in franchise history
(min. 50 opportunities) - Randy Myers converted 86.8-percent
of his save opportunities for the Cubs from 1993-1995.
© Produced a 3.48 ERA (12 ER/31.0 IP) in 31 save situations compared
to a 5.80 ERA (23 ER/35.2 IP) in 35 non-save situations.
© Recorded a 2.86 ERA (11 ER/34.2 IP) in 34 night contests compared to
a 6.75 ERA (24 ER/32.0 IP) in 32 day games.
© Had a 2.61 ERA (6 ER/20.2 IP) and was 12-for-13 in save situations
pitching on no days rest.
© Opponents batted just .237 (14-for-59) off him with runners in scoring
© Moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Cubs all-time saves
list April 7 in Milwaukee, notching his 61st save for Chicago.
© Allowed five runs in the ninth inning May 17 in New York, the most he's
allowed as a reliever, in a 6-5 loss against the Mets.
© Landed on the disabled list with a strained right oblique June 26 (retroactive
to June 23).
Made two rehabilitation appearances with Triple-A Iowa, July
17-19, tossing a total of 2.0 scoreless innings.
© Activated from the disabled list July 20 and tossed a scoreless ninth
inning the next day vs. Arizona.
© Recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the ninth inning, September 5
vs. the Dodgers, fanning Shea Hillenbrand.
© Converted a season-high 13 consecutive save opportunities, June 11-
September 2, before allowing four runs in 0.2 innings of work September
6 vs. Los Angeles (N.L.).
© Pitched a perfect eighth inning October 4 in Game Two of the NLDS, striking
out two batters in the 8-4 Cubs loss at Arizona.
This season was a struggle for Dempster, in his second year as the closer. He was 24-for-33 in save situations, and matched the team low with nine losses. He began the year on a high note, continuing his success from 2005. Dempster converted a club-record 26 straight save opportunities from Aug. 2, 2005-May 1, 2006. He also converted 12 straight save situations from July 5-Aug. 14, a season high. Opponents batted .265 off him. Recorded his 300th career appearance Aug. 8.
Ryan converted 33 of 35 save opportunities in his first turn as a closer ... also made six starts early in the season,
becoming the first Cub in franchise history to record at least 20 saves in the same season as making at least
one start ... was 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA in his 57 relief appearances, holding opponents to a .218 average ... became the eighth Cub in club annals to record 30 or more saves in a single season ... ranked eighth in the National League in saves and ninth in the league in games finished (53) ... converted a season-high 19 straight saves from August 2-end of the season, tying Flash Gordon for the franchise's single season record ... also converted 14 straight chances from May 17-July 23 ... worked a personal- and club-high 21.1 scoreless innings over his final 22 games ... it was the longest such stretch by a Cub reliever since Les Lancaster hurled 30.2 scoreless innings in 1989 ... was named the MLB DHL Delivery Man of the Month for September, going 13-for-13 in save chances and striking out 19 batters in 15.2 innings on the mound ... batters hit just .189 off the closer ... picked up his 30th save of the season September 23, working 1.0 shutout inning in a 5-4 defeat of Houston ... earned wins in three straight appearances July 24-27, as the Cubs won each game in their final at-bat ... earned his first save of the season (and the third of his career) May 17 at Pittsburgh, working a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-3 Cub win ... was the beneficiary of a 10th-inning walkoff homer by Derrek Lee in a 4-3 defeat of the New York Mets on May 11 ... it was his second win of the season and first as a reliever ... opened the season in the rotation, making six starts and going 1-3 with a 5.35 ERA before being shifted to the bullpen.
Ryan pitched in 23 late-season games despite having undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow just one year earlier...was 1-1 with 2 saves and a 3.92 ERA...limited opponents to a .208 average, the lowest of his career...allowed just 1 of his 11 inherited runners to score...opened the year on the 60-day disabled list, continuing rehabilitation from his August 4, 2003 operation...began his first minor league rehab assignment May 26...posted a 1.96 ERA in five games (all starts) for Lansing (A)...also had a rehab stint at Iowa (AAA), where he pitched in six games (four starts)...was reinstated on August 1 and made his Cub debut that same day, pitching 0.2 scoreless innings against Philadelphia...it was his first major league appearance since July 28, 2003 and his first major league relief appearance since June 25, 2003...earned his first major league save September 15 vs. Pittsburgh, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings...picked up his second save less than a week later, working a 1-2-3 10th inning September 21 in a 5-4 defeat of Pittsburgh.
Ryan struggled through an injury plagued campaign before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August ... in 22 games (20 starts) for Cincinnati, he was 3-7 with a 6.54 ERA....was the victim of 4 blown saves by the Reds' bullpen - including 3 in his last 8 starts...began the season 1-4 with a 7.62 ERA in 10 games before going on the 15-day disabled list May 23 with an
inflamed nerve in the right side of his neck.
because of the neck injury, he missed his scheduled start May 9 start - the first time he had been
scratched during his major league career ... had been bothered by the injury since spring training.
after he missed the May 9 start, he made his next appearance in relief the following day vs.
Milwaukee ... it was the fourth relief appearance of his career and his first stint out of the bullpen
since the 1998 campaign - snapping his string of 133 consecutive starting assignments.
made his other relief appearance June 25 at St. Louis, the day following a 14-inning contest in which
the Reds used seven pitchers...was reinstated on June 7 following 2 injury rehab starts at Louisville (AAA) ... went 2-3 with a 5.65 ERA in 12
games before returning to the disabled list July 31 with inflammation in his right elbow...made his last appearance of the season July 28 vs. Philadelphia, receiving no decision in a 6-5 win.
three days later, he went on the injured list.
on August 4, he had season-ending surgery to remove a bone chip behind his right elbow and to repair
a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament ... the bone chip and "Tommy John" surgeries were
performed by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek...as a batter, he went 1-for-33 ... his only hit of the season was a bunt single off Milwaukee's Wayne Franklin
Combined to go 10-13, 5.38 with 4cg in 33 starts for the Reds and Marlins...threw 200 innings for the third consecutive season...led all National League pitchers in earned runs allowed (125) and ranked among NL pitching leaders in runs allowed (127, 2nd), walks (93, 5th), complete games (4, T5th), hits allowed (228, T5th) and HR allowed (28, T6th)...began the season with Fla and went 5-8, 4.79 with 3cg in 18 starts before he was traded to Cin on 7/11...finished the season 5-5, 6.19 with 1cg in 15 starts for the Reds...lost his last 2 decisions with the Marlins and his first 3 decisions for the Reds...that 5-game losing streak (6/28-7/22) was the longest of his career...at the time of the trade, Reds pitchers had not thrown a complete game 87g into the season...when traded was the only native Canadian pitcher starting in the Major Leagues and joined on the Reds' staff fellow Canadian citizen Reitsma...they combined to beat the Dodgers, 12-4, on 7/30 at Cinergy Field (Dempster 7ip, Reitsma 2ip)...threw his 4 complete games in a 3-2 loss at Atl on 4/19 (8ip, 7h), an 11-3 victory vs LA on 5/12 (9ip, 9h), a 4-0 loss at TB on 6/28 (8ip, 9h) and an 8-2 win on 9/25 at Chi in his final appearance of the season (9ip, 6h)...in his 15 starts the Reds went 7-8, including 4-0 in his last 4 starts, and scored 86 runs (5.7 r/g)...in a 12-4 victory on 5/7 vs SD became the Marlins' all-time winningest pitcher (38th win)...on 7/12 at Hou, in his Reds debut made his shortest start of the season to that point and suffered the 6-3 loss (3.2ip, 6h, 6er, 4bb, 4k, 2hr)...on 7/30 vs LA earned the 12-4 victory, his first as a Red (7ip, 9h, 4er, 2bb, 4k)...in the 15-10 victory on 8/4 at SD allowed 10 runs, tying his career high...in his next start, a 7-2 loss vs Ari on 8/15, tied his career high by allowing 3 homers...his 10 strikeouts on 9/14 vs Cubs were the most by a Reds pitcher all season...in 7.0 innings on 9/19 at Pit allowed 11 hits, tying his career high, but received no decision in the 5-4 victory...gave up 2 of the 4 grand slams allowed by Reds pitchers (to Kotsay on 8/4 at SD, to Renteria on 9/4 at StL)...allowed 1 leadoff HR (to Lugo on 7/12 at Hou) and 2 pinch-hit HR (to Stairs on 8/30 vs Mil, to RBrown on 9/14 vs
Chi)...hit safely in 5 of his 15 starts for the Reds, including a 2-hit game on
8/4 at SD...in his first 2 starts wore uniform number 40...beginning with his
third start wore number 34.
Career highlights: In each of the last 3 seasons threw at least 200 innings...was an All-Star in 2000...when acquired by the Reds was the Marlins' all-time leader in victories (42), strikeouts (628), starts (121) and innings pitched (759.2)...his 7 career complete games for Fla ranked T3rd on that franchise's all-time list (Kevin Brown 11cg, Alex Fernandez 11cg, Pat Rapp 7cg)...in 2001 was the Marlins' Opening Day starter...was named National League Pitcher of the Week for 7/2-7/8, 2001...following the 2000 season participated in Major League Baseball's 8-game tour of Japan...received the 2000 James
"Tip" O'Neill Award, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to the Canadian baseball player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of baseball...was named one of the 99
"Good Guys" in professional sports by The Sporting News...following the 2001 season was presented the All Heart Award by the Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, given to the Marlins player who best exemplifies the team's commitment to the South Florida community by making a positive impact and by serving as a role model for others.
Won a career-high 15 games, going 15-12 with a 4.94 ERA in 34 starts ... became only the second Marlins pitcher to win 10
decisions prior to the All-Star break, joining Chris Hammond (1993) ... was named the NL Pitcher of the Week for July 2-July 8 after allowing 1 unearned run and 8 hits in two starts ... went 4-1 with a 1.61 ERA in July - becoming just the second Florida pitcher to record 4 wins in a month ... in his final start of the campaign - a 20-3 loss October 5 at Atlanta - he established a club record for walks in an inning (6 in the 1st) ... on August 5 at St. Louis, he recorded his 500th career strikeout (Edgar Renteria) ... at the plate, he recorded 16 sacrifice bunts - a club single-season record for pitchers ... on July 19 against the Mets, he set a team mark with 3 sacrifice bunts.
Was selected to the NL All-Star team during his first full big league season ... went on to go 14-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 33 starts ... fanned 209 batters in 226.1 innings of work ... the strikeout total ranked fourth in the league and set a club record ... also ranked among the league leaders in ERA (10th) and starts (tied for ninth) ... became only the second Canadian pitcher
to record 200 strikeouts in a season (Fergie Jenkins, 1967-1971 and 1974) ... in a 3-0 victory May 7 against the Mets, he threw
the fifth 1-hitter in Marlins history ... allowed only a sixth-inning double to Mike Piazza during his first career complete game ... went to the All-Star Game in Atlanta, although he did not pitch ... was the youngest player on the NL squad and the first Canadian pitcher to be selected since Jenkins in 1972.
After opening the year at Calgary (AAA), he joined Florida on May 7 and went 7-8 with a teamhigh 126 strikeouts and a 4.71 ERA in 25 starts ... on September 7 against Los Angeles, he threw 7.0 shutout innings in a 2-1 win ... in that start, he opposed fellow Canadian Eric Gagne - who threw 6.0 scoreless frames ... it was the first NL game featuring a pair of Canadian-born starting pitchers since the Cubs' Fergie Jenkins and St. Louis' Reggie Cleveland opposed each other on July 28, 1973.
Saw his first big league action, appearing in 14 games (11 starts) for the Marlins ... also made 7 starts for Portland, ME (AA), and 5 starts for Charlotte (AAA) ... made his ML debut May 23 - a relief appearance against Pittsburgh ... retired the first 3 batters he faced, including his first career strikeout (Kevin Polcovich) ... on June 1 at Wrigley Field, he suffered the loss
(10-2) in his first big league start ... earned his first M.L. victory June 28 vs. Boston, allowing 1 run in 7.0 innings in a 5-1 contest.
Led Brevard County (A) with 10 victories, 165.1 innings pitched and 131 strikeouts in 26 starts.
Selected as Midwest League Pitcher of the Week in August, 1996 after tossing 6-0, one-hitter August 21 vs. Michigan in one of his four starts made for Kane County after being acquired by Florida... led Charleston with 23 starts and 141 strikeouts... pitched into eighth inning in 13 of 23 starts... went 4-1 in last five decisions... fired complete game, eight-hit shutout against Columbus July 28... fired a seven-inning, one-hitter to gain win June 13 vs. Capital City.
Combined to post a 4-1 record and 2.48 ERA in 1995 in nine games (seven starts) between the Gulf Coast League Rangers and Hudson Valley... averaged 9.7 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (43 SO, 40.0 IP)... tossed a 9.0-inning complete game, allowing six hits, in a win over the GCL Pirates on August 12... struck out a season-high eight in his final start at Gulf Coast, a victory over the White Sox on August 22.