Full name SCOTT BARHAM ATCHISON…Married, Sarah…Daughter, Callie...Graduated from McCullough High School in the Woodlands, Texas in 1994 before playing four years at Texas Christian University (TCU), earning a degree in general studies... Earned four letters at TCU and was named All-Southwest Conference twice and All-Western Athletic Conference once.
Spent the entire season mentoring the Cleveland bullpen, pitching in a variety of roles and set-up reliably in the 6th/ 7th inning over the last few months of the season...Came to camp as a Minor League non-roster player and pitched so effectively he landed a 2015 contract extension (with 2016 club option) on August 19...Set new career-bests in appearances (70), innings (72.0) and strikeouts (49), walking just 1.75 batters per 9.0IP and yielded just four HR (0.5HR p er 9.0IP )...Surpassed previous career-high of 50 appearances (by 20 games) in 2013 with the NY Mets. Finished among American League relievers in games (T -17th, 70), relief innings (T -11th, 72.0), relief wins (T -6th, 6), average with RISP (17th, .157, 11/70), average with runners on base (19th, .200, 24/120) and inherited pct runners scored (5th, 15%, 6/41)...From August 9 thru the end of the season he posted an ERA of 1.59 (22.2IP, 20 H, 5R/4ER, 5 BB, 14SO)...First-batters faced hit just .203 (14/69) off him...Had two outings of: 0.1IP, 3H, 3R/ER...From June 21-on this season ERA was 2.21 (40.2 IP , 34 H, 10E R)...From August 29-end of regular season his RA was 2.38 (11.1 IP , 12 H, 4R/3E R). Earned his second career save on May 22 at Baltimore, his first since May 2011 vs. Chicago-NL while pitching with Boston...Earned third career save on August 31 at Kansas City (game completed in Cleveland on Sept. 22, allowing a run in the bottom of the 10th inning)...Oldest player (38.155) to record multiple saves in a season for Cleveland since the official save inception rule in 1969...Right-handed batters posted just a .544 OPS off him, yielding just 42 baserunners in 180 batters faced (6 BB, 2HR)...Allowed earned runs in just 16 of 70 outings.
Spent season with the New York Mets, missing two months of the year with two separate trips to the Disabled List...Placed on the 15-Day DL on May 14 with inflammation of the right elbow...Activated from the DL on June 18 and left the game that night at Atlanta without throwing a pitch with a strained right groin...He was placed on the DL the following day and reinstated from the DL on July 14...Went to camp as a non-roster invitee and made the Mets out of spring training...Was non-tendered after the season on December 2nd...Held opponents scoreless in nine of final 11 games but yielded 13 earned runs in his last 23 outings, spanning 19.0 innings, dating back to August 8...Lefties and RH hitters batted .254 off him...Ranked third on the team with 10 holds.
Completed his third straight season with the Boston Red Sox organization...Fashioned a career low 1.58 ERA (nine earned runs/51.1 innings), the
second-lowest mark among American League relievers and the fourthlowest in the majors with at least 50.0 innings pitched...Owns a 3.18 ERA (50 earned runs in 141.2 innings) in 102 games (one
start) over the last three years...Allowed an earned run in just seven of his 42 outings, including no earned
runs in 31 of 35 appearances beginning April 29...Over that span he allowed
six earned runs in 39.2 innings (1.36 ERA)...Posted a rate of 4.00 strikeouts per walks (36 strikeouts, nine walks), the
best among AL relievers with at least 50.0 innings...Missed 55 games while on the Disabled List with a right elbow strain...Was
placed on the DL on July 15 (retroactive to July 14) and moved to the 60-
Day DL on August 16...Did not return until September 12...Tied for ninth in the American League with four relief outings of 3.0 innings
or more...Of his 12 outings with at least 2.0 innings, 10 were scoreless...Tossed 3.0 shutout innings three times (April 9 at Toronto, May 5 vs.
Baltimore and May 25 vs. Tampa Bay)...Held lefthanded hitters to a .188 (16-85) batting mark...In 14 day games, he held opponents to a 0.51 ERA (one earned runs/17.2
innings)...It was the third best day ERA among AL pitchers with at least
15.0 innings...Did not allow a home run over a career-long 31-game stretch from April
20-July 6 (34.1 innings pitched)...Led the majors with 17.0 scoreless innings over 11 outings in May, the most
innings without allowing a run by a Boston pitcher in any month since Bob
Stanley's 23.1 innings in August, 1980...It was also the most shutout innings
by a Red Sox pitcher in May since 1921...Did not yield an extra-base hit over 14 appearances from May 16-June 21
(15.1 inning), the longest stretch of his career...Pitched a career-high 15 game scoreless streak from April 29-June 3 (19.2
innings)...Also tallied a six-game scoreless streak from June 8-June 21 (6.2 innings)...After being activated from the DL on September 12, he threw 5.1 scoreless
innings over five outings from September 16-October 3...Allowed five hits
and struck out two batters during that span.
Posted a career-best 3.26 ERA (11 ER/30.1 IP) in 17 appearances over 6 stints with the Red Sox in his 2nd season in the organization...Of his 17 Major League outings, 10 lasted more than 1.0 IP, including at least 3.0 IP on 3 occasions...Posted a 2.30 ERA (4 ER/15.2 IP) in 4 games against AL East opponents...Held batters to a .224 AVG (13-for-58) with runners on base and a .250 clip (4-for-16) with 2 outs and RISP...Did not allow a homer with Boston...Has gone a career-high 20 games (33.0 IP) since surrendering his last Major League long ball on 9/24/10 at NYY (Alex Rodriguez)...Did not issue more than 1 walk in any of his 53 outings between Boston and Pawtucket...Began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket before 5/5 recall to Boston and made 1st ML appearance of the season that day, tossing a career-high 67 pitches and 3.2 innings vs. LAA...Gave up runs in his 1st 2 outings with Boston but held opponents scoreless in 10 of his last 15 appearances beginning 5/20...Posted a 2.52 ERA (7 ER/25.0 IP) with a .241 opponent AVG (21-for-87) in that time...Collected 1st career save 5/20 vs. CHC with 3.0 hitless and scoreless innings, matching his longest career outing without allowing a run for the 4th time...Marked the 1st save of at least 3.0 IP by a Sox hurler since Bronson Arroyo on 8/25/03 vs. SEA (3.0 IP) and the 1st of 3 such saves for Boston this season (Alfredo Aceves, 2)...Stranded each of his last 6 inherited runners dating back to 6/3, including all 5 inherited over his last 4 outings...Allowed just 4 of 10 inherited runners to score overall...Did not allow a run over his last 6 outings (9.1 IP), lowering his ERA from 4.71 to 3.26...The 9.1-inning scoreless streak was the longest of his career...Those 6 appearances came in an 11-day span from 9/15-25...Combined for 4.2 innings without a run from 9/18-20, pitching on 3 consecutive days for the 2nd time in his ML career, also 8/3-5/04 with SEA...Made his final appearance of the season with 1.1 scoreless innings in Game 1 of a 9/25 doubleheader at NYY...Left the game due to a right groin strain...In 36 games with Triple-A Pawtucket (1 start), went 6-2 with 5 saves, 5 holds and a 2.64 ERA (18 ER/61.1 IP)...Did not allow an earned run in 26 of his 36 Triple-A outings...With the PawSox, recorded 8 times more strikeouts (72) than walks (9)...Led club with a 0.96 WHIP (min. 55.0 IP).
Reached career highs with 43 appearances (1 start) and 60.0 innings pitched over 4 stints with the Red Sox in 1st season with the club...Recorded a career-high 7 holds and tied
career marks for wins (2), losses (3) and games finished (8). After the season, was named the Sox Unsung Hero by the Boston chapter of the BBWAA.
Allowed just 21.9 percent of inherited runners to score (7 of 32), tops among Sox relievers and 8th in the AL.
Threw more than 1.0 inning in 24 of 42 relief outings with a 2.14 ERA (11 ER/46.1 IP) in those tilts...Went at
least 2.0 frames 13 times and a career-high tying 3.0 twice out of the bullpen.
Held right-handers to a .220 clip (27-for-123) compared to .290 (31-for-107) against lefties...Limited opponents
to a .213 average with 2 outs (16-for-75), .180 with runners in scoring position (11-for-61), .200 with
RISP and 2 outs (6-for-30), and .100 with the bases loaded (1-for-10).
Made 1st career Opening Day roster...Sox debut came on 4/6 vs. NYY, his 1st Major League action since
9/29/07 for SF at LAD.
Yielded the 1st homer at Minnesota's new Target Field on 4/12, a solo shot to Jason Kubel in the 7th inning.
Made 1st career start on 6/12 vs. PHI after Daisuke Matsuzaka was scratched (right forearm strain)...Tied
career high with 3.0 innings pitched and yielded 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk with 2 strikeouts but did not receive
a decision in the Sox 10-2 win.
Relieved injured Clay Buchholz (left hamstring) in the 2nd inning on 6/26 at SF and tossed 2.1 innings of 1-run
ball, earning 1st ML win since 8/31/04 for Seattle at TOR.
Posted best single-month ERA in July, going 1-0 with a 2.92 mark (4 ER/12.1 IP) over 8 games...Did not allow
an earned run over 9.1 innings from 7/6-23 (5 games), the longest such stretch of his career.
Struck out the Angels Erick Aybar on 8/19 to record 100th career strikeout.
Gave up 7 unearned runs, 2nd-most in the AL and the most by a Red Sox reliever since Rob Stanifer surrendered
8 in 2000...Gave up 5 unearned runs (0 ER) over 2.0 innings on 8/4 vs. CLE, the most allowed in a game
by a Red Sox pitcher since Javier Lopez also yielded 5 unearned runs on 7/14/06 vs. OAK.
Made 11 relief appearances over 3 stints with Triple-A Pawtucket, going 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA (6 ER/13.1 IP) and 17 strikeouts...Held opponents scoreless in 8 of the 11 outings with the PawSox.
Tallied a 1.70 ERA (17 ER/90.0 IP) and went 5-3 in 75 games with the Hanshin Tigers...Had 81 K's compared to 20 walks...Collected 30 holds...4th in ERA among Central League set-up relievers.
Went 7-6 with a 3.70 ERA (43 ER/104.2 IP) in 42 appearances (12 starts) for Hanshin...Struck out 85 and walked 26 batters.
Made 22 relief appearances over 2 stints with SF...1st Major League action since 2005...Selected to the Giants roster on 7/4...Tossed 4.0 scoreless frames over 3 outings before being optioned back to Triple-A Fresno on 7/8...Marked 1st ML stint since pitching with SEA in 2005...Recalled back to SF on 8/6 for the remainder of the campaign...Did not yield a run over final 7 games (8.2 IP), 9/15-29...Threw a career-high 3.0 innings on 9/18 at ARI...Held batters to a .218 average (44-for-202) in 38 games (1 start) overall with Fresno...Signed by the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on 12/7 and released on 12/21.
Went to big league camp with Mariners as non-roster invitee before spending campaign with triple-A Tacoma...made 30 relief appearances for Raniers, going 4-0 with save and 2.34 ERA (13er, 50.0ip)...limited opponents to .253 avg..
Spent majority of year on 60-day Disabled List (April 2-Sept. 3), coming back from strained right elbow...remained in Peoria, AZ with extended spring group rehabilitating from April 3-July 6, before beginning series of rehab assignments with rookie-level Peoria, double-A San Antonio and Tacoma...was recalled from rehabilitation assignment at Tacoma and activated from 60-day DL Sept. 3...made 2005 big league debut Sept. 10 vs. Baltimore, tossing 2.0-shutout innings...did not allow a run in 4 of 6 ML appearances...designated for assignment Jan. 11, 2006...outrighted to Tacoma Jan. 20, 2006.
Made big league debut with Mariners after spending 1st part of campaign at Tacoma...was 1 of 15 players to make Major League debut with Seattle in 2004...contract was purchased by Seattle July 29...made Major League debut July 31 at Anaheim, allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 2.1 inning...recorded first ML win Aug. 5 at Tampa Bay...made 40 appearances (1 start) with Tacoma, and was named to Pacific Coast League All-Star team.
Made 39 appearances (7 starts) with Tacoma...went 6-9 with 4.31 ERA.
Spent 1st full season at triple-A level, appearing in 27 games (21 starts) with Tacoma...marked 1st season that he did not work out of rotation exclusively...logged 5-9 ledger with 4.59 ERA in 21 starts, while going 0-1 with 2 saves and 5.06 ERA in 6 relief appearances...posted 1.36 ERA in 16 games with Lara in Venezuela Winter League.
Logged full campaign at double-A San Antonio and was selected to the Texas League All-Star team...also pitched for Peoria in Arizona Fall League following season.
Was placed on single-A Lancaster's Disabled List April 6 with right elbow sprain...transferred to Tacoma May 4.
Opened professional career with single-A Wisconsin in Midwest League.