Timothy Scott Elbert...he and his wife, Celia, have three daughters, Madilyn Grace (12/16/08), Marissa (4/23/10) and Miranda Lynne (11/8/12)...helped set up an autograph session with his teammates at Dodger Stadium to aid the relief effort for his hometown of Joplin, MO after the devastating tornado that took place in May 2011... participated in a baseball clinic at Dodger Stadium for female fans on Aug. 8, 2009...attended Seneca (MO) High School...is the school's all-time leader with a 0.94 ERA, 433 strikeouts, 29 complete games and 238.0 innings pitched...also ranks third in school history with 22 wins...offensively, is Seneca's all-time leader with 28 doubles, 10 triples, 22 homers and 97 RBI...signed by Mitch Webster.
Spent the entire season on the disabled list…was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 22 (left elbow surgery) before being transferred to the 60-day on May 31... Attempted a rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga, appearing in a total of eight games (7.1 IP) before he was shut down again following his May 26 game…held opponents to a .200 (3-for-15) batting average with three strikeouts and no walks... underwent Tommy John surgery on June 7, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Posted a career-best 2.20 ERA and a 1-1 record in 43 appearances in an injury-shortened season...was placed on the
disabled list from July 27-Aug. 19 and then Aug. 29-conclusion of the season with left elbow inflammation. Had season-ending left elbow surgery on Aug. 19, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache...also underwent a left elbow
arthroscopy on Jan. 23, 2013 in Los Angeles. Began the season by posting a 4.91 ERA (6 ER/11.0 IP) in his first 17 appearances through May 22 and then allowed just
two runs in 21.2 innings (0.83 ERA) over his final 26 outings...did not allow a run in his last 13 appearances (11.1 IP) after
June 25. Tossed scoreless relief in 21 of his 22 home appearances, allowing just one run in 16.2 innings (0.54 ERA) and limiting
opponents to a .175 batting average (10-for-57). Limited opposing hitters to a .231 batting average, including a .170 mark (8-for-47) against right-handers...held first
batters to a .171 batting average (6-for-35) with eight strikeouts. Inherited 42 runners, tied for the 16th most in the NL, and allowed only 10 to score (23.8%), the 20th-best mark in the
NL (min. 30 IR). Had a 0.54 home ERA in 2012.
Appeared in a career-high 47 games, going 0-1 with two saves and a 2.43 ERA (9
ER/33.1 IP)...his ERA ranked 20th among NL relievers (min. 45 games)...Was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on May 11 and spent the rest of the season with
the Dodgers...in the minors, was 2-0 with a 5.02 ERA (8 ER/14.1 IP) in 13 games...Struck out the side in a perfect inning of relief vs. Arizona in his 2011 big league debut...Recorded his first Major League save on June 12 at Colorado, retiring the only batter
he faced...earned his second big league save on Aug. 5 at Arizona...Tossed scoreless relief in 26 of his last 28 outings...Left-handers batted just .191 (13-for-68) with no homers against him...From July 6 through the end of the season, posted an ERA of 0.81 (2 ER/22.1 IP) and
limited the opposition to a .222 average...Posted a 1.13 ERA (2 ER/16.0IP) with 17 strikeouts in 16.0 innings in 21 home appearances...Overall, limited opponents to a .220 average (27-for-123) with 34 strikeouts in 33.1 innings...In 27 games after the All-Star break, limited hitters to a .221 average and posted a
0.84 ERA (2 ER/21.1 IP)...Had back-to-back outings on June 9 and 11 in which he gave up five earned runs...
without those contests, his ERA was 1.09 (4 ER/33.0 IP)...Held opponents to just a .154 batting average (2-for-13) with runners in scoring position...Helped set up an autograph session with his teammates at Dodger Stadium to aid the relief
effort for his hometown of Joplin, MO after the devastating tornado that took place in May...Entered 2011 rated as the Dodgers' No. 7 prospect and as having the best slider in
the club's minor league system by Baseball America.
Made only one appearance on the season with the big league club ... spent much of his seventh
professional season on the inactive list ... Recalled by the Dodgers on May 28 and appeared in one game on May 29 at Colorado, allowing one
run, one hit and three walks in 0.2 innings, before he was optioned back to Albuquerque on May 30 ... Opened the season with Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went 1-1 with a 4.98 ERA in nine starts ...
after posting an 8.00 ERA (16 ER/18.0 IP) in four April starts, rebounded with a 2.84 ERA (8 ER/25.1
IP) over his final five starts with the Isotopes ... With Albuquerque, struck out 45 in just 43.1 innings (9.3 SO/9.0 IP) and limited left-handed hitters
to a .217 average (10-for-46) ... Limited opposing hitters to a .212 batting average (11-for-52) with runners in scoring position and a
.125 mark (1-for-8) with the bases loaded ... After returning to Albuquerque, allowed one run over 5.0 innings on June 3 in his only appearance
with the Isotopes before being placed on the Minor League Temporarily Inactive List on June 9 for the
remainder of the season ... Appeared in one Spring Training game with the Dodgers, allowing three runs in 1.1 innings of relief ...
optioned to minor league camp on March 15.
Had four stints with the Dodgers, going 2-0 with a 5.12 ERA in 18 relief appearances...Picked up his first Major League win on April 19 vs. Colorado, allowing two runs in 2.2 innings of relief...also stroked an RBI double
in that game for his first Major League hit and RBI...Made League Championship Series roster vs. Philadelphia...made his only relief appearance in Game 3 at Philadelphia, tossing a
scoreless 0.1 inning...Fared better away from Dodger Stadium, allowing four runs in 11.2 innings (3.09 ERA) and limited opponents to a .220 (9-for-41)
average in nine road appearances...Did not allow a run and struck out six over 5.0 innings in three July games...limited opponents to a .133 average (2-for-15) in the
month...Entered 2009 ranked as the No. 5 prospect
in the Dodgers' system by Baseball
America...also rated by the publication as
having the Best Curveball among Dodger
prospects...Selected as Dodgers' 2009 Branch Rickey
Minor League Pitcher of the Year, going 4-4
with a 3.84 ERA in a combined 20 games
(18 starts), striking out 125 with just 44
walks in 96.0 innings for Double-A Chattanooga
and Triple-A Albuquerque...Went 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA (14 ER/33.2 IP)
in eight games (seven starts) for Triple-A
Albuquerque...struck out 38, walked just
14...struck out seven in a 6.0-inning complete-
game shutout 4-0 win over Nashville
(Brewers) in rain-shortened game for his
Triple-A debut on June 25...Selected to the Southern League All-Star
Game after going 2-3 with 87 strikeouts
and a 3.90 ERA (27 ER/62.1 IP) in 12 games (11 starts), but did not appear in the game because of his promotion to Albuquerque
on June 22.
Entered the season as the Dodgers' No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America...joined Double-A Jacksonville on June 3
after beginning the year in Extended Spring Training...was promoted to the Dodgers on Aug. 29 for his Major League debut...Appeared in 10 games with Los Angeles, and went 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA...went 4-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 25 games (one start)
with Jacksonville...Began the year in Extended Spring Training while recovering from June 5, 2007 shoulder surgery...joined Jacksonville on June
3, and made his season debut the next night vs. Mobile...prior to that, hadn't pitched since April 16, 2007...In his big league debut Aug. 29 at Arizona, came on to start the sixth inning with the Dodgers trailing 4-2...struck out Adam Dunn
and Mark Reynolds before walking Chad Tracy and getting lifted for Chan Ho Park...With Jacksonville, limited the opposition to a .157 average, including a .143 mark (5-for-35) by left-handed hitters...struck out 46
in 41.1 Southern League innings overall...Posted a 1.26 ERA (2 ER/14.1 IP) in his final 11 games with Jacksonville prior to his promotion...walked five in that time after
issuing 15 walks in his first 14 appearances (27.0 innings)...Recorded his first five Major League outs via strikeouts, one shy of the Dodger and Major League record of six by Pete Richert
in 1962...Went 3-0 with 20 strikeouts and a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in nine games in August to earn the Dodger Pride Award for
Jacksonville pitchers...Participated in the Dodgers' inaugural Winter Development Program at Dodger Stadium in January
Made just three starts with Double-A Jacksonville in April before shutting it down with an injured left shoulder...his last appearance
was April 16 at Huntington, giving up three runs on two hits and seven walks in 3.0 innings...Entered the season rated as the Dodgers' No. 3 prospect and as having the best curveball in the Dodger chain according to Baseball
Went 11-9 with a 2.90 ERA in a combined 28 games (26 starts) with Single-A Vero Beach and Double-A Jacksonville...started the
year with Vero Beach, and was promoted to Jacksonville on July 6...Led the Dodger minor league system and ranked seventh in all of minor league baseball with 173 strikeouts...also ranked fifth in
the Dodger chain in ERA and tied for second in wins...Was a mid-season Florida State League All-Star...struck out two in a scoreless inning for the East team...Went 2-1 with an 0.88 ERA (3 ER/30.2 IP) in his final seven games (five starts) with Vero Beach before his promotion to Jacksonville...
June 28 vs. Daytona, took the loss despite allowing only one run and one hit with a professional-high 13 strikeouts in 7.2
innings...also fanned 13 on July 27 at Montgomery...Combined to limit opposing left-handed hitters to a .156 average (14-for-90), including a .111 mark (4-for-36) by Southern League
left-handed batters...Entered the year as the Dodgers' No. 6 prospect according to Baseball America...finished the season rated as baseball's 31st best
prospect according to Baseball America
Went 8-5 with a 2.66 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) with Columbus of the Single-A South Atlantic League...Ranked second in the Dodger minor league system and fifth in the Sally League in ERA...also ranked fourth among
Dodger farmhands with 128 strikeouts...Went 2-0 with a 0.78 ERA (2 ER/23.0 IP) in his final five starts...posted three 10-strikeout efforts in his final four
starts, fanning 36 in 19.0 innings overall in that span...12 of the 15 outs he recorded in the second game of an Aug.
17 doubleheader vs. Rome came via strikeout...Limited left-handed hitters to a .144 average (13-for-90.
Made his pro debut with Ogden of the advanced Rookie-level Pioneer League, going 2-3 with a 5.26 ERA in 12 starts...Went 0-2 with a 7.48 ERA (23 ER/27.2 IP) in seven starts at home and 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA (6 ER/22.0 IP) in five road start.