Full name STEPHEN J. FIFE...Married, Alyssa...Two sons, Austin and Grant...Played in the 1999 Little League World Series...Played two seasons (2007-08) of college baseball at University of Utah and one at Everett Community College in Washington (2006)…Went 7-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 15 starts for the University of Utah as a junior in 2008, leading the team in wins, starts, innings and strikeouts...Father, Chris, played collegiate football at University of Hawaii...2005 graduate of Borah High School in Boise, ID...Born in Fresno, but spent most of his childhood in Boise.
Split the season between Triple-A New Orleans in the Miami organization and the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League (June 20-end of season)... Signed with the Marlins in December and was a non-roster invitee in Major League camp...Was 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA over his last five starts with New Orleans (30.0IP, 25H, 9ER, 25SO) from May 18-June 12 before being released to pursue an opportunity in Japan.
Limited to 10 starts in the Cubs organization due to rehab from right elbow surgery the previous year... Also spent time on the disabled list with groin and oblique issues.
Missed season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...Surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on 8/13/14.
Last Major League appearance was 5/4 at Miami
Appeared in 12 games (10 starts) in three stints with the Dodgers, going 4-4 with a 3.04 ERA (18 ER/53.1 IP) as a starter and allowing seven runs in 5.0 innings in his two relief appearances... Earned his first Major League victory on June 3 in a 2-1 Dodger win versus the Padres in which he went 5.1 innings, allowing five hits, one earned run and two walks, while striking out five batters... Had his best month of the season in June, going 3-2 in six starts and leading Dodger starters with a 2.21 ERA (9 ER/36.2 IP), which also ranked 12th in the NL…capped off the month by shutting out the Philadelphia Phillies through 7.0 innings in a 6-1 Los Angeles win at Dodger Stadium, allowing just four hits, a walk and striking out five…was the longest start of his career... Limited hitters to a .235 average (16-for-68) with runners in scoring position, including 2-for-25 (.080) with RISP and two out... Went 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA (11 ER/28.2 IP) in five games (four starts) at Dodger Stadium... At Triple-A Albuquerque, went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 10 games (eight starts)... Sidelined with right shoulder bursitis twice, missing 56 combined games on the disabled list from April 22-May 30 and July 7-August 4.
Made five big league starts in three separate call-ups for the Dodgers in 2012...recalled on July 17 and made his Major League debut that night against Philadelphia, allowing one run on four hits in 6.0 innings. Made quality starts in his first two big league outings and allowed two or fewer runs in all five big league starts. Fanned a career-high nine St. Louis hitters on Sept. 16 at Dodger Stadium, his second-highest strikeout total of the season (Majors and Minors) behind only his 12 Ks in 7.0 innings on July 22 against Iowa (Cubs). Held opponents to a .255 batting average in the Majors, including a .224 mark against left-handers (11-for-49)...limited the opposition to a .185 (5-for-27) batting average with runners in scoring position at the Major League level. Tied for second on Triple-A Albuquerque with 11 wins, going 11-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 25 games (24 starts)...picked up the win on Sept. 6 in the Isotopes' playoff win at Omaha (Royals), allowing three runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings. Posted a 7-1 home mark with a 3.68 ERA (27 ER/66.0 IP) at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Acquired from Boston at the July 31 trade deadline in a four-player deal that also brought the Dodgers Tim Federowicz and minor leaguer Juan Rodriguez in exchange for Trayvon Robinson...Overall, went 14-4 with a 3.74 ERA in 25 combined games (24 starts) with Double-A Chattanooga and Double-A Portland (Boston)...set new career-bests in wins, innings pitched (137.0) and strikeouts (95)...Posted a 3-0 record with a 4.01 ERA (15 ER - 33.2 IP) in six starts after joining the Chattanooga...owned a 1-0 record with a 2.45 ERA in three road starts with the Lookouts...Went 11-4 with a 3.66 ERA with the Sea Dogs before being traded to the Dodgers...at the time of the trade, his 11 wins were tops amongst all Red Sox farmhands...Selected as a midseason Eastern League All-Star with Double-A Portland after tying for the league lead with 10 first-half wins...Named the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for the period ending on June 13 after taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his start vs. Richmond (Giants)...finished the game going 6.1 innings and allowing one hit while fanning seven...Notched a career-high nine strikeouts in his July 5 start (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) at Binghamton (Mets)...Following the season, pitched for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League.
In his first season with Double-A Portland, he paced the club in wins (8), starts (26) and innings (136.1) while finishing third on the team with 82 strikeouts...Named to the Eastern League's midseason All-Star Team after going 5-2 with a 3.83 ERA before the break...Selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for August 30-September 6 after going 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP) and seven strikeouts in two starts...Limited left-handed opposition to a .248 batting average...Went 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA (22 ER/65.0 IP) in 12 road starts.
Combined to go 3-5 with a 3.71 ERA (36 ER/87.1 IP) in 18 starts with Single-A Greenville and Single-A Salem... Began the season with Greenville where despite going winless in eight starts, he posted a 2.70 ERA (11 ER/36.2 IP) with 35 strikeouts and just four walks...finished the year tops amongst Boston's farm system (min. 30.0 IP) with a combined 6.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio (86 K/14 BB)...Allowed just one home run in 36.0 innings pitched with the Drive...Went 1-0 with a 2.04 ERA (4 ER - 17.2 IP) in three July starts after his promotion to Salem.
Made his professional debut at Short-season Single-A Lowell going 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 14 relief outings...Held opponents to a .198 clip (28-for-143) and allowed just one home run in 38.2 innings of work...Went at least 2.0 innings and fanned at least one batter in all 14 of his appearances...allowed more than one earned run once...Made one playoff appearance with Lowell tossing four scoreless innings of relief.