Stephen Michael Pryor…resides in Ringgold, GA…graduated from Friendship Christian (TN) High School in June, 2007…played college baseball at Tennessee Tech University…also attended Cleveland State Community College. 2010: Began pro career with Everett…allowed 1 run in 18.1 innin
Placed on 15-day disabled list March 21 with right back strain...Began season on rehab assignment with Double-A Jackson (Seattle), making four appearances and was returned from rehab; reinstated April 16 and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma...Pitched in 12 games and was placed on 7-day disabled list May 29 with a right shoulder strain; reinstated June 11...Held right-handed hitters to a .217 (13-for-60) batting average and left-handers to a .236 (13-for-55) batting average while at Tacoma...Recalled by Seattle June 9 and appeared in one game, that night, vs. Minnesota, pitching 1.2 innings and was optioned back to Tacoma after game...Was outrighted and traded to Minnesota in exchange for first baseman Kendrys Morales July 24; optioned to Triple-A Rochester...Posted 12.2 scoreless inning streak August 3-21 (7 games)...12 of 14 appearances for Red Wings were scoreless.
On the disabled list from April 15-end of the season with a tear in his right latissimus dorsi muscle. Did not allow a run in 7 appearances (7.1 IP) and stranded 7 of 8 inherited runners before going on the DL. Made first career Opening Day roster and recorded a hold (0.1 IP, 3 stranded runners) April 1 on Opening Night at Oakland. Made 5 rehab appearances with A Everett (7/16) and AAA Tacoma (7/19-31). Had season-ending surgery Aug. 9 to repair his right latissimus dorsi muscle.
Went 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA (10 ER,
23.0 IP) in 26 relief appearances
over two stints with the Mariners...
averaged 10.56 K/9.0 IP ... Retired first batter faced in 21 of
26 appearances (80.8%) ... Average fastball velocity of 96.3
mph, 10th-best by an AL reliever.
(fangraphs dot com)
Suffered left groin strain June 12
vs. San Diego...on the 15-day
disabled list June 13-July 21...optioned to AAA Tacoma following rehab assignment ... Made Major League debut June 2 at Chicago (AL), striking out leading AL hitter Paul
Konerko, the first batter he faced...selected from Tacoma June 1 ... Earned first career win in 6-pitcher no-hitter June 8 vs. Dodgers (0.1,0,0,0,2,1)...third pitcher
in MLB history to collect his first MLB win in a no-hitter, joining Bobo Holloman (May 6, 1953
w/St. Louis vs. Philadelphia A's) & Wilson Alvarez (April 11, 1991 w/CWS at Baltimore) ... Posted 9 saves and a 0.64 ERA (2 ER, 28.0 IP) in 21 relief appearances combined between
AAA Tacoma (0 ER, 12.0 IP) and AA Jackson (2 ER, 16.0 IP)...averaged 11.0 K/9.0 IP ... Prior to selection to Major League roster, did not allow an earned run in his last 27.0 innings
(1 R), including 12.0 scoreless innings with Tacoma ... Posted a 0.00 ERA with 3 saves in 16 appearances with Tacoma (20.0 IP, 11 H, 11 BB, 20
K)...opponents were 0-for-34 with runners on base.
Began season with High Desert ... went 1-0 with 4 saves and a 1.53 ERA (3 ER, 17.2 IP) 13 games, June 2-July 12 to lower ERA from 19.29 to 7.67...promoted to Jackson on July 15 ... held opponents scoreless in 15 of 17 appearances, including only 1 earned run over last 17.1 innings (0.52 ERA), July 26-Sept. 3 ... played for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League, posting a 1-1, 3.38 record in 13 appearances.
Began pro career with Everett ... allowed 1 run in 18.1 innings in relief, while limiting opponents to a .119 (7x59) batting average...promoted to Clinton on Aug. 2 ... participated in Mariners Instructional League in Peoria.