Thomas L. Hottovy... Resides in Kansas City, Mo... Married with one child... Graduated from Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo... Graduated first in his class, was the KC Star's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also was chosen as Missouri's High School Heisman Award winner... Graduated from and played baseball at Wichita State University... Was 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA as a senior and was named First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference.
Appeared in 42 games with Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo after being claimed off waivers by Toronto in January of 2013 … went 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA (20 ER/43.0 IP) and 42 strikeouts in his lone season with the Blue Jays organization .... Began the year with New Hampshire, and went 0-1 with one save and a 4.74 ERA (13 ER/24.2 IP) in 18 relief appearances ... Struck out a season-high five hitters in 2.0 innings of work, April 12 at Binghamton ... Limited Double-A left-handed hitters to a .172 average (5-for-29) with 13 strikeouts ... Promoted to Buffalo in June … had no record with a 3.44 ERA (7 ER/18.1 IP) in 24 games ... Did not allow an earned run in his first 18 relief appearances (12.2 IP) ... Punched out three in 1.1 innings of work in his first taste of Triple-A action June 4 vs. Lehigh Valley ... Allowed just four home runs in 43.0 total innings of work on the season.
Spent most of the season with Omaha of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)... Collected seven saves second most on the club
and recorded lowest ERA on staff (min 50 IP)...Posted a 3.81 K/BB ratio, also the best on staff...Made nine appearances for the Royals making his debut on April 25 at CLE...Was recalled on four separate occasions throughout the season...Allowed runs in just three of nine appearances...Tossed 2.0 innings in three outings.
Tommy spent time at three different levels in the Boston organization, opening the campaign with Portland (AA),
followed by a promotion to Pawtucket (AAA), eventually making his Major League debut for the Red Sox ... Had his contract selected on June 3 and made his big league debut that night vs. Oakland, retiring the only
batter he faced, David DeJesus, on a groundout ... Named the first-ever Lou Gorman Award winner, presented to a Red Sox minor leaguer who has demonstrated
dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the Major Leagues ... Following the season, made 12 relief appearances for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League and posted a
3.52 ERA with one save, striking out 9 and walking two in 7.2 innings.
Split the season with Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, going 3-3 with a 4.90 ERA (41 ER/75.1 IP) in 41 games ... In his first taste of Triple-A action, posted a 4.54 ERA (18 ER/35.2 IP) in 26 relief appearances with Pawtucket.
Continued his recovery from "Tommy John" and appeared in 21 games, going 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA (12 ER/34.0 IP) with Single-A Lowell and Double-A Portland ... Combined to strike out 41 hitters while walking just 13 in his first season as a full-time reliever ... Went 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA (10 ER/26.0 IP) and 29 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances with Portland ... Still recovering from Tommy John Surgery, he landed on Portland's seven-day D.L. twice; April 9-July 4 and August 3-12.
Was limited to just two starts with Double-A Portland before undergoing "Tommy John" surgery in June and missing the remainder of the season ... Went 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA (5 ER/9.0 IP) and four strikeouts in two
starts before his injury ... Initially landed on the disabled list from April 3-May 16 with a left forearm strain ... Was placed on Portland's seven-day disabled list, May 28, and missed the remainder of the season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery.
Worked 120.1 innings in 24 games (23 starts) with Double-A Portland of the Eastern League, going 4-10 with a 5.61 ERA (75 ER/120.1 IP) ... Landed on the seven-day D.L., July 5-August 4, with a left forearm strain.
Enjoyed a career year, going 10-10 with a 3.15 ERA (57 ER/163.0 IP) in 28 starts between Single-A Wilmington and Double-A Portland.
Spent the entire season at Single-A Wilmington, going 3-12 with a 5.45 ERA (63 ER/104.0 IP) and 82 strikeouts in 25 games (23 starts).
Went 0-1 with a 0.89 ERA (3 ER/30.1 IP) in 14 starts with Single-A Lowell in his first season of professional ball.