Trevor Michael Richards...Trevor and his wife, Aunna, married in November of 2019 in the chapel at Drury University...Trevor graduated from Drury and returns there for offseason workouts...Drury is a small private school with an enrollment of less than 1,600 undergraduates...Trevor is just the sixth major leaguer in its history and the first since outfielder Bill Virdon finished playing in 1968...After pitching for the independent Gateway Grizzlies in 2015, entered the hiring process for the U.S. Border Patrol...He decided to give baseball one more shot in 2016 and signed with Miami that July.
Pitched for Tampa Bay, Milwaukee, and Toronto, combining to go 7-2 with a 3.50 ERA (25 ER/64.1 IP) over 53 games...The seven wins and 53 outings were both career marks...Started the season with the Rays, posting a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) over nine appearances...Traded to Milwaukee as part of a four-player deal May 21...Notched his first professional save April 20 at KC (3.0 IP in a 14-7 win)...Went 3-0 with a 3.20 ERA (7 ER/19.2 IP) in 15 games for the Brewers...Put together a career-long 10.2 scoreless innings streak over eight appearances from June 1-21...Acquired from the Brewers along with Bowden Francis for Rowdy Tellez on July 6...Made his Blue Jays debut on July 7 at BAL with a 1-2-3 6th inning (1K)...Earned his first win as a Blue Jay on July 24 at NYM (1.0 IP, 1H, 3K), improving to 4-0 overall this season...Went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP in 32 games with Toronto.
Made 9 apps (4 starts) spanning three stints with the Rays: Opening Day–Aug 3, Aug 6–Sep 6 and Sep 17 (29th Man)...Has a 3-game winning streak spanning 15 apps (6 starts) since Aug 23, 2019 at BAL, tying his career high from May 17–June 2, 2019…this is on the heels of a career-long 12-game winless drought from June 8–Aug 18, 2019, during which he was 0-7 with a 5.88 ERA (49-IP, 32-ER)...Yielded 4 HR in his final 3 apps (2 starts) spanning 11 IP and 6 HR in his final 6 apps (4 starts)...Faced the Yankees three times and had a 3.09 ERA (11.2-IP, 4-ER) and 11 SO against them...Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster, following 2018-19 (with MIA)...On Aug 9 vs. NYY, replaced the injured Charlie Morton in the 3rd inning and went 4 IP…both runs allowed were unearned in the 5th, after a missed catch error by Manuel Margot…marked his longest app without allowing an earned run since Aug 23, 2019 at BAL (6 IP).
POSTSEASON: Added to the ALDS roster prior to Game 4, replacing Oliver Drake (right flexor tendon strain), but did not pitch…was not on the postseason roster for the Wild Card Series, ALCS or World Series.
Spent most of the season in the majors, split between the Marlins and Rays organizations… acquired by the Rays in a four-player deal just minutes before the July 31 trade deadline… optioned to Triple-A Durham after the trade and made 3 starts there before his Aug 18 recall...Went 6-12 with a 4.06 ERA (135.1-IP, 61-ER) in 30 apps (23 starts) between the Marlins and Rays… at the time of the trade, led the NL with 12 losses, and finished the season tied for 5th in the NL...His last 3 apps with the Marlins came in relief, his first career stint in the bullpen...Went 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (23.1-IP, 5-ER) in 7 apps (3 starts) with the Rays…only allowed 5 BB in 23.1 IP with the Rays (1.93 BB/9 IP ratio), compared to a 4.10 BB/9 IP ratio with the Marlins...Averaged 3.52 R/9 IP of support, 5th-lowest in the majors (min. 100 IP)…received 2 runs (or fewer) of support in 19 of his 23 starts...According to FanGraphs, threw his changeup for 38.4 pct. of total pitches…69 of his 127 SO (54.3 pct.) came on the changeup...On Aug 18 vs. DET, was recalled from Durham and made his Rays debut…yielded 2 runs in 3.1 IP, with both runs coming within his first 3 BF in the 1st inning on a walk, strikeout and 2-run homer…allowed 8 hits, including multiple hits in the 1st, 3rd and 4th innings...On Aug 29 at HOU, recorded his first win since June 2 at SD, going 0-7 over 11 apps (8 starts) in between…did not allow a run in 6 IP, pitching out of his 2-on, 1-out jam in the 1st inning and allowing only one baserunner over his next 5 IP.
Began season in Miami's rotation, making Major League debut on April 2 vs. Boston...Spent majority of season with Miami, posting a 4-9 record and 4.42 ERA (126.1 ip/62 er). Also made six starts at Triple-A New Orleans, going 3-2 with a 2.06 ERA (39.1/9)...Tossed 7.0 shutout innings on April 14 vs. Pittsburgh, throwing just 82 pitches and giving up just two hits and a walk...In that start, was first Marlins' rookie starter to work at least 7.0 innings and allow two-or-fewer hits since Justin Nicolino on September 26, 2015 vs. Atlanta (7.0 ip, 2 h). Became just the 15th pitcher in Club history to do so (22nd time) ..On April 25 against the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine, struck out 10 in just 4.2 innings. Became just the sixth rookie pitcher since 1913 to record as many as 10 strikeouts in less than 5.0 innings pitched, and first since Jon Gray on Sept. 23, 2016 (10 in 4.0 IP). The others to accomplish the feat were Noah Syndergaard (10 in 4.0 IP on June 2, 2015), Rick Ankiel (10 in 4.2 IP on July 27, 2000), Bobby Witt (10 in 4.2 IP on Sept. 16, 1986), and Bill Caudill (10 in 4.1 IP, Aug. 17, 1979)...In five April starts, he posted an 0-2 record and 4.94 ERA (23.2/13) before being optioned to New Orleans on April 27...Allowed two-or-fewer earned runs in each of his six starts after being sent to Triple- A New Orleans. Tossed a career-high 7.1 innings against Round Rock in his first career game at the Triple-A level, on May 1. Struck out nine batters in that game, a Minor League season-high that he tied on May 26 at Iowa. Posted 37 strikeouts against just four walks with the Baby Cakes...Recalled by Miami June 7 and made start that night in St. Louis, taking the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits, with no walks and four strikeouts, over 5.0 innings...Earned first Major League win on June 12 vs. San Francisco, holding Giants to one run and two hits over 6.0 innings...In his start on June 23 at Colorado, picked up a win after tossing 6.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks, with eight strikeouts (tied for third-most strikeouts at Coors Field by a starter in Club history)...From June 23 to August 8, allowed 15 total runs over 48.0 innings pitched in nine starts for a 2.81 ERA. Allowed three-or-fewer runs in eight of the nine starts, and two-or-less six times...From July 8 to August 8, recorded six straight starts with fouror-fewer hits allowed. It tied the second-longest such streak in Marlins history, behind a stretch of eight consecutive games by Dan Straily from April 11-May 20, 2017...On September 23 vs. Cincinnati, tossed 7.0 shutout innings with three hits allowed, one walk and nine strikeouts...Finished season with 13.2 scoreless innings over final two starts, allowing just nine hits and three walks, while striking out 17. Ran season-best scoreless streak to 15.2 innings, including final two innings of Sept. 17 start vs. Washington.
Split second professional season between Single-A Jupiter (13 games, 11 starts) and Double-A Jacksonville (14 starts). Combined to go 12-11 with a 2.53 ERA (146.0 ip/41 er) overall...Opened campaign at Jupiter, going 7-4, 2.17 (70.2/71) to earn Florida State League Midseason All-Star honors...Set career high with 11 strikeouts on June 2 at Dunedin, when he allowed just one hit and no walks over 6.0 shutout innings, earning FSL Pitcher of the Week honors for May 29-June 4...Did not appear in FSL All-Star Game due to starting three days prior (June 14) at St. Lucie, his final start with Jupiter before June 21 promotion to Jumbo Shrimp...Tossed at least 6.0 innings in seven of last nine starts for Hammerheads, including 6.1 on May 27 vs. Bradenton, his season-high with Jupiter...Posted 3-0 record with 0.53 ERA (17.0/1) over final three starts with Jupiter...Won first start with Jacksonville, on June 23 at Jackson (5.1 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 3 er, hr, 3 bb, 3 so)...Started 2-0, 1.93 (23.1/5) over first four starts with 'Shrimp, including 10-strikeout game on July 9 vs. Biloxi, before taking back-to-back losses on July 14 & 20...Set overall season-high with 7.0 innings on July 9 vs. Biloxi and July 26 at Mississippi.