Zachary Charles Miner…resides in Jupiter, FL, with wife Jessi Elvey, and two sons, Brady and Jackson...graduated in 2000 from Palm Beach Gardens High School (FL)…selected by Baseball America as a second-team All-American after going 9-2 with a 0.33 ERA as a senior…involved in the community during his time with the Tigers, supporting Gloves for Kids.
Began the season with AAA Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization…had contract selected on Aug. 2 and made his Phillies debut Aug. 3 vs. Atlanta…was his first ML appearance since Oct. 6, 2009 vs. Minnesota (with DET)…made 16 appearances, including 3 starts…8 of 13 relief appearances were scoreless…went 0-1, 5.79 ERA (6 ER, 9.1 IP) in 3 starts… 0-1, 3.72 ERA (8 ER, 19.1 IP) in 13 relief appearances…went 5-6 with 3.90 ERA (37 ER, 85.1 IP) in 27 appearances (12 starts) with Lehigh Valley.
Went to spring training with KC
... Traded to DET on 4/19
... Pitched in 1 game for Erie (AA) before being promoted
to Toledo (AAA)
... Was on the DL, 5/22-7/13 (right groin strain); appeared
in 3 rehab games with the Gulf Coast Tigers (R), 7/5-12
... Pitched at least 2.0 innings in 10 of 23 appearances with
Toledo (43%), including 5 straight games, 7/17-31
... Held opposing hitters to a .180 AVG (23-128).
After missing the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 28, 2010, Miner opened
the campaign in extended spring training before being transferred to Northwest Arkansas (AA) ... He made his Royals minor league debut on May 16 for the Naturals and struggled in 11 starts ... After being moved to Omaha in mid-July, he excelled as a reliever down the stretch for the eventual Pacific
Coast League champion Storm Chasers.
Acquired by the Royals at the tail end of spring training, Mendoza opened the season with the Royals in the
bullpen...he struggled in 4 relief stints before being designated for assignment on April 23 and assigned outright
to Omaha (AAA) on April 28...Spent the remainder of the campaign in the starting rotation at Omaha...went a perfect 5-0 in 6 August outings
(5 starts), posting a 2.25 ERA.
Worked primarily as a reliever in his first full season at the major league level with the Tigers in 2009 after making the
Opening Day roster out of Spring Training for the second consecutive season...Established a career high with 51 appearances...Finished 2-2 with a 5.70 ERA (23.2IP/15ER) in five starts...compiled a 5-3 record and 3.80 ERA (68.2IP/29ER) in 46
relief outings...Compiled a four-game winning streak April 25-June 24...Established a career high with 4.1 innings of relief on May 17 versus Oakland, while he matched a career best with six
strikeouts...Posted a 2-0 record and 0.73 ERA (12.1IP/1ER) over an eight-outing stretch June 8-July 1...Registered his first major league save on August 1 at Cleveland...Compiled a 2-2 record and 1.85 ERA (24.1IP/5ER) over a 16-outing stretch August 20-September 30...Did not allow a run over eight straight outings September 13-30, tossing 12.0 scoreless innings...Posted a 2-1 record and 2.08 ERA (17.1IP/4ER) in 12 outings during September...Lefthanded batters hit .256 (41x160) against him...righties batted .302 (60x199) with Miner on the mound...Finished 5-1 with a 4.93 ERA (49.1IP/27ER) in 24 outings prior to the all-star break...went 2-4 with a 3.56 ERA
(43.0IP/17ER) in 27 appearances following the all-star break.
Established career highs with eight wins, 45 appearances, 118.0 innings pitched and 62 strikeouts as he made the Tigers Opening Day roster out of Spring Training in 2008 -- marked the first time he appeared on an Opening Day roster at the major league level in his career...Split time between Detroit's starting rotation and bullpen -- finished 5-2 with a 4.30 ERA (73.1IP/35ER) in 13 starts and 3-3 with a 4.23 ERA (44.2IP/21ER) in 32 relief outings...Compiled a 1-2 record and 9.33 ERA (18.1IP/19ER) over his first 13 outings of the season April 2-May 7 -- posted a 7-2 record and 1.93 ERA (70.0IP/15ER) over his next 27 appearances (eight starts) May 9-August 29...Posted an 11.2-inning scoreless streak May 18-June 7...Compiled a four-game winning streak June 1-July 27...Finished 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA (13.2IP/2ER) in 11 outings during June...Optioned to Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on July 2 -- posted a 0-1 record and 3.38 ERA (10.2IP/4ER) in four outings(two starts) with the Mud Hens...Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on July 21, he joined the club's starting rotation -- compiled a 3-1 record and 2.15 ERA (29.1IP/7ER) in his first five starts with the club July 21-August 12...Equaled a career high with six strikeouts on September 28 versus Tampa Bay...Compiled a 4-3 record and 3.31 ERA (54.1IP/20ER) in 22 outings (five starts) on the road...finished 4-2 with a 5.09 ERA (63.2IP/36ER) in 23 appearances (eight starts) at Comerica Park.
Opened the season with Triple A Toledo, before earning
a spot in the Tigers bullpen and appearing in a careerhigh
34 games...Finished 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA (23.0IP/23ER) in five
starts with the Mud Hens during April...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 17 -- started
the day game of a day-night doubleheader at Boston
in place of Mike Maroth, who was scratched from his start
with the flu...suffered the loss in the start after he held the
Red Sox to two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings pitched...Optioned back to Toledo following the night game of
the day-night doubleheader at Boston on May 17...Compiled a 1-2 record and 1.69 ERA (26.2IP/5ER) in
four outings (three starts) during May with Toledo -- his
1.69 ERA was second-best among all International
League pitchers during the month...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on May 26...Posted a 0.87 ERA (10.1IP/1ER) over an eight-outing
stretch May 30-July 13...Landed on the disabled list on June 6 with a strained
right elbow flexor tendon...Assigned to Double A Erie for an injury rehab assignment
on June 19 -- appeared in two games with the
SeaWolves, allowing a run in two innings of work before
having his injury rehab assignment assigned to Toledo on
June 26...worked back-to-back scoreless outings for the
Mud Hens June 26-27...Had his injury rehab assignment recalled from Toledo
and he was reinstated from the disabled list on June 29...On the bereavement list July 27-August 3 while he was
away from the club tending to a family emergency...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on August 23 -- did
not appear in a game with the Mud Hens before being
recalled to Detroit on August 27...Compiled a 1.45 ERA (18.2IP/3ER) in his final 10 outings
of the season with Detroit following his recall from
Triple A on August 27...Established a career high with four innings of relief on
August 29 at Kansas City...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .207 batting average
(17x82)...righties batted .317 (39x123) with Miner on the
mound...Compiled a 2-0 record and 2.49 ERA (25.1IP/7ER) in
16 outings at Comerica Park...posted a 1-4 record and
3.49 ERA (28.1IP/11ER) in 18 appearances on the road.
Opened the season with Triple A Toledo, prior to having his contract purchased by the Tigers on May 31...Recorded a victory in six consecutive starts with Toledo April 17-May 15, posting a 1.69 ERA (37.1IP/7ER) during the stretch...Garnered International League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 17-23 after winning both of his starts during the week for Toledo and limiting the opposition to an unearned run in 11.0 innings of work...Departed the International League tied for second in the league with six wins...Recorded his first major league victory on June 10 at Toronto, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over six innings of work...Recorded a victory in six consecutive starts June 10-July 8, becoming the first Tigers rookie pitcher to win six straight starts since Mark Leiter achieved the feat August
1-September 1, 1991...Tossed his first career complete game June 20 at Milwaukee, limiting the Brewers to one run on five hits -- retired 20 consecutive batters from the third inning until the ninth inning...Limited opponents to a .195 batting average on the road (34x174), while opponents batted .351 (66x188) at Comerica Park.
Split the season between the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers organizations after being dealt to the Tigers in a
three-player deal on July 31, 2005...Combined for a 3.71 ERA between Triple A Richmond and Toledo -- eighth-best in the International League...Opened the season at Double A Mississippi in the Braves organization, appearing in four games before
being promoted to Richmond on April 28...Compiled a 3.19 ERA (36.2IP/13ER) in six starts during June for Richmond, posting 26 strikeouts...Assigned to Toledo following his trade to the Tigers organization -- limited the opposition to an earned runor-less in four of his six starts for the Mud Hens...Sidelined September 2-13 with a right forearm strain.
Finished second in the Southern League with 87 runs allowed, while he was third with 75 earned runs allowed,
fourth with 10 losses and fifth with 55 walks for Double-A Greenville during the 2004 season...Posted a 2-2 record, 2.16 ERA (25.0IP/6ER) and 28 strikeouts in four starts during June...Named the 26th-best prospect in the Braves organization
following the season by Baseball America
Went 6-10 with a 3.69 ERA (63 ER, 153.2 IP in 27 starts for Myrtle Beach…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 25 of 27 starts…T2nd in the Carolina League in games started and 3rd in innings pitched…tabbed Carolina League Player of the Week for July 10-16.
Spent year in full-season Macon in the South Atlantic League…went 8-9 with 3.28 ERA (58 ER, 159.0 IP) in 29 games (28 starts)…T2nd in the SAL in games started…named the 15th best prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America.
Began his pro career with A Jamestown…led the New York-Penn League in innings (90.2), tied for the league lead in starts (15) and finished 5th in ERA (1.89).