Bartolo Colón…is married to Rosanna and has 4 sons, Bartolo, Jr., Emilio, Wilder, and Randy…he and his wife became U.S. citizens on 9/27/14… nicknamed "Big Sexy" by former Mets teammate Noah Syndergaard…the Twins celebrated "Big Sexy Night" at Target Field on 9/15/17 when he started vs. TOR…fans that purchased a special ticket package got a "Big Sexy" T-shirt…his brother, Jose, pitched in the Indians minor league system from 1997- 99…is very active in the community in his native Dominican Republic…provided funds for the construction of an amateur baseball stadium in his hometown of Altamira…attended Puerto Plata (DR) High School…originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by CLE scout Winston Llenas on 6/26/93.
Combined to go 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA (103 ER/143.0 IP) in 28 starts with ATL and MIN….were his fewest wins, innings, and strikeouts (89) since 2009…tied for 8th in the Majors in losses…had the 2nd highest ERA among all ML pitchers with at least 140.0 IP to BAL's Ubaldo Jimenez (6.81)…opponents batted .318, .313 vs. LHB and .324 vs. RHB.
ATLANTA // Was 2-8, 8.14 in 13 starts with the Braves… went 1-2, 4.50 (12 ER/24.0 IP) in his first 4 games before going 1-5, 10.03 (39 ER/35.0 IP) in his next 8 outings…was placed on the 10-day DL on 6/6 with a left oblique strain…was activated on 6/28 and allowed 6 runs in 4.0 IP in a loss at SD that night…was designated for assignment the next day and released on 7/4… allowed 6 or more runs 6 times in his 13 starts with the Braves… received 3 or fewer runs of support in 10 of those games and ATL scored 2 total runs in his last 4 starts.
MINNESOTA // Was signed by the Twins to a minor league contract on 7/7 and allowed 4 runs in 3.2 IP on 7/13 at Lehigh Valley in only start for Rochester (AAA)…was purchased by the Twins on 7/18 and went 0-1, 7.00 (7 ER/9.0 IP) in his first 2 starts…posted a 4-2 record and 3.42 ERA (20 ER/52.2 IP) over his next 8 outings before going 0-3, 13.14 (18 ER/12.0 IP) in the next 4 starts…allowed one run in 6.1 IP to beat DET in final start on 10/1…pitched at least 6.0 IP in 9 of 15 starts with the Twins.
Selected to his fourth All-Star team...Did not pitch in the game in San Diego...He was the eighth player 43 years or older to be named to an All-Star team...Made his 500th career start with his final start of the season on 10/1 at PHI.Was named the Co-National League Player of the Week for the week of 5/2-8...Was his fifth career Player of the Week honor...Went 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA (3 ER/14.2 IP)...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings on 5/2 vs. ATL to move past Pedro Martinez into second place with 220 wins by a Dominican-born pitcher... Went 6-2 with a 3.17 ERA (25 ER/71.0 IP) over his final 12 starts from 8/4 through the end of the season…Allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of the 12 outings...His 3.17 ERA in that time was 11th-best among starters in the National League (min. 60.0 IP)... Connected on his first career home run on 5/7 at SD (off James Shields)...Became the oldest player (42 years, 349 days) to hit his first major league home run...Randy Johnson (40 years, 9 days) held the previous mark (9/19/03 with ARI)... The last pitcher to hit a homer in a major league game that was as old was Phil Niekro (43) when he homered for ATL on 10/1/82 at SD...Became the fifth oldest pitcher to homer since 1913...Only Jack Quinn (46), Dazzy Vance (43), Phil Niekro (43) and Warren Spahn (43) were older... Recorded two hits in the win against PHI on 8/26, doubling to lead off the fifth inning and singling to left field in the sixth...Was the second multi-hit game of his major league career; he had two hits for the Montreal Expos on 8/9/02 at MIL...Only five other players since 1900 went at least 14 years in between multi-hit games... Drew the first walk of his career on 8/15 at ARI off Robbie Ray...Previously had not been walked in 281 career plate appearances...No major league player had ever had more plate appearances before drawing his first career walk...Did not allow a walk in 13 starts, the second most such starts in the majors... Went 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA (35 ER/88.0 IP) in 15 starts versus the National League East...Since joining NYM in 2014, went 24-15 with a 3.21 ERA in 47 games, 46 starts against the NL East... Since turning 40, has made 40 starts in which he has allowed one run or fewer...Those 40 such starts are the sixth-most for a pitcher after the age of 40 since 1913.
Set a franchise record by tossing 48.2 consecutive innings without allowing a walk from April 12-May 20...Had a career-high scoreless streak of 31.0 innings from August 26-September 10...The streak was tied for the third-longest in franchise history and it was the longest by a Mets pitcher since R.A. Dickey tossed a franchise-record 32.2 scoreless innings in 2012...According to Elias, Colón's scoreless innings streak was the longest within one season in major league history by a pitcher age 42 or older, breaking the mark of 27.0 innings, which had been shared by Hall of Famers Cy Young (1909) and Warren Spahn (1963)...Since turning 40, this was his third season with at least 14 wins, tied for the second-most seasons for any pitcher age 40 or older in modern major league history...Phil Niekro had five such seasons (1979-1985)...Was tied for seventh in the National League with 14 wins...Recorded a major leagueleading 15 starts without a walk, passing Brett Saberhagen's 13 such starts in 1994 to set a single-season franchise record...The last NL pitcher with at least 15 no-walk starts was Greg Maddux in 2008 (also 15 starts)....In 17 starts against the National League East, he went 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA (36 earned runs/113.1 innings)...Struck out 74 and walked 11...Had four wins against each of the Braves, Marlins and Phillies...Was the first pitcher to win more than 10 games against the NL East since Roy Halladay beat NL East opponents 14 times in 2010...Was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of August 31-September 6... Went 2-0 in two starts and didn't allow a run in 17.0 innings during the week...Struck out 11 and walked none...Was his fourth career Player of the Week honor and first since 2003...Is tied for 10th in the majors in wins (21) since the 2014 All-Star Break…He has struck out 198 and walked 37 batters over this span...Received a no-decision in his July 1 start against Chicago-NL for the first time in 28 outings, dating to July 23, 2014 (posting a 16-11 record over those 27 straight starts with a decision)...Fell short of Jerry Koosman's stretch of 29 straight starts with a decision from May 2-October 1, 1976 for that Mets record...It was the longest streak in the majors since Colón had 30 straight outings with a decision from June 6, 2004-May 7, 2005...Tossed his 13th career complete-game shutout on September 5 at Miami and his first since July 21, 2013 at Los Angeles-AL as a member of the Athletics...It was the only complete-game shutout for a Mets pitcher in 2015...At age 42, Colón became the oldest pitcher in Mets history to pitch a shutout and the second-oldest pitcher in franchise history to pitch a complete game... Warren Spahn had five complete games at age 43 and 44 in 1965. • Ranks first among active Dominican-born pitchers with 218 wins, and third all-time, trailing Juan Marichal (243) and Pedro Martinez (219). • Tossed a scoreless inning in each of his two relief appearances: August 29 vs. Boston and October 4 vs. Washington...They were his first relief appearances since April 14, 2011, vs. Baltimore while pitching with the Yankees...In his eight career relief appearances, Colón is 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA (seven earned runs/19.1 innings)...Went 4-1 in April and 4-2 in May…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two other pitchers in team history won at least four games in both April and May in the same year…Jerry Koosman in 1968 (4-0 in April and 4-2 in May) and Bobby Jones in 1997 (4-2 in April and 5-0 in May)...According to Elias, Colón became the third 40-plus pitcher in major-league history to win at least six of his first seven starts of a season...The others to do so are Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 (7-0) and Pittsburgh's Babe Adams in 1923 (6-1)...Made his seventh career Opening Day start on April 6 at Washington...His last came with Los Angeles-AL on April 3, 2006 at Seattle…Became the 24th and oldest pitcher to make an Opening Day start for the Mets. • Set career highs for hits in a season (eight) and RBI (four)....
...Allowed an unearned run over 2.1 innings in Game 1 of the World Series to take the loss...It was his World Series debut...Became the oldest pitcher to lose a World Series game...Stranded one runner and had a hold in Game 4 of the World Series...Was the winning pitcher in Game 4 of the NLCS at Chicago with 1.1 scoreless innings...At 42 years, 150 days old, he became the fourth oldest pitcher to win a postseason game...His 14 years, 12 days between playoff wins is the longest for any pitcher in major league history...Made his first career postseason relief outing in Game 2 of the NLDS at Los Angeles...Suffered a blown save...Pitched in three straight games (NLDS Games 2-4).
Notched his 200th career win on August 8 against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park...Became the 115th pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat...He was the third pitcher to reach 200 wins in a Mets uniform, joining Orel Hershiser (July 22, 1999 at Montreal) and Pedro Martinez (April 17, 2006 vs. Atlanta at Shea Stadium)...Only three other pitchers who made their major league debut in the last 90 seasons were at least 41 years old when they notched their 200th career win: Tim Wakefield (age 45 in 2011), Charlie Hough (age 44 in 1992) and Jamie Moyer (age 42 in 2005)...Collected his 15th win in his final start of the season on August 28 against the Astros...Is one of 22 Mets pitchers, and first since R.A. Dickey won 20 in 2012, to notch 15 or more wins in a single season...Struck out Pittsburgh's Ike Davis on May 28 at Citi Field for his 2,000th career strikeout...Tossed 6.0 innings in his final start of the season on September 28 against the Astros at Citi Field to surpass 200.0 total innings for the eighth time in his career and the first time since winning the Cy Young in 2005 while with Los Angeles (AL) (222.2 innings)...Finished with 202.1 innings...Placed on the Bereavement List on August 19 following the death of his mother...Missed his scheduled August 18 start and was activated on August 22...Finished the season with career bests in strikeouts per walks (5.03) and walks per nine innings (1.33)...His K/BB and BB/9 this season both rank fourth in team history for a single season...Is one of three active pitchers to have at least 200 career wins and 2,000 strikeouts, with CC Sabathia (208 wins, 2,437 strikeouts) and Tim Hudson (214, 2,016)...Ranks third among active pitchers in games started (436) behind Mark Buehrle (461) and Hudson (457). Colon is the third pitcher to start 30 or more games at age 40 or older for the Mets in one season...Orel Hershiser did that in 1999 (32 starts; he turned 41 years old on September 16 that year), and Tom Glavine did so in both 2006 (32 starts, age 40) and 2007 (34 starts, age 41)...Only five Mets players have recorded two or more wins while being over 41 years old...Joined Tom Glavine (13, 2007), Orlando Hernandez (9, 2007), Warren Spahn (4, 1965) and John Franco (3, 2001)...Since his age-40 season (2013), has a 3.39 ERA (148 earned runs/392.2 innings) in 61 starts...That is the 11th-lowest ERA for a starter in major league history (since 1901) for age 40 seasons and on...Eddie Plank turned 40 in 1916 and compiled a major league best 2.14 ERA (87 earned runs/366.2 innings) until retiring at 41...His 13 losses this season tied a career high set in 2003 while with the Chicago White Sox...Had not reached double-digit losses since 2011 while pitching for the Yankees...Went 34.0 innings without allowing a home run from July 5-August 3...Colon allowed 22 home runs in 202.1 innings, good for a mark of 0.98 home runs per nine innings...It was his fourth season with a ratio under 1.00 and his second consecutive (career best-tying 0.66 in 2013)...Rode a six-game win streak from May 17-June 24...Posted a 1.58 ERA (nine earned runs/51.1 innings), allowing three home runs, nine walks and fanning 39 in seven starts...On July 23 against the Mariners at Safeco Field, Colon had a perfect game for the first 6.2 innings before Robinson Cano singled to leftfield...Matt Harvey was the last Mets pitcher to take a perfect game 6.2 innings, getting the first 20 outs vs. the White Sox on May 7, 2013...It was the fifth time in team history that a Metr retired the first 20 (or more) opposing hitters...Is 13-1 with a 2.12 ERA (25 earned runs/106.0 innings) in 15 career starts at Safeco Field...His .929 winning percentage is the best by any pitcher at Safeco Field with 10 or more starts and his ERA is third-best among pitchers with 70.0 or more innings pitched, trailing only the Dan Haren (2.00) and CC Sabathia (2.09)...Colon has the highest winning percentage for a visiting pitcher with at least 10 wins at any park since Dave McNally was 13-1 for the Orioles at RFK Stadium (then the home of the Washington Senators) from 1963-1971 (Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau)...On April 8, combined with Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde to shut out the Braves, 4-0...It was the third time in major league history a team combined to throw a shutout using three (or more) pitchers who were each 36 years or older...The other instances: the Diamondbacks in 2002 (Randy Johnson, Greg Swindell, Mike Fetters) and the Mets on June 12, 2003 at Texas (Al Leiter, Graeme Lloyd and John Franco).Went 7-8 with a 3.73 ERA (41 earned runs/99.0 innings) in 15 starts at Citi Field compared to 8-5 with a 4.44 ERA (51 earned runs/103.1 innings) in 16 starts on the road...Had the third-highest road ERA in the NL, seventh-highest in the majors (minimum 100.0 innings)...Colon's four-game home loss streak (August 3-September 11) tied a career-high, done five times previously, most recently from April 7, 2012-May 26, 2012 while with Oakland...Hit five batters in 2014, his most since also hitting five in 2007...Had hit four batters over the last three seasons...Colon went 49 consecutive starts without hitting a batter before plunking Charlie Culberson on May 1 against Colorado...Colon issued 30 walks over his 31 starts this season for a walk per nine rate of 1.33, third-lowest among National League pitchers and fifth-lowest in the majors...Finished with a 5.03 strikeout per rate, fifth best among qualified NL pitchers and 12th in the majors...Finished with a career-worst .306 (48-157) opponents average against with runners in scoring position...Went 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA (15 earned runs/30.0 innings) in five starts against the Nationals this season...His four losses against Washington in 2014 were tied with Zack Wheeler for the most by a starter and tied with five other pitchers for the most losses in a single season against the Nationals (the Cubs' Bill Bonham collected five losses against the Expos in 1974)...On April 13, Colon surrendered back-to-back- to-back home runs (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez) at Los Angeles (AL)...It was the first time in his career he has allowed three straight home runs...Finished the day allowing four home runs, tying his career-high, done four times previously, last, June 7, 2009, with the White Sox vs. Cleveland...Has never drawn a walk in his 15-year career...He is one of seven players (all pitchers) in major league history to do so in a minimum of 140 plate appearances...In his start on June 18, Colon doubled in the sixth inning, his only career extra-base hit...Singled to center in his start on June 24, for his second straight game with a hit...Has four, two-game hitting streaks in his career with his last coming in 2002 with Montreal...Has seven sacrifice hits this season, the most of his career.
Finished with a career-low 2.65 ERA (56 earned runs/190.1 innings) in 30 starts for Oakland. Also had career lows in opponents' on-base percentage (.290) and slugging percentage (.369) and matched his career high in shutouts. Named to his third All-Star team, but did not pitch. Ranked second in the American League in wins and ERA and was third in winning percentage (.750)...The winning percentage tied for the fifth best mark in Oakland history. Became the eighth pitcher (12th time) in modern major league history (since 1900) to win 18 or more games in his age 40 season or older (ages as of June 30)...Became the first since Roger Clemens won 18 for Houston in 2004...Tied the Athletics record for wins by a 40-year old, equaling the mark established by Jack Quinn in 1928 with the Philadelphia A's. Was the first pitcher in Oakland history aged 34 or older to win more than 15 games. The wins matched the third-best total of his career and were his most since going 21-8 with Los Angeles-AL in his Cy Young season of 2005. Also had his most starts and innings pitched (190.1 innings) since 2005. Since the earned run became an official stat (1912 in National League, 1913 in American League), his 2.65 ERA was eighth lowest by a 40-year-old major leaguer...It was the lowest since Clemens had a 1.87 ERA for Houston in 2005 and the lowest by an AL pitcher since Johnny Niggeling had a 2.32 ERA for Washington in 1944. His three shutouts were the most by any 40-year old since Dennis Martinez had three in 1994. Walked 29 batters, an average of 1.37 per nine innings...That was the second best mark in the AL. Had a career-best strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.03, which ranked sixth in the American League. Surrendered 14 home runs for an average of 0.66 per nine innings, which ranked sixth lowest in the AL... It matched the lowest mark of his career (1998). Tied for the AL lead in shutouts, ranked third in run support (6.38), tied for third in complete games, tied for seventh in opponents' grounded into double plays (21) and 10th in opponents' slugging percentage and opponents on-base percentage. Averaged the third fewest pitches per inning (14.6) and the fifth fewest pitches per game (92.6). Went 3-2 with a 4.56 ERA and seven home runs allowed over his first eight starts through May 14...Then went 15-4 with a 2.01 ERA and seven home runs allowed over his final 22 starts beginning May 20...The ERA was the lowest in the AL and third lowest in the majors over that span. Surrendered 11 of his 14 home runs to lefties...Fifty-five of the 70 home runs he has allowed over his last five seasons have been hit by lefthanders. Allowed a .196 batting average with runners in scoring position, which was fifth lowest in the AL among pitchers with 162.0 or more innings...That included a .138 mark with runners in scoring position and two outs, which was second lowest in the AL and the lowest by an A's pitcher since at least 1974. Went 8-3 with a 2.58 ERA in 16 starts in Oakland compared to 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 starts on the road...Ranked fifth in the AL in home ERA, sixth in road ERA. Compiled a 1.13 ERA and allowed just two home runs from the fifth inning on. Posted an ERA under 2.00 in three of the sixth months: 1.16 in September, 1.74 in July, and 1.75 in June. The A's went 21-9 (.700) in his starting assignments and went 35-19 (.648) over his two seasons in Oakland ... His teams are 232-173 (.573) in his 405 career starts. Tossed at least six innings in 24 of his 30 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 20 times and walked one batter or fewer 23 times including 12 starts without a walk...Went 9-2 in starts following an A's loss. POSTSEASON: Made one start in the Division Series vs. Detroit... Allowed three runs over 6.0 innings to suffer the loss in a 3-2 setback.
Was 10-9 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 starts when he was suspended for 50 games Aug. 22 after testing
positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's
Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...had five games remaining on the suspension at the end
of the playoffs...won 10 games for the ninth time in his career, but it was his first 10-win season since
2005 when he posted a career-high 21 victories with Los Angeles (AL)...at the age of 39, he became
just the third pitcher in Oakland history to win 10 games in a season at age 36 or older...the other two
are Don Sutton (13 in 1985 at age 40) and Tom Candiotti (11 in 1998 at age 40)...is just the fifth pitcher
in Oakland history to start a game at age 39 or older...the other four are Tommy John (age 42 in 1985),
Candiotti (41 in 1999), Sutton (40 in 1985) and Jim Perry (39 in 1975)...his 3.43 ERA was the second
lowest of his career to a mark of 2.93 in 2002 with Cleveland and Montreal...issued just 23 walks in
152.1 innings for an average of 1.36 per nine innings, which was the lowest mark of his career...struck
out 91 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.96, which was also a career-best...had a .292 opponents on-base
percentage, which was second only to his .291 mark in 2005 with the Angels...averaged 14.1 pitches per
inning, which was the lowest figure of his career...did not have enough innings to qualify for the league
leaders...based on a minimum of 150 innings pitched, he averaged the fewest walks per nine innings
in the American League and the fewest pitches per inning in the majors...using the same minimum, he
ranked fourth in the American League in fewest pitches per start (89.2), fifth in strikeout to walk ratio
and seventh in opponents on-base percentage...was 6-7 with a 4.22 ERA in 15 starts when he was placed
on the 15-day disabled list June 23 retroactive to June 18 with a strained right oblique...it was his ninth
career stint on the DL...was reinstated July 3 and went 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA over his final nine starts...
allowed a .266 opponents batting average, including .257 (72-for-280) against right-handed hitters compared to .274 (89-for-325 against left-handers)...surrendered 14 of his 17 home runs and issued 21
of his 23 walks to lefties...has allowed 39 of his 51 home runs over his last three seasons to lefties...16
of the 17 home runs he allowed in 2012 and 43 of his 51 over his last three seasons were solo shots...
walked the leadoff batter in an inning just four times in 2012 and seven times over the last two years...
opponents batted .216 with a .236 on-base percentage when leading off an inning in 2012...surrendered
nine of his 17 home runs to batters leading off an inning...yielded a .215 batting average the first time
through the lineup, .293 after that...allowed a .337 average with runners in scoring position...went 9-5
with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts at night compared to 1-4 with a 4.59 ERA in eight starts during the day...
did not have a wild pitch and his 152.1 innings were fourth most in Oakland history among pitchers
with no wild pitches...has not allowed a wild pitch in each of his last 56 games and 336.2 innings...his
last wild pitch was May 26, 2009 at Los Angeles (AL)...committed four errors, which tied for fourth
most among AL pitchers...received two runs of support or fewer in all nine of his losses and had seven
runs of support total in those games (48.0 ip, 1.31 RSA)...went 9-0 in 11 starts with support of three
runs or more...the A's were 14-10 (.583) in his starting assignments and his teams are 211-164 (.563) in
his career...tossed seven or more innings in 12 of his 24 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 15 times and
walked two batters or fewer 22 times...including one batter or fewer 18 times.
Went 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA in 29 games, 26 starts, with the New York Yankees...allowed a .267
opponents batting average, including .238 (76-for-320) against right-handed hitters compared to .297
(96-for-323) against left-handers...yielded 15 of his 21 home runs to lefties...15 of his home runs came
with the bases empty as have 27 of his 34 over his last two seasons...was 6-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 79
strikeouts in 15 games, 12 starts, prior to the All-Star Break...it marked his lowest ERA prior to the
break since a 2.74 ERA with Cleveland and Montreal in 2002...had his most strikeouts in the first half
of a season since recording 89 with Los Angeles (AL) in 2005...went 2-6 with a 4.96 ERA after the
break...made 10 starts on four days rest, going 1-5 with a 4.62 ERA...was 7-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 16
starts on five or more days rest...went 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 starts during the day compared to 2-8
with a 4.78 ERA in 16 starts at night...over half of his strikeouts (75-of-135, 55.6%,) were on called
third strikes...walked just three of the 172 batters that he faced to lead off an inning...tossed at least
seven innings in seven of his starts and held his opponent scoreless four times...walked two batters or
fewer in 23 of his 26 starts
NEW YORK: Appeared on his 12th career Opening Day roster...was named as a member of the
Yankees bullpen March 26 and was signed to a Major League contract and added to the 25-man roster
March 30...opened the season in the bullpen and made three relief appearances - all in games started by
Phil Hughes, tossing at least 3.0 innings in each outing...made his Yankees debut in an April 3 loss to
Detroit, allowing four earned runs in 4.0 innings...it was his first relief appearance since 2007...made
his first start as a Yankee April 20 at Toronto (after Hughes was placed on the DL), earning the win in the
6-2 Yankees victory (6.2 ip, 5 h, 2 er, 2 bb, 7 so, 1 hr)...it marked his first start since the second game of a doubleheader July 24, 2009 with Chicago (AL) at Detroit...it was his first win since May 26, 2009 with
Chicago (AL) at Los Angeles (AL)...held the White Sox to one earned run in 8.0 innings in his second
start April 27 at Yankee Stadium...was the first pitcher since Kevin Brown in 2004 to win his first two
starts as a Yankee with an ERA of 1.84 or better...allowed a stolen base to the Orioles' Mark Reynolds
in the eighth inning May 18 at Baltimore, snapping a streak of 167.1 innings without allowing a stolen
base...it was the longest active streak in the Majors...walked four batters, including two intentionally,
May 23 against Toronto...it was the first time he issued two intentional walks in one game...tossed
his ninth career shutout and 32nd career complete game May 30 at Oakland at age 38 years, 6 days,
becoming one of just five Yankees as old or older to toss a complete game win in the last 25 years (Roger
Clemens, Tommy John, Randy Johnson and David Wells)...also joined John Smoltz and Tim Wakefield
as the only pitchers in Major League history to throw a shutout at that age or older after not throwing a
shutout in any of their previous four years of play...the start marked the second time in 2011 and 17th
time in his career in which he fired at least 8.0 scoreless innings...left the game in the seventh inning
June 11 vs. Cleveland with a strained left hamstring...was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 12
and missed 18 games...was reinstated from the DL prior to his start July 2 at New York (NL)...did not
allow a run in consecutive starts June 11 against Cleveland and July 2 at New York (NL), marking the
first time that he accomplished the feat since 2001...it was the third time in his career...lasted just 0.2
innings July 14 at Toronto, allowing eight runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks...it matched his
shortest career start (also April 9, 1997 at Seattle)...the five unearned runs tied for the second most by an
AL pitcher in a single game in 2011...went 0-4 with a 5.36 ERA over his final 10 starts spanning August
and September...according to Elias, became the first Yankees pitcher to finish a season with a streak
of 10 or more winless starts since Jim Beattie went 0-5 over his last 10 starts in 1979...recorded a 5.96
ERA in September, which tied for the ninth-highest in the Majors for the month.
Did not pitch during the season...went 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in seven starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League...struck out 28 and walked just six in 37.1 innings...surrendered just one home run...held the opposition to a .250 batting average, including .167 with runners in scoring position.
Spent the majority of the season with the White Sox, going 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA (62.1IP,
29ER) in 12 starts before being released on 9/16...allowed 3ER or less in eight of his 12 outings...went on the disabled list on 6/8
with left knee inflammation...was reinstated from the D.L on 7/23 after going 1-2 with a 3.32 ERA in three combined rehab starts
with Triple-A Charlotte and Single-A Kannapolis (19.0IP, 7ER, 17H, 5BB, 9K)...returned to the disabled list on 7/23 with right elbow
inflammation...following the season, made one start with the Aguilas Cibaenas of the DWL and recorded a loss (0.2IP, 4H, 5ER,
split the season between class aaa pawtucket and the red
Sox in his first season in the Boston organization ... went 3-1 with a 2.27
ERA (8 ER/31.2 IP) in nine starts with Pawtucket and 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA
(17 ER/39.0 IP) in seven starts with the Red Sox ... signed as a free agent
on 2/24 ... began the season on Pawtucket's disabled list with a strained left
oblique ... was reinstated on 5/10 and had his contract purchased by Boston
on 5/21 ... won his Red Sox debut on 5/21 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/5.0 IP)
... went 3-0 with a 3.50 ERA (7 ER/18.0 IP) in his fi rst three starts ... was
placed on the disabled list from 6/17-9/7 with a lower back strain, including
six rehabilitation starts with pawtucket ... was recalled on 9/9 and made
one start on 9/13 vs. Toronto (2 ER/6.0 IP) ... did not pitch the remainder
of the season.
Completed season with 6-8 with a 6.34 ERA (99.1 IP - 70 ER) in 19 games (18 starts)...Registered
300th career start, June 24 vs. Pittsburgh...Struck out Chris Duncan in third inning, June 8 at St. Louis for 1,500th career strikeout...Reached 1,900 career innings pitched, May 6 vs. Chicago (AL)...Opened season 5-0 for first time in career...Was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA (14 IP - 3 ER) in two starts in April...Made third relief appearance of career, Sept. 29 at Oakland (1 IP, 2 SO)...Marked first relief assignment since Sept.
27, 1997 vs. Minnesota (1st Game)...Limited opponents to three earned runs-or-less in 9 of 18 starts...Pitched into seventh inning-or-later in five starts (3-1 record)...Longest outing came Sept. 22 vs. Seattle (7 IP; 3-1 loss)...Allowed 15 home runs in 99.1 innings pitched (1.36 per 9 IP)...Walked 29 batters (1 IBB) and struck out 74 as starter (1.6 BB & 4.1 SO per start)...Struck out season-high 11 batters, April 26 vs. Tampa Bay (7 IP)...Angels were 8-10 in his starts...Placed on DL, July 24, due to irritation right elbow...Was recalled from rehabilitation and activated from 15-day disabled list, Sept. 9...Was 1-0 with a 4.50
ERA (8 IP - 4 ER) in two rehab starts for Triple-A Salt Lake...Also pitched one playoff game for Bees (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 6 IP - 3 ER)...Also placed on 15-day DL, March 31 (retroactive to March 23), due to recovery from strained right Lattisimus Dorsi muscle...Recalled from rehab and activated from DL, April 21...Was 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA (16.2 IP - 2 ER) in three rehabilitation starts with single-A Rancho Cucamonga (two starts) and Salt Lake (one start)...Did not pitch in game with Angels in Spring Training...Opponents batted
.320 against him.
An injured shoulder severely limited Colon in 2006. He finished 1-5 with a 5.11 ERA in 10 starts. He began the year with two losses and a 7.07 ERA in three starts before being put on the disabled list with an inflamed right shoulder, a problem stemming back to leaving Game 5 of the 2005 ALDS against the Yankees after one inning. He allowed three earned runs or fewer in only four of his 10 starts. Colon's only victory came when he tossed a shutout against the Mariners on July 5, striking out two and giving up four hits. His final start of the year came against the Devil Rays on July 26, when he left with a sore right elbow after allowing four runs in one inning. Colon's season ended on Aug. 4, when it was determined that the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner had a partial thickness tear in his right rotator cuff. Colon didn't have surgery, and he began an aggressive rehab program at the Angels' Spring Training complex in Tempe, with plans to be able to start throwing in January 2007. It is unknown whether he will be able to pitch immediately when next season opens. He started for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic and posted a 1-0 record and a 0.64 ERA in three starts.
Finished 21-8 with two complete games and a 3.48 ERA (222.2 IP - 86 ER) in 33 starts in 2005 ... American League Cy Young Award winner ... Ranked 1st in AL with 21 wins, 4th in winning percentage (.714), 8th in ERA with 3.48, 7th with 222.2 IP, T8th with 157 strikeouts and tied for T7th in fewest walks per 9 IP with 1.7 ... Two other times in club history an Angels' pitcher led AL in wins (Clyde Wright, 1970 - 22 and Nolan Ryan, 1974 - 22) ... Along with Chone Figgins, was named Gene Autry Trophy recipient for 2005 as Angels MVP as voted by teammates ... Won career-best 21 games in 2005 (was a combined 20-8 with Cleveland and Montreal in 2002) ... Became sixth Angels pitcher to win 20-or-more games in season and first since Ryan in 1974 ... Won career-best eight straight decisions (10 starts), July 21-Sept. 10 ... Pitched 222 2/3 innings in 2005, marking fifth straight season and seventh time in career with 200-plus innings ... Angels were 22-11 in games he pitched ... Was not involved in Angels' 2-1, 11-inning loss vs. Oakland, Aug. 30 at Angel Stadium ... Pitched into 10th inning for first time in career and marked first Angel to do so since Langston, Sept. 27, 1992, at Chicago (10 IP - ND in Angels' 3-2 loss) ... Is 39-20 in first two seasons with Angels, the best winning percentage (.661) in club history (minimum 50 decisions) ... Named AL Pitcher of the Month for August ... Marks first Angel to be honored since Chuck Finley in April 1998 ... Marks third career AL Pitcher of the Month Award, previous two coming while with Cleveland in May 2002 and June 1998 ... Was 5-0 with a 1.72 ERA (47 IP - 9 ER) in six starts in August ... Only other five-win month in career was August 1999 (5-1) ... Last Angel pitcher to go undefeated with five-or-more wins in a month was Finley (7-0, July 1997) ... Is one of two Angels pitchers to post at least 14 wins in first two seasons with club (Ryan, 1972-77) ... Owns 33-12 record with 3.51 ERA (323 2/3 IP - 126 ER) since 2004 All-Star break ... Named to 2005 AL All-Star Team for second time in career (also 1998, earned win at Colorado in relief) ... Was first Angels pitcher with 10 wins before July 1 since 1991 (Finley and Langston - 11 wins) ... Is 19-6 with two CGs and 3.44 ERA (191 IP - 73 ER) in last 27 starts (30 BB, 130 Ks) ... Is 11-2 in games started after Angels loss ... Left game 14 times in 33 starts with run support of two runs or fewer ... Pitched on three days' rest, Sept. 29 at Oakland, defeating A's, 7-1 (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO) and May 18 at Cleveland, defeating Indians, 2-1 (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO) ... Is 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA (27.1 IP, 23 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 14 BB, 19 SO) in five such starts lifetime ... Made fifth Opening Day start of career, defeating Texas, 3-2, April 5 at home ... Is now 4-1 with one complete-game shutout and a 2.41 ERA (33.2 IP - 9 ER) lifetime ... Marked first Angels pitcher to make consecutive Opening Day starts since Finley (1995-96).
Completed first season with Angels posting 18-12 record and a 5.01 ERA (208.1
IP - 116 ER) in 34 starts in 2004...Went 6-8 with 6.38 ERA (104.1 IP - 74 ER) in 18
starts before All-Star break and 12-4 with 3.63 ERA (104 IP - 42 ER) in 16 starts
after the break...His 12 wins after the break were tied for second in majors with
Roy Oswalt trailing only Johan Santana (13-0)...Led club in wins, starts, innings
pitched (tied with Escobar), hits (tied with Lackey), runs (122), earned runs and
home runs (38)...Among AL leaders, ranked tied for third in wins, tied for third in
starts, tied for second in home runs and ninth in runs allowed...Set career highs
in runs, earned runs and home runs allowed...Allowed at least one HR in all but
10 starts (8-2 in those efforts)...18 wins ranks third most by an Angel in first year
with ballclub (Nolan Ryan, 19 in 1972 & Bill Singer, 20 in 1973) and most by Angel right-hander since 1986 (Mike Witt,
18-10)...Along with Chicago's Greg Maddux, is one of two pitchers in baseball who have won at least 14 games in each
of the past seven seasons...18 wins and 5.01 ERA made him first pitcher to win at least 18 and post an ERA over 5.00 in
the same season since Bobo Newsom won 20 with a 5.08 ERA for St. Louis Browns in 1938...Was 6-0 vs. Texas, marking
second pitcher in major leagues to post six wins against one club in one season in last 10 years (Andy Pettitte - New York
vs. Baltimore)...Was 6-0 with a 2.54 ERA (39 IP - 11 ER) from July 9-Aug. 7, equaling longest win streak in career (third
time)...Defeated Texas, 2-0, July 27 at Angel Stadium, combining with Francisco Rodriguez (1 IP, 2 SO) and Troy Percival
(Save; 1 IP, 1 SO) on one-hitter...Lone hit came with two outs in third inning (Michael Young single to left)...Marked
fewest hits allowed by Angels pitchers in a game since Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined on no-hitter, April 11, 1990
vs. Seattle...Marked first one-hitter by Angels since Chuck Finley, May 26, 1989 at Boston and first combined one-hitter
since Frank Tanana and Don Kirkwood, April 26, 1975 vs. Oakland...Reached 1,500 career innings pitched, July 22 at
Texas...Did not strike out a batter, July 3 vs. Los Angeles (4 IP) and Sept. 22 vs. Seattle (3.2 IP), marking third and fourth
times in career (Sept. 2, 1998 vs. Anaheim; 1 IP and April 9, 1997 at Seattle; .2 IP)...Allowed four earned runs or more in 14
of his 34 starts...Lost four straight decisions, May 20-June 17 (six starts), equaling longest losing streak of career (May
10-June 2, 2001, 5 starts & July 18-Aug. 21, 1997, 7 starts)... Recorded career win No. 100 as a starter, April 11 at Texas
(7-2 score)...Angels were 21-13 in his starts...Pitched into seventh inning-or-later 15 times...Limited opponents to three
runs-or-less 18 times...Strikeout high was eight, July 27 vs. Texas...Made Angels debut Opening Day, April 6, defeating
Jamie Moyer and Seattle, 10-5 at Safeco Field (6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 SO)...Marked win No. 100 of career as a starter...Is
now 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA (27 IP - 8 ER) in four career Opening Day starts...2004 Post-Season...Pitched in Game 2 of
Division Series vs. Boston, receiving no decision in Angels' 8-3 loss (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 3 SO).
Went 15-13 with a 3.87 ERA, nine complete games and 173 Strikeouts with White Sox... Set career-highs in innings and complete games and tied career-best with 34 starts...His nine complete games tied for the Major League lead... Also finished among American League leaders in IP (2nd), starts (T5th), quality starts (T6th, 22), and strikeouts (7th)... Induced 31 double-play grounders, most in baseball... Limited opponents to .248 (223/899) average... Surrendered 8.29 hits per 9 IP (223 H/242 IP)... Threw 3,529 pitches, third-highest total in the AL, 14.6 pitches per IP (5th-fewest) and averaged 103.8 pitches per game (7th)... Lowered ERA from 4.14 before the break to 3.52 in the second half... Tossed four complete games in six-game span from Sept. 2-28, including three straight from Sept. 2-13... Became first White Sox pitcher since Jack McDowell (1994) to throw three consecutive complete games... Earned 100th career victory, Sept. 27 at Kansas City, allowing three runs on five hits in complete-game outing... Posted 12 quality starts in first 18 outings and 11 over final 14... Earned AL Pepsi Pitcher of the Week
honors (third career) for Sept. 8-14, going 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA (2 ER/18 IP) and two complete games... Recorded nine of Sox 12 complete games in '03... Had season-high 10 strikeouts, Sept. 22 at New York, his third 10-plus strikeout performance against Yankees in eight career starts... Lasted at least 8 IP in 15 of last 31 starts... Threw complete-game, two-hitter in loss, Sept. 2 vs. Boston... Needed just 87 pitches in complete-game win, June 7th at Los Angeles, retiring 19 consecutive batters from second to eighth inning... Also set down 18 in a row, July 27th vs. Tampa Bay and 17 straight, July 22nd vs. Cleveland... Did not surrender a walk in 24 IP from July 22-Aug. 6... Struck out Barry Bonds three times on June 12th... Recorded 1,000th career strikeout (Ellis Burks), June 2nd at Cleveland... Won a season-high four consecutive starts from July 22-Aug. 6 compiling a 1.14 ERA(4 ER/31.2 IP) with one walk and 27 strikeouts... Streak was longest since winning six in a row, June 11-July 18, 2002... Served five-game suspension from May 22-26, handed down by Major League Baseball for hitting Baltimore's Jerry Hairston on May 15th after warnings had been issued to both benches... Obtained from Montreal with infielder Jorge Nunez in exchange for pitchers Rocky Biddle and Orlando Hernandez and infielder/outfielder Jeff Liefer, January 15, 2003.
Split the season between Cleveland
and Montreal, combining to go 20-8 with a 2.93 ERA (233.1IP, 76ER), eight complete games, three shutouts and 149K in 33
starts...tied Arizona's Randy Johnson for the Major League-lead in complete games, tied for third in shutouts, tied for fifth in wins,
ranked sixth in innings pitched and seventh in ERA...was traded by Cleveland to the Expos on 6/27 with RHP Tim Drew and cash in
exchange for INFs Lee Stevens and Brandon Phillips, LHP Cli Lee and OF Grady Sizemore
Went 14-12 with a 4.09 ERA
(222.1IP, 101ER) and 201K in a career-high 34 starts with the Indians...became the first Indians pitcher since Gaylord Perry (1972-74)
to record at least 200K in back-to-back seasons...was suspended for seven games by MLB after throwing over the head of Houston's
Scott Servais on 7/17...the suspension was later reduced to six games and was served from 7/28 to 8/2
Again posted a stellar second half for the second straight season as he continues to establish himself as one
of the premier young pitchers in the American League...Won his last six decisions to set a new career best and
after August 1 he was 6-0 w/a 3.05 ERA in 12 starts that lowered his ERA from 4.49 to 3.88 (79.2IP, 59H,
27ER)...His last loss came on July 26 at Toronto (last 12 starts w/o a loss) as he went 3-0 with a 1.94 ERA in
6 September starts (41.2IP, 26H, 9ER, 17BB, 48SO)...The 6-game winning streak is a new career-high for
Since the All-Star Break of last season he owns a record of 26-10 with a 3.42 ERA in 45 starts (292.0IP, 242H,
111ER) and his combined ERA of 3.92 over the last two seasons is the 5th lowest mark in the AL in 1999-2000
...Since July 1, 1999 he owns a record of 27-10 and since 8/9/99 he is 23-9 over his last 38GS.
His 15 wins in 2000 were tied for 9th among AL pitchers & his 3.88 ERA was 5th...His .233 average against
was the 3rd lowest mark among American League starters and his .205 (33-161) average against with runners
in scoring position was tied for 2nd...Finished 2nd in the league with 212 strikeouts and his ratio of 10.1
strikeouts/9.0IP was 2nd only to Pedro Martinez' 11.8 and one of only four (4) pitchers in the big leagues with
a ratio over 10.0 per start...His .371 slugging % against was the 2nd lowest mark in the league next to Pedro
Martinez' .259...Became the first Indians pitcher since RHP Dennis Eckersley in 1976 (200K) to eclipse the 200
strikeout barrier...It marked the 20th time (7th pitcher) in club history that the 200 SO mark was broken.
Won his first two starts of the season before leaving his third start against Texas on April 15 (shortest of season)
with a pulled left oblique muscle after 3.1 innings (9H, 6R/ER) in his first loss of the season...Was placed on
the 15-day disabled list on April 17 (retroactive to 4/16) for the first time in his major league career due to the
injured muscle...Made a rehab. start for AAA Buffalo at Richmond on May 7 (W, 5.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 4SO,
67 pitches) prior to his activation from the DL for a start vs. Kansas City on May 12...After activation on May
12 he was 13-7 w/a 3.78 ERA in 27 starts (173.2IP, 146H, 73ER, 85BB, 194K).
Took a no-hitter into the 7th inning of his start at St. Louis on June 3 before allowing a single to Mark
McGwire...Tossed a career-best one-hit, shutout in his start at New York on September 18, fanning a season-high
13 batters (2nd highest total of career) in the 2-0 win over Roger Clemens...Took a no-hitter into the 8th
inning before a Luis Polonia one out single...It was the first one-hitter by an Indians pitcher since Tom Kramer
on 5/24/93 vs. Texas...It was his 4th career shutout and the 8th career 10+ strikeout game of his career (5th of
2000)...Was his 50th career win and his first CG shutout since 8/9/99 at Anaheim...Followed that up with a 7.0
inning, 2-hit shutout winning performance against KC on Sept. 23 and as he posted a 20.0 inning scoreless streak
from September 13-28 that was a season best among Indians pitchers (was named AL Pitcher of the Week for
his two outings, 9/18-23)...Tossed first CG of the season (9th of career) on July 21 at Minnesota (8.0IP loss).
Fanned 12 batters in his start vs. Detroit on May 17...Also fanned 12 at St. Louis on June 3...Had three 10
strikeout games on the year, the last vs. Minnesota on September 28 in his last start...Enjoyed six 10+
strikeouts games in 2000 and now owns nine (9) for his career in double-digits (had 3 entering season)...Set
a club record by striking out the first six (6) Blue Jays to bat on July 26 (also equaled Fellerbs 1938 club record
for consecutive strikeouts within one game)...The AL record is 7...In that start at Toronto he allowed a career-high
4HR & recorded his 8th loss...Also tied a major league record in his start at Kansas City on June 29 by
walking the first four (4) hitters of the game.
He made his first career opening day start on Monday, April 3 in Baltimore against the Orioles...Picked up the
win despite equaling his career-high with 6 base on balls in the Tribe's 4-1 win over the O's and Mike Mussina
(5.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 6BB, 6SO)...Marked the first opening day win by a Tribe starter since Dennis Martinez in
1995 over Texas.
Left starts this year because of a sore left knee and sore right shoulder...ERA from 5th inning on was 5.61 (69.0IP,
75H, 43ER)...ERA from 1st thru the 4th innings was 2.87 ERA (119.0IP, 89H, 38ER)...His 107.97 pitches/start
(3239/30) was 2nd in the league next to Rick Helling of Texas (108.31)...Made 2 starts in winter ball for his
Dominican club (Aguilas) after the season...Spent month of January working out in Cleveland.
1999 Was the Tribes' best starting pitcher in 1999, posting a career-best 18 wins and won one of just 7 pitchers
in the American League in 1999 record an ERA under 4.00...His 18 wins were the most by an Indian since Greg
Swindell went 18-14 for the 1988 Indians (most in decade of '90's) and ranked tied for 2nd in the American
League...His 3.95 ERA was the 7th lowest mark in the AL and his 161 strikeouts on the year ranked 11th in the
AL and his 7.1SO/9.0IP were T10th highest total among AL hurlers...For his efforts he placed 4th in the 1999
AL Cy Young voting with 14 points, including three 2nd place votes from the BBWAA...Was arguably the best
pitcher in baseball during the second half of the 1999 season, going 11-2 in 15 2nd half starts with a 2.60 ERA
(104.0IP, 79H, 30ER) to lower his ERA from 5.35 to 3.95...In the second half he limited batters to a .212 (79-
373) average against...Over his last 19 starts he was 12-2 with a 2.98 ERA (130.0IP, 103H, 43ER, 9HR) to lower
his ERA from 5.64 to 3.95...Was outstanding in July, going 4-0 w/a 2.36 ERA in 6 starts (42.0IP, 33H, 11ER,
13BB, 31SO) to lower his ERA from 5.30 to 4.36 and finished 2nd to Hideki Irabu for AL Pitcher of the Month
honors...He won 5 straight starts from 8/9-30 and won 8 of his last 9 decisions, going 8-1 w/a 2.75 ERA (68.2IP,
21ER) over his last 10 starts since his lone shutout of the year on 8/9 at Anaheim...Tossed his 3rd career
complete game shutout at Anaheim on 8/9 (9.0IP, 7H, 0R, 0BB, 5SO)...Was his 8th career complete game and
first SHO since 6/8/98 vs. PIT... Two of his four career CG, shutouts have come in Anaheim...Was skipped from
his last scheduled start at Detroit on 9/20 due to some tendinitis in his right pitching shoulder...His .242 (185-
766) average against was the 4th lowest mark among AL starters behind Pedro, Cone and Orlando Hernandez...
His 3.78 road ERA was the 6th best ERA in the AL...Indians were 21-11 (.656) in his starts...Went 0-1 with a
9.00 ERA in 2 Division Series starts...Was shelled for 7 runs (7ER) over 1.0+ inning of work in his game 4 start
at Boston on 10/10, the first time in his pro career that he pitched on 3 days rest...Did not get a decision in his
game 1 start in Jacobs Field on 10/6 (8.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER)...His 11 game 1 strikeouts were a season-high...In his
career in the post-season he is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA in 4 post-season starts (23.2IP, 20H, 11ER)...Signed a long-term
contract during spring training on 3/25 through the 2002 season with a club option for the 2003 campaign.
Enjoyed a very productive season in his first full major league campaign...Was the Tribe's most consistent
starter from April to the end of July...His consistency earned him his first birth onto the AL All-Star Team...His
6 CG's were more than the entire total from the '97 Indians pitching staff (4CG) & were T5th in the AL behind
leader Scott Erickson (11)...His 3.71 ERA was the 10th best mark in the AL...Began the season as the 5th starter
with an outstanding performance at Anaheim on 4/4...Struck out a then career-high 10 batters & recorded the
first shutout of his career in the Tribe's 11-0 win (4-hitter)...Also tossed a CG, 4-hit shutout in his start vs.
Pittsburgh on 6/8 (1BB, 3SO), a 95-pitch effort...Tossed 2nd 4-hitter of the year in his start vs. the Texas
Rangers in Arlington on 5/7 (9.0IP, 4H, 2R/ER, 3BB, 7SO)...Tossed a 5-hitter for his 3rd CG of the year on 5/
29 at Toronto and struck out a career-best 14 Blue Jays in the process (9.0IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 2BB, 14SO)...Bartolo's
career-high 14 SO in the game were the most by an Indians hurler since Greg Swindell struck out 15 Royals
on 5/10/87 vs. KC...Posted a mark of 4-1 in June w/a 1.30 ERA & 2 CG (1SHO) on his way to earning AL Pitcher
of the Month honors (41.2IP, 24H, 6R/ER .168 avg)...First POTM honor for an Indian since Nagy in Sept. of
'96...Appeared in relief and won his first appearance in the All-Star Game on 7/7 in Denver in the ALbs 13-8 over
the NL (1.0IP, 2H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 1SO, 3-run HR to Barry Bonds in 5th inning)...Entered the All-Star Break with
a record of 9-4 and an AL-low 2.46 ERA (124.1IP, 100H, 34ER, 98SO)...In the 2nd half he went 5-5 with a 5.65
ERA in 14 starts (79.2IP, 105H, 50ER, 60SO)...ML hitters hit .323 (105-325) off him the 2nd half compared
to .218 (100-463) in the first half...Lasted a '98-low 1.0 inning in his start vs. Anaheim on 9/2, the 2nd shortest
start of his ML career (0.2IP)...Made 2 starts in the post-season and was outstanding, compiling a mark of 1-
0 with a 1.23 ERA (14.2IP, 9H, 2R/ER) and tossed the first complete game by an Indians pitcher since Bob
Lemon in game 1 of the 1954 World Series in game 3 of the ALCS vs. New York (9.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 4BB,
3SO)...The game 3 ALCS win was his first career post-season victory.
Spent 5 stints at the major league level between Cleveland and AAA Buffalo after winning the number 5
spot in the rotation out of spring training...Made his major league debut on 4/4 in Anaheim and did not get a
decision...Didnbt make it out of the 1st inning in his 2nd start at Seattle on 4/9 (0.2IP, 3H, 6R/ER, 4BB) and was
optioned to Buffalo 2 days later on 4/11...Was recalled for a 2nd time on 4/26...Made 2 starts before his 2nd
option to Buffalo on 5/10...Made 2 more starts at Buffalo before his recall for the 3rd time on 5/28...In his first 7GS winless span he left the game with a lead as the pitcher of record, only to have the Tribe closer blow the
lead...Tossed his 1st ML CG in his start on 7/28 (day) vs. Anaheim (9.0IP, 9H, 2R/ER), but fell to 2-5 in the
2-0 Anaheim win (Springer CG)...Was optioned to Buffalo on 8/24 and spent the remainder of the regular
season with the Bisons until his 5th and final recall on 9/6.
start of his 3rd stint on 6/7 at Boston he picked up his first major league (7.0IP, 8H, 4R/ER, 2BB, 5SO)...Was
optioned back to Buffalo on 6/17 and in his first start back for the Bisons he tossed a 9.0 inning no-hitter vs.
New Orleans (Houston AAA) on 6/20 in Buffalo...Spent the rest of the first half of the season at Buffalo before
his 4th recall on 7/13...His 4th stint was his longest of the season, lasting from 7/13-8/24 (8GS)...Went 1-4
on stint #4 with a 5.10 ERA in 8 starts (1CG, 47.2IP, 52H, 27ER, 13BB, 29SO)...On three occasions over the
Tribe's top pitching prospect again hampered with arm injuries in 1996 despite putting up impressive
numbers...Began the season in the starting rotation for the Class AA Canton-Akron Indians...Made 9 starts at
AA before being placed on the disabled list on 5/30 with a sprained ligament in his right elbow...Was activated
from the disabled list on 7/24...Made 3 starts after returning from the DL before converting to a reliever...Promoted
to AAA Buffalo on 8/6 and spent the remainder of the season in the bullpen with the Bisons...With AA Canton-Akron
he held Eastern League hitters to a .196 (44-225) average against, yielding just 1.11 baserunners/
9.0IP...Played winter ball for Aguilas of the Dominican Winter League following the season...Posted a record
of 4-1 with a 0.21 ERA in 10 starts and was named pitcher of the year for his effort (43.2IP, 24H, 4R/1ER, 10BB,
39SO)...Lowest ERA in DWL history...Added to the 40-man roster on 11/20 when his contract was purchased
from AAA Buffalo.
Enjoyed outstanding season at Class A Kinston of the Carolina League...Led the Carolina League in
strikeouts with 152...Also finished 2nd in the Carolina League in ERA (1.96) and 2nd in wins (13) despite
missing the last month of the season with a bone bruise in his right elbow...Was named Carolina League Pitcher
of the Year following the season...His 10.63 SO/9.0 innings pitched was the highest total in the Carolina League
and the 2nd highest among all Single A starting pitchers...His .202 (91-451) average against was the 3rd lowest
among CL starters and 5th among Single A starters...Worked 6.0 or more innings in 17 of his 21
starts...Allowed 2 runs or less in 16 of those 17 6.0+ inning starts...Participated in the Carolina League mid-season
All-Star Game...Was 3-0 with a 3.18 ERA (28.1IP, 21H, 10ER) in 5 starts in July before going on the
disabled list on 8/1 with a bone bruise in his right elbow...Did not pitch the rest of the season...Rehabbed the
arm in the Florida Instructional League after the season in Winter Haven, FL but did not pitch in any FIL contests.
Spent second professional season with short-season Burlington...Finished tied for second in wins (7)
in the Appalachian League and 3rd in strikeouts (84)...Also finished 5th in average against among starting
pitchers (.192) in the AL and 1st in total chances (32) and assists (26) among hurlers.
Spent first professional season in the with Santiago of the Dominican Summer League...Was 2nd in the
Cibao Division in ERA (2.59) and 4th with 48 strikeouts...Allowed just 44 hits in 66 innings pitched.
Signed by Cleveland, out of the Dominican Republic.