Paul David Abbott...resides in Fullerton, CA with his wife Yvette, and has three children: sons Lance (9/22/86) and Trent (10/9/87) and daughter Chloe (9/10/97)...graduated from Sunny Hills HS in Fullerton, CA in 19852003
Was acquired from Arizona on Aug. 8 in a trade for Minor League pitcher Aric Leclair...spent the
season with Arizona's Tucson AAA affiliate, before joining Kansas City.
Went 3-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 54.2 IP for Tucson.
Went 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 10 games for Kansas City (8 starts)...allowed 28 ER in 47.2 IP for KC.
Made his 1st Major League appearance for KC on Aug. 11 vs. New York...was his 1st big league
appearance since May 5, 2002...did not factor into KC's 12-9 win (4.2 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 1 SO).
Earned his only win of the season at Anaheim on Sept. 7...held the defending World Champions scoreless
in 7.0 innings, allowing just 5 hits in a 3-0 victory.
Allowed just 7 hits and 2 ER in a 3-game stretch from Aug. 28-Sept. 7 for a 1.04 ERA (17.1 IP).
Made his 1st relief appearance for the Royals on Aug. 15 vs. Minnesota...allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on
6 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 4.0 innings.
Made his 2nd relief appearance for the Royals on Aug. 18 at New York...allowed 3 earned runs with 2
hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout in 1.0 inning.
Did not factor into the decision in KC's 6-5 win vs. Texas on Aug. 28 (6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER).
Charged with back-to-back losses on Sept. 12 and Sept. 17...took a 3-0 loss at Detroit despite
allowing just 8 hits and 3 runs in 6.0 innings...took a 9-1 loss at Cleveland on Sept. 17, allowing 6 hits and
4 ER in just 5.0 innings.
Abbott's 2003 stint with KC was actually his 2nd with the Royals...signed with KC following the 1993
season and appeared in 15 games for Omaha (AAA).
Left the game vs. Detroit on Sept. 22 after 4.0 innings after suffering a strained left oblique...was
his last appearance of the season.
2002Pitched in just seven games, five of them starts for the Mariners, compiling a 1-3 record with an 11.96 ERA before having surgery for a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder on June 28, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season.2001Began year on disabled list before enjoying finest Major League season, setting career-highs with 17 victories and 118 strikeouts...Mariners were 22-5 in his starts...set Mariners single-season record with 10 straight winning decisions from May 28-August 6 (tied by Jamie Moyer later in the season)...began season on the DL (April 1-28) with right shoulder stiffness; made two rehab starts, one with Tacoma and one at extended Spring Training, before rejoining the club...made first start of season in an 8-5 win April 28 at Chicago, allowing three earned runs in 4.1 IP...had season-high 10 strikeouts in 7-2 win vs. Chicago May 16...pitched first career complete game and earned third victory of season at Kansas City May 28 (9.0,6,3,3,3,6,HR-2)...finished June 4-0 with a 3.34 ERA (37.2 IP, 15 ER) in five starts; four victories tied for third in the AL...was 3-0, 3.58 in six July starts...won five consecutive starts from July 17-August 6...took the loss August 17 in New York, his first loss since May 22 at Minnesota, a span of 16 starts...tossed 8.0 innings, allowing a solo home run and single, in a 10-1 win vs. Baltimore September 7; was pitching on eight days rest to allow a strained groin to heal...pitched 5.0 innings in final start of season and earned 17th win Oct. 2 at Anaheimb&tossed 2.0 innings of scoreless relief Oct. 5 vs. Texas.2000One (1) of the Mariners most consistent starters in his first injury-free Major League season...established career-highs in virtually every pitching category...his 3.40 home ERA (90.0 IP, 34 ER) was tied for 4th-best in the AL...started season in bullpen, going 0-0, 6.61 in 8 relief appearances (16.1 IP, 12 ER) before joining the rotation full-time on May 9...last relief outing was May 2 in Minnesota (0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 GIDP)...started May 9 in Texas and got first win, 13-3...was knocked out of start on May 25 in Baltimore after getting hit in head by a broken bat (Harold Baines) in the fourth inning...doubled in his first ML at-bat, in 5-2 win, June 10, in San Francisco; finished 1x3 at the plate...left start on June 15 in Minnesota after four innings with leg cramps...was undefeated in June, going 3-0, 2.03 in 5 starts (31.0 IP, 7 ER)...2.03 ERA in June was lowest in the AL & 2nd-lowest in the Majors for the month (Randy Johnson, 2.00)...had four-game win streak over six starts, June 4-July 1, with a 2.13 ERA (38.0 IP, 9 ER)...lost 5-1 on July 6 in Anaheim to snap four-game win streak...was 1x2 at the plate on July 16 in Arizona (ND), finishing season 2x5 at the plate...tied career-high with 8 innings pitched in 11-1 win Aug. 6 at New York...took no-hitter into the 8th inning, before allowing a one-out single (Rico Brogna) in 5-0 win at Boston on Sept. 3; was relieved by Jose Paniagua with two outs as the two combined on Seattle's ninth one-hitter & first-ever combined one-hitter...was 1-2, 4.25 in September...was ejected from start on Sept. 23 vs. Oakland by 3B umpire Jeff Nelson in the 6th inning; got ND in Seattle's 8-2 loss...got no-decisions in three straight starts, Sept. 13-23, before dropping final outing of the season, 3-9 In Anaheim on Sept. 29...was 4-4, 3.40 in 17 games, 13 starts at home (90.0 IP, 34 ER); 3-3, 5.06 in 18 games, 14 starts on the road (89.0 IP, 50 ER)...was 9-7, 3.98 overall in 27 starts (179.0 IP, 84 ER).1999had success pitching as both a starter and a reliever after being selected from triple-A Tacoma on June 25...held hitters to a .167 average in relief and comepleted the year with a 6-2 record and 3.10 ERA.1998spent most of 1998 on Orlando's disabled list, rehabbing in Peoria from right shoulder surgery...made one rehab start with Peoria, tossing 3.0 innings of one-hit ball...reinstated from disabled list and transferred to triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 21...made three starts with the Rainiers amassing a 1-0 record with a 1.20 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 innings of action...selected from Tacoma on Sept. 9 and made his first Major League appearance since 1993b& won vs. Tampa Bay later that day, marking his first ML win since July 12, 1991 vs. Boston while with Minnesota...collected second win Sept. 15 at Minnesotab& suffered first loss at Anaheim Sept. 20...closed the season with a win over the AL West Champion Texas Rangers, allowing just two earned runs while striking out seven in 8.0 IPb& played winter ball with Caguas of the Puerto Rico Winter Leagueb& tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee covering first baseb& underwent surgery to repair injury and was waived by Seattle on Dec. 14b&re-signed to a minor league contract Jan. 21.1997spent the 1997 season at triple-A Tacoma...struck out 117 while walking only 29 despite two stints on the D.L. with a sore right elbow1996spent the 1996 season at triple-A Las Vegas...posted a 4-2 mark with seven saves...the saves were the first of his professional careerb& had better than 3-to-1 strikeouts to walks ratio (37 SO, 12 BB) in 28.0 innings pitched...1995signed with the Chicago Cubs organization March 15, 1995...spent the season at triple-A Iowa...made a career-high 46 appearances, including 11 starts...won three straight July 24-Aug. 12...led the club with 123 strikeouts...1994spent the 1994 season with Omahab& appeared in 15 games, making ten starts...1993signed with Cleveland as a minor league free agent March 27, 1993... began the year with double-A Canton-Akron...was purchased by Cleveland June 14 and made five starts for the Indians...outrighted to Charlotte July 19...signed with the Kansas City Royals organization Nov. 10...1992split the 1992 season between Portland and Minnesota...allowed only 30 hits in 46.1 innings pitched...1991split the 1991 season between Portland and Minnesota...notched his first ML win June 10 vs. Clevelandb& was optioned to Portland Aug. 12 and recalled Sept. 7...struck out 43 in 47.1 ML innings pitched...also1990began the 1990 season with Portland...was recalled to Minnesota August 18 and made his Major League debut August 21 at Kansas City... made seven starts for the Twins...finished third in the PCL in strikeouts (129) and led the league in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (9.05/129 SO, 128.1 IP)1989led the Cal League in strikeoutsb& pitched with Orlando in 1989...was named to the Southern League All-Star team...led the league by averaging 10.13 strikeouts per nine innings pitched (102 SO, 90.2 IP)b&1988tossed a no-hitter vs. Palm Springs June 26...led the Cal League in strikeouts...1987returned to Kenosha in 1987 and was third in teh Midwest League in wins (13)...averaged 8.56 strikeouts per nine innings...1986moved to Kenosha in 1986...1985began his pro career in 1985 with Elizabethon, making ten starts...