Brian Edward Boehringer ... Wife's name is Tammy ... Is a 1991 graduate from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas ... Was converted from an outfielder to a pitcher while playing at Merrimac Junior College in St. Louis ... Attended Northwest High School in House Springs, MO.2004Boehringer made 21 relief appearances before his season was cut short by season-ending shoulder surgery in June. The veteran right-hander tossed a scoreless inning of relief against the Giants on May 14 to earn his only win. His three-inning stint against the Astros on May 5 was his longest outing of the season. Boehringer was scored upon in eight of his 21 appearances.2003Spent second straight full season with Pittsburgh...Ranked second on the staff with 62 appearances, the second-highest total in his career...His five wins were the most since he won a career-high six in 1999...Allowed a career-high 39 runs...Posted a 3.48 ERA (33.2ip/13er) at home and a 7.85 ERA (28.2ip/25er) on the road...Surrendered a career-high 11 home runs, which tied for third in the league among relievers...Limited lefthanders to a .193 batting average (17-for-88) while righthanders hit .309 (47-for-152) off him...Allowed eight of his 28 inherited runners to score...Did not allow a run in four of his first five appearances (4.0ip) from 4/2-10...Surrendered four hits and four runs, including a solo home run to Mike Lieberthal, in 1.0 inning of work on 4/5 @Philadelphia...Suffered the loss after allowing two runs in 0.1 inning on 4/13 @Chicago (NL)...Picked up his first win after tossing a scoreless 11th inning in Pittsburgh's 8-6, 12-inning game @Arizona on 5/16...Earned his second victory after retiring all three batters he faced in 1.0 inning of work on 5/25 vs. St. Louis...Did not allow a run in four straight appearances (3.1ip) from 5/25 thru 6/5...Had three-game winning streak snapped after allowing a leadoff home run in the 8th inning to Javy Lopez and two runs in 1.0 frame of work in loss @Atlanta on 6/7...Suffered his first "blown save" but still earned the win on 7/4 vs. Houston...Did not allow a run in six straight outings (8.0ip) from 7/7-23...Committed first major league balk on 7/9 @Milwaukee...Suffered second "blown save" on 7/24 @Cincinnati after allowing game-tying run in the 8th inning...Recorded third loss on 8/7 @San Francisco; entered the game in the 8th inning with the score tied 5-5 and served up a two-run home run to Jeffrey Hammonds...Allowed eight homers in first 31 appearances; just three in final 31 games...Went 0-for-3 in save situations...Did not receive a plate appearance.2002Established a career high in appearances during first season with Pirates...Was scored upon in three of his first nine games (11.0ip/4er) before making seven straight scoreless appearances from 4/28-5/11 (8.2ip/1h/10so)...Appeared in both games of a doubleheader on 4/28 vs. San Diego...Allowed just one extra-base hit (Chris Stynes double on 4/14) in his first 26 appearances (29.0ip)...Earned his first victory with the Pirates on 6/8 vs. Milwaukee, his first in the National League since 7/18/99 at Anaheim (with Padres)...Yielded just one run in 16 appearances at PNC Park from 4/28 thru 7/7 (18.1ip) ... Recorded lone save on 7/16 at Houston (third career) ... Surrendered a grand slam to Jason LaRue on 7/18 vs. Cincinnati, the first home run he allowed during the season (51.0ip without serving one up)...Went on to allow three round-trippers in his next eight appearances (8.2ip)...Was charged with the loss on 7/18, allowing five runs on three hits in 0.2ip...Suffered a "blown save" in three of his four outings from 7/18-31 ... Went 1-0 with a 0.49 ERA (18.1ip/1er) in 13 appearances from 6/15 thru 7/16, but 2-1 with a 15.63 ERA (3.1ip/10er) in his next six outings thru 8/4 ... Earned a win in consecutive relief appearances for the second time in his career on 7/31 vs. Colorado and 8/2 vs. San Francisco (also on 5/14 and 5/15/98)...Was scored upon in four consecutive relief appearances from 7/18 thru 7/31 ... Had ERA rise from 2.29 to 3.88 in nine outings from 7/18 thru 8/12 (9.1ip/15h/13r/13er/10bb), but then allowed just one run in his next 15 outings (16.1ip - 0.55 ERA)...Combined with Kris Benson and Al Reyes on a one-hit shutout at St. Louis on 8/20 (1.0ip/2so)...Did not allow a run in nine straight road appearances from 8/6 thru 9/15 (10.0ip)...Suffered "blown saves" on 9/20 vs. Chicago (NL) and 9/28 at Chicago (NL)...Went 1-for-6 in save situations and allowed eight of his 23 inherited runners to score...Held opponents to a .225 (65-for-284) batting average, second lowest mark on the club behind Scott Sauerbeck (.220)...Four of the five home runs he allowed were hit by right-handed batters (Houston's Daryle Ward was the only left-handed hitter to take him deep)...Did not bat the entire season ... Agreed to terms on a two-year contract on 12/12.
Notes: (thru 2002)
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston in 1990 June free agent draft (10th round), but did not sign... Selected by Chicago (AL) in 1991 June free agent draft (4th round)... Acquired by New York (AL) from Chicago (AL), 3/21/94, in deal for pitcher Paul Assenmacher... Selected by Tampa Bay in 2nd round of the Major League Expansion Draft on 11/18/97... Acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay, 11/18/97, along with infielder Andy Sheets in deal for catcher John Flaherty... Signed by New York (AL) as a minor league free aegent on 12/22/00... Acquired by San Francisco from New York (AL), 7/4/01, in deal for catcher Bobby Estalella and pitcher Joe Smith... Signed by Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent on 1/25/02.
M.L. SERVICE: 6 years, 105 days
CONTRACT: Signed through 2004
MOST STRIKEOUTS/GAME: Starter: 5 K's, 4/9/00 at Montreal... Reliever: 7 K's, 5/4/97 at Kansas City.
MOST INNINGS PITCHED: Starter: 7.0 IP (3 times), 8/3/99 at St. Louis, 7/23/99 at Houston & 6/25/99 vs. Colorado... Reliever: 7.0 IP, 8/26/96 at Seattle.
LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 5 games (5/7 to 6/30/99).
LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 3 games, three times (7/8 to 9/22/01, 4/9 to 4/20/00 & 6/15 to 7/18/95).
His eight-year minor league totals include a 49-41 record and a 3.48 ERA (721.2ip/279er) in 123 games (120 starts).
Made last major league start on 4/20/00 at St. Louis
Earned his three professional saves on 5/5/01, 10/4/01 and 7/16/02.
2001Split season between New York (AL) and San Francisco, going 0-4 with two saves and a 3.65 ERA in 51 relief appearances...Posted a 0.98 ERA in first two months of season (27.2ip/3er)...Tossed season-high 4.2 innings of scoreless relief on 4/19 at Toronto...Earned first professional save on 5/5 at Baltimore...Held righthanded hitters to a .202 (36-178) average... Struck out four in a pair of two-inning relief stints on 5/5 at Baltimore and 5/18 at Seattle... Surrendered four runs in 1.2 innings of work on 6/8 vs. Atlanta...Was traded to San Francisco on 7/4 in exchange for catcher Bobby Estalella and righthander pitcher Joe Smith...Suffered losses in back-to-back appearances on 7/8 vs. Milwaukee and 7/12 at Seattle...Did not allow an earned run in first five games during the month of August...Retired first batter in 25 of 29 outings (86.2 percent) with the Giants... Failed to surrender a run in seven of 10 outings in August... Posted a 1.88 ERA (14.1ip/3er) in a dozen relief appearances from 7/24-8/28... Was tagged for four runs (two earned) on four hits in just 0.1 innings on 9/25 at Los Angeles... Picked up second save on 10/4 at Houston.2000Had his second straight season cut short by injury... Began the season with the Padres by losing his only three starts in April (13.1ip/9er)... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain on 4/28... Made four rehab appearances (two starts) at Rancho Cucamonga (A), going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (5.0ip/3er)... Was activated on 5/24, making four relief appearances before going back on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis on 6/7... Made first relief appearance since 1999 on 5/26 vs. Montreal (1.0ip/0er)... Posted a 3.86 ERA (2.1ip/1er) out of the bullpen... Underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on 7/18 in Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum and Dr. Jan Fronek... .Collected his first RBI on 4/14 vs. Houston (two-run double off Shane Reynolds).1999Opened the season in the San Diego bullpen before moving to the starting rotation on June 12... Held starter's role until undergoing season-ending surgery on his right rotator cuff on 8/17 by Dr. Jan Fronek at Scripps Clinic... Did not pitch after 8/13, yet established career highs in wins, starts and innings pitched... Was 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA (32.2ip/12er) in 22 relief appearances to start the season and 4-4 with a 3.21 (61.2ip/22er) in 11 starts... Averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings (32.2ip/36k) out of the bullpen... Did not yield a run in first four relief appearances (9.1ip)... Tossed 4.0 shutout innings on 4/4 vs. Colorado in Monterrey, Mexico... Allowed five runs and four hits in 2.0 innings on 4/23 vs. Arizona... Went 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (12.0ip/1er) in May... Earned his first victory of the season on 5/7 vs. Atlanta (1.0ip/0er)... Made first start of the season on 6/12 at Houston in place of an injured Andy Ashby (ND, 4.0ip/1er)... Was 4-1 with a 2.50 ERA (39.2ip/11er) in his first seven starts before going 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA (22ip/11er) in his last four... Surrendered three runs or less in 10 of 11 starts... Won a career-best five straight decisions from 5/7-6/30... Tossed seven scoreless innings on 6/25 vs. Colorado... Collected first hit on 8/8 at Montreal (single off Javier Vazquez) after going hitless in his previous 21 at bats.1998Established career highs in appearances and strikeouts in his first season with San Diego... Earned his first victory in a Padres uniform on 4/9 vs. Cincinnati (0.2ip/0er)... Recorded five victories in his first 18 relief appearances... Did not allow a run in six of his first seven outings at home (9.2ip/1er)... Won four consecutive decisions for the first time from 4/17 to 5/15... Owned a 3.31 ERA (16.1ip/6er) with 16 strikeouts during the streak... Allowed three runs on three hits in just 0.1 innings on 6/28 vs. Anaheim... Was charged with the loss in his only start of the season, yielding five runs (four earned) and six hits in four innings of work on 8/3 at Montreal... Posted an 8.64 ERA (8.1ip/8er) in three games (one start) from 7/20-8/3... Returned to the bullpen following lone start and tossed 11 consecutive scoreless relief appearances (18.0ip)... Held opponents to a .125 average during that stretch... Scoreless streak was snapped by Sammy Sosa's 63rd home run on 9/16 vs. Chicago... Was a combined 0-1 with a 2.39 ERA (26.1ip/7er) in August & September... Surrendered nine of 10 home runs to righties... Made five relief appearances in the N.L.C.S. and World Series, going 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA (5.0ip/2er)... Did not appear in the Division Series... Walked one and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings in the pennant-clinching victory in Game Six at Atlanta... Pitched in the first two games of the World Series at New York... Allowed two runs on four his with two K's in 1.2 innings in San Diego's Game Two loss.1997Appeared in 34 games for New York despite missing nearly three months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in early June... Tossed five straight scoreless appearances to start the season (6.0ip)... Surrendered just one home run in first 20 relief appearances (26.2ip)... Whiffed a career-best seven batters in 3.1 innings on 5/4 at Kansas City... Failed to yield a run in seven consecutive appearances (11.1ip) from 4/23-5/15... Was 2-2 with a 3.25 ERA (27.2ip/10er) before landing on the 15-day disabled list on 5/24 with inflammation in his right elbow... Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/12... Underwent arthroscopic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Center to remove bone chips from his right elbow... Yankees team physician's Dr. Sturart Hershon and Dr. Mel Rosenwasswer performed the procedure... Made three rehab starts for Tampa (A) before being recalled on 8/19 to replace an injured David Cone... Returned to action on 8/22 at Seattle, allowing three runs on three hits in 2.2 innings... Gave up just one run in his final 12 relief appearances following his first game back from the disabled list... Was 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA (17.2ip/1er) and 18 strikeouts during that stretch... Struck out 9.9 batters per 9.0 innings (48.0ip/53k)... Held lefthanded hitters to a .152 average... Was dealt, along with Andy Sheets, to San Diego on 11/18 in exchange for John Flaherty.1996Began the season with Columbus (AAA), but had three separate stints with the Yankees... Ranked among the International League leaders in several categories... Notched his first major league victory on 8/20 vs. California (5.1ip/0er)... Was 0-2 with a 10.29 ERA (14.0ip/16er) in three June starts... Returned to the Bronx as a reliever, going 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA (32.1ip/12er) in 12 relief appearances... Owned a 2.55 ERA (17.2ip/5er) in August... Tossed a career-high 7.0 innings of relief on 8/26 at Seattle... Threw three hitless innings with five strikeouts on 9/14 at Toronto. ... Opponents batted .377 as a starter and .198 as a reliever... Made four relief appearances in the A.L.D.S and the World Series... Did not appear in the League Championship Series... Earned his first career postseason victory on 10/4 in Game Two of the Division Series vs. Texas (0.1ip/0er).1995Began the season in New York, but spent the majority of the season in Columbus... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in his major league debut on 4/30 at Kansas City... Made four appearances out of the bullpen, going 0-0 with a 12.15 ERA (6.2/9er), before being optioned to the minors on 5/15 when major league rosters were reduced from 28 to 25 players... Was recalled on 6/12 after going 1-1 with a 1.65 ERA in five starts with the Clippers... Suffered the loss in his first major league start on 6/15 at Detroit, allowing five runs and four hits in 4.0 innings... Was optioned back to Columbus the next day... Went 1-2 with a 1.42 ERA in three starts at Columbus before being recalled again on 7/5... Dropped his second start that day in Chicago, walking the first four batters and allowing eight runs in just 3.1 innings... Returned to the Clippers on 7/7 and made one start before being recalled for the fourth and final time on 7/18... Suffered his third loss on 7/18 vs. Chicago, yielding five runs and nine hits in 3.2 innings... Ranked fourth in the International League in complete games.
Led the Yankees organization with 145 strikeouts and ranked 2nd in innings pitched after being acquired from the White Sox in spring training... Hurled a one-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader on 8/23 vs. Trenton... Ranked second in the Eastern League in complete games, fourth in strikeouts and games started.
Was a combined 12-5 with 2.99 ERA (159.2ip/53er) for Sarasota (A) and Birmingham (AA) in his final season in the White Sox organization. ... Ranked fifth in ERA in the Florida State League.
Spent majority of his second professional season with South Bend (A) before a disk injury placed him on the disabled list from 6/24 thru 8/25.
Made six starts for Utica (A) before being sidelined on the disabled list with an injured right shoulder from 7/29-8/25.1994Led the Yankees organization with 145 strikeouts and ranked 2nd in innings pitched after being acquired from the White Sox in spring training... Hurled a one-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader on 8/23 vs. Trenton... Ranked second in the Eastern League in complete games, fourth in strikeouts and games started.1993Was a combined 12-5 with 2.99 ERA (159.2ip/53er) for Sarasota (A) and Birmingham (AA) in his final season in the White Sox organization. ... Ranked fifth in ERA in the Florida State League.1992Spent majority of his second professional season with South Bend (A) before a disk injury placed him on the disabled list from 6/24 thru 8/25.1991Made six starts for Utica (A) before being sidelined on the disabled list with an injured right shoulder from 7/29-8/25.