Wife's name is Josneil...Has 2 sons, Jesus (6) and Nicolas (3)...Graduated
from Valencia Superior High School in Maracaibo, Venezuela ... Lives most of off-season in Weston, FL,
near Orioles teammate Jeff Conine ... Came to Baltimore to take part in the annual Orioles FanFest in
February.2003Began and ended the season in the starting rotation, but spent more than 2 months on the disabled list
and was in the bullpen for a stretch as well...Was placed on the DL on July 3, retro to June 28, with tendinitis in his left rotator cuff...Was not activated
until September 10...Became the first left-hander to open the season as a regular member of the Orioles' starting rotation
since Jimmy Key in 1998...His start on April 2 vs. Cleveland was the first by an Orioles' lefty since John Parrish started on 7/25/01
at Texas...Earned his first win of the season on April 20 vs. Tampa Bay...It was the first win by an Orioles lefthanded
starter since 4/28/01, when Chuck McElroy defeated Minnesota...Prior to beating Tampa Bay, he was 0-2 in his first 3 starts, extending his winless streak to 8 straight
starts dating back to the 2002 season, when he was 0-3 in five September outings for Los Angeles...Went 3 straight starts without issuing a walk, May 18-30, spanning 21.0 innings...Lost each of his five outings in June, pitching to a 10.80 ERA...Was the first Oriole with at least 10 losses before the All-Star break since Mike Boddicker lost 11 in the
first half of 1988...Allowed a season-high 10 hits and 9 runs (8ER) in 2.1 IP in his start on June 23 at Toronto before being
moved to the bullpen, with Pat Hentgen joining the starting rotation...Took the loss in his first relief outing on June 27 vs. Philadelphia, pitching the final 3.0 innings of a 17-
inning game...Last relief outing came on 8/2/02 with Los Angeles...Went on the 15-day DL on July 3, retroactive to June 28, with tendinitis in his left rotator cuff...Allowed 4 runs in 3.0 innings in a rehab start at AA Bowie on September 1 vs. Reading before being
activated...Allowed a run in 2.0 innings in relief on September 14 at Toronto in his first appearance after being activated...Finished the season with 2 starts...Took the loss in his final outing, September 25 at Boston, allowing
7 runs on 7 hits in 1.2 innings...Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 9 of his first 14 starts through June 18, going 4-8 with a 5.21 ERA (77.2IP,
45ER)...In his 15 starts before going on the DL, he pitched to a 4.78 ERA (43.1IP, 50H, 23ER) in innings 1-3
and a 6.81 ERA (39.2IP, 62H, 30ER) from the 4th inning on...In same span as a starter, opposing batters hit .256 (31-121) the first time through the lineup...After
that, they batted .368 (81-220)...Led qualifying American League pitchers with 2.40 assists per 9 IP...Ranked 2nd in the AL with 3.27
fielding chances per 9 IP, behind KC's Jason Grimsley (3.84).2002
Began the season in the Dodgers' bullpen following an off-season trade with Philadelphia ... Moved into
starting rotation for good in May and finished 5th on staff with 23 starts.
Went 9-8 with a 4.45 ERA as a starter (131.1 IP, 65 ER) and 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA (30.0 IP, 5 ER) in 16
Held opponents to 2 earned runs or fewer in 14 of his 23 starts ... Walked two batters or less in 16 of his
His 24 wins over the last two seasons tied for 4th among National League left-handers with Al Leiter,
behind Randy Johnson (45), Tom Glavine (34) and Kirk Reuter (28).
Made 3 relief appearances before getting his first start in place of injured Kevin Brown on April 18 vs.
San Diego ... Allowed 2 unearned runs and struck out 8 batters in 6.1 innings in a 5-2 win.
Ran his record to 3-0 on April 24 at Pittsburgh, allowing one run in 6.0 innings of 5-1 victory ... Returned
to bullpen following that start with Brown's return to active roster.
Pitched in relief, May 2-26, allowing one earned run in 19.1 IP, before returning to starting rotation for
Lost 3 straight starts, May 31-June 11, allowing 21 runs in 16.1 IP ... Allowed season-high 9 runs in 4.1
innings on June 11 at Tampa Bay.
Won 3 straight starts, June 22-July 2, allowing 3 runs in 17.0 innings, to improve his record to 7-3.
Had no-hitter for 5.0 innings in a 5-1 win on July 27 at San Francisco.
Made his final relief appearance on August 1 at Cincinnati, taking the loss in the 13th inning.
Started on August 4 at Philadelphia and beat the Phillies, 4-3, pitching 6.1 innings and hitting a solo
home run for a 1-0 lead.
wIn 6 starts, August 4-31, went 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA (40.0 IP, 8 ER) ... Struggled in September, going 0-3
with a 6.65 ERA (23.0 IP, 17 ER) in 5 starts.
In final start of season, September 27 vs. San Diego, allowed just two singles in 8.0 innings but didn't
receive a decision in Dodgers' 1-0 win in 10 innings.
Did not commit an error in 43 chances ... Had 6th highest total chances without an error among National
2001With the Philadelphia Phillies, Daal was 13-7 with a 4.46 ERA in 32 starts...served as the Phillies' Opening Day starter, the first of his career....had the fifth most wins among NL left-handers behind Randy Johnson (21-6), Tom Glavine (16-7), Mike Hampton (14-12) and Kirk Rueter (14-12)...of those, he had the third best winning percentage behind only Johnson (.778) and Glavine (.696) with a .650 mark...his .650 winning percentage was the highest of his career...first Phillie pitcher since 1996 to begin season 6-0 since Mike Grace in 1996 and first Phillie left-hander since Al Holland in 1983...had a career-high six-game winning streak from April 14-May 23...did not lose a game until June 3 at Montreal...threw 8.0 shutout innings on May 18 vs. St. Louis allowing just two hits...had a 14-inning scoreless streak May 18-23...struck out a season-high 10 batters on Sept. 21 vs. Florida...had a 0.90 ERA in his final three starts (20.0 IP, 2 ER)...held left-handed opponents to a .214 average...was 9-2 with a 4.69 ERA during the first half of the season...was 6-1 with a 3.99 ERA on grass...had two hits and scored twice in one inning on May 6 vs. San Francisco, becoming the first Phillie pitcher to record two hits in an inning since Dennis Cook on May 2, 1990...had three hits on May 12 at Arizona...overall, Daal hit .236 with five RBI...2000Began season with ARI . . . Tied career high with 9.0 IP 4/11 at SD (ND in 3-2, 13-inn loss) . . . Threw 1.1 innings in relief 6/18 at COL, 1st relief appearance since 5/10/98 at PHI . . . Made 4 relief appearances for ARI . . . Traded to Phillies 7/26 with Travis Lee, Vicente Padilla and Nelson Figueroa for Curt Schilling . . . Started in Phillies debut 7/28 vs LA, lost 2-0 (5.0 IP, 2 ER) . . . Struck out a season-high 9 on 8/19 at STL; most since striking out 11 on 6/8/99 vs CHI . . . Twice lost a career-high 7, 5/30-8/2 and 8/13-9/16 . . . In his 2 wins with Phils, the club scored a combined 20 runs; in the other 10 games (0-9), they scored just 25 runs (2.5 average) . . . Led majors with 19 losses, most since MIN's Scott Erickson lost 19 in 1993; last in the NL was STL's Jose DeLeon in 1991 . . . 7 of his 9 losses with the Phillies were decided by 3 runs or less . . . Pitched through the 6th inning in 10 of 12 starts with the Phillies; 9 of 12 starts were quality starts . . . Went 1-3, 3.00 ERA (10 ER in 30.0 IP) in 5 September games . . . Hit in 5 of his last 7 starts, .385 (5-13), run, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 2 sacrifices . . . Did not make final start due to sore quad muscles.1999Spent entire season with ARI, reaching career highs in wins (16), starts (32), innings (214.2) and strikeouts (148) . . . Ranked 10th among NL leaders in ERA (3.65) and 4th in opponents avg (.236) . . . Held lefties to a .200 (28-140) average . . . Won 4 straight, 5/22-6/19 (2.62 ERA in 6 starts), beginning with a complete-game win at COL, 8-3 . . . Struck out season-high 11, 6/8 vs CHI . . . Led staff with .232 batting average (16-69), including a 5-game hit streak that was snapped 8/27 . . . Of 16 hits, 5 were bunt singles, ranking 2nd on club to Tony Womack . . . Pitched in Division Series vs Mets . . . Lost his only start, Game 3 at NYM, 9-2 (4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO) . . . Due to flood and weather in Venezuela, was able to pitch just one inning of winter ball.1998Began season in Diamondbacks bullpen, but by season's end he was a staple in the starting rotation . . . Finished 5th in NL in ERA (2.88), qualifying by a mere 0.2 of an inning . . . Made a career-high 23 starts, nearly doubling his career total of 12 . . . His 8-12 record was the only sub-.500 mark among top 9 qualifiers in the NL ERA race . . . Teammates scored only 73 runs in his 23 starts (3.2 average) . . . Lost 5 shutouts over final 2 months, not surrendering more than 2 ER in any of those losses, including a pair of 1-0 defeats . . . On DL 6/22-7/11 with a strained left hamstring . . . Threw 1st complete-game shutout in franchise history, a 4-0 win 7/30 vs CHI . . . Struck out a career-high and then-club record 12 on 9/1 at PIT (8.0 IP) . . .1997Made 27 relief appearances for Expos before being optioned to Ottawa (AAA) in June . . . Made 2 starts at triple-A before return to MTL . . . Made 6 more relief appearances for MTL in July, then was placed on waivers . . . Claimed by TOR . . . Appeared in 4 games for Blue Jays before being optioned to Syracuse 8/6 . . . Recalled to TOR in September, working twice in relief before making starts in final 3 outings of season . . . Earned 1st AL win 9/19 at NYY, threw 6.0 innings, allowing just 6 hits . . . Selected by ARI in 2nd round of expansion draft 11/18 . . .1996Began season in bullpen as Expos' only lefty . . . Ended up making 6 starts . . . 1st ML start was 8/31 vs SD, snapping a streak of 156 consecutive big league relief appearances; won, throwing 5.0 shutout innings with 1 hit (single) and 8 strikeouts . . . Pitched for Caracas in Venezuelan Winter League, going 9-1 with a 1.49 ERA in 12 starts . . . Named to Baseball America's All-Winter League team . . .1995Split year between LA and Albuquerque . . . Pitched strictly in relief for LA, 4-0 in 28 games . . . Spent 2 months at triple-A . . . Excelled in Venezuela during the winter, going 10-2 with a 1.68 ERA in 13 starts . . . Traded to Expos 12/14 for minor league pitcher Rick Clelland . . .1993Began season at Albuquerque, where he made 6 appearances before contract was purchased by Dodgers 4/23 . . . Made ML debut in relief 4/23 at PHI (1.0 IP) . . . 1st hit allowed was a single to Dave Hollins 4/30 vs PHI, followed by a Darren Daulton HR, to give him his 1st ML loss . . . Earned 1st ML win 6/12 at SD . . .1992Split the year between San Antonio (AA) and Albuquerque (AAA) combining for a 2-8 mark in 47 games, but just 5 starts . . .19912nd straight season in DSL . . . Went 7-2, 1.16 ERA in 13 games/starts . . .