Full name DEREK CHRISTOPHER LOWE...He and his wife Carolyn reside in Ft. Myers, FL...He has two sons, Phillip and Tanner, and a daughter, Taylor...Graduated from Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, MI in 1991...Was all-league in baseball, basketball, soccer and golf and first-team allstate in basketball...Was named the Dodgers' 2007 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award...Hosted the Dodgers Dream Foundation's Bowling Extravaganza, helping to raise money for Mattel Children's Hospital...Began the D-Lowe's Heroes program where he hosted patients and their families from Mattel Children's Hospital at various home games throughout the season...Following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his nose in 2002, devoted many hours in 2003 to educating the public about the risks of skin cancer and sun safety...The Red Sox hosted a Sun Awareness Day, and he was featured on a trading card included in a sunawareness kit distributed to fans... Hobbies include golf and listening to country music.2011Derek is one of just three pitchers in Major League Baseball history with 160+ wins and 80+ saves in a career along with John Smoltz and Dennis Eckersley...Is a two-time American League All-Star (2000, 2002), owns a no-hitter (2002) and is sixth among active Major League pitchers in wins (166) and innings pitched (2515.2). His 334 games started since 2002 is tops in MLB over the 10-season span...After leading the American League with 42 saves with Boston in 2000, Lowe was converted to a starting pitcher in 2002 and has made at least 32 starts and recorded at least nine wins over each of the ten seasons since...Only MLB pitcher to win 12 or more games over each season from 2002-10...Lowe and Javier Vazquez are the only active Major Leaguers who have spent 13 or more years in the big leagues without a stint on the disabled list...Has made 5 career opening day starts (2005-07, 2009-2010)... Earned the victory in all three of Boston's clinching games of the 2004 ALDS, ALCS and World Series...Lowe spent the last three seasons (2009-11) with the Atlanta Braves where he went 40-39 w/a 4.57 ERA in 101 starts (575.1IP, 648H, 292ER) after signing
a four-year free agent contract with Atlanta prior to the 2009 season...In 2011 he finished tied for the National League lead in starts (34), compiled an ERA of 5.05 (187.0IP, 212H, 105ER, 137K) and was 13th in the NL in fewest home runs allowed per 9.0 innings pitched (187.0IP, 14HR)...Posted an ERA of 1.82 over his first 4 starts (24.2IP, 20H, 5ER) and in April he went 1-3 w/a 3.86 ERA in 5 starts (28.0IP, 31H, 12BB, 9BB, 26K)...Did not record an ERA under 4.41 in any of the other 5 starts...Had the 7th lowest run support among NL starters (3.18RS per GS)...LHH (.285AVG .744OPS) and RHH (.286/.762) had virtually identical numbers off him...Batters hit .285 overall and .313 (107-342) with runners on base (8 for 15 w/bases loaded)...From July 23 thru the end of the season he went 3-10 w/a 6.25 ERA over his last 13 starts of the season (67.2IP, 89H, 47ER, .321AVG)...Braves scored 34 runs in those 13GS (2.6/GS)...Lost all 5 of his September starts going 0-5 w/ an 8.75 ERA (23.2IP, 38H, 23ER) to raise his season ERA from 4.52 to 5.05...Braves scored 6 runs in those starts and were shutout twice and scored 1 run another time...ERA in the first half was 4.30 compared to 6.20 in the second half.2010Went 16-12 with a 4.00 ERA in 33 starts in his second season in Atlanta...Ranked third on Atlanta's staff in innings (193.2) and strikeouts (136)...Made two starts (Games 1 and 4) in the Division Series and was saddled with the loss in each contest...In Game 1, a 1-0 defeat at SF, Lowe lasted 5.1 innings with his only run allowed coming in the fourth inning
on a Cody Ross two-out RBI-single while the Braves offense managed just two hits off Giants' starter Tim
Lincecum who tossed a complete-game...Lowe suffered his second loss of the DS in Game 4, also a one-run defeat, after allowing three runs (two earned)
on two hits through 6.1 IP. Lowe exited the game with the bases loaded in the seventh inning before two of his
runs (one earned) came around to score on relievers Peter Moylan and Jonny Venters. The Braves lost 3-2...Earned a decision in 28 of his 33 starts. Allowed a team-high 204 hits, and was third on the club with 136
strikeouts, and 193.2 innings. His 16 wins ranked second...Missed his 9/3 start at FLA due to right elbow inflammation.Went 10 days between his 8/29 and 9/8 start
due to right elbow inflammation...Won his last five starts of the season, beginning 9/8 at PIT - and all coming in the month of September. Pitched at a
1.17 ERA (30.2 IP/4 ER) while recording 29 strikeouts compared to three walks.Prior to his five-game winning streak,
went 0-3 with one no-decision, a 5.32 ERA and .319 opponent's batting average in four starts from 8/14-29...Was named National League Pitcher of the Month for September. In addition to going 5-0 and posting a
1.17 ERA, his month was highlighted by his 9/13 outing, where he struck out a career-high 12 batters,
including his 1,500th career strikeout, as the Braves defeated the Nationals, 4-0...Set a career high in strikeouts on 9/13 vs. WSH when he fanned 12 Nationals batters. His previous high
was 11, which he accomplished while with LAD on 6/15/07 vs. LAA...Posted his 1,500th career strikeout on 9/13 vs. WSH...Ranked second in the National League with a 72.2% ground ball percentage. Teammate Tim Hudson led
the NL (75.2%)...Opponents hit .273 against him: .274 with eight homers at Turner Field and .272 with 10 home runs on the road...Recorded 38.1 consecutive homerless innings pitched from 5/7 (4th inning) to 6/7 (4th inning).2009Completed his first season with the Braves, posting a 15-10 record to go along with a 4.67 ERA in a team-high tying 34 starts. The Braves went 21-13 in his starts...His 15 wins tied for the team lead and ranked tied for fourth in the NL...Tied for the team lead and the NL lead with 34 games started...Was among the NL leaders in games started (34, T1st), hits allowed (232, 1st), runs allowed (109, 5th) and earned runs allowed (109, 5th)...Finished third in the NL with a 2.22 ground ball/fly ball ratio...Tied for the NL lead with PIT's Paul Maholm and was tied for third in the Majors with a 1.29 ratio of GIDP/9 IP. His 28 GIDP forced was tied for third in the Majors and one behind STL's Joel Pineiro (29) in the NL...Batted a career high .222 (12-for-54) and set career highs in hits (12), sacrifice hits (12), runs (6) and tied his career best with 12 total bases...Tied for NL lead and tied for fourth in MLB with four May victories...Had a season-high five-game winning streak from 7/10 to 8/12. During that stretch he pitched at a 2.91 ERA (43.1 IP/13 ER) and the team went 6-1 in his seven starts. It was his longest streak since he won seven straight in August-September 2006...Allowed three homers on 9/27 at WSH, the most since giving up three on 8/27/07 in a 5-4 win vs. WSH...Left his start on 9/16 vs. NYM after 2.0 innings due to a blister on his right ring finger. He received the ND
in the Braves' final at-bat 6-5 win...Picked up win in a rain-shortened outing on 8/29 at PHI, allowing only a Ryan Howard solo HR in the
first inning of a 9-1 win that was called after seven-and-a-half innings due to heavy rain...Ended his season-best five-game winning streak after allowing 8 runs on 9 hits (faced 11 batters) in the 4th inning of the Braves' 9-4 defeat at NYM on 8/18. The eight runs allowed in the 4th was a career high...Beat the Dodgers for the first time in his career on 8/1 in Atlanta, 4-3. He left the game down 3-2 after 6.0 IP, but Atlanta added two runs in the bottom half of the inning to give him the win...On 6/25 vs. NYY, lost his third straight start when he allowed a season-high eight runs on a season-high 11 hits in just 3.0 IP in the 11-7 defeat...On 6/14 at BAL, made his shortest outing since 10/3/04 (2.0 IP, also at BAL), as he lasted just 2.1 IP (7 ER) en route to his fourth loss...Outdueled J. Santana and the Mets on 5/11 at Citi Field in an 8-3 win to improve his record to 5-1...Pitched only 3.0 innings in his first start as a Brave at Turner Field on 4/10 due to a 2:02 weather delay
(rain and hail) in the top of the fourth inning. Lowe walked the leadoff batter to start the fourth and then worked a full count to Willie Harris before play was halted in the Braves' 6-5, 10-inning victory...Won his first of four career Opening Day starts on 4/5 at PHI. Tossed 8.0 shutout innings in a 4-1 win.2008The veteran righthander completed his fourth season with the Dodgers, posting a 14-11 record to go along
with a 3.24 ERA in a team-best 34 starts. The Dodgers went 19-15 in his starts.
...Led the Dodgers and finished ninth in the National League with 211.0 innings pitched.
...Was among the NL leaders in wins (14, T-15th), ERA (3.24, ninth), home ERA (2.30, third) and innings
pitched (211.0, ninth).
...Ranked fourth in the NL, allowing just 1.9 walks per nine innings.
...Finished second in the majors with a 2.60 ground ball'fly ball ratio, behind just ARI's Brandon Webb (3.22).
...Limited batters to a .246 average overall and a .226 average in the second half of the season.
...Tied for the Dodger lead with 20 quality starts in 34 outings
...Was spectacular at Dodger Stadium, going 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA and a .206 opp. avg., compared to a 5-6
record with a 4.42 ERA on the road.
...Dominated the NL West, going 8-2 with an 2.29 ERA in 15 starts.
...After the break, was 7-3 with a 2.38 ERA and finished fifth in the NL in ERA after the break
...From 8/11 through the end of the season, went 6-1 with an 1.27 ERA (9 ER/64.0 IP) over 10 starts.
...In September was even better, going 3-0 with an 0.59 ERA in five starts. He now has a 21-15 record and
a 3.14 ERA (111 ER/318.1 IP) in 96 career regular season September/October games (42 regular season
...Over his final 41.1 innings (seven starts), allowed just two runs (0.44 ERA)
...Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 7/9 victory over Atlanta (7.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R).
...On 7/26, allowed just one hit and one walk over 8.0 scoreless innings during a victory over the Nationals.
...Won four straight starts (8/31-9/16) for the first time since 5/21-6/6/06.
...Tossed his only complete game of the season on 8/26 at WSH, but lost the game. It marked his fourth
straight complete game loss dating back to 2007.
...Went 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBI on 4/12 vs. SD. On the season, he hit .138 (9-for-65) with a
career-high five RBI.2007Completed his third season with the Dodgers, posting a 12-14 record to go along with a 3.88 ERA in 33 games (32 starts)...earned at least a dozen wins for the sixth consecutive season dating back to 2002, joining Tim Hudson and Greg Maddux as the only Major League pitchers to accomplish that feat...struck out a career-high 147 batters in his 199.1 innings pitched...fired three complete games, which tied him for second in the National League and fourth in the Major Leagues...opposing hitters batted just .254 against him, including .243 in the first half...the first time through the lineup, batters managed to hit just .214...in his 14 losses, the Dodgers scored just 30 runs and in his 12 wins, he allowed 22 earned runs...turned in a quality start in 19 of his 32 outings...was 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA at Dodger Stadium, compared to 6-8 with a 4.19 ERA on the road...he and Brad Penny were one of the most dominant 1-2 punches in baseball during the first half, combining to go 18-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 27 starts...went into the All-Star Break with an 8-8 record despite a 3.12 ERA, which ranked eighth in the National League...was among the National League leaders in wins (8, T-12th), ERA (3.13, 8th), ERA at night (2.70, 5th) and innings pitched (127.0, 4th) at the All-Star Break...at the break, led the NL in groundball-to-flyball ratio (3.32)...Brandon Webb was second with a 3.18 ratio...at the break, led the Dodgers in games started (19) and innings pitched (127.0)...in his last nine outings before the break, went 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA (16 ER/61.1 IP)...fanned 50 and walked just 14 during that time...after a rough patch in April, the right-hander was 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA in May and 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in June...opposing batters managed to hit just .165 against him in June...also fanned 29 and walked just six during the month...tossed his first complete game of the season on May 10 at Florida, but lost on the final pitch, a three-run homer by Josh Willingham...marked the first time a Dodger starter allowed a walk-off homer since Mike Morgan on April 30, 1991 to Montreal's Delino DeShields...made his 200th career start on May 25, making him just the fourth active pitcher with 200 starts and 200 relief appearances, joining John Smoltz, Kenny Rogers and Tom Gordon...tossed a nine-inning complete game on June 9 vs. Toronto and lost 1-0...struck out a career-high 11 batters on June 15 vs. the Angels...also won his seventh game that night, going 7.0 innings and allowing just one run and four hits...made his third consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers on April 2, becoming the first Dodger to accomplish that feat since Ramon Martinez, who made four in a row from 1995-98...went 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA (9 ER/24.0 IP) in six Grapefruit League starts...struck out 15 and walked just three.2006In his second season with the Dodgers, went 16-8 and led the club with a career-high 218.0 innings
pitched...also led the team in starts (34) and quality starts (20)...tied for the team lead in wins with Brad Penny...Ranked among the league leaders in ERA (3.63 ERA, 9th), wins (16, T-1st), innings pitched (218.0, T-9th), home
ERA (3.18, T-8th), day ERA (3.63, 10th) and fewest walks per nine innings (2.3, 10th)...Combined with Brad Penny to give the Dodgers their first pair of 16-game winners since Orel Hershiser (23)
and Tim Leary (17) in 1988...the duo became the first Dodgers to lead the league in victories since Hershiser in 1988...Was 7-5 with a 3.88 ERA in 19 starts before the All-Star break...after the break, went 9-3 with a 3.33 ERA...In his final 13 games (12 starts), went 9-1 with a 2.69 ERA, including a seven-game winning streak to end the
season, equaling his career high set from May 23 - July 4, 2003...Was 10-4 with a 3.18 ERA (40 ER/113.1 IP) in 18 games (17 starts) at Dodger Stadium...Had a ground ball/fly ball ratio of 3.99, which was the second best in the National League...Led the National League in ground balls induced with 487...Brandon Webb was second with 467...batters hit ground balls 80.0 percent of the time, which was second in the NL behind Webb (80.2 percent)...Tossed the Dodgers' lone complete game of the season, going the distance in a June 22 win over Seattle...gave up two runs and seven hits while striking out six over 119 pitches...did not walk a batter...Was 0-0, but gave up just four runs in 19.2 innings pitched (1.83 ERA) against the San Diego Padres in three starts...struck out 18 and walked just five...Defeated the Rockies on Sept. 27 at Coors Field for his 100th career win...Allowed one walk or less in 19 of his 34 starts and 12 of his final 15...did not issue free passes in seven starts...In 13 starts, allowed one earned run or less...gave up five hits or less in 15 of his starts...Batters hit just .167 (13-for-78) off him with runners in scoring position and two out...Enjoyed a five-game winning streak from May 21-June 26, going 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA (12 ER/48.1 IP)...Won the NL Pitcher of the month for August, going 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA (7 ER/37.1 IP) in 6 games (5 starts)...opponents hit just .200 (26-for-130) off him during the month and he struck out 21 and walked three...Went 6-for-54 (.094) at the dish with two doubles, three RBI and 10 sacrifice hits, which led the club...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief on Aug. 29 vs. Cincinnati, earning the victory in the Dodgers' 16-inning win...marked his first regular-season relief outing since 2001 and first overall since the 2004 Division Series against the Angels while pitching for Boston...Had his most dominating start of the year on Sept. 6 at Milwaukee when he allowed just one unearned run
and three hits over 8.0 innings...made just 79 pitches...Struck out a season-high nine batters on Sept. 17 against the Padres...went 7.0 innings and allowed just one run and seven hits, but the Dodgers lost the game 2-1...Over the last two months of the season, went 8-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 11 starts...his eight wins tied him for the
most in baseball during that span with A.J. Burnett, Jake Westbrook, John Smoltz and Woody Williams and his 2.39 ERA during that period was the seventh-best in the Majors behind Anibal Sanchez, Johan Santana, Kenny Rogers, Clay Hensley, Robinson Tejeda and Brad Radke...Since 2002, his 80 wins are tied for the second-most in Major Leagues with Randy Johnson over that
span, behind Roy Oswalt (84)...Made his second consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers...Participated in a clinic for the Dodgers WIN (Women's Initiative and Network) program.2005In his first season with the Dodgers, was 12-15 in a career-high 35 starts with a 3.61 ERA (89 ER/222.0 IP), 146 strikeouts, two complete games and two shutouts ... Had a Dodger-best 22 quality starts ... His 35 starts tied for first in the National League, the first Dodger to lead the league in that category since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 ... His 3.16 ERA at night was the 10th lowest in the National League ... Set new single-season bests in strikeouts and innings pitched, surpassing his previous marks of 127 strikeouts and 219.2 IP in 2002 ... Against American League teams, was 2-2 in five starts with a 3.74 ERA (14 ER/33.2 IP) and 22 strikeouts ... Made the first Opening Day start of his career on April 5 against the Giants at SBC Park...pitched well but took the loss, 4-2 going 7.0 innings and allowing three runs (two earned), eight hits, two walks and six strikeouts ... In his home debut at Dodger Stadium on April
15, hurled a complete-game three-hitter to
defeat San Diego, 3-0, for his first win as a
Dodger...marked his second career shutout
and third complete game ... Snapped a five-game losing streak and won his first road game of the year, defeating the Phillies, 10-2, on July 20...allowed just two runs (none earned), six hits, no walks with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings, including his 800th career strikeout ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter in a 7-0
shutout on Aug. 31 against the Chicago Cubs
at Wrigley Field...the only hit was an infield
single by leadoff batter Jerry Hairston in the
first inning...issued just two walks and struck
out seven...faced just 29 batters, retired 26
of the final 28 and at one point retired 14 in
a row...no runner reached second base...it
was his second complete game of the season
and fourth of his career...was only the second
pitcher in 2005 (Mets' Aaron Heilman) to toss a
one-hit complete game, having allowed only an
infield single.2004Finished 14-12 with a 5.42 ERA in 33 starts for the World Champion Red Sox...Boston went 18-15 in his 33 starts, 12 of which were quality starts...ended the year winless in his last five starts, yet won five of his last seven decisions...was 7-3 with a 4.80 ERA (45 ER/84.1 IP) in his last 15 starts...allowed 15
homers in 182.2 innings but only six in his last 16 starts (89.0 IP)...led the AL in
ground ball-fly ball ratio (2.87) and ground ball percentage (74.2), while ranking
third with an average of 1.38 double plays induced per nine innings and tying for
fifth in ground-ball double plays induced overall with 28...led the AL and tied
Arizona's Brandon Webb for the Major League-lead with 28 unearned runs
allowed...had allowed a total of 31 unearned runs in his six full seasons...received
an average of 7.29 runs of support per nine innings, second to only Curt Schilling
(7.54) in the Majors...with his 33 appearances, ran his Boston career total to 384
and climbed into third place on the all-time Red Sox list behind only Bob Stanley
(687) and Tim Wakefield (387)...completed 7.0 innings nine times...won his season debut, allowing two
runs over 6.0 innings on April 7 at Baltimore...worked 7.0 shutout innings in consecutive starts on June 11
vs. Los Angeles and June 17 at Colorado, when he made his 100th career start, throwing 7.0 innings of four-hit ball to earn the 11-0 win in just the 25th shutout ever recorded at Coors Field...pitched 7.0 innings
in three consecutive starts from June 11-23...went over 1,000.0 career innings pitched July 10 vs.
Texas...went 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA (4 ER/19.1 IP) in four playoff appearances, earning victories in the clinching game of the American League Division Series, Championship Series and World Series.2003Led the staff with 17 wins and 203.1 innings and tied Tim Wakefield for the team lead with 33 starts ... Finished 17-7 with a 4.47 ERA...tied for fifth in the league in wins and tied for seventh in the AL with a 3.21 home ERA
Led the Majors with a 3.92 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio ... Induced 21 double plays, tied for ninth in the AL ... In 17 starts at Fenway Park, finished 11-2 with a 3.21 ERA (41 ER/115.0 IP), tied for the seventh-best home ERA in
the AL...led the Majors with a 2.10 home ERA ... Earned his only complete game of the season in a 9-2 win on May 23 vs. Cleveland, allowing two runs on four hits ... Fanned a season-high seven in 7.0 innings in an 11-7 home win over the Marlins on June 29 ... In the field, had 65 chances without an error, most by any pitcher in baseball ... Went 0-3 with a save and a 4.18 ERA (11 ER/23.2 IP) in five postseason appearances (three starts) against the Athletics and Yankees ... Was 0-1 with a save and a 0.93 ERA (1 ER/9.2 IP) in three games (one start) in the AL Division Series vs. Oakland...
earned a dramatic save in the series-clinching 4-3 Game 5 triumph in Oakland.2002Used as a starter exclusively for the first time in his Major League career, responded by finishing third in AL Cy Young voting behind Barry Zito and Pedro Martinez after posting a 21-8 record and a 2.58 ERA in 32 starts ... Ranked among AL leaders in ERA (second to Pedro Martinez), wins (second to Barry Zito), walks + hits per 9.0
innings (second to Martinez), winning percentage (ninth) and innings pitched (ninth) ... Led the Majors with a 2.10 home ERA and a .302 slugging percentage allowed ... In a 10-0 win on April 27 vs. Tampa Bay, fired the 17th no-hitter in Red Sox history, the first at Fenway Park since
Dave Morehead no-hit the Indians on Sept. 16, 1965 ... Was Named the AL Player of the Week for the week of April 23-29 ... After going 12-4 with a league-best 2.36 ERA in 17 first-half starts, was named to start the All-Star Game for the
American League...worked 2.0 innings, allowing a run on one hit on July 9 at Miller Park in Milwaukee ... Went 9-4 with a 2.10 ERA (25 ER/107.0 IP) in 15 starts at Fenway Park and 12-4 with a 3.04 ERA (38 ER/112.2 IP) in 17 road starts ... Named AL Pitcher of the Month for April when he went 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in five starts ... Did not allow a home run until June 10, when Colorado's Bobby Estalella went deep at Fenway Park...the long ball was the first Lowe had allowed in 108.0 innings since Aug. 31, 2001 vs. New York...the run was baseball's longest since a 118.0 inning streak by Florida's Kevin Brown in 1996-97...had worked 88.1 innings without
allowing a homer in 2002, the deepest any pitcher had gone into a season since Kansas City's Mark Gubicza (111.1 IP) in 1989 ... Struck out a career-high 10 in a 6-1 win over Tom Glavine on June 16 at Atlanta... Lowe and Glavine entered the
game both leading their leagues in ERA, just the second match up of ERA leaders in Major League history.2001Topped 60 appearances for the fourth consecutive season, finishing 5-10 with 24 saves in 30 chances and a 3.53 ERA in 67 appearances (three starts) ... His first blown save of the season on April 22 at New York, ended a run of 25 consecutive saves converted...the streak, which had been the longest active in the Majors, began following his last blown save on July 14, 2000 ... Recorded eight straight saves in eight appearances from June 8-26, the longest streak of his career and best by a Red Sox player since Tom Gordon registered 10 saves in 10 outings from April 22-May 10, 1998 ... After going 4-10 with a 4.04 ERA in 64 relief appearances, moved into the starting rotation on Sept. 22 vs. Detroit ... With his first start since June 28, 1998 at Florida, became the first pitcher to make his first start of the season after already having recorded 20 saves since the Twins' Mike Marshall logged 25 saves before his first start on Aug. 18, 1979 ... As a starting pitcher went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA (2 ER/ 16.0 IP) in 3 starts, allowing 12 hits, walking two and fanning 15.2000In his first season as a full-time closer, tied Detroit's Todd Jones for the AL saves lead, closing out 42 of 47 save chances, and earning his first career All-Star selection ... Finished second in the AL Rolaids Relief Man standing, tying Jones for the title with 118 points, but losing the tie-breaker with one more blown save....his 42 saves were second-most in Red Sox history, four shy of Tom Gordon's 1998 club record ... Led the AL with 64 games finished, third-most in club annals (Gordon finished 69 in 1998 and Dick Radatz closed out 67 in 1964) ... His 91.1 innings were second-most among AL relievers,
while his .894 save percentage and 2.56 ERA were
third in the league ... Ranked fifth in the AL with 74 appearances, matching a career high for the second straight season ... Worked a no-hit, no-run sixth inning in the July 11 All-Star
Game in Atlanta with Brian Giles reaching on an error.1999Made a team-high 74 appearances and tied Tim Wakefield for the team lead with 15 saves, going 6-3 with a 2.63 ERA ... Lead Red Sox relievers with 32 games finished, 109.1 innings and 80 strikeouts ... Became the first Boston reliever to top 100.0 innings since Greg Harris threw 112.1 in 1993 ... Worked 4.0 no-hit, no run innings to save a Tim Wakefield win on May 28 at Cleveland...threw 4.0 innings of relief again on July 24 at Detroit.1998Began his first full season with the Red Sox in the rotation, dropping his first two starts on April 3 at Seattle and April 8 at Anaheim ... Made his next 13 outings in relief, posting a 1.69 ERA (4 ER/21.1 IP) ... Entered July 0-7 as a starter before posting his first Sox win on July 25 vs. Toronto ... Did not allow an earned run in five relief appearances (4.2 IP) from Sept. 8-16.1997Began the season with Seattle's Triple-A affiliate, prior to being recalled by the Mariners on April 25...took the loss in his April 26 Major League debut at Toronto, allowing one run on four hits in 2.1 innings and striking out
two...was optioned back to Tacoma on May 5 ... Was recalled on May 27 to make his first Major League start that night ... Picked up his first big league win by a 6-3 score on June 6 at Detroit...allowed three runs on five hits in 5.1
innings, walking one and punching out a pair ... Was 2-4 with a 6.96 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) for Seattle before being optioned back to Tacoma on July 21...10 days later, was traded to the Red Sox ... Was 4-0 with a 2.37 ERA in six games (five starts) with Triple-A Pawtucket before being recalled by the Red Sox on Sept. 1 ... Made his Boston debut on Sept. 1 in Montreal, allowing one run on one hit in 2.1 innings ... Went 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA in relief appearances for the Sox to finish a combined 2-3 with a 7.89 ERA in 20 games
(nine starts) for Seattle and Boston.1996Split the season between Mariners' minor league affiliates Double-A Port City and Triple-A Tacoma ... After going 5-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 10 Double-A starts, was promoted to Triple-A on May 25 ... Started 16 of the 17 games he pitched in for Tacoma going 6-9 with a 4.54 ERA.1995After experiencing a twinge in his right elbow in Spring Training, opened the year in Extended Spring Training...debuted for the Mariners' Arizona Rookie League club on June 27 and joined Double-A Port City July 8 ... Earned his only win on Aug. 13 at Carolina, allowing one earned run over 6.0 innings ... Following the season, pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-3 with a 3.02 ERA.1994Went 7-10 with a 4.94 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Jacksonville ... Tied for fourth in the Southern League in starts ... Fanned a season-high 10 on July 6 vs. Knoxville.1993Went 12-9 with a 5.26 ERA in 27 games for Single-A Riverside ... Tied for third in the California League with 12 wins...ranked second with two shutouts ... Went 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five games for Sun Cities of the Arizona Fall League.1992Went 7-3 with a 2.42 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) for short-season Single-A Bellingham ... Ranked among league leaders in complete games (tied for second with two), opponents average (fourth at .216), wins (tied for fifth with 7) and ERA (tied for fifth at 2.42) ... Was named the league's No. 6 prospect in Baseball America's annual survey of league managers ... Fired his first professional shutout, striking out 10 in a 9-0 win on July 22 vs. Bend ... Was named the Northwest Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 19-25.1991Went 5-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 12 starts for the
Arizona Rookie League Mariners ... Led the League starters with 10.27 base runners allowed per nine innings, and ranked fourth in the ARL with a .217 opponents average allowed ... Fanned 60 and walked only 21 in 71.0 innings.