He and wife Francine reside in Colleyville, TX during the
off-season with their son, Hayden (10/20/01).
Pitched one year at Cerritos Junior College in
Graduated from San Gabriel (CA) High School in 1989
and earned league co-MVP.
Pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League in 1995,
going 4-0 with a 4.38 ERAand one save in 17 relief
Held the opposition scoreless in 15-of-19 outings this season, including a
six-game stretch August 6-18.
Was shut down for the season on September 12 due to inflammation in his right elbow.
record with a
2.45 ERA (
11.0IP/3ER) in 10 appearances during a
rehab assignment with the Toledo
Mud Hens June 22-July 12.
Allowed runs in just two of his 10 outings for Toledo...held International League opponents to a
Allowed two hits while retiring just one of the three batters faced on July 19 at Chicago, marking his first outing
since his return to the Tigers bullpen after missing over 13 months following right elbow reconstruction surgery
performed by Dr. Kyle Anderson on June 28, 2002.
Worked 1.2 scoreless innings on August 7
versus Oakland to pick up his first save of the season and first since
May 19, 2001 at Tampa Bay.
Allowed four runs on one hit and two walks in one-third of an inning on August 31 versus Chicago...take away this
outing and his season ERA would drop to 2.08.
Committed his first career error on August 31 versus Chicago on an errant pickoff throw.
Was three-for-three in save opportunities...stranded seven-of-nine inherited runners.
Lefthanders posted a
.176 batting average (
6x34) against him in Detroit...righties batted .281 (
Batters hit .192 (
10x52) against him when he had thrown 15-or-fewer pitches...opponents batting average
increased to .357 (
5x14) when facing him between a
16-30 pitch count.
Combined to post a
1.50 ERA (
6.0IP/1ER) and one save against playoff-bound teams (
Boston, New York,
Minnesota and Oakland).
Limited to six appearances with the Tigers due to right elbow problems which ultimately forced him to undergo right elbow reconstruction, a procedure performed by Dr. Kyle Anderson in Detroit on June 28.
Struggled in his first outing of the season April 2 at Tampa Bay, allowing one run on one hit, a walk and hit batsman as he retired just one of the four batters he faced.
Lifted after facing just one batter in the 11th inning on April 3 at Tampa Bay with right elbow inflammation... placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 4 with inflammation in his right elbow on April 7.
Assigned to Triple A Toledo on May 22 to begin a rehab assignment...dominated International League opposition, allowing just one hit in five scoreless innings during his five appearances.
Recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from the disabled list by the Tigers on May 31.
Took the loss June 1 versus Toronto after surrendering two runs on two hits, retiring just one of the three batters he faced.
Posted consecutive scoreless outings June 5 versus Boston and June 7 against Philadelphia, retiring all four
batters he faced.
Suffered the loss in his final appearance of the season June 8 versus Philadelphia, allowing two runs on two hits.
Landed on the disabled list retroactive to June 9 with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right elbow on June 11...an MRI on his right elbow by Dr. Hollis Potter in New York City on June 12 revealed a tear in the medial collateral ligament.
Transferred to the 60-day disabled list on July 3.
Appeared in a career-high 60 games, second-most on the Tigers staff in his second season with Detroit.
Led all American League hurlers in inducing opponents to ground into a double play in double play situations, 27.9 percent (17x61).
Third among league relievers by stranding 83.9 percent (52x62) of inherited runners.
Surrendered just 1.67 walks-per-nine innings (12 walks in 64.2 innings), seventh-best among league relievers.
Struck out just 3.76 batters-per-nine innings (27 strikeouts in 64.2 innings), second-fewest among relievers in the American League.
Opened the season by holding the opposition scoreless in eight straight outings April 5-29 and in 16-of-18
outings April 5-May 25 (0.76 ERA)
Earned his first win of the season, working two scoreless outings at Chicago on April 6.
Fanned a season-high two batters while working a season-high three innings at Cleveland on April 21.
Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April after finishing 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in eight appearances during the month...allowed just three hits in 11.0 scoreless innings.
Allowed his first run of the season, a solo homer to Texasb Alex Rodriguez in the eighth inning on May 1...earned the win after working two innings in the Tigers 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Did not surrender a home run in 33 straight appearances May 4-August 2, a span of 36.1 innings.
Issued just one walk over the course of 19 appearances May 9-June 27, a span of 21.1 innings.
Picked up his third win of the season, retiring both batters he faced versus Texas on May 10.
Registered his first major league save since August 20, 1998 versus Cleveland on May 19 at Tampa Bay...he allowed one hit in 1.2 scoreless innings.
Finished the month of May with a 2-2 record and a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP/3ER) in 11 appearances.
Did not issue a walk in 11 straight appearances June 1-27, a string of 12.0 innings.
Matched a season high four times during June with two strikeouts -- June 1 at Chicago, June 15 at Arizona, June 18 versus New York and June 23 versus Minnesota.
Recorded his fourth win of the season June 23 versus Minnesota despite allowing one run on three hits in 1.1 innings.
Issued a season-high two walks, one intentional, as he allowed three runs on two hits in an inning of relief against the Chicago Cubs on July 7.
Allowed just two walks, one intentional, over his final 22 appearances -- 19.2 innings.
Appeared in 58 games out of the bullpen, fourth most on the Tigers staff, in his first season with Detroit... established a career-high with the 58 appearances.
Did not allow a run in his first six appearances of the season, April 4-14, pitching 5.0 innings in that span.
Held the opposition without a home run in his first 29 appearances of the season, April 4-June 24, tossing 27.1 innings.
Struck out a season-high three batters in 2.0 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox April 30.
Posted a 3.12 ERA in 11 appearances during April.. .allowed three runs on 11 hits in 8.2 innings pitched.
Earned his first win of the season May 5 at Minnesota despite allowing one run on three hits.
Recorded his second win, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings versus Cleveland May 24.
Hurled a season-high 2.2 innings versus Texas May 30.
Finished 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 appearances during May, allowing three runs on 14 hits in 10.0 innings.
Did not allow a run in his first five appearances during June, tossing 5.1 innings.
Matched a season-high with three strikeouts at Cleveland in the first game of the day-night doubleheader June 24.
Allowed his first home run of the season in the second game of the day-night doubleheader at Cleveland June 24.
Retired both batters he faced to earn his third win July 3 at Tampa Bay.
Recorded his fourth win, tossing 2.0 innings versus Houston July 15.
Placed on the disabled list July 22 with right elbow inflammation.
Posted a 2-0 record with a 3.38 ERA (10.2IP/4ER) in nine appearances during July.
Activated from the disabled list August 7, retired the four Baltimore batters faced that night.
Did not issue a walk in 14 straight appearances August 14-September 28, tossing 12.1 innings.
Fanned two batters, tossing a scoreless inning August 31 at Baltimore to earn his fifth win of the season.
Posted a 3.18 ERA (11.1IP/4ER), winning his only decision, in 11 appearances during August.
Struggled in the last month of the season, appearing in only seven of the Tigers final 30 games...allowed seven runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings pitched over the seven appearances (12.60 ERA).
Opponents hit .309 (69x223) against him...fared better against lefties, limiting them to a .292 batting average (28x96), compared to a .323 batting average (41x127) against righthanded opponents.
Posted a 3-0 record with a 2.86 ERA (28.1IP/9ER) in 32 appearances on the road.
Opposition hit .250 (17x68) with runners in scoring position.
Seventh-best in the American in inducing opponents to ground into a double play in double play situations, 19.6% (10x51).
Appeared in 53 games out of the Rangers' bullpen, the third straight season he has pitched in 50-or-more contests
Ranked third on the Rangers' staff in games finished (18) but ended the season with a career-high 5.67 ERA...permitted 14-of-34 inherited runners to score (41.1%)
Had a 6.75 ERA through May 23...issued a run in just one of his next 10 games, lowering his ERA to 4.18 on June 30
Tossed 10.1 consecutive innings, May 31-June 14, but struggled with a 7.79 ERA in his next 16 games...was optioned to Oklahoma on August 24
Rejoined the Rangers on September 3 and allowed a run in two-of-nine games with a 2.70 ERA before issuing five runs in 0.2 innings in his final outing
Had six straight scoreless appearances (6.0 innings) from September 11-28
Permitted three-or-more runs seven times in 1999 after doing so only six times in his prior major league action
Earned wins on May 9 at Toronto and August 10 against Detroit
Tossed a career-high 3.2 frames on May 16 versus Baltimore
Tied a career high with four strikeouts on July 4 versus Seattle
Surrendered five home runs on the season, two of them on June 19 at Boston.
Finished second on the Rangers' staff with 21 games finished and two saves in 1998 and ranked fourth in appearances (56) despite missing the first 17 days of the season
Started the season on the disabled list while continuing rehab from surgery to clean up partial labrum and rotator cuff tears in his right shoulder on September 30, 1997
Began the season in extended spring training...worked two games at Tulsa and one at Oklahoma before being activated on April 17
Allowed a run in 19-of-56 appearances, including 11 of his last 24 outings...permitted just 28.1% of inherited runners to score (9-32)
First batters hit .216 (11-51) with three home runs and four walks
Posted a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20 IP) in his first 18 games through June 6
Allowed five runs without retiring a batter on June 7 against San Diego, issuing one hit and a career-high four walks...followed with just one earned run in 12.1 innings over his next 13 games, lowering his ERA back to 3.34 on July 23
Converted both save opportunities on the season, May 31 at Baltimore and August 20 versus Cleveland...tied a career-high with four strikeouts on August 20
Amassed a career-high four-game losing streak, June 7-August 18
Held righthanded batters to a .238 average while lefties batted .330
Yielded 11 homers, including eight in his last 23 outings...had allowed just three home runs in 61 career appearances (79.2 IP) prior to 1998
Ranked third on the Rangers in games (54), wins (10) and games finished (17) in 1997
Tied for the major league lead in relief wins with 10, a club rookie record and the most for a Ranger reliever since Greg Harris also had 10 in 1986
Totaled the most victories for a Texas rookie hurler since Kevin Brown (12) in 1989
Posted the highest winning percentage among all AL rookies (.625)...also ranked third in wins and appearances and fifth in strikeouts (69)
Was selected as the Rangers' Rookie of the Year...became one of only six Texas rookies with 10 or more victories in one season
Landed on the disabled list on May 22 (retroactive to May 15) with a partial tear of the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder...was reactivated on June 14
Worked 11 consecutive scoreless innings over seven games, May 10-June 19..
pitched 54.1 major league innings without allowing a homer until July 27 at Chicago
Set a career-high with a four-game winning streak May 4-July 13
Enjoyed a pair of brief stints with the major league Rangers in 1996
Did not allow an earned run (four total runs) in seven appearances with the Rangers
Was first recalled on July 26 and pitched 1.1 hitless innings in his major league debut that night at Chicago
Pitched four games with the Rangers (5.0 innings) before being optioned back to Oklahoma City on August 3
Was recalled by the Rangers for good on September 15 and appeared in three games
Was added to the club's postseason roster due to an injury to Kevin Gross and pitched in Game 4 of the Division Series versus New York (0.1 IP, 1 H)
Combined for a 1.52 ERA (15 ER/89 IP) in 51 games for Oklahoma City and Texas.