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Kenny Rogers MLB Career Stats

762 219-156 4.27 3302.2 1968 1.40

Kenny Rogers Bio

  • Full Name: Kenneth Scott Rogers
  • Nickname: The Gambler
  • Born: 11/10/1964 in Savannah, GA
  • Draft: 1982, Texas Rangers, 39th rd. (814th overall)
  • High School: Plant City, FL
  • Debut: 4/6/1989
  • Last Game: 9/14/2008
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MLB Career Stats 219 156 4.27 762 474 28 3302.2 1968 1.40


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Kenny Rogers Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1996 NY Yankees AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1995 Texas AL
2004 Texas AL
2005 Texas AL
2006 Detroit AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2000 Texas AL
2002 Texas AL
2004 Texas AL
2005 Texas AL
2006 Detroit AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/01/1994 Texas AL

Rangers Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
1994 Texas AL
1995 Texas AL
2002 Texas AL
2005 Texas AL

Kenny Rogers Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1993 4.10 22nd in AL
1995 3.38 5th in AL
1996 4.68 18th in AL
1998 3.17 3rd in AL
2000 4.55 24th in AL
2002 3.84 17th in AL
2004 4.76 24th in AL
2005 3.46 7th in AL
2006 3.84 11th in AL


Season W Rank
1993 16 7th in AL
1994 11 10th in AL
1995 17 4th in AL
1996 12 24th in AL
1998 16 8th in AL
2000 13 16th in AL
2002 13 19th in AL
2003 13 22nd in AL
2004 18 3rd in AL
2005 14 13th in AL
2006 17 4th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
1993 .615 12th in AL
1994 .579 20th in AL
1995 .708 5th in AL
1996 .600 12th in AL
1998 .667 7th in AL
2000 .500 21st in AL
2002 .619 16th in AL
2003 .619 12th in AL
2004 .667 4th in AL
2005 .636 12th in AL
2006 .680 7th in AL


Season SO Rank
1993 140 19th in AL
1994 120 13th in AL
1995 140 12th in AL
1998 138 23rd in AL
2000 127 23rd in AL
2004 126 22nd in AL


Season SV Rank
1990 15 14th in AL
1992 6 21st in AL


Season WHIP Rank
1993 1.35 22nd in AL
1994 1.32 17th in AL
1995 1.29 9th in AL
1996 1.46 25th in AL
1998 1.18 7th in AL
2000 1.47 25th in AL
2005 1.32 25th in AL
2006 1.26 9th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1993 .263 24th in AL
1994 .260 20th in AL
1995 .243 8th in AL
1996 .261 11th in AL
1998 .242 8th in AL
2006 .253 9th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1993 33 17th in AL
1994 24 11th in AL
1995 31 4th in AL
1998 34 2nd in AL
2000 34 3rd in AL
2002 33 7th in AL
2004 35 1st in AL
2006 33 6th in AL
2008 30 24th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1993 5 10th in AL
1994 6 4th in AL
1995 3 13th in AL
1996 2 25th in AL
1998 7 3rd in AL
1999 2 16th in NL
1999 3 13th in AL
2000 2 13th in AL
2002 2 17th in AL
2004 2 8th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1994 2 7th in AL
1995 1 9th in AL
1996 1 6th in AL
1998 1 13th in AL
1999 1 8th in NL
2002 1 9th in AL
2004 1 4th in AL
2005 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1993 208.1 23rd in AL
1994 167.1 15th in AL
1995 208.0 7th in AL
1998 238.2 2nd in AL
2000 227.1 3rd in AL
2002 210.2 12th in AL
2003 195.0 25th in AL
2004 211.2 12th in AL
2006 204.0 15th in AL


Season G Rank
1989 73 3rd in AL
1990 69 4th in AL
1991 63 21st in AL
1992 81 1st in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1993 6.05 20th in AL
1994 6.45 20th in AL
1995 6.06 17th in AL
2003 5.35 25th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1993 1.97 18th in AL
1994 2.31 11th in AL
1995 1.84 15th in AL
1998 2.06 18th in AL
2000 1.63 22nd in AL
2003 2.32 16th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1993 71 25th in AL
1995 76 16th in AL
1996 83 13th in AL
2000 78 19th in AL
2002 70 8th in AL
2004 66 21st in AL
2006 62 16th in AL
2008 71 11th in AL


Season H Rank
1993 210 20th in AL
1994 169 10th in AL
1995 192 17th in AL
1998 215 17th in AL
2000 257 3rd in AL
2002 212 10th in AL
2003 227 8th in AL
2004 248 4th in AL
2008 212 13th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1994 24 6th in AL
1995 26 3rd in AL
2004 24 23rd in AL
2006 23 23rd in AL
2008 22 19th in AL

Kenneth Scott Rogers Bio Info

He and his wife Rebecca reside in Southlake, TX during the off-season....Graduated from Plant City High School in Florida in 1982...played exclusively as an outfielder, hitting .375 during his senior season. 2007 Limited to 11 starts in his second season with the Tigers due to two separate stints on the disabled list...Rated as possessing the second-best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America...Landed on the disabled list on March 25 with a tired arm -- underwent successful left shoulder surgery to remove a blot clot and repair the axillary and brachial arteries on March 30, a procedure performed by Dr. Greg Pearl at Baylor University in Dallas, TX...Transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 14...Assigned to Triple A Toledo for an injury rehab assignment on June 10 -- did not allow a run in 3.2 innings that night versus Norfolk...Had his injury rehab assignment transferred to Single A West Michigan on June 15 -- took the loss in his start that night versus Dayton after allowing three runs (one earned) in five innings of work...Recalled from his injury rehab assignment with West Michigan on June 19...reinstated from the disabled list on June 22...Won each of his first three starts with the Tigers June 22-July 4, compiling a 1.04 ERA (17.1IP/2ER)...Compiled a 0-2 record and 9.98 ERA (15.1IP17ER) over his next three starts July 14-25, before landing on the disabled list on July 26 with left elbow inflammation...Reinstated from the disabled list by the Tigers on September 5 -- compiled a 0-2 record and 3.56 ERA (30.1IP/12ER) in five starts during September...Recorded the 91st pick-off of his major league career on September 17 at Cleveland -- tied Mark Langston for the most pick-offs in major league history since the statistic started being kept in 1974...Finished 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA (35.0IP/13ER) in six starts at Comerica Park...posted a 1-2 record and 5.79 ERA (28.0IP/18ER) in five starts on the road...Limited lefthanded hitters to a .197 batting average (13x66)...righties hit .289 (52x180) with Rogers on the mound. 2006 In his first season with the Tigers after signing as a free agent during the off-season, he was selected to the American League's all-star squad for the fourth time in his career...Won his fifth Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Tied for fourth in the American League with 17 wins, while he was eighth with a .680 winning percentage and ninth with a .253 batting average against...Third among all league pitchers with 38 assists...Rated as possessing the best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America...Made his fourth career start on Opening Day at the major league level on April 3 at Kansas City -- earned the win after limiting the Royals to one run in six innings of work...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April after posting a 4-2 record and 2.59 ERA (41.2IP/12ER) in six starts -- led the American League with 41.2 innings pitched during the month, while he tied for the lead with four wins and finished fourth with a 2.59 ERA and .203 batting average against (31x153)...Tied for ninth in the league with three wins during May...Earned the win on June 18 at Chicago's Wrigley Field against the Cubs -- marked his 200th career victory...Eighth among all league pitchers with 39.2 innings pitched during June -- finished 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA (39.2IP/16ER) in six starts during the month...Started for the American League in the 77th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on July 11 -- did not figure in the decision after allowing one run in two innings of work...Won six straight decisions August 17-September 23, compiling a 1.67 ERA (54.0IP/10ER) over the eight-start stretch...Finished 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA (33.0IP/6ER) in five starts during August to earn Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors -- topped all league pitchers with a .176 batting average against (21x119) during the month, while he was second with a 1.64 ERA...Ninth among all American League pitchers with a 2.79 ERA (38.2IP/12ER) in six starts during September...Took the loss in relief for the Tigers on October 1 versus Kansas City -- his first relief outing since September 28, 2003 at Detroit while pitching with Minnesota...Finished 10th in the American League with 11.74 baserunners per nine innings and 8.60 hits per nine innings...Posted a 1.64 ground ball/fly ball ratio (335 ground ball outs/204 fly ball outs), sixth-best in the league...Finished 7-3 with a 3.26 ERA (102.0IP/37ER) in 17 games (16 starts) at Comerica Park -- ninth in the American League with a 3.26 ERA at home...posted a 10-5 record and 4.41 ERA (102.0IP/50ER) in 17 starts on the road...Compiled an 11-3 record and 3.85 ERA (114.2IP/49ER) in 18 starts prior to the all-star break -- tied for second in the league with 11 wins prior to the break...registered a 6-5 record and 3.83 ERA (89.1IP/38ER) in 16 games (15 starts) following the allstar break...Did not allow a hit with runners on base in either of his starts during the American League Division Series versus the Yankees on October 6 or the American League Championship Series versus the Athletics on October 13 -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he held the opposition hitless in 28 at-bats during the post-season dating back to 1999 (last such three batters in 1999, 18 at-bats against the Yankees and seven at-bats against the Athletics) is the fifth-longest such streak in post-season history...Earned the win in Game Two of the World Series versus the Cardinals on October 22 -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the oldest starting pitcher to win a World Series game...Early Winn had been the oldest at age 39...Combined to toss 23.0-scoreless innings during his three starts in the post-season -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the longest such streak to begin a post-season since Los Angeles' Jerry Reuss did not allow a run in his first 23.0 innings in 1981...the only pitcher to go further in the post-season before or without allowing a run was Christy Mathewson, 27.0 innings in 1905. 2005 Finished seventh in the American League with a 3.46 ERA for the Texas Rangers, earning a spot on the league's All-Star team for the third time in his career...Won his fourth Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Tied for second in the league with 22 quality starts...Received 6.17 runs per nine innings in support, sixthbest in the league...Rated as possessing the best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America...Won a career-high nine straight decisions April 27-June 17, posting a 1.52 ERA (71.0IP/12ER) over the 10-start stretch -- matched the second-longest win streak in Rangers history...the streak included a stretch in which he won eight consecutive starts April 27-June 5, becoming the first American League pitcher over age 40 to ever win that many consecutive games according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Did not allow a run in 31.0 straight innings over a fivestart stretch April 27-May 20, third-longest such streak by a Rangers pitcher...Garnered American League Pitcher of the Month honors for May after posting a 6-0 record and 0.98 ERA (46.0IP/5ER) in six starts -- led the league with both six wins and a 0.98 ERA...matched the Rangers club record for wins during a month...Fired a six-hit shutout at Minnesota on May 14 -- one of 14 league pitchers with one shutout, tied for fifth in the league...Suspended by Major League Baseball for 20 games on July 1 -- an independent arbitrator shortened his suspension to 13 games, which he served July 27-August 9....Limited lefthanded opposition to a .201 batting average (34x169), ninth-best in the American League...righties hit .291 (171x587) with Rogers on the mound....Compiled a 10-4 record and 2.54 ERA (113.1IP/32ER) in 17 starts prior to the All-Star break -- tied for fifth in the league with 10 wins prior to the break, while he was sixth with his 2.54 ERA...finished 4-4 with a 4.72 ERA (82.0IP/43ER) in 13 starts following the All-Star break. 2004 Returned to Texas after signing as a free agent on January 14, 2004...tied for the American League lead with 35 games started, while he tied for third with a career-high 18 wins...Earned his third Rawlings Gold Glove Award, becoming the oldest pitcher in American League to receive the award...Selected to the American League's All-Star squad for the second time in his career...Received 6.85 runs per nine innings in support, fourth best in the league...Rated as possessing the second-best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America...Fired a four-hit shutout on May 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Won eight straight decisions May 15-July 5...Compiled a 5-1 record and 2.20 ERA (41.0IP/10ER) in six starts during May -- led the league with five wins, while he tied for third with a 2.20 ERA during the month...In 19 starts prior to the All-Star break, he finished 12-3 with a 4.21 ERA (117.2IP/55ER) -- tied for the league lead with 12 wins, becoming one of five pitchers in Texas history with 12-or-more wins prior to the break...compiled a 6-6 record and 5.46 ERA (94.0IP/57ER) in 16 starts following the All-Star break. 2003 Spent the entire 2003 season with the Minnesota Twins after signing as a free agent on March 17...Rated as possessing the third-best pick-off move in the American League by Baseball America...In five starts during April, he posted a 3-1 record and 3.77 ERA (31.0IP/13ER)...Finished 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA (34.2IP/10ER) in five starts during August...Made his final two appearances of the regular season in relief, marking his first relief outings since September 2, at Detroit. 2002 Had 32nd career complete game and seventh career shutout, April 19 at Seattle...season-high 3-game win-streak, going 3-0, 1.44 (4 ER/25.0 IP), April 19-30...33rd career complete game and tied season-high 9.0 innings, June 1 vs. Kansas City...recorded second career stolen base, June 16 at Houston...2-0, 2.05 (5 ER/22.0 IP) in 3 starts, July 13-24...season-high 8 strikeouts, September 20 at Oakland...pitched 7-plus innings in 18 of 33 starts...had 21 quality starts...opposition hit .261, including right-handers batting .280 with 15 homers and left-handers batting .193 with 6 homers...led club in wins...won 10 or more games for the 10th time in his career...won second career Rawlings Gold Glove Award. 2001 Pitched 6-plus innings in 15 consecutive starts, April 3-June 20...season-high 8 strikeouts, April 25 at Toronto...season-high 7.2 innings, April 25 at Toronto...1-0, 2.25 (6 ER/24.0 IP) in 4 starts, May 22-June 8...tied season-high 2-game win-streak, going 2-0, 1.93 (3 ER/14.0 IP), July 5-12...disabled with season ending surgery to remove a rib causing blockage of an artery and circulation problem, July 24-September 30...pitched 6-plus innings in 17 of 20 starts...had 9 quality starts. 2000 Returned to the Rangers after 4-year absence and led staff in innings pitched (227.1) and complete games (2) and was 2nd in wins (13), starts (34), and strikeouts (127)...Ranked 3rd in A.L. in innings and tied for 3rd in starts... Defeated Chicago, 10-4 in season opener on April 3, his 1st victory as a Ranger since Oct. 1, 1995...Was 6-0 over 8 starts from May 29-July 5, one win shy of career best winning streak...Was the Rangers player of the month in June, going 4-0 in 6 starts...Issued 0.79 homers/9 innings, the 4th best ratio in the league...Led the A.L. in batters faced (998) and also ranked among the leaders in runs allowed (2nd, 126), doubles allowed (2nd, 60), hits allowed (3rd, 257), hit batters (T4th, 11), earned runs allowed (5th, 115), total pitches (6th, 3613), and losses (T8th, 13)...Had career highs for losses and hits, the latter the most by a Ranger since Kevin Brown (262) in 1992...Walked career high 8 batters, Sept. 24 vs. Anaheim...Had arthroscopic surgeries on Oct. 11 to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and surgery on Dec. 15 to remove a bone spur from his right knee. 1999 Topped the Rangers staff in innings pitched (227.1) and complete games (2), and was 2nd in wins (13), starts (34), and strikeouts (127) while posting the 2nd lowest qualifying era (4.55)...Ranks 3rd in the A.L. in innings and tied for 3rd in starts, the latter matching his career best...Won 10 or more games for the 7th time with Texas, the 2nd most in team history behind Charlie Hough (9). 1998 In only full season with Oakland, posted A.L.'s 3rd lowest era (3.17)...Led the A's in wins (16), starts (34), complete games (7), innings (238.2) and strikeouts (138)...Finished 2nd in the A.L. in innings and pickoffs (10), tied for 2nd in starts, tied for 3rd in complete games, tied for 7th in opponents' average (.242), tied for 8th in wins and was 9th in winning percentage (.667)...Led the majors with 34 double plays induced...Starts, complete games and innings pitched were career highs and was just 2 strikeouts shy of major league best...Win total was the 2nd best of career (17 in 1995) and the most by an A's pitcher since Mike Moore in 1992 (17)...Was also the most by an A's lefthander since Vida Blue in 1976 (18)...Led all major league pitchers with 66 assists, the most by an A.L. pitcher since Toronto's Jerry Garvin in 1977 (66)...Ranked 1st among A.L. pitchers with 88 total chances, the most since Dave Stieb had 92 for Toronto in 1985...Was undefeated at home, going 11-0 in 17 starts in Oakland, and had the best home era in the majors (1.96)...Became one of just 6 major league pitchers with a minimum of 10 decisions to go undefeated at home in one season since 1951...Threw 7 or more innings in 21 of 34 starts and allowed 3 er or fewer in 22 starts...Posted a 5-game winning streak, Apr. 18-May 9, earning a 3.28 era...Tossed 1st complete game on Apr. 24 at Baltimore and struck out a season-high 9...Pitched 8 shutout innings against Arizona on June 5...Went 4-0, 2.05 over a 7 start stretch, June 17-July 19...Left the June 22 game vs. San Francisco with a strained right oblique muscle and the July 14 outing against Anaheim after a slight hamstring strain...Did not miss a start after either injury...Pitched 16 straight scoreless innings over 3 starts, July 9-19...Recorded 100th career victory on Aug. 20 vs. Chicago...Had consecutive complete games on Sept. 5 vs. Tampa Bay and Sept. 11 at Minnesota to become the 1st A's pitcher to go the distance in consecutive starts since Bobby Witt had 3 straight complete games, June 23-July 3, 1994. 1997 Began the season in the Yankees starting rotation, but also made 9 relief appearances...Allowed a .280 opponents' average, .240 by lefthanders...Surrendered 22 er in 22.1 innings (8.87 era) in a 5-start stretch, May 27-June 15 and was moved to the bullpen...Relief appearance on June 22 at Cleveland was first since April 9, 1993 vs. Boston with Texas...Tossed 4.0 shutout innings on June 30 vs. Atlanta, but did not pitch again until July 18...Threw a career-high 5.0 innings of relief and allowed just one hit on July 25 vs. Seattle...Moved back into the rotation on Aug. 5 at Kansas City and picked up 1st win since June 6...Hurled only complete game on Sept. 13 at Baltimore in a 6-1 loss. 1996 In 1st season with the Yankees, the club was 18-12 in his 30 starts...Did not enter the rotation until the end of April because of a bruised left shoulder, suffered during batting practice in spring training when hit by a line drive...Had a no-hitter through 7.0 innings on May 28 at California, but lost 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th...Pitched a complete game shutout on Aug. 11 vs. Detroit...Won 4 consecutive starts, July 27-Aug. 11, posting a 2.20 era (7 er/28.2 ip)...Went 0-0, 14.14 (11 er/7.0 ip) in 3 post-season starts and one relief appearance...The Yankees were eventual winners in 3 of his 4 outings...Pitched Game 4 of the World Series at Atlanta on Oct. 23, throwing 2 innings and allowing 5 hits and 5 er...Had 1st career major league hit in the that game. 1995 Was selected by the Dallas-Ft. Worth BBWAA as the Rangers' pitcher of the year for the 2nd year in a row...Led the Rangers in wins (17), era (3.38) and innings (208.0), tied for 1st in starts (31) and was 2nd in strikeouts (140)...Finished 4th in the A.L. in wins, tied for 4th in starts, was 5th in era, 6th in winning percentage (.708) and 8th in opponents' batting average (.243)...17 wins were a career-high and a club record for a lefthander, breaking own record of 16 set in 1993...Became the 3rd Ranger to lead the team in wins in at least 3 seasons, joining Charlie Hough, (7, 1982-1988) and Ferguson Jenkins (3, 1974-75, 1978)...Matched career-high in strikeouts...Winning percentage was a club record at the time...Was named to the A.L. all-star team, allowing one er with 2 strikeouts in one inning of work in July 11 game at The Ballpark in Arlington...Won 7 straight games, May 6-June 6, matching the longest winning streak of his career...Was 5-1, 0.65 era (3 er/41.1 ip) in May to earn A.L. pitcher of the month honors...Did not allow a run in final 4 starts in May and had an overall streak of 39 consecutive scoreless innings, breaking Hough's team record of 36.0 scoreless innings in 1983...Fell 6 innings shy of the A.L. record for a lefthanded pitcher, set by Doc White in 1904...Won last 5 outings, recording a 2.45 era in 6 starts in September/October. 1994 Led club in wins (11), the fewest for a team leader since Rick Honeycutt in 1981 (11)...Also topped staff in complete games (6) and shutouts (2) and was 2nd in starts (24), innings (167.1) and strikeouts (120)...Tied for 4th in the A.L. in complete games, tied for 7th in shutouts, was 9th in batters faced (714) and pitches thrown (2,706) and tied for 10th in wins...Was the team's pitcher of the year...Won six consecutive starts, May 13-June 9 with a 3.19 era...Had a 10-4 record through July 9, but was 1-4 in his last 5 starts...Was selected as the A.L. player of the week for July 25-31...Started 1st regular season game ever at The Ballpark in Arlington on April 11 vs. Milwaukee. 1993 In 1st year as a full-time starter, led the Rangers, and tied for 7th in the A.L., in wins (16)...Marked just the 2nd time a lefthander led the team in wins (Rick Honeycutt, 11, 1981)...Ranked 2nd in starts (33), complete games (5), innings (208.1) and strikeouts (140), a career high...Was 3rd in the A.L. in pickoffs (12) and had the lowest success rate of steals allowed by any league pitcher (26.7%, 4-15)...Became the 2nd major league pitcher since 1947 to lead his league in appearances one year and become a full-time starter the next year...Pitched 1st major league complete game at Milwaukee on Apr. 25...Beginning July 6, was 11-4 over the remainder of the season, the most wins in the A.L. in that period and tied for 4th in the majors...Was 6-1 in August, tying the club record for victories in one month...Struck out a career-high 10 batters at Toronto on July 8...Set a then-team record by allowing 10 er vs. Chicago on May 16. 1992 Led the A.L., and tied for the major league lead, with 81 appearances, the 3rd Ranger to lead the league in appearances (Paul Lindblad, 66 in 1972; Mitch Williams, 80 in 1986)...Was the 2nd-highest appearance total in team history (Williams, 85 in 1987) and the 6th most ever for a big league lefthander at the time...Was 2nd on the team in saves (6) and games finished (38) and 3rd in era (3.09)...Ranked 5th among A.L. relievers with 70 strikeouts. 1991 Finished 6-6 with a 4.05 era in 54 relief appearances and 4-4 with a 7.53 era in 9 starts...Began the year in the rotation and moved to the bullpen on June 13...Was 2nd on the staff in saves (5) and ranked 3rd in wins (10) and appearances (63)...Became the 1st Texas lefthander to ever record double-figure victory totals in consecutive years...Had a 7.80 era through June 28, but posted a 2.77 mark in his last 44 games...Allowed just 9 of 50 inherited runners to score. 1990 Led the Rangers' staff in appearances (69) and saves (15) while ranking 3rd in the A.L. in relief wins (9) and 4th in games...Had most relief victories ever by a Texas lefthander...Was 9-1 at Arlington Stadium...With Jeff Russell's injury, became the primary closer over the final 4 months...Was 8-4, 2.23 in final 53 games...Won 7 straight decision, July 25-Aug. 26, and was 5-0 in September. 1989 Was first on the Rangers, and 3rd in the A.L., with 73 appearances...Appearance total led all major league rookies and matched the 7th-best total for a 1st year pitcher at the time...Was 2nd on the team in era (2.93) and games finished (24) and picked a team-high 7 runners off base...Held lefthanded hitters to a .169 batting average and had a 2.28 era (7 er/27.2 ip) in road games...Posted a 1.52 era (5 er/29.2 ip) in 1st 30 games...Recorded 1st major league win on Apr. 9 vs. Toronto and 1st career save on July 20 vs. the Yankees...Was hit on the left elbow during batting practice on Sept. 29 and missed the last 3 games of the season. 1988 Underwent ulnar nerve surgery on left elbow in October, 1987 and continued to have some pain in Spring Training of 1988...Spent the 1st six weeks of season on extended spring training program before joining Port Charlotte on May 15...Did not allow more than 2 er in 6 starts to earn a promotion to Tulsa on June 22...Fanned 76 in 83.1 innings for best strikeout ratio on the club...Pitched at La Guaira in the Venezuelan winter league...Missed the 1st month of the 1987 season with elbow problems...Started at Port Charlotte and was assigned to Tulsa on May 22...Joined Drillers rotation in July, defeating Shreveport on Aug. 19 for only win...Went to the Florida Instructional League but had further elbow trouble, resulting in surgery...Started the 1986 season on the disabled list with tendinitis...Went to Tulsa, but was 0-3 in 10 games before moving to Salem on June 4...Suffered a laceration on left hand in early August and was out the rest of the year...Began the 1985 campaign at Daytona Beach and was assigned to Burlington on May 12...Fanned 96 batters in 95.0 innings...Got 4 starts with Burlington, pitching 2 complete games...Pitched mostly in relief at Burlington in 1984 although did make 4 starts...Was 4-7 with a 3.98 era and 3 saves in 39 games...Spent 2nd consecutive season at Sarasota in 1983, posting a 4-1 record with a save and a 2.36 era in 15 games/6 starts...Appeared in just 2 games in 1982, his 1st professional season, while pitching for Sarasota...Did not allow a base runner in 3.0 innings.