John Truman Wasdin...Wife's name is Darlene...Has three daughters; Avery (4/5/98), Cassidy (9/28/99) and Braley (7/12/01)...Is a 1990 graduate of Godby High School in Tallahassee, FL, where he earned consecutive MVP honors and established strikeout record with 111 in 82.0 innings pitched as a senior...Attended Florida State University, where he went 16-4 with 229 strikeouts and 73 walks in 193.1 innings during his three-year career...Pitched in the 1991 College World Series as a freshman.2006Split season between Oklahoma (Rangers' AAA) and Texas...Went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (7.2ip/0er) in four relief appearances and 2-3 with a 2.28 ERA (55.1ip/14er) in nine starts with the RedHawks...Began season working out of the bullpen with Oklahoma...Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings and earned victory in season debut on 4/7 vs. Memphis...Struck out seven of the nine batters he faced while pitching 2.2 scoreless frames on 4/10 vs. Round Rock...Was scored upon for the first time in fourth appearances after allowing five unearned runs on 4/17 at Nashville...Moved into the starting rotation for good on 4/22...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings but received a no-decision in first start on 4/22 vs. Nashville...Lost three straight decisions from 4/29 thru 5/9...Allowed one run in 7.0 innings while picking up a no-decision on 5/14 vs. Fresno...Ended three-game losing streak with a six-hit shutout on 5/19 at Salt Lake...Twirled 6.0 scoreless innings in next outing while winning second straight start on 5/24 at Colorado Springs...Had contract purchased by Texas on 6/2...Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in first outing on 6/3 at Chicago (AL)...Made first of five consecutive starts and picked up the win (5.2ip/3r) on 6/11 at Boston (game two)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/16 with a sprained right thumb...Pitched 5.0 scoreless innings in lone rehab start on 6/26 vs. New Orleans...Was recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/1; suffered loss (6.0ip/3er) that day on 7/1 vs. Houston...Picked up final win on 7/7 vs. Minnesota...Made last three appearances in relief for Texas before being designated for assignment on 7/31...Went 2-2 with a 5.47 ERA (24.2ip/15er) in five starts and 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA (5.1ip/2er) in four relief appearances with the Rangers...Did not receive a plate appearance with the Rangers.2005Split season between Oklahoma and Texas...Began season with Oklahoma...Went 8-1 with a 4.59 ERA (68.2ip/35er) in 11 starts and 1-1 with a 10.38 ERA (4.1ip/5er) in two relief appearances with the RedHawks...Made first appearance in relief and suffered the loss (0.1ip/4er) at Memphis...Had a no-decision in first start on 4/11 at Nashville before winning his next four outings (three starts) from 4/16 thru 5/1...Picked up the win in final relief appearance on 4/25 at Albuquerque...Went 9-1 in his last 11 appearances (10 starts) with Oklahoma before having contract purchased by Texas on 6/12...Ranked first in the Pacific Coast League with nine wins at the time of his promotion...Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief in first game with Texas on 6/12 at Florida and picked up the save (his first since 7/16/00 vs. Montreal)...Retired each of the first 17 batters he faced after being promoted to the big leagues...Did not allow a run in first four outings (12.2ip), including 5.1 scoreless innings of relief on 6/21 at Los Angeles (AL). ...Received a no-decision despite allowing one run in 8.0 innings in first start on 6/28 vs. Los Angeles (AL)...Had a 1.40 ERA (25.1ip/4er) after first seven games (one start) before allowing 12 runs in 3.2 innings over next two appearances (both starts)...Went 1-1 with a 6.84 ERA (26.1ip/20er) in six starts and 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA (49.1ip/16er) in 25 relief appearances with Texas.2004Split season between Oklahoma and Texas...Ranked fifth among all Pacific Coast League pitchers after averaging 1.64 walks per 9.0 innings pitched...Had three separate stints with the Rangers...Began season with Oklahoma...Posted a 0.60 ERA (15.0ip/1er) thru first four games (two starts) with the RedHawks before having contract purchased by Texas on 4/25...Started that day vs. Seattle and received a no-decision (4.2ip/3er)...Was designated for assignment on 4/27 and outrighted to Oklahoma on 4/29...Tossed the first of two complete games on 5/23 vs. Salt Lake...Tossed a three-hit shutout in second complete game on 6/7 vs. Albuquerque...Had contract purchased a second time on 6/18...Started that night at Florida and allowed one run in 7.0 innings while picking up the win (his first win in the big leagues since 8/18/01)...Went 0-2 with a 9.69 ERA (26.0ip/28er) in next six appearances (four starts) and was designated for assignment on 7/26...Went 3-0 in four starts after returning to Oklahoma...Had contract purchased for a third time on 8/27...Won first start in return to Rangers on 8/27 after allowing two runs in 6.0 innings vs. Baltimore...Made a total of seven appearances (four starts) in final stint with Texas.2003Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with Pittsburgh...Began season with Triple-A Nashville...Averaged 9.29 strikeouts per nine innings, which ranked first among Pacific Coast League starting pitchers...Averaged 1.60 walks per nine innings pitched, which ranked third in the Pacific Coast League...Held batters to a .238 average (101-for-424), which ranked first among PCL starters...Tossed a perfect game in first outing on 4/7 vs. Albuquerque, the first perfect game in Nashville history...Whiffed 15 batters in the contest and threw 72 of his 100 pitches for strikes...Was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 4/3-13...Was traded to Toronto organization on 7/8 in deal for minor league outfielder Rich Thompson...Was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse but had contract purchased on 7/10 by the Blue Jays...Allowed five runs in start vs. New York (AL) in Toronto debut on 7/11 (1.0ip)...Started and surrendered six runs in 2.2 innings in next start on 7/20 at Boston...Made final appearance on 7/26 vs. Baltimore and allowed two runs in 1.1 innings of relief...Was outrighted to Syracuse on 7/31, where he would play for the remainder of the season.2002Spent entire season playing in Japan...Ranked 16th in the Japanese Central League in ERA...Was a teammate of Masumi Kuwata's while playing with the Yomiuri Giants (Kuwata was a non-roster invitee with the Pirates in 2007).2001Began season with Colorado...Made all 18 of his appearances out of the bullpen with the Rockies...Retired each of the two batters he faced for first win on 4/12 at St. Louis...Won second game with the Rockies on 4/29 vs. Cincinnati...Was scored upon in three of his final four appearances with Colorado from 5/13-27...Was designated for assignment on 5/29...Signed a minor league contract with Baltimore on 6/11 and was assigned to Triple-A Rochester...Made five appearances (three starts) with Rochester before having contract purchased by Orioles on 6/30...Tossed 0.1 scoreless inning in debut with Baltmore before being scored upon in next four outings...Picked up final win on 8/19 at Boston...Was traded to Philadelphia on 12/13/01 in deal for pitcher Chris Brock.2000Began season with Boston...Made all but one of his appearances with the Red Sox in relief (made lone start on 6/23 at Toronto)...Was optioned to Pawtucket (Red Sox' AAA) on 6/3...Started three of the five games with Pawtucket before being recalled by the Red Sox on 6/22...Allowed five runs in 4.0 innings while suffering the loss in 6/23 start at Toronto...Snapped his three game losing streak after winning for the first time on 7/5 at Minnesota...Picked up lone save on 7/16 vs. Montreal...Was traded to Colorado on 7/27...Was scored upon in first three games with the Rockies...Struck out a career-high 11 batters on 9/23 vs. Florida...Suffered losses in each of his last two appearances.1999Began the year with Pawtucket before being recalled by Boston on 5/4...Earned a win in three straight appearances from 5/10-17...Went 7-0 in his first 17 appearances before losing for the first time on 6/30 vs. Tampa Bay (allowed two unearned runs)...Picked up first career save in 6/11 contest at New York (NL)...Was placed on the disabled list on 7/19 with a right forearm strain...Made one rehab start with the GCL Red Sox before being recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 8/6...Appeared in Games Two and Four of the Division Series against Cleveland but did not pitch in the L.C.S.1998Established career high in appearances while spending majority of season with Boston...Went 1-2 with a 5.90 ERA (39.2ip/26er) in eight starts and 5-2 with a 4.79 ERA (56.1ip/30er) in 39 relief appearances with the Red Sox...Won his first three decisions before suffering losses in back-to-back appearances (one start) on 5/11 and 5/14...Made first of eight starts on 5/11 at Texas...Was optioned to Pawtucket on 7/5, but was recalled on 7/22...Made five consecutive starts from 7/29 thru 8/22...Tossed 1.2 innings of relief in only post-season appearance during Game Two of Division Series vs. Cleveland.1997Spent first full season in the major leagues...Began season in the Red Sox starting rotation before moving into the bullpen for the remainder of the season on 5/11...Went 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA (40.0ip/25er) in seven starts and 4-5 with a 3.83 ERA (84.2ip/36er) in 46 relief appearances...Lost first three decisions before winning for the first time on 6/16 vs. Philadelphia...Won three straight decisions from 6/16-29...Posted a 1.46 ERA (12.1ip/2er) in nine appearances during the month of September.1996Began season with Edmonton (Athletics' AAA)...Was recalled by Oakland on 5/22...Tied for third among American League rookies in wins (his eight victories were also the most by an Athletics rookie since Tim Birtsas won 10 games in 1985)...Won three straight starts from 5/28 thru 6/8...Allowed one run but suffered the loss in first career complete game on 6/30 at California.1995Spent majority of the season with Edmonton...Ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in wins...Tied for first in the Pacific Coast League in starts...Tossed a two-hit shutout on 6/1 vs. Salt Lake and was named the PCL Pitcher-of-the-Week...Was recalled by Oakland on 8/24 and made major league debut that night vs. Boston; trailed 8-2 in the third inning, allowed two home runs and two walks to first four batters, then retired 20 of the 23 batters in his 6.2 innings of relief...Was optioned to Edmonton on 8/26 and recalled on 9/5...Made first big league start and picked up first career win on 9/16 vs. Minnesota.1994Ranked second among Oakland minor leaguers in wins...Began season with Modesto (Athletics' A) before being promoted to Double-A Huntsville on 5/5...Earned win in the American League's 10-4 win in the Double-A All-Star Game...Posted a seven game winning streak in June and July...Won two games in the playoffs while helping Modesto capture Southern League championship.1993Began professional career with Scottsdale (Athletics' Rookie) after being selected by Oakland in the first round (25th pick overall) in the First-Year Player Draft...Was promoted to Madison (Athletics' A) on 7/4...Earned first professional win on 7/31 at Rockford...Was promoted to Modesto on 7/19...Went 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA in two starts for Modesto in the California League playoffs.