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Woody Williams MLB Career Stats

424 132-116 4.19 2216.1 1480 1.32

Woody Williams Bio

  • Full Name: Gregory Scott Williams
  • Born: 8/19/1966 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 1988, Toronto Blue Jays, 28th rd. (732nd overall)
  • College: Houston
  • Debut: 5/14/1993
  • Last Game: 9/22/2007
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MLB Career Stats 132 116 4.19 424 330 0 2216.1 1480 1.32


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Woody Williams Stats

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Woody Williams Advanced Stats

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Woody Williams Statcast Events


Woody Williams Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2003 St. Louis NL

Cardinals Darryl Kile Award

Year Team League
2004 St. Louis NL

Padres Chairman's Award

Year Team League
2000 San Diego NL
2005 San Diego NL

Padres Clyde McCullough Pitcher of the Year Award

Year Team League
2000 San Diego NL

Woody Williams Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1997 4.35 24th in AL
2000 3.75 12th in NL
2001 4.05 19th in NL
2003 3.87 21st in NL


Season W Rank
1999 12 25th in NL
2001 15 11th in NL
2003 18 2nd in NL
2006 12 20th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
1998 .526 23rd in AL
2000 .556 22nd in NL
2001 .625 11th in NL
2003 .667 5th in NL
2004 .579 24th in NL


Season SO Rank
1997 124 23rd in AL
1998 151 17th in AL
2001 154 18th in NL
2003 153 17th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1997 1.37 18th in AL
1998 1.32 14th in AL
1999 1.37 21st in NL
2000 1.23 10th in NL
2001 1.27 20th in NL
2003 1.25 14th in NL
2004 1.32 25th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1997 .269 24th in AL
1998 .245 9th in AL
1999 .268 25th in NL
2000 .239 10th in NL
2003 .256 24th in NL
2004 .262 24th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1997 31 25th in AL
1998 32 19th in AL
1999 33 10th in NL
2001 34 4th in NL
2003 33 8th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2000 4 8th in NL
2001 3 7th in NL
2002 1 22nd in NL


Season SHO Rank
1998 1 13th in AL
2001 1 7th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1998 209.2 20th in AL
1999 208.1 14th in NL
2001 220.0 9th in NL
2003 220.2 4th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1997 5.73 22nd in AL
1998 6.48 19th in AL
2004 6.22 22nd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1997 1.88 24th in AL
1998 1.86 25th in AL
1999 1.88 23rd in NL
2000 2.06 22nd in NL
2001 2.75 16th in NL
2003 2.78 11th in NL
2004 2.26 22nd in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1998 81 11th in AL
1999 73 25th in NL


Season H Rank
1997 201 23rd in AL
1999 213 19th in NL
2001 224 8th in NL
2003 220 6th in NL
2007 216 14th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1997 31 5th in AL
1998 36 2nd in AL
1999 33 5th in NL
2001 35 4th in NL
2005 24 18th in NL
2006 21 25th in NL
2007 35 1st in NL

Gregory Scott Williams Bio Info

Gregory Scott (Woody) Williams...Woody and his wife, Kimberli, have four children: daughters Hannah (April 26, 1993), Lillian (October 15, 2002) and Katelyn (May 24, 1988) and son Caden (April 27, 1995)...was an All-District shortstop at Cypress-Fairbanks High School, where he also played football and basketball....earned an Associate of Arts degree from Alvin CC (TX) and later transferred to the University of Houston, where he was an All-Region shortstop (1987-88)...started the "Woody's Winners" program in 2000 to reach out to the Special Olympics of San Diego and North County...was the Padres nomination for the 2006 Roberto Clemente Award and received the Padres Chairman Award in 2005 and 2000, becoming the first player in franchise history to receive the award twice. 2007 Went 8-15 with a 5.27 ERA (110ER/188IP) in 33 games (31 starts) in his first season with Houston in 2007...was 8-15 with a 5.06 ERA (105ER/186.2IP) as a starter this season...made two relief appearances (Aug. 5 and Sept. 22), allowing five runs in 1.1 innings...produced 15 quality starts, his most since recording 18 in 2004...pitched at least 6.0 innings in 22 starts, including 12 of his last 15 starts of the year...started more than 30 games for the seventh time in his career...31 games started in 2007 marked his most starts since 2003 with the Cardinals (33 starts)...his 188.0 innings pitched were his most since 2004 (189.2)...struck out more than 100 batters for the fourth time in five years and for the ninth time overall...walked no more than one hitter in seven of nine starts from June 27-Aug. 12...won a season-high three consecutive decisions from Aug. 7-22 and produced four consecutive quality starts in that span...made his first relief outing of the season on Aug. 5 at FLA and his third relief appearance since 1997...allowed season-highs in hits (13) and earned runs (7) on Aug. 2 at ATL, but received a no-decision in Houston's 14-inning win...hit his fourth career homer on May 15 vs. SF and is tied for ninth among active pitchers in career home runs...was winless in his first seven starts of the season...seven starts without a win was his longest streak to start a season since 2004 (finished 11-8)...tossed a season-high 8.0 shutout innings on July 22 at PIT and picked up his second road win of the season...8.0 IP were his most since May 7, 2006 vs. CHI (3ER/8IP)...struck out a season-high nine and earned the win on May 31 vs. CIN...the most strikeouts in a game since April 16, 2006 at ATL and tied for third-most in his career (career-high is 12)...earned his first win as an Astro on May 9 at CIN, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings, and snapped a four-game losing streak...received the loss in his Astros debut on April 4 vs. PIT...allowed five runs (three earned) in 4.2 innings. 2006 Made 24 starts for the Padres in 2006, finishing 12-5 with a 3.65 ERA (59ER/145.1IP) in 25 games (24 starts)...his first appearance came in a relief role on April 5 vs. San Francisco where he tossed 1.0 scoreless inning...13 of his 24 starts qualified as quality starts...the Padres went 17-7 in his 24 starts...the Friars won his first three starts and eight of his first 11...tossed a season high 8.0 innings twice, allowing one run in a no-decision on April 21 vs. the New York Mets and winning in a three-run performance on May 7 vs. the Chicago Cubs...missed 44 games while on the Disabled List after suffering a strained left calf while running the bases on May 12 at Chicago...reinstated after game one of a doubleheader against the Giants on July 1...earned the win on Aug. 13 at Houston, tossing 7.0 innings of two-run ball...the win was his ninth career win at Minute Maid Park, the most for any visiting pitcher in the seven-year history of the ballpark...the Padres came out on top in eight of his last nine starts of the 2006 season (Aug. 13 - Oct. 1)...won at least three consecutive starts on two separate occasions in 2006...worked at least 7.0 innings in each outing from Aug. 13-23...won his final five starts from Sept. 10-Oct. 1, allowing one run in each of the first three appearances from Sept. 10-21. 2005 Went 9-12 with a 4.85 ERA (86 ER/159.2 IP) over 28 starts...earned his first win of the season after allowing three runs on five hits over 6.0 innings April 9 vs. Pittsburgh...the win marked his fi rst with the Padres since July 28, 2001 (at Milwaukee)....recorded his first career stolen base April 20 vs. Los Angeles.... was placed on the disabled list, May 2-June 6 with a left oblique strain; missed 31 games...lost his first three starts after coming off the D.L...in six of his last seven starts, allowed two earned runs or fewer...posted a 3.82 over the his final seven starts...Suffered the shortest start of his career September 20 at Colorado...tossed just 1.0 IP, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits...issued a career-high-tying six walks (sixth time) August 5 at Washington...earned his fourth win of the season in his 350th career game July 2 vs. San Francisco...held the Giants to two runs on four hits over 6.0 IP...Went a season-high 7.0 innings on seven accounts...in those starts, posted a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP)...tallied 32 strikeouts against just eight walks...in the seven games, went 3-2 while the Padres went 4-3...Made his third career appearance in the postseason...started Game #3 vs. St. Louis, the first-ever playoff game at PETCO Park...lasted 1.2 innings allowing five runs on six hits...marked his first loss in Division Series play (2-1) as the Padres fell 7-4 to the Cardinals. 2004 Finished the 2004 season 11-8 with a 4.18 ERA (88ER/189.2IP) in 31 games...shrugged off a slow start to go 9-3 from June through the end of the season...was on the losing end in three of his first five starts, but avoided the first 0-4 start of his career with a win vs. the Braves on May 11...won eight of his last 11 decisions and 10 of his last 14...went 8-2 with a 3.61 ERA (48ER/119.2IP) over his final 19 outings...did not allow a home run in his final 17.0 innings spanning four starts...had 17 starts without a home run allowed...won six straight decisions from June 7-Aug. 13...during the 11-start streak, boasted a 2.48 ERA (20ER/72.2IP)...in 10 of the 12 starts, he allowed two runs or fewer...saw the winning streak snapped on Aug. 18 vs. Cincinnati after allowing five runs in 6.0 innings...struck out a season-high 11 in the loss, his second career game with double-digit strikeouts...won for the fourth time in five starts on June 19 vs. Cincinnati...on June 26 at Kansas City, tossed a season-high 8.0 innings, his most since July 11, 2003 vs. San Diego...matched a career high with six walks on July 7 vs. Cincinnati...allowed two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings yet received a no-decision...shut out the Brewers for 7.0 innings with six strikeouts July 21...with the win, he moved over .500 for the first time in 2004...had allowed four home runs in his first 65.1 innings of work, but surrendered a season-high three long balls in 6.0 innings on July 26 at Cincinnati...won his 10th game of the season on Aug. 31 vs. San Diego...the win gave him double digits in victories for the sixth time in his career...went 9-4 with a 4.18 ERA in 23 night starts...had 18 quality starts, the second-most on the Cardinals' staff...went 6-5 with a 5.01 ERA on the road...started Game 1 of the Division Series against Los Angeles...earned the win after holding the Dodgers to two runs on eight hits over 6.0 innings...also won his second postseason start in Game 1 of the Championship Series against Houston...allowed four runs in 6.0 innings...did not receive a decision in Game 5 despite shutting out the Astros on one hit over his 7.0 innings...allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings in Game 1 of the World Series against Boston, but did not receive a decision. 2003 Won a career-high 18 games (18-9) in a team-high 33 starts with a 3.87 ERA (95ER/220.2IP)...his 18 wins ranked second in the NL...he tossed a career-high 220.2 innings, which ranked fifth in the NL, and surpassed the 200-inning mark for the fourth time in his career...had a 12-3 record with a 3.00 ERA (42ER/126IP) in 18 starts at Busch Stadium and went 13-4 with a 3.50 ERA (61ER/157IP) in night-time starts...averaged 110 pitches per start, the third-highest mark in the NL...the Cardinals supported him with 6.2 runs per game, the highest figure in the NL....selected to his first All-Star team...pitched the sixth inning, allowing two runs on two hits...was the first Cardinal to win 12 games before the All-Star Break since Kent Bottenfield won 14 in 1999...opened the season tossing 25.0 consecutive scoreless innings...made his season debut April 2 vs. Milwaukee and held the Brewers to just two hits over 6.2 innings...held a no-hitter through 5.2 innings...shut out Arizona for 7.0 innings on three hits in a 6-3 win on April 18...did not allow a hit until the fifth inning...had his 25.0-inning scoreless streak snapped on April 24 at Atlanta after the Braves scored two runs in the sixth...in five April starts, went 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA...won 10 straight games from Sept. 3, 2002-May 26, 2003...in 14 starts, he boasted a 2.04 ERA (21ER/92.2IP), allowing just 78 hits...the streak, his career-best, came to an end May 31 vs. Pittsburgh...in that game, he allowed four runs (two earned) over 8.0 innings as the Cardinals lost 4-3...on July 5 vs. Toronto, no-hit the Blue Jays for 7.1 innings and left the game after 8.0 frames, allowing just one hit and one walk...knocked his first career triple and tallied a career-best four RBI...fanned Eric Karros in the fourth inning to tally his 1,000th career strikeout on July 6 at Chicago...despite allowing four home runs on July 20 at Los Angeles, he won his 13th game of the season...also hit his third homer of the season off Odalis Perez in the fourth inning...hit into the 12th unassisted triple play (Rafael Furcal) in Major League history on Aug. 10 vs. Atlanta...on Sept. 3 at Chicago, made his first relief appearance since June 6, 1996...entered in the eighth and allowed one run in 0.2 innings and was charged with the loss. 2002 Went 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA (29ER/103.1IP) in an injury-shortened season...made two trips to the Disabled List, April 6-May 15 and July 7- Aug. 29, both times due to a strained left oblique muscle...made his season debut on April 5 at Houston, but left the game after 2.0 innings with a left oblique strain and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day...did not make a rehab start before being activated on May 15...won consecutive starts on May 20 vs. Cincinnati and May 25 at Pittsburgh to extend his winning streak to seven games...the streak, which included his final five starts of 2001, was snapped in his next outing as he suffered the loss on May 31 vs. Pittsburgh...allowed three runs on 10 hits over 7.0 innings as the Cardinals lost 3-1...tossed his 10th career complete game, a five-hitter, on June 16 vs. Kansas City...was on the losing end of a 2-1 loss at Chicago (NL) on June 21, a game that lasted just 1 hour and 49 minutes...that game, which featured just six combined hits and no walks, was the shortest the Cardinals had played since May 31, 1981...won his sixth game of the season on July 1 vs. San Diego after tossing eight innings and allowing three runs...also knocked his second career home run, a solo shot off Oliver Perez...on July 6 vs. Los Angeles, was pulled after 5.0 innings with back spasms...placed on the Disabled List on July 13 (retroactive to July 7) with a left oblique strain...made one rehab start with Triple A Memphis on Aug. 24 at Nashville before being activated on Aug. 29...made the start that night at Cincinnati and took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits over 4.0 innings...that start snapped his streak of 19 consecutive games of allowing three earned runs or fewer (streak began Aug. 25, 2001)...left his final start of the season, Sept. 20 vs. Houston, after the fifth inning due to tightness in his side... the Cardinals went on to win the game and clinch the NL Central title...was not available to pitch in the Division Series vs. Arizona, but was activated for the League Championship Series against San Francisco...took the loss in Game 2 after allowing three runs on six hits over 6.0 innings. 2001 Went 15-9 with a 4.05 ERA (99ER/220IP) with 154 strikeouts in 33 starts between San Diego and St. Louis...established new career-bests in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched...was traded to the Cardinals on Aug. 2 in exchange for outfielder Ray Lankford...went 7-1 with a 2.28 ERA in 11 starts with the Cardinals...named NL Pitcher of the Month for September after going 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA...the honor marked the first of his career and came after he tossed two complete games, including one shutout, allowing just 10 hits while striking out 26 in his 32.0 innings...went 5-0 with a 0.94 ERA (5ER/48IP) in his final six starts...the six-game stretch included three complete games with a two-hitter, a three-hitter and a four-hitter...worked 7.0 or more innings in 15 of his 34 starts and failed to go 5.0 innings only twice (April 24 vs. Philadelphia and Aug. 10 at New York Mets)...was the Padres' Opening Day starter, his first Opening Day assignment, but suffered a 3-2 loss at San Francisco on April 2...allowed three runs on six hits over 5.2 innings...struck out a season-high nine in 6.1 innings, but did not receive a decision on June 17 vs. Seattle...started at Arizona on July 23, his first career start on three days rest...earned a 4-2 win after allowing one run in 5.0 innings...went 3-1 with a 3.75 ERA in six August starts...made his first postseason start in Game 2 of the Division Series against Arizona...tossed 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out nine as the Cardinals won 4-1. 2000 Won the Clyde McCullough Award as Padres Pitcher of the Year and earned the Chairman's Award for community service in his second San Diego season...went 10-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 23 starts, despite missing two months due to surgery to repair an aneurysm under his right armpit...overcame the missed time to lead the staff in complete games (four, tied for eighth in the NL) and opponents average (.239, ninth in the NL)...ranked second on the club with 23 starts, 168.0 innings pitched and 111 strikeouts...averaged 7.30 innings per start, tops in the National League among pitchers with at least 20 starts and second to only Boston's Pedro Martinez (7.48) in all of baseball...the Padres went 11-12 in his 23 starts and scored a total of only 15 runs in his eight losses (1.9 per game), including a total of three runs in his last four setbacks...15 of his 23 starts were quality starts, a team-best 65 percent...opened the season 3-2 with a 5.21 ERA (22ER/38IP) in six starts before being diagnosed with an aneurysm near his right armpit on May 2...had experienced numbness in the fingers of his pitching hand in his first six starts, including an 8.1 inning effort on May 1 vs. Florida, the night before tests revealed he had been pitching with the ailment...underwent successful surgery performed by Dr. Ralph Dilley at Scripps Clinic, Green Hospital, in San Diego on May 4 and, after a pair of minor league rehab appearances, returned on July 2 and went 7-6 with a 3.32 ERA (48ER/130IP) over his final 17 starts...worked 8.0 strong innings in a no-decision in his first post-surgery start July 2 vs. Colorado, allowing two runs on nine hits...walked one and fanned five...averaged 6.1 innings in six starts before surgery and 7.2 innings after...in 17 starts after his return, lasted at least 7.0 innings 14 times...tied for eighth in the NL with a career-high four complete games after going the distance only twice in 109 previous ML starts...entered his July 31 start vs. Philadelphia with two complete games in 120 starts, but finished the year with four complete games in his last 12 starts (July 31 vs. Philadelphia, Aug. 15 at Atlanta, Sept. 11 vs. Colorado and Sept. 23 at Los Angeles)...worked 9.0 innings on Aug. 21 vs. New York (NL), but did not get credit for a complete game in the Padres' 10-inning 5-4 victory...worked at least 6.0 innings in 21 of 23 starts, including the last 18 in a row...worked at least 7.0 innings 17 times and at least 8.0 innings 11 times...completed at least 8.0 innings in nine of his final 12 starts...worked at least 5.0 innings in 36 of his last 37 starts since July 22, 1999 (4.1 innings, April 10, 2000 vs. Arizona)...allowed 16 runs (15 earned), a .315 (29-for-92) average and four homers in the first inning; opponents hit .239 (152-for-636) with 19 homers from the second inning on...posted a 5.87 ERA (15ER/23IP) in the first half and a 3.41 ERA (55ER/145IP) after...hit .259 (15x58) with four doubles, a homer, nine RBI, and 10 runs scored...ranked third in batting average among Major League pitchers with at least 40 plate appearances, trailing teammate Adam Eaton (.289) and the Mets' Mike Hampton (.278)...ranked fifth among pitchers in hits, tied for second in extra-base hits (five) and tied for third in RBI (nine)...registered the first two three-hit games of his career: going 3x3 with a double, a homer and two RBI on July 20 at San Francisco and 3x4 with an RBI on Sept. 6 vs. Milwaukee...his fifth-inning two-run homer off Kirk Rueter on July 20 at San Francisco was the first of his career and the first by a Padres' pitcher in 629 at-bats since Joey Hamilton took Brian Bohanon deep on July 12, 1998 at Dodger Stadium. 1999 In his first Padres' season, he won his final five decisions en route to establishing career highs in wins (12) and starts (33)...matched Sterling Hitchcock for staff-high honors in starts...his 208.1 innings pitched led the Padres while his 137 strikeouts trailed only Hitchcock...base stealers were only 6x16 (38 percent) attempting to steal against Williams, the best rate among NL right-handers (minimum of 162.0 innings) and the third-lowest success rate in the league behind Atlanta's Terry Mulholland (1x5, 20 percent) and San Francisco's Kirk Rueter (4x12, 33.3 percent)...did not allow a stolen base in his final 71.0 innings after Montreal's Rondell White swiped second on Aug. 7...fanned a career-high 12 in 6.0 innings, establishing a 1999 Padres season high, in a 7-6 win at Philadelphia on Aug. 23...finished 5-3 with a 3.63 ERA (36 ER/89.1 IP) in 14 starts at home and went 6-9 with a 4.99 ERA (66 ER/119.0 IP) in 19 starts on the road...the Padres went 18-15 in his 33 starts, including wins in the final six and in seven of his last eight...made a club-high 19 quality starts (58 percent)...led the San Diego pitching staff in batting average, hits, extra-base hits (4), and RBI...laid down four sacrifices, and fanned only 19 times in 73 at-bats. 1998 For the second consecutive season, established career highs with 10 victories, 32 starts, 209.2 innings pitched, and 151 strikeouts in his sixth and final campaign with the Blue Jays...was 8-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 17 starts before the All-Star Break and 2-6 with a 5.46 ERA in 15 starts after the Break...limited the opposition to a .245 average, ninth-best in the American League...ranked among AL leaders in pitches per start (fourth with 110.66), hits per innings pitched (ninth with 0.93), base runners per nine innings (10th with 12.0), and on-base percentage allowed (10th with .314)...Blue Jays went 14-18 in his 32 starts...worked 7.0 innings or more in 15 starts and went at least 5.0 innings in 31 of 32 starts...opponents batted just .203 with runners in scoring position, third-best in the league...limited right-handed hitters to a .220 batting average, fourthbest in the AL...was perfect through 5.0 innings in a 6-3 win at Oakland on May 3...took a no-hitter into the eighth on May 19 vs. Tampa Bay, but Kevin Stocker broke up the bid with a ground-ball single to right to start the frame. 1997 Used exclusively as a starter for the first time in his Major League career and posted then-career highs in wins (nine), starts (31), innings pitched (194.2), and strikeouts (124)...stuck with a loss or a no-decision in eight starts in which he allowed two earned runs or fewer as he received the least run support per nine innings pitched (3.19 runs) in the AL...18 of his 31 starts were quality starts...worked at least 6.0 innings in 24 starts, including 14 of his last 16...allowed a career-high four home runs, June 3 at Seattle...did not start again until the Blue Jays' first-ever Interleague game on June 13 at Philadelphia, due to tendinitis in his right shoulder...allowed a run in 5.1 innings in a no-decision and also collected the first-ever hit by a Toronto pitcher in a regular season contest...won three consecutive starts immediately following the All-Star Break from July 13-24...finished 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA in July...tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in a 3-0 win vs. Boston on Sept. 26 in his final start of the season. 1996 Opened the season on the DL, still recovering from 1995 shoulder surgery...rehabbed at Single A Dunedin and Triple A Syracuse prior to making his first appearance of the season on June 2 with 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Kansas City...made one more appearance, June 6 at New York, before returning to the DL on June 11...after two rehab appearances at Syracuse and two more at Single A St. Catherines, was optioned to Triple A on July 26 and was recalled to Toronto on Aug. 5...made 10 consecutive starts, going 4-5 with a 4.61 ERA...on Sept. 4, threw 8.0 innings of five-hit shutout ball, striking out a then-career high nine vs. Kansas City...combined with Mike Timlin on a 6-0 shutout...in his final start, threw his first career complete game in a 4-1 loss vs. Baltimore on Sept. 26...gave up four earned runs on eight hits, walked two and fanned six. 1995 Did not pitch in the Majors after July 16 due to shoulder problems...made the first three starts of his Major League career in his final three appearances...made his big league starting debut on July 2 vs. Baltimore...threw 7.0 shutout innings... left with two outs in the seventh, having allowed two runs on three hits...walked two and fanned six...ended up with a nodecision in a 9-7 loss...five days later, earned a 4-2 win at Oakland...allowed a run on three hits over 5.0 innings, walking one and striking out two...left with a sore right shoulder after 1.1 innings in his final start on July 16 at Seattle...was placed on the 15-day DL on July 20...underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews to repair his rotator cuff and a labrum tear in his right shoulder on Sept. 12. 1994 Made a career-high 38 appearances, all in relief...his 3.64 ERA included a 1.02 mark (2ER/17.2IP) after the All-Star break...led the AL with a .163 average allowed with runners on base...lefties hit only .184 (18x98), second-best in the league... opened the season 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA through 20 appearances before being optioned to Syracuse on June 9 after throwing 5.0 innings of three-hit shutout relief to earn a 7-5 win against the Yankees that same day...made just one appearance for the Chiefs before being recalled, logging a 1.72 ERA in his first 18 games after his return...finished the season with 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings...stranded 17 of 20 inherited runners. 1993 Opened the season with Syracuse but was recalled by the Blue Jays on May 14 to make his Major League debut that same day...allowed two earned runs on three hits in 0.2 innings at New York...was optioned back to Triple A on May 21, but was recalled four days later when Todd Stottlemyre went on the DL...earned his first Major League win on June 4 with 2.2 innings of shutout relief vs. Oakland...earned wins in three of four appearances from June 4-22 and was 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA through his first 13 Major League appearances.