Javier Carios Vazquez...he and wife Kamille have three children: daughters Kamila and Kariana and son Javier Josue...attended Colegio Ponceno where he played baseball and basketball...was a member of the 2000 MLB All-Star Team that toured Japan...in 2007, he participated in a clinic with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society (PBATS) and partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to provide P.L.A.Y. Day for local children...created his "K's for Kids" Foundation, along with his wife Kamille, to provide assistance to children and families who are trying to cope with Juvenile Diabetes Type 1...their daughter Kamila was diagnosed with the chronic disease at 2 years old...hold an annual K's for Kids Gala to raise funds for diabetes prevention, treatment and research programs...previous charitable endeavors involved raising funds for an elementary school for deaf children
in his hometown of Ponce, P.R.2011After having one of the most forgettable first-halves of his career, Javier Vazquez had one of the best stretches of his career in the second half of 2011, capping the season, which may have been his last before retirement, with National League Pitcher of the Month honors in September. It was the second time he has won Player of the Month honors; the first was in August of 2001 with Montreal...Vazquez was a perfect 5-0 in five starts in September, with two complete games, leading the NL in wins for the month. His 0.71 ERA (38.0 IP/3 ER) was far and away the lowest mark of the month for a starter with five-or-more starts, his 0.63 WHIP was the lowest by .12 points over Clayton Kershaw and his strikeout-to-walk ratio of 12.00 was surpassed only by Cliff Lee (20.00)...In his final seven starts of the season, Vazquez went 6-0 with a 1.04 ERA (52.0/6), recorded a .168 opponents' batting average (30x179) and struck out 53 batters while issuing just six free passes. In that span (beginning with his start on August 24) he tied Madison Bumgarner, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez for the Major League lead in wins, had the lowest ERA in the National League (second in the Majors to Fister-0.55) and was second only to Yovani Gallardo (59) for the Major League lead in strikeouts. Also, his opponents' batting average was second-lowest in the Majors, behind Fister (.142)...His six consecutive wins in his last six starts tied a career high that he had accomplished just once previously, from August 12, 2001 to April 13, 2002 with Montreal...During the win streak, Vazquez set a new Franchise record for the most consecutive scoreless innings pitched by any pitcher, at 29.0. The streak
lasted over the course of five games, from the fifth inning of his 7.0-inning outing in New York on September 5 through the fourth inning of his final start of the season on September 27 against the Nationals. Vazquez surpassed two of the oldest records in the Club's annals, beating Pat Rapp's record for a starter (24.2 from September 12-27, 1995) and Luis Aquino's overall record, done as a reliever (26.1, May 9-July 26, 1994). The 29.0 innings marked the fourth-longest streak in the Majors this season, behind 37.2 by Craig Kimbrel (June-14-Sept. 8). Cliff Lee had streaks of 34.0 (June 11-July 3) and 30.2 (August 17-September 10). - Stats Inc...With a win on September 11, Vazquez became the 35 th pitcher in Major League history to record a streak of 12-or-more consecutive seasons with 10-or-more wins. He is the first pitcher to do so since Mike Mussina, who had a 17-season streak from 1992-2008...He passed Christy Mathewson (2,502) for 29th place on the all-time strikeout list in his outing on September 5 against the Mets, finishing the game with 2,507 for his career. He finished the season with 2,536 strikeouts, 20 away from passing Tim Keefe (2,555) for 28th place...When he reached the 2,500-strikeout mark in his start on August 30 at Citi Field against the Mets, he became the ninth-fastest pitcher to achieve the milestone in MLB history, tied with Curt Schilling at 445 games...The Fish won 13 of his last 18 starts...Over his first 14 starts of the season, Vazquez had just a 3-7 record while holding the highest ERA among qualifying starting pitchers at 6.85 (71.0 IP/54 ER). In 18 starts after that, he went 10-4, including a six-start win streak to close out the season, and owned the third-lowest ERA in the Majors in that time at 1.85 (121.2 IP/25 ER) behind Clayton Kershaw (1.65) and Cliff Lee (1.82). In those 18 starts, he surrendered more than three runs just two times, while limiting opponents to two-or-fewer runs 12 times. His strikeoutto-walk ratio in that span was 6.59/1 (112 K's/17 BB's), which was secondbest in MLB to Cliff Lee (7.06/1)...Vazquez had a pitching line for the ages in the Marlins' victory over the Angels on June 21. He allowed 10 hits in just 5.1 innings, but none of the base-runners crossed home plate as the Marlins snapped their 11-game losing streak with a 5-2 win. Only two other pitchers since 1900 have allowed at least 10 hits in less than 6.0 innings pitched without allowing a run: Boston's Bill Lee on June 15, 1974 (10 hits and no runs in five innings against the Angels) and the Cubs' Chuck Rainey on August 3, 1983 (10 hits and no runs in five innings against the Cardinals). - Elias...He batted .179 (10x56) this season, with five runs, a double, two RBI, two walks, 10 strikeouts and nine sacrifice hits. He is a career .204 hitter (114x560) with 14 doubles, two triples, one home run, 29 RBI, two sac flies and 105 sac hits...He recorded his first career pinch hit on September 4 of this season in the series finale against Philadelphia; he is 1x4 as a pinch hitter in his career. He connected for his only career home run on May 28, 2005 vs. Los Angeles (NL), driving a Duaner Sanchez offering out of the park in the seventh inning. Has posted a career-best two hits 15 times in his career, with the last coming on August 7 of this season against St. Louis...He had a .964 fielding percentage this season, making one error in 28 total chances, with seven putouts and 20 assists. The error was his first since 2007. He was perfect in 123 total chances between 2008 and 2010. His career fielding percentage is .978, with 13 errors in 593 totals chances (162 putouts, 418 assists)...He finished the season as one of three active Major Leaguers to have defeated all 30 teams, joining Barry Zito and Vincente Padilla (Elias). He has also started in 44 different stadiums, the most among active pitchers.2010Went 10-10 with a 5.32 ERA in 31 games (26 starts) with the Yankees in his 17th professional season.
He totaled his lowest IP (157.1) and strikeout totals (121) since 1999, whre he tossed 154.2
innings and struck out 113. His walks were the most since he issued 68 in his rookie season in 1998 ... Allowed 32 homers, tying for the fourth-most ever allowed by a Yankees pitcher in a single season.
He also allowed 33 homers as a Yankee during the 2004 season, which ranks third on the list.
He surrendered home runs in eight straight starts from July 21 to September 4 to mark the longest
such stretch by a Yankees starter since Andy Pettitte had a nine-game streak over his last eight
starts of 1999 and his first start in 2000. It was the longest such streak by a Yankees right-hander
since Hideki Irabu had an eight-game streak in 1997 ... Made his first start on April 9 at Tampa Bay, recording the loss in a 9-3 Rays victory (5.2IP, 8H, 8R,
8ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR). It marked the most runs and earned runs he has allowed since June 25, 2006
vs. Houston (w/ Chicago-AL), when he surrendered a career-high-tying 9R/9ER ... Also took the loss in his second start on April 14 vs. Los Angeles, (5.1IP, 6H, 4ER, 2BB, 4K), marking
the first time in his career he lost the first two starts of a season and the third time he started a
season 0-2 (also 1998 and 2005) ... Surpassed 2,500.0 career IP in his start on April 14 vs. Los Angeles-AL, becoming the 189th pitcher
all-time to reach the plateau and one of just five active players to reach the mark ... Made his third career relief appearance and recorded the win in May 17 victory vs. Boston, striking
out his only batter faced (Kevin Youkilis) to end the top of the ninth. It was his first career relief
win after making 391 career starts. No Major League pitcher had made as many starts before
his first relief win since August 16, 2002, when Kevin Brown earned his first career relief win w/ Los
Angeles-NL vs. Montreal after 408 career starts ... Went undefeated in July, going 3-0 in five starts (3.34 ERA in 32.1IP, 28H, 12ER) ... Made his 400th career start on July 5 at Oakland, becoming the 120th pitcher in Major League
history to reach the plateau and sixth active player. He also became the seventh pitcher to
reach the plateau as a Yankee, joining Catfish Hunter, Whitey Ford, Mike Mussina, Herb Pennock,
Andy Pettitte and Red Ruffing ... Defeated the Angels on July 21 at Yankee Stadium, completing the feat of winning against all
30 current franchises ... Earned his 10th win of the season on August 30 vs. Oakland in relief, reaching the total for the
11th consecutive season. Went a career-long 4.2 innings in relief ... Did not pitch for 10 days before tossing 1.0 inning of scoreless relief in September 21 win vs.
Tampa Bay, allowing three hits without striking out a batter. It was the first time he did not strike
out a batter in a game since May 10, 2000 w/Montreal vs. Philadelphia, snapping a streak of 349
consecutive appearance with at least 1K ... Hit three consecutive batters (Jennings, Aybar and Shoppach) in the seventh inning of
September 23 relief appearance vs. Tampa Bay (3.0IP, 1H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 3HBP), tying a Major
League record (eighth time). He became the first Yankee in franchise history to hit three consecutive
batters and the first pitcher in the Majors since the Dodgers' Jeff Weaver (8/21/04 vs.
Atlanta). He joined Harry Harper (8/25/21 at Cleveland) and Tom Morgan (6/30/54 at Boston) as
the only Yankees to hit three batters in a single inning. - Elias
Has won at least 10 games in 11 consecutive seasons (2000-10), marking the longest such streak
among active Major League pitchers. Only Andy Pettitte (15) and Jamie Moyer (15) have more
10-win seasons among active pitchers ... Has never appeared on the disabled list in his entire career. The only Major League pitchers with
longer service time never to have gone on the disabled list are Derek Lowe and Livan
Hernandez ... Is one of three active Major Leaguers to have defeated all 30 teams, joining San Francisco's Barry
Zito, Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer and the Dodgers' Vincente Padilla (Elias). He has also started
in 44 different stadiums, second most among active pitchers (Jamie Moyer-49) ... Owns 10 seasons of at least 200.0IP and has missed 200.0IP just twice over the last 11 years (2000-
10). Both years he did not reach the mark were in each of his two seasons with the Yankees
(2010-157.1IP; 2004- 198.0IP) ... Struck out at least one batter in 349 consecutive games from May 16, 2000-September 10, 2010,
tying Dwight Gooden for the third longest streak since 1900, behind Nolan Ryan (382) and Randy
Johnson (351). He also struck out at least one batter in 345 consecutive starts over that same
stretch, marking the fifth-longest streak since 1900, trailing only Tom Seaver (411), Nolan Ryan
(382), Curt Schilling (378), David Cone (347) and Dwight Gooden (347) ... Has recorded 10-or-more-K in a game 40 times, the third-highest total among pitchers currently
on a 40-man roster behind Johan Santana (49) and Kerry Wood (41) ... Has not committed an error over his last 105G/100GS since August 16, 2007 and has made just
two miscues over the last five seasons (2006-10).2009In his lone season with Atlanta, went 15-10 with a career-low 2.87 ERA and 238K in 32 starts... came in fourth place in the NL Cy Young voting, receiving one second-place vote...Ranked third in the Majors (second in the NL) in K/BB ratio (5.41), fourth (second in the NL) in strikeouts, fifth (third in the NL) with 9.77 K/9.0IP and ninth (sixth in the
NL) in ERA... tied for fourth in the NL in wins...Made 22 "quality starts" and held opponents to 3ER or less in all but eight
starts... tossed at least 6.0 innings 28 times and at least 7.0 innings in 18 starts with
the Braves going 13-5 in those games...Over his final 22 starts,
beginning 5/30, made
16 "quality star ts,"
pitched to a 2.49 ERA
(155.1IP, 43ER), limited
opponents to a .217
average and collected
160K with just 29BB...Named the NL "Player
of the Week" for the
period ending 9/13,
going 2-0 with a 1.13
ERA and 17K in wins at
Houston and St. Louis...Hit safely in nine of his
last 18 games, going
10-for-34 (.294) over
the span... led the
Majors with 20 sacrifice
hits on the year...Pitched for Puer to
Rico in the World
Baseball Classic prior
to the season, winning
both of his starts and
allowing just 1ER in
9.1IP (0.96 ERA).2008Collected 10 wins, 30 starts and 150 strikeouts for the ninth consecutive season. Is the only active pitcher to accomplish the feat...American League Rankings: 4th in strikeouts (200) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8.64), T5th in starts (33) and earned runs allowed (108), T8th in home runs allowed (25), 9th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.28) and IP
(208.1) and T9th in hits allowed (214).
...Recorded back-to-back seasons with 200 strikeouts or more (fourth career 200-strikeout season),
becoming just the third pitcher (fifth time) in CWS history to do so, joining Ed Walsh (1907-08 and '10-12)
and Tom Bradley (1971-72) and the total tied for the 13th-highest, single season mark in Sox history.
...Became the 62nd pitcher in baseball history with 2,000 strikeouts while throwing 7.2 scoreless IP on 9/14-
(game one) vs. DET. He fanned Edgar Renteria in the fifth inning for the milestone.
...Surpassed the 200.0 IP mark for the eighth time in his career.
...Named co-AL Player of the Week for the period ending on 8/17 (also Melvin Mora), going 2-0 with a 0.56
ERA (1 ER/16.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts. The honor signified his first weekly award.
...His 4.67 ERA was 0.93 higher than his 2007 total (3.74) and the 16 loses marked a career high.
...22 of his 25 home runs allowed came in 23 starts at night (three homers in 10 day starts).
...The White Sox went 16-17 in his starts and made 17 quality starts.
...Eight of his 12 wins came vs. AL Central opponents.
...Was one of 10 AL pitchers to not commit an error (46 TC).
...Struck out 10 batters on four occasions (5/31 at TB, 7/3 vs. OAK, 7/21 vs. TEX and 8/12 vs. KC) and 37
times in his career. However, he suffered the loss in three of four starts with double-digit strikeouts.
...Had his string of 75 batters faced without a walk end on 4/18 at TB.
...Went 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA (5 ER/20.1 IP) from 4/7-18 and allowed no home runs in his first five outings.
...Led all American League starting pitchers with a 7.48 ERA (23 ER/27.2 IP) in June.
...Posted his 23rd complete game in a loss on 7/3 vs. OAK (3 ER) with 10 strikeouts.
...Tossed 8.0 shutout IP in a win on 8/12 vs. KC, his first win at home since 6/17 and also passed Whitey
Ford (1,956) on the all-time strikeout list .
...Struck out his 200th batter (Jhonny Peralta) in his final start on 9/27 vs. CLE.2007Recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 150 strikeouts for the eighth consecutive season, the only pitcher in baseball to accomplish the feat ... was 15-8 with a 3.74 ERA (90 ER/216.2 IP) and 213 strikeouts in 32 starts in his second season with the White Sox ... the 15 wins mark his highest total since 2001 (16),
and his 216.2 IP and 213 strikeouts are the most since 2003
(230.2 IP and 241 SO) ... the strikeout total is the sixth-highest,
single-season mark in Sox history (see box) ... reached the 200-
strikeout plateau for the third time, becoming the seventh
different White Sox pitcher (13th time) to accomplish the feat
(last, Esteban Loaiza in 2003) ... also is the first pitcher to lead
the club in strikeouts in consecutive seasons since Mike Sirotka
(1998-2000), and the first right-hander since Alex Fernandez
(1995-96) ... lowered his ERA from 4.84 in 2006 to 3.74 in 2007,
the fourth-best ERA improvement in the AL (-1.10) ... surpassed
the 200.0 IP-mark for the seventh time in his career ... ranked
among the American League leaders in strikeouts (4th),
strikeout-to-walk ratio (5th, 4.3), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th, 8.9),
baserunners per 9.0 IP (5th, 10.6), opponents average (6th,
.242), IP (7th), walks per 9.0 IP (9th, 2.1), wins (T11th), starts
(T12th) and quality starts (T12th, 20) ... Sox went 18-14 in his
starts (13-5 in last 18) ... compiled a 9-3 record and 105
strikeouts in the second half after going 6-5 with 108 strikeouts
prior to the All-Star Break ... the nine victories and 105
strikeouts after the break tied for third in the AL ... recorded 17
games with seven or more strikeouts, including four double-digit
efforts ... lasted 6.0 IP or more 30 times (up from 11 in 2006) and
at least 7.0 IP on 15 occasions ... was one of six pitchers in
baseball to accumulate at least 6.0 IP in 30 starts ... was 3-0 with
a 1.24 ERA (4 ER/29.0 IP) on turf (12-8 with a 4.12 ERA on
grass) ... surrendered 29 home runs, second-most in the AL,
including seven first-pitch homers ... went 10-2 with a 3.18 ERA
(36 ER/102.0 IP) vs. AL Central foes (4-7 with a 4.28 ERA in
2006), including 3-0 ledgers against both Detroit and Minnesota
... was 0-3 with a 5.03 ERA (19 ER/34.0 IP) in May, but 13-5 with
a 3.46 ERA (61 ER/158.2 IP) after ... led all pitchers with 56
strikeouts in September after tying for tops in the majors in 9/06
(50 SO) ... the 56 strikeouts marked the second-highest monthly
total in club history behind Wilbur Wood in 9/71 (58) ... allowed
one hit in his season debut on 4/7 vs. Minnesota(6.2 IP) ... went
0-3 with a 5.03 ERA (19 ER/34.0 IP) in five May outings ... was
5-0 with a 2.60 ERA (15 ER/52.0 IP) in seven starts from 6/23-
7/24 ... made his 300th career start on 6/11 at Philadelphia ...tied for the AL lead with 42 strikeouts in June with Boston's Daisuke
Matsuzaka ... since 1957, the 42 strikeouts were tied for the third most in June
in franchise history in June ... won a season-high five consecutive games
from 6/23-7/24 ... registered back-to-back complete games on 7/3 vs.
Baltimore and 7/8 vs. Minnesota, the first Sox pitcher since Jon Garland in
2005 to accomplish the feat ... retired 24 consecutive batters from the fourth
inning on 7/3 until the third frame on 7/8 ... reached 2,000 career IP in his start
on 8/10 vs. Seattle ... fell one strikeout shy of matching his single-game high
on 9/17 at Kansas City, whiffing 13 over 8.0 IP ... totaled 11 strikeouts in his
following start on 9/22 at Minnesota, the only White Sox pitcher to record 10
or more strikeouts in consecutive games in 2007 ... went 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA
(7 ER/29.0 IP) over his final four starts ... agreed to terms on a three-year,
$34.5-million contract extension on 3/6.2006Recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 150 strikeouts for the seventh consecutive season, the only pitcher in baseball to accomplish the feat ... went
11-12 with a 4.84 ERA (109 ER/202.2 IP) and 184 strikeouts in 33 games (32 starts) in his first season with the White Sox ... was a part of the first Sox starting
rotation since 1983 to feature five 10-game winners (LaMarr Hoyt, Rich Dotson,
Floyd Bannister, Jerry Koosman and Britt Burns) ... his 184 strikeouts led the
White Sox and ranked fourth in the American League ... surpassed the 200.0
IP-mark for the sixth time in his career ... his 4.84 ERA was the ninth-highest
among AL starters ... his 23 home runs allowed were down from 35 in 2005 and
his lowest total since 1999 (20) ... compiled five games with at least 10
strikeouts, the most by a White Sox pitcher since 1985 (Burns) ... was 9-4 with
a 5.07 ERA (61 ER/108.1 IP) before the All-Star Break and 2-8 with a 4.58 ERA
(48 ER/94.1 IP) in the second half ... averaged 9.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (98 SO)
after the break, up from 7.1 in the first half ... the 98 second-half strikeouts
ranked second in the AL behind Minnesota's Johan Santana (107) ... was 7-4
at home and 4-8 on the road ... made 14 quality starts and lasted 6.0 IP or more
11 times ...received 6.48 runs of support, the seventh-highest total in the AL, but just 1.58 over his last six starts
(seven runs total) ... posted an 8.00 ERA (16 ER/18.0 IP) in three interleague starts ... opponents hit .259 (206-795)
and .305 (54-177) with runners in scoring position ... limited the opposition to a .220 (116-528) average the first two
times through the lineup, compared to .337 (90-267) after ... the Sox went 13-19 in his starts ... was given the lead
in 26 of his 32 starts ... ranked second in the AL with 15 hit batsmen ... made his White Sox debut on 4/8 at Kansas
City (ND, 2 ER/7.0 IP) ... earned his first victory with the Sox on 4/19 vs. Kansas City (0 ER/8.0 IP), holding the Royals
hitless through 6.1 IP ... won a season-high four consecutive games from 4/19-5/6 ... received 19 runs of support
in Chicago's 20-6 win on 6/20 vs. St. Louis, the most in baseball since Kansas City's Zack Greinke was spotted 24
on 9/9/04 at Detroit ... recorded his 1,500th strikeout on 7/1 at the Cubs (Greg Maddux) ... also singled in his only
at-bat ... made his second career relief outing on 7/9 vs. Boston in a 19-inning game, throwing 1.2 scoreless IP in
the Sox 6-5 victory ... won his 10th game on 8/5 at Toronto, striking out a season-high 13 batters ... registered his
100th career victory on 8/10 vs. the Yankees (2 ER/5.0 IP) ... threw his 20th career complete game in a losing effort
on 9/5 at Boston (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... his 50 strikeouts in September led the AL and tied Jack McDowell (July 1994) for
the third-highest monthly total in franchise history ... also became one of four pitchers to strike out at least 50 in a
month without recording a win, joining Pedro Martinez (0-1, 55 SO in 5/06), Kerry Wood (0-3, 55 SO in 8/02) and
Randy Johnson (0-2, 59 SO in 9/92) ... gave up three runs or less in five straight starts from 8/25-9/16 (2.76 ERA)
but was 0-6 with a 4.22 ERA (30 ER/64.0 IP) in his last 10 starts ... competed for Puerto Rico in the inaugural World
Baseball Classic this spring, going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) in two starts.2005Returned to the National League after being traded by the Yankees to Arizona on 1/11 ... went 11-15 with a 4.42 ERA (106 ER/215.2 IP) in 33 starts in his only season with the Diamondbacks ... recorded his fifth season with at least 200.0 IP but set career highs in losses and home runs allowed (35) ... ranked among NL leaders in home runs allowed (T2nd), losses (T3rd), complete
games (T6th, 3), strikeouts (8th, 192) and walks per 9.0 IP (8th, 1.92) ... posted a 4.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio, ninth-best among NL starting pitchers ... averaged just 0.98 runs of support in his losses (5.57 in wins) ... received one run of support or less in 14 of his 15 losses ... was 7-8 with a 4.54 ERA (60 ER/119.0
IP) prior to the All-Star Break and 4-7 with a 4.28 ERA (46 ER/96.2 IP) in the second half ... seven of his wins came on the road, but held opponents to a .249 average at home (.280 on the road) ... limited lefties to a .244 (92-377) average, while righties batted .285 (131-460) ... made 20 quality starts ... lasted at least 6.0 IP in 24 of his 33 starts ... opponents attempted just eight stolen bases ... went 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA (10 ER/29.1 IP) in four interleague starts ... became just the third different Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in team history on 4/4 vs. the Cubs (7 ER/1.2 IP), joining Andy Benes (1998) and Randy Johnson (1999-2004) ... posted an 11.77 ERA in his first three starts, but followed with seven consecutive quality starts (5-1, 1.50 ERA) ... won a season-best four straight games from 4/20-5/6 ... did not issue a walk in a club-record 54.1 consecutive IP (220 batters faced) from 4/25-5/9, the longest streak in the majors since the Yankees' David Wells (59.0 IP from 9/6/02-4/21/03) ... walked Minnesota's Michael Cuddyer in the fifth inning on 6/9 to end the streak ... tossed his seventh career shutout on 5/22 at Detroit, a five-hitter ... hit his first career home run on 5/28 vs. the Dodgers (off Duaner Sanchez) ... also surpassed the 1,500.0 IP plateau ... struck out 10 batters in a victory on 6/14 at the White Sox (3 ER/8.0 IP) ... lost seven of his next nine decisions from 6/20-8/9 ... allowed two hits while striking out a season-high 12 batters on 9/25 vs. San Diego ... was 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA (10 ER/35.2 IP) over his last five starts ... batted .238 (15-63) with one home run and two RBI at the plate, including a four-game hitting streak from 5/6-28.2004Was named to his first All-Star Team in his initial season in the American League ... went 14-10 with a 4.91 ERA (108 ER/198.0 IP) in 32 starts with the Yankees ... recorded his fifth consecutive campaign with at least 32 starts, but fell 2.0 IP shy of his fifth-straight 200.0 IP season ... saw his strikeout total decline from a career-high 241 in 2003 to 150, his lowest since 1999 (26 starts), while his ERA rose from 3.24 to 4.91 ... did not record a complete game or a 10-strikeout performance for the first time since his rookie season (1998) ... ranked fifth in the
AL in home runs allowed (33) and eighth in victories ... the 33 home runs surrendered marked the third-highest single-season total in Yankees history behind Ralph Terry (40 in 1962) and Orlando Hernandez (34 in 2000) ... went
10-5 with a 3.56 ERA in the first half and 4-5 with a 6.92 ERA after the Midsummer Classic ... the 6.92 ERA was the third-highest in the AL after the break ... nine of his 14 wins came at home ... was 10-3 on four days of rest, but 4-7 otherwise
... made 16 quality starts ... Yankees went 19-13 in his starts ... threw 12 wild pitches, third-most in the league ... went 1-1 with a
2.88 ERA in interleague play ... won his AL debut on 4/8 vs. the White Sox (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... suffered the loss on 4/25 vs. Boston
(2 ER/6.0 IP) while pitching on three days rest for only the second time in his career ... won four consecutive starts from 5/23-6/8 ...
was scratched from his start on 8/11 at Texas due to conjunctivitis ... allowed his first stolen base on 8/17, ending his string of 36
starts without allowing a steal ... was 0-3 with a 9.99 ERA (27 ER/24.1 IP) in five starts from 8/17-9/10 ... lasted just 1.1 IP on 8/31
vs. Cleveland (6 ER), matching his shortest outing of his career ... picked up one win over his final nine appearances.2003Established career bests in ERA (3.24), IP (230.2) and strikeouts (241) with the Expos ... also matched his career best with 34 starts ... the 241 strikeouts marked the third-highest total in Expos' history behind Pedro Martinez (305 in 1997) and Bill Stoneman (251 in 1971) ... ranked among National League leaders in IP (2nd), strikeouts (3rd), starts (T3rd), strikeouts per
9.0 IP (4th, 9.4), complete games (T5th, 4), opponents average (7th, .229) and ERA (10th) ... threw 3,741 pitches, second only to Oakland's Barry Zito (3,747) ... notched nine games with at least 10 strikeouts, tying Arizona's Curt Schilling for second-most in the
majors (Cubs' Kerry Wood - 11) ... nine of his 13 wins came at home ... posted a 2.39 ERA (28 ER/105.1 IP) after the All-Star Break ... 15 of his 28 home runs allowed were solo and only six
came in the second half ... made four starts in his native Puerto Rico, going 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA (12 ER/26.0 IP) and 36 strikeouts ... suffered a strained right calf prior to Opening Day, preventing him from making his third consecutive start to begin the season ... threw 5.2 scoreless IP in his debut on 4/3 at Atlanta ... struck out
58 batters in just 39.2 IP in April (13.2 per 9.0 IP), including a career-high 14 on 4/9 at Wrigley Field (7.0 IP) ... recorded his 1,000th strikeout on 8/2 vs. Milwaukee (Eric Young) ... tossed 29.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 8/18-9/2, the
longest stretch of the season in the majors ... recorded a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts on 8/23 at San Diego ... went 4-1 with a 1.15 ERA in August and garnered Expos' Player of the Month honors from the Montreal BBWAA chapter ... lasted at least 7.0 IP in seven of his last eight starts, yielding just two homers ... was 10-65 (.154) with
a triple and six RBI at the plate ... also collected 12 sacrifice hits, tied for fourth in the NL.2002Posted his third consecutive 10-win/200.0 IP season with the Expos ... went 10-13 with a 3.91 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 34 starts ... suffered his first losing season since 1998 (5-15) ... led the NL in hits allowed (243), ranked third in walks per 9.0 IP (1.9), fourth in IP, tied for fifth in starts and ninth in strikeouts ... posted a 3.07 ERA at home compared to a 4.86 mark on the road ... made his second consecutive Opening Day start but did not figure in the decision on 4/2 vs. Florida ... earned a complete-game win on 4/30 at Houston (1 ER) ... dropped seven straight starts from 8/4-9/5 ... went 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA in September after going 0-6 in August.2001Set a career high with 16 wins, while ranking among NL leaders in shutouts (T1st, 3), complete games (2nd, 5), road ERA (4th, 2.86), strikeouts (5th, 208), IP (8th, 223.2) and opponents average (9th, .235) ... his season was cut short after being hit by a pitch on 9/17 (did not appear after the injury) ... was 7-9 with a 4.93 ERA in the first half and 9-2 with a 1.60 ERA after the All-Star Break ... left-handers hit just .220 (81-368) ... the Expos went 19-13 in his starts ... recorded 19 quality starts ... tossed a two-hit shutout on 5/15 vs. Los Angeles ... posted a 0.94 ERA (5 ER/48.0 IP) from 8/12-9/7 ... struck out 11 on 8/12 vs. Milwaukee ... was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for August, going 5-1 with a 0.55 ERA (3 ER/49 IP) ... suffered a fractured right eye socket after being hit by a Ryan
Dempster pitch on 9/17 vs. Florida ... X-rays taken at St. Mary's Hospital revealed fractures in and around the bones ... went 11-2 with a 2.14 ERA in his last 13 starts.2000Was 11-9 with a 4.05 ERA and two complete games in 33 starts with Montreal ... ranked among NL leaders in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4th, 4.73), strikeouts (6th), starts (T9th) and IP (T10th) ... led the club in IP and strikeouts and ranked second in wins (Dustin Hermanson, 12) ... reached the 200.0 IP mark for the first time in his career ... seven of his 11 wins came prior to the All-Star Break ... was 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA in interleague play ... held opponents to a .235 (52-221) average with runners in scoring position ... went 6-1 with a 3.41 ERA (28 ER/74.0 IP) in his first 11 starts, including 8.0 shutout IP on 5/16 vs. Arizona ... struck out 51 batters in a five-game span from 9/4-25 ... recorded his first career shutout on 9/10 at Atlanta, striking out 11 while allowing only six hits ... hit .231 (15-65) with two doubles and one RBI ... tied for seventh in the NL with 13 sacrifice hits.1999Led the Expos with nine victories in his second major-league season and ranked second with 154.2 IP ... reduced his home runs allowed from 31 in 1998 to just 20 ... tied for ninth in the NL with three complete games ... was 1-4 with a 6.66 ERA during the day and 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA at night ... seven of his nine wins came in the second half ... went 2-4 with a 6.63 ERA in his first 11 starts before being optioned to Class AAA Ottawa on 6/6 ... was recalled on 7/18 and suffered the loss that night at Yankee Stadium (6 ER/7.0 IP) as David Cone tossed a perfect game vs. Montreal ... recorded his first career complete game on 7/23 vs. Pittsburgh, retiring the first 14 batters faced ... tossed his second straight complete game on 7/28 vs. the Cubs, the first Montreal pitcher to accomplish the feat since Pedro Martinez (7/28-8/9/97) ... hurled a one-hitter with a season-best 10 strikeouts on 9/14 at the Dodgers ... yielded a leadoff single to Mark Grudzielanek in the fourth inning and then retired the final 17 batters faced ... the one-hitter marked the 22nd in club history and first since Martinez on 7/13/97 at Cincinnati ... batted .286 (12-42)
with two doubles and five RBI.1998Went 5-15 with a 6.06 ERA in 32 games in his rookie season ... ranked among NL rookie leaders in starts (1st), strikeouts (2nd, 139), IP (3rd, 172.1) and opponents average (5th, .292) ... led the Expos in starts ... took the loss in his major-league debut on 4/3 at the Cubs (3 ER/5.0 IP) ... earned his first win on 5/1 vs. Arizona (3 ER/6.2 IP) ... lost four straight decisions from 5/6-6/23 and six in a row from 7/12-8/12 ... was ejected on 7/17 vs. Pittsburgh after hitting Aramis Ramirez with a pitch ... served a suspension from 7/23-26 ... was 9-52 (.173) with two doubles, one home run and five RBI at the plate ... recorded his first hit on 4/19 at Houston (double) ... pitched with Ponce
in the Puerto Rican Winter League.1997Was named the Montreal Player Development Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after combining to go 10-3 with a 1.86 ERA (32 ER/154.2 IP) in 25 starts between Class A West Palm Beach and Class AA Harrisburg ... the 1.86 ERA was the lowest among all minor-league pitchers, while his .200 opponents average
against ranked fifth ... was named to the Florida State League All-Star Team and was named by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect in the Expos farm system ... allowed just 15 hits in 42.0 with Harrisburg, going 4-0 with a 1.07 ERA in six starts.1996Earned Montreal Player Development Player of the Year honors, going 14-3 with a 2.68 ERA in 27 starts
with Class A Delmarva ... led all minor leaguers with an .824 winning percentage, and ranked second in the South Atlantic League in wins, third in strikeouts (173) and ninth in ERA.1995Went 6-6 with a 5.08 ERA in 21 starts with Class A Albany ... surpassed the 100.0 IP-mark for the first time in his career.1994Made his professional debut, going 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA in 15 games (11 starts) with the Rookie Expos
... led the Gulf Coast League in opponents average (.161), tied for second in shutouts (one) and tied for fifth in complete games (one).