Vicente Padilla

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Vicente Padilla MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
108-91 4.32 1571.1 1121 1.38

Vicente Padilla Bio

  • Full Name: Vicente Padilla
  • Born: 9/27/1977 in Chinandega, Nicaragua
  • Debut: June 29, 1999
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2012
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 108 91 4.32 386 237 6 1571.1 1121 1.38

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Awards

Vicente Padilla Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Philadelphia NL

Diamondbacks Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2000 Arizona NL

Rangers Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Texas AL

Vicente Padilla Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2002 3.28 12th in NL
2003 3.62 14th in NL
2006 4.50 23rd in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2002 14 13th in NL
2003 14 12th in NL
2006 15 14th in AL
2008 14 11th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2006 156 17th in AL
2008 127 24th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2002 1.22 11th in NL
2003 1.24 13th in NL
2006 1.38 25th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .254 19th in NL
2003 .251 19th in NL
2006 .266 22nd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2002 32 20th in NL
2003 32 15th in NL
2006 33 6th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2002 1 22nd in NL
2003 1 24th in NL
2008 1 16th in AL
2010 1 16th in NL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2002 1 10th in NL
2003 1 11th in NL
2008 1 9th in AL
2010 1 8th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2002 206.0 18th in NL
2003 208.2 14th in NL
2006 200.0 21st in AL

Holds

Season HLD Rank
2000 15 10th in NL
2012 23 9th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2002 5.59 16th in NL
2003 5.74 17th in NL
2008 6.68 22nd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2003 2.15 25th in NL
2006 2.23 19th in AL
2008 1.95 13th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2005 74 11th in NL
2006 70 7th in AL
2008 65 16th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2002 198 18th in NL
2003 196 22nd in NL
2006 206 18th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2003 22 22nd in NL
2005 22 25th in NL
2008 26 5th in AL

Vicente Padilla Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2012 RHP Vicente Padilla elected free agency.
August 21, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list.
August 8, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 6, 2012. Right biceps strain.
April 4, 2012 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Vicente Padilla from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 4, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated RHP Vicente Padilla.
January 16, 2012 Boston Red Sox signed free agent RHP Vicente Padilla to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 16, 2012 Vicente Padilla assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
October 30, 2011 RHP Vicente Padilla elected free agency.
September 6, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers transferred RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 29, 2011 sent RHP Vicente Padilla on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
May 14, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list. Right Radial Nerve Irritation
April 22, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list.
April 17, 2011 sent RHP Vicente Padilla on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
March 30, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Recovering from February 2011 right elbow surgery.
December 9, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Vicente Padilla.
November 7, 2010 RHP Vicente Padilla elected free agency.
September 3, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list.
August 30, 2010 sent RHP Vicente Padilla on a rehab assignment to Inland Empire 66ers.
August 20, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 16, 2010. Bulging disk in his neck.
June 19, 2010 Vicente Padilla assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
June 19, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list.
June 13, 2010 sent RHP Vicente Padilla on a rehab assignment to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 1, 2010 sent RHP Vicente Padilla on a rehab assignment to Inland Empire 66ers.
April 25, 2010 Vicente Padilla roster status changed by Los Angeles Dodgers.
April 23, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list.
January 21, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Vicente Padilla.
November 6, 2009 RHP Vicente Padilla elected free agency.
August 27, 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Vicente Padilla from Albuquerque Isotopes.
August 22, 2009 Vicente Padilla assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Los Angeles Dodgers.
August 20, 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Vicente Padilla to a minor league contract.
August 7, 2009 Texas Rangers designated Vicente Padilla for assignment.
June 2, 2009 Texas Rangers activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day disabled list.
May 22, 2009 Texas Rangers placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17, 2009. Strained right shoulder.

Vicente Padilla Bio Info

Worked under former Major League pitcher and follow Nicaraguan native Dennis Martinez for 2 weeks in 1998 to improve change-up, slider and curve...Pitched for bronze medal-winning Nicaragua in the XXXIII World Cup, 7/22-8/2/98...Earned a save against Italy in the medal round...Pitched in quarterfinals against the Dominican Republic...Made 3 appearances in the qualifying round, holding batters to a .188 AVG...Played in 4 games for Nicaragua in the Central American Games from 8/29-9/18/98...Earned 1 win and 1 save in the Games. 2011 Missed most of the season due to injury...Was only active from mid-April to mid-May...Recorded 3 saves and 5 holds with a 4.15 ERA (4 ER/8.2 IP) over 9 relief appearances in his 1st campaign out of the bullpen since 2001...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 3/30 (retro to 3/22) due to forearm surgery...Had a 3.86 ERA (1 ER/2.1 IP) in 2 rehab starts with High-A Rancho Cucamonga from 4/17-19 and was reinstated on 4/22...Threw 1.0 scoreless inning in his season debut on 4/23 at CHC for his 1st hold in nearly a decade since 6/7/01 vs. NYM while with PHI...Tallied his 3rd career save on 4/27 at FLA with a perfect 10th inning, his 1st save since 9/28/00 at CHC while with PHI...Also earned saves on 5/8 at NYM and 5/11 at PIT...Returned to the 15-day DL on 5/19 (retro to 5/14) with right radial nerve irritation and missed the remainder of the season...Tossed scoreless rehab outings from 5/29-31 (4.0 IP) with Rancho Cucamonga...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/6...Following the season, combined to go 2-1 with a 2.15 (7 ER/29.1 IP) and 24 strikeouts compared to 3 walks during regular season and postseason play in the Nicaraguan Baseball League. 2010 The Dodgers' Opening Day starter went 6-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 16 starts during an injury-plagued campaign in his first full season with the club after re-signing as a free agent ... joined Fernando Valenzuela (1981, 1983-86, 1988) and Ramon Martinez (1992, 1995-98) as the only Latinos to start on Opening Day for Los Angeles ... Went 4-2 with a 1.61 ERA (8 ER/44.2 IP) in his six starts at Dodger Stadium, which was the second-lowest home ERA among big league starters (min. five starts) ... limited opponents to a .168 batting average (26-for-155) in those starts ... Missed 68 games while on the disabled list and also did not appear in a game following his Sept. 6 start at San Diego due to a bulging disc in his neck ... was on the DL from April 23-June 19 with right elbow soreness and also Aug. 16-Sept. 3 due to his neck injury ... Limited left-handed hitters to a .167 average (24-for-144) with a .250 on-base percentage, both of which were the second-lowest marks among National League starters (min. 16 starts) ... Limited opponents to a .226 batting average and averaged 8.0 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched, both career-best marks ... his 3.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the highest of his 11-year career and was the 9th-best mark among NL starters (min. 15 starts) ... Achieved three career milestones, crossing the 1,500-inning threshold on Aug. 10 at Philadelphia, reaching 100 wins on June 30 at San Francisco and striking out his 1,000th batter on April 22 at Cincinnati ... Went 5-3 with a 2.95 ERA (21 ER/64.0 IP) in 10 night starts ... his ERA was the 12th-best mark among NL starters (min. 10 starts) in night games and he also limited opponents to a .219 batting average (52-for-237), the eighth-lowest mark on the circuit ... Had a stretch of six consecutive quality starts from June 25-July 23, posting a 1.30 ERA (6 ER/41.2 IP) and limiting opponents to a .168 batting average (24-for-143) ... tossed 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings during that stretch over two starts on July 11 vs. Chicago (NL) and July 18 at St. Louis Tossed his fourth career shutout on Aug. 4 against San Diego, striking out nine and limiting the Padres to just two hits ... took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and the two hits tied a career best set on May 10, 2002 against Arizona ... his nine strikeouts tied a season high set on July 6 against Florida 2009 Went 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA in eight games (seven starts) with the Dodgers after signing as a minor league free agent on August 19...had been released by the Texas Rangers on August 17...Went a combined 12-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) with the Rangers and Dodgers, including an 8-6 mark and a 4.92 ERA in 18 starts with Texas...Went 4-4 with a 5.84 ERA (37 ER/57.0 IP) in 10 starts at hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark in Arlington...went 8-2 with a 3.59 ERA (36 ER/90.1 IP) in his other 16 games (15 starts)...With 12 wins, reached the 10-win plateau for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four seasons...has posted at least 10 wins in five of eight seasons as a starter beginning in 2002...His 98 career wins are the second most by a Nicaraguan-born Major League player behind Dennis Martinez's 245...became the first native of Nicaragua to play for the Dodgers...Lost only once in his final eight road starts beginning June 7, going 6-1 with a 3.40 ERA (18 ER/47.2 IP) in that span...his last road loss came June 2 at the New York Yankees...Went 7-2 with a 3.70 ERA (30 ER/73.0 IP) in 12 road starts in 2009...Has 18 road wins since the start of the 2008 season to rank tied for second in the Majors in that time with C.C. Sabathia and Joe Saunders behind only Cliff Lee's 20...is 18-5 with a 4.21 ERA (80 ER/171.0 IP) in 30 games (29 starts) overall in that time...Made one start for Triple-A Albuquerque before joining the Dodgers, allowing two runs on three hits in 5.0 innings against Nashville (Brewers) on August 22...struck out five, walked three and threw 84 pitches...Made his Dodger debut August 27 at Colorado, allowing two runs and six hits in 5.0 innings to earn the win in the 3-2 triumph...Got the start in the Dodgers' regular-season finale October 4 vs. Colorado, getting the win with 5.0 innings of one-run ball...struck out 10 for his first 10-strikeout game since May 27, 2008, when he fanned 10 Devil Rays at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay...Made one relief appearance on September 30 at San Diego, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...was his first appearance out of the bullpen since September 30, 2001 with Philadelphia at Florida...Made three starts for the Dodgers in the 2009 Postseason, going 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA...fired 7.0 scoreless innings against the Cardinals in St. Louis to win the decisive Game 3 of the NLDS...also tossed 7.1 innings and allowed just one run in the club's NLCS Game 2 victory 2008 Despite a string of lingering injuries in his 3rd season with the club, Padilla won a team-high 14 games and led the Texas pitching staff in most statistical categories...benefitted from a productive season in road games...voted Rangers Pitcher of the Year by DFW BBWAA chapter...went 14-8, 4.74 (90 ER/171.0 IP) with 127 strikeouts and 65 walks over 29 starts for Texas...his 14 victories were tied for 11th-most among all A.L. hurlers...enjoyed the 4th-best run support average among A.L. starters (6.58)...allowed a career-high 26 home runs, 5th-most in the A.L....allowed 11 of those homers in two-strike counts...went 10-3, 3.74 (41 ER/98.2 IP) in his first 16 starts through June 22, but 4-4, 5.70 (42 ER/66.1 IP) over his final 12 starts...hit 15 batters, 2nd-most in the league...averaged exactly 100 pitches-per-start, 20th in A.L...was tagged with 10 unearned runs, T10th-most in the league...led the Texas staff in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, ERA, pitches thrown (2900), home runs allowed, walks and batting average against (.275)...won a career-high 5 consecutive decisions over 7 starts from April 27-May 27, longest winning streak on the staff in 2008...had 8 opposing batters reach base via error, easily most on the team...went 11-3, 4.69 (50 ER/96.0 IP) in 17 starts on the road, but 3-5, 4.80 (40 ER/75.0 IP) over 12 starts in Arlington...posted a 6-1 record and 3.26 ERA (24 ER/66.1 IP) in 11 starts against A.L. West opponents...posted a 0.48 ERA (1 ER/18.2 IP) over 3 starts at Safeco Field against the Mariners (2-0 record)...opposition batted .275 (185-673) on the year, right-handers at .240 (83-346) and lefties at .312 (102- 327)...reached a pitch count of 100-or-more 17 times on the season, going 9-3, 4.51 (54 ER/107.2 IP) in those starts. 2007 Went 6-10 with a 5.76 ERA in 23 starts for Texas...Missed nearly two months on the DL, from June 22-Aug. 14 with right triceps irritation...Still ranked among Texas staff leaders in starts (T-2nd), innings (3rd), wins (T-3rd) and quality starts (4th, 7)...Went 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (17 ER/39.2IP) in his final eight starts after being activated from the DL...Was 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA (4 ER/17.0 IP) over his final four starts in September...Was ejected on Sept. 16 at Oakland after hitting game's second batter, Nick Swisher, with a pitch, after which Swisher charged the mound...was suspended seven games by MLB on Sept. 18 2006 Set a career high with 15 victories and pitched 200 innings for the third time in his career, first since 2003...was 10-6 with a 4.11 ERA in his last 21 starts...was 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA in five starts in August, but 2-2 with a 6.06 ERA in six starts in September...right-handers hit .228 off him, fifth lowest in the American League, while left-handers hit .305...was 8-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 17 starts at home and 7-5 with a 4.20 ERA in 16 starts on the road...led the American League with 17 hit batters...his 20 quality starts were tied for fifth in the league...his 66 career victories are second most by a pitcher from Nicaragua, trailing only Dennis Martinez with 245. 2005 Was 9-12, 4.71 (77 ER/147.0 IP) with 103 strikeouts in 27 games/starts for Philadelphia in 2005...held opposing batters to a .205 (30-146) average with runners in scoring position, 6th-best among qualifying major leaguers (min. 125 at-bats)...was 5-4, 3.63 (35 ER/86.2 IP) with 64 strikeouts in 14 games/starts after the All- Star Break...held opposing batters to a .217 (68-314) average after the break, 6th-best among qualifying National League hurlers.

Summary: Began the season on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis, suffered during spring training...made 2 rehab starts at Clearwater (A) and Scranton (AAA) before being activated on April 19...allowed 8 runs in 3.0 innings in his first start, April 19 vs. New York (NL)...allowed career-high 5 HR to become the first Phillies pitcher to allow 5 HR in a game since Grant Jackson on July 30, 1969...was 0-4, 10.57 (18 ER/15.1 IP) over his first 4 starts...earned first win of the season on May 15 vs. Cincinnati, throwing 6.0 shutout innings...recorded career-best 17.0 inning scoreless streak from July 6-22...tossed season-high 8.0 innings on August 23 at San Francisco...earned his 50th career win on September 2 at WSH...was 3-8, 6.96 (42 ER/54.1 IP) over his first 12 starts and 6-4, 3.40 (35 ER/92.2 IP) in final 15 starts...posted a 1.94 ERA (13 ER/60.1 IP) over a 9-start span from July 6-August 23...pitched at least 6.0 innings in 12 of his last 15 starts...Phillies went 7-2 in final 9 starts.

2005 Notes: Missed one start in May with a mid-back strain, one in June with a neck strain and one in September with a rib cage strain...was 3-4, 3.35 (16 ER/43.0 IP) in 8 games/starts during the day...held opposing batters to a .260 average, including a .222 (62-279) mark against right-handers...allowed just 5 HR away from Citizens Bank Park...at the plate, had a career-best 6 hits and hit his first career triple, on July 17 vs FLA off Dontrelle Willis, the first triple by a Phillies' hurler since Curt Schilling in 1999...made 2 rehab starts...allowed one run in 5.0 innings to take loss for Clearwater on April 7 at Dunedin...earned win for Scranton on April 12 vs. Richmond, allowing 2 runs in 5.0 innings...51 career wins rank 2ndmost among Nicaraguan-born pitchers, trailing only Dennis Martinez's 245 career victories...earned winter league ERA title in Nicaragua, posting an 0.29 ERA (1 ER/31.0 IP) in 6 games/starts for the league champion Chinandega squad. 2004 Allowed 2 ER or less in 3 of his first 4 starts and in 11 of his 20 total starts...Had a 3.46 ERA in first 7 starts, through 5/13; however went 0-4 in first 5 starts and 7-3 for remainder of season...Phillies went 10-5 in his 15 starts after 0-4 start...Tied his career high with a 4-game win streak and won 4 consecutive starts for the 1st time in his career, 5/7-23...Placed on DL, 5/29, with right elbow tendinitis...Made a rehab start with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) on 6/20 and was removed from game after 1.0 IP with right triceps tendinitis...Activated on 8/10...Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings 3 times, last: 8/27 vs MIL (7.0 shutout innings)...Pitched on 3 days for rest for 1st time in career as starter and threw 6.2 shutout innings, 9/12 at NYM...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 11 of 20 starts; had a 2.42 ERA when pitching at least 6.0 innings...Walked 2 batters or fewer in 16 of 20 starts and his final 8 starts...Had a 1.000 fielding %. 2003 Reached career highs in innings (208.2) and strikeouts (133); tied career highs in wins (14) and starts (32) ... Posted 9th-best night ERA in NL (3.13) and 2nd-most hit batters (16) ... Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 16 of 32 starts and was 11-2, 1.56 ERA in those starts ... Started the season with a 16.0 walkless inning streak, 4/3-14 ... Tossed 2nd career shutout, 4/19 at ATL (9.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO), the only pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout against ATL all season ... Involved in 5 of the Phils' 13 shutouts ... Had a career-high 14.1 scoreless inning streak, 4/14-25 ... Lost a career and team-high 5 straight, 4/25-5/22 ... Threw 7.0 shutout innings en route to his 5th win of season in the Phillies first-ever game with the Angels, 6/9 at ANA ... Went 6-1, 2.60 ERA over 10 starts, 6/9-8/3 ... Tied his career-best 4-game win streak, 7/10-8/15 ... Took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, 8/31 at NYM (8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER); broken up by leadoff infield single by Jose Reyes ... Struck out season-high 10 batters, 9/5 vs NYM; 3rd career double-digit strikeout game ... Had a career-best 21.0 walkless inning streak, 8/21-9/5 ... Walked 1 batter or fewer in 15 of 32 starts, 3 or less in 27 ... Had 2.15 ERA in final 4 home starts, including a 16.0-inning scoreless streak, 9/5-15 ... Allowed only 2 HR in final 49.1 innings of season ... At the plate, his 6 walks were tied for NL lead among pitchers (Jeff D'Amico). 2002 Came to spring training in competition for the 5th starter job and won . . . Led Phillies staff in wins (14) and starts (32) . . . Had the 2nd-most wins among Latin-born pitchers in NL (Odalis Perez - 15) . . . Pitched a career-high 206.0 innings (majors and minors) . . . Made 1st ML start, 4/3 at ATL (won, 3-1), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 7 SO; made 83 career relief appearances prior to the start . . . Struck out a career-high 11 batters, 4/14 vs CIN, becoming 71st pitcher in Phillies history to record a double-digit strikeout game . . . Finished April with a season-best 2.41 ERA in 6 starts . . . Pitched 1st ML CG and SHO, 5/10 vs ARI (4-0); had a no-hitter through 7.2 innings, but finished with a 2-hitter . . . Combined on 2 other shutouts, pitching 8.0 scoreless innings, 5/21 vs NYM (4-0) and 8/24 at STL (4-0) . . . Selected to 1st All-Star game (2.0 IP, BB, 0-1 at plate), was NL finishing pitcher in infamous 2-2 tie . . . Hit a bases-clearing double, 9/4 at MTL . . . Posted a 2.93 ERA in his final 3 starts of the season . . . Had 3 walkless streaks of 10.0 or more innings - 16.2 (7/4-23), 12.0 (4/30-5/5) and 10.0 (7/28-8/7) . . . Walked 3 batters or less in 30 of 32 starts . . . Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 26 of 32 starts . . . Phillies were 19-13 (.594) in his 32 starts; 13-8 (.619) in his final 21. 2001 Began season in Phillies bullpen . . . On DL with a sprained left ankle suffered in batting practice, 5/4-29 . . . Made 4 rehab starts for Scranton (AAA), 4.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 SO . . . Recorded 2nd win of season on 1st day back, 5/30 at NYM . . . Won 3 straight decisions, 4/17-6/15 . . . Got 1st ML extra-base hit (double), run and walk, 6/15 vs BAL (2.0 IP) . . . Pitched 4.0 innings (1 ER), 6/25 vs ATL . . . Optioned to Scranton, 6/26, to make room for RHP Nelson Figueroa . . . Moved into starting rotation with Scranton and went undefeated (7-0) . . . Struck out 11 batters in 7.0 IP, 8/23 vs Pawtucket . . . Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August (5-0, 1.69 ERA) . . . Recalled on 9/1 . . . Threw a career-high 5.0 innings and struck out a career-high 5, 9/5 vs NYM . . . Pitched winter ball for Culiacan, Mexico. 2000 Began season at Tucson (AAA) . . . Recalled by ARI 5/5 . . . Made 5 relief appearances for D'Backs, 1-0, 1.00 ERA (1 ER in 9.0 IP), 2 BB, 10 SO . . . Earned 1st ML win 5/9 vs LA . . . Optioned back to Tucson 5/21 . . . Was 0-1, 1 save, 4.42 ERA in 12 games at triple-A . . . Recalled again 5/30 . . . Had an 11.1 scoreless inning streak, 5/14-6/12 . . . Made 22 more relief appearances when traded to Phillies 7/26 . . . Made Phillies debut 7/27 vs CHI, throwing career-high 2.2 innings . . . Earned 1st win with Phillies 8/22 at CIN (2.0 IP) . . . Earned 1st ML save 8/23 at CIN (0.2 IP, 1 SO) . . . Earned 2nd save 9/28 at CHI (1.0 IP, 2 SO) . . . Named D'Backs Rookie of the Year by Arizona Chapter of BBWAA . . . Playing winter ball in Nicaragua. 1999 Opened 1st professional season at High Desert (A) . . . Started 9 games (4-1, 3.73 ERA) . . . 55 SO and 17 BB in 50.2 innings . . . Promoted to Tucson (AAA) . . . Started 5 games . . . Pitched 7.0 shutout innings in Tucson debut 3/30 at Nashville (6 H, 6 SO, 0 BB) . . . Diamondbacks Pitcher of the Month for May (4-1, 2.89 ERA, 37.1 IP, 12 ER) . . . Won 3 straight games for Tucson before being promoted to Arizona 6/24 . . . Made ML debut 6/29 at CIN; lost, blown save . . . Recorded 1st out 7/2 at STL . . . Optioned to Tucson 7/8 . . . Recalled 7/19 . . . Made one appearance 7/19 at SEA (1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R) . . . Did not win a game after 7/31 . . . Played winter ball for Estrellas, DR (2-3, 4.97 in 7 starts). 1998 Signed by ARI as an amateur free agent 8/30 . . .