Danys Baez

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Danys Baez MLB Career Stats

40-57 4.25 697.0 505 1.35

Danys Baez Bio

  • Full Name: Danys G. Baez
  • Born: 9/10/1977 in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
  • Debut: May 13, 2001
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MLB Career Stats 40 57 4.25 533 26 114 697.0 505 1.35


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Danys Baez Stats

Danys Baez Advanced Stats

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Danys Baez Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tampa Bay AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2000 Akron EAS

Danys Baez Leaderboards


Season SO Rank
2002 130 23rd in AL


Season SV Rank
2002 6 21st in AL
2003 25 9th in AL
2004 30 6th in AL
2005 41 5th in AL
2006 9 20th in NL
2007 3 24th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .256 16th in AL


Season G Rank
2003 73 6th in AL
2005 67 18th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2001 14 20th in AL
2007 14 21st in AL
2009 15 18th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2002 1.59 5th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2002 82 4th in AL

Danys Baez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 1, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies released RHP Danys Baez.
July 22, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies designated RHP Danys Baez for assignment.
October 25, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Danys Baez.
October 5, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies reassigned RHP Danys Baez to the minor leagues.
September 9, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Danys Baez from the 15-day disabled list.
September 6, 2010 sent RHP Danys Baez on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
August 27, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Danys Baez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 25, 2010. Back spasms
January 5, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Danys Baez.
November 5, 2009 RHP Danys Baez elected free agency.

Danys G. Baez Bio Info

Danys G. Baez...Married, wife's name is Mireya; two daughters, Daniela Lucia (6/20/04) and Gabriela Maria (12/13/06)...Two months after his daughter's birth, Danys' parents, Miriam and Gilberto, arrived in the United States from Cuba for the first time (parents of defected Cuban athletes must wait five years before they can leave Cuba)...Baez defected to Costa Rica prior to the last game of the Pan American Games on 8/1/99, while in Winnipeg, Canada...Pitched for the gold medal-winning Cuban National Team...Studied physics while in Cuba...Is an animal lover and has a boxer named "Lennox" after former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis...Signed by: Rene Gayo and John Mirabelli. 2011 Earned the win in the Phillies' Opening Day victory over HOU on 4/1...Posted a 1.46 ERA (2 ER, 12.1 IP) over his first 11 games; did not allow an ER over his first 5 appearances...Went 1-1, 3.04 ERA (8 ER, 23.2 IP) in 16 home games and 1-3, 12.41 ERA (17 ER, 12.1 IP) in 13 road games...Set single-game career highs in relief IP (5.0) and pitches (73) in the Phillies' 19-inning game, 5/25 vs CIN...His 5.0 IP on 5/25 vs CIN were his most since going 3.0 innings, 5/27/09 vs TOR...Allowed runs in 14 of his 29 appearances...Was designated for assignment on 7/22. 2010 Earned his 1st win as a Phillie, 5/10 at COL; was his 1st victory in 56 appearances dating to 5/27/09 vs TOR...Did not allow an ER over 10 consecutive appearances, 5/10-6/1 (10.0 IP)...Posted a 3.97 ERA (10 ER, 22.0 IP) in 24 road games and a 6.84 ERA (19 ER, 25.0 IP) in 27 home games...Had a 1.74 ERA (8 ER, 41.1 IP) in 44 of his 50 appearances; allowed 21 ER in 6.1 IP in the other 6 games (29.84 ERA)...On the 15-day DL with back spasms, 8/25-9/8; made 1 rehab appearance with Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 9/6...Appeared in his 500th career game, 9/19 vs WSH 2009 Had a 2.92 ERA (23 ER, 71.0 IP) in 57 of his 59 appearances for BAL; allowed 9 ER in 0.2 IP in his other 2 games...Finished 2nd on the team in appearances...Pitched 3.0 perfect innings, 4/26 vs TEX, to earn his 1st win since 7/7/06, snapping his career-high 9-game losing streak...Collected his 1st ML hit (singled off Kip Wells), 5/22 at WSH, and scored the game-winning run...Held right-handed hitters to a .197 average...Induced 137 ground balls, tied for 5th-most among AL relievers 2008 Missed the entire season following right elbow surgery (10/07). 2007 Appeared in 53 games in his first year with the Orioles before being sidelined with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow...Is scheduled to undergo ligament reconstruction surgery this fall and will likely miss the 2008 season...His 6.44 ERA was second-highest among AL relievers...Allowed runs in 21 of his 53 outings and was charged with multiple runs in 13 of those appearances...Held right-handed batters to a .200 average (23-115), but lefties batted .346 (27-78) off him...Had a 4.40 ERA (30.2IP, 15ER) in 30 games at home and a 9.61 ERA (19.2IP, 21ER) in 23 appearances on the road...Allowed runs in only 3 of his first 18 outings for the Orioles, including a season-high streak of six straight scoreless appearances (6.1IP)...Entered May with a 2.92 ERA in 13 appearances...Took the loss & blown save on May 20 at Washington, allowing 2 runs & an inherited run to score in the 8th inning...Allowed a game-winning 2-run HR to Troy Glaus in the 8th inning on May 14 at Toronto...Allowed the game-winning homer in the 10th inning to Alex Rios on May 24 vs. Toronto...Was his 3rd loss in 5 appearances starting May 14...Yielded runs in 8 of his 13 outings starting May 13 before going on the DL (11.2IP, 15ER), including a stretch in which he allowed at least one run in 6 of 7 outings, May 13-26...Went on the DL on June 16 with a strained right forearm...Made 3 rehab appearances for AA Bowie before returning to action on July 12, pitching a scoreless inning against Chicago...Recorded his 2nd save with a perfect 9th inning on August 18 at Toronto...Pitched a scoreless 9th inning August 3 at Tampa Bay for his first save...Was charged with a blown save on August 29 vs. Tampa Bay, pitching 1.2 innings but allowing the tying run to score with 2 outs in 9th inning...Earned his 3rd save on August 31 at Boston despite allowing 2 runs in the 9th inning...Allowed 2 runs in 1.2 IP in his last outing, September 12 vs. LA Angels...Yielded runs in 10 of 22 appearances after being activated from the DL on July 12. 2006 Began the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers before being traded to Atlanta on July 28...Appeared in 57 games between the two teams, going 5-6 with a 4.53 ERA and 9 saves in 17 opportunities...Appeared in only 11 games for Atlanta following the trade before being placed on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on August 23...Did not return the rest of the season...Was acquired by the Dodgers from Tampa Bay on January 14 for pitchers Edwin Jackson and Chuck Tiffany...Led Dodgers bullpen with 46 appearances at the time he was traded...Did not allow an earned run in his first 12 games for Los Angeles...Had 8 saves in 9 opportunities, suffering a loss and blown save on April 19 vs. the Chicago Cubs when he allowed 3 unearned runs in 2.0 IP...Had a 1.32 ERA and was 8-for-10 in save opportunities in April...Was 3-1 with a 3.29 ERA in May...Allowed 13 runs in 1.2 IPover 3 appearances, June 2 vs. Philadelphia (0IP, 5ER) and June 21 vs. Seattle (1.1IP, 4ER) with LAand his last appearance with Atlanta, on August 22 vs. Pittsburgh (0.1IP, 4ER)...Beside those outings, pitched to a 2.64 ERA for the season...Had a 2.61 ERAin 28 road games but a 6.59 ERA in 29 home games between LA and Atlanta...Had 6 holds each for the Dodgers and Braves...Pitched to a 1.86 ERA in his first 10 outings for Atlanta before allowing 4 earned runs in 0.1 IP in his final outing on August 22 vs. Pittsburgh, when he suffered his only loss as a Brave...Went on the DL the next day...Had 9 saves in 16 opportunities with Los Angeles and was 0-for-1 with Atlanta...Combined between the teams to retire 42 of 57 first batters faced and allowed 10 of 25 inherited runners to score...His 8 blown saves tied for 5th most in the National League. 2005 Was the Rays' representative at the 2005 All-Star Game but did not appear in the contest ... Improved his save total for the third consecutive season...saved a career-high 41 games, eighth-best in the Majors and the only pitcher in baseball to save 40 or more games on a sub-.500 team ... Became the second Devil Ray in history to reach the 40-save plateau, joining Roberto Hernandez, who saved a club-record 43 in 1999 ... Saved 61.2% of the Rays' wins (41 of 67)...only five pitchers (since saves became an official statistic in 1969) have saved a greater percentage of their team's wins ... Became just the fourth pitcher to save 40-plus games on a team that lost 90 or more games, joining Tampa Bay's Roberto Hernandez in 1999 (43 saves/93 losses), Montreal's Ugueth Urbina in 1999 (41 saves/94 losses) and Florida's Bryan Harvey in 1993 (45 saves/98 losses) ... Had 28 saves after the All-Star Break, tied with the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez for the most in the Majors ... Converted 41 of 49 saves, but made good on 22 of his last 23 and 36 of his last 38 ... Notched just seven saves through the Rays' first 57 games, but had 34 over the last 105 ... Had 10 saves of more than one inning, tying him with Toronto's Miguel Batista for the most in the Majors ... Was second in the AL with 64 games finished behind Mariano Rivera (66) ... Allowed only six of 31 inherited runners to score, a 19.4 pct., tied for seventh best in the AL ... Saved 10 games in August and 11 in September...no other Devil Ray has ever had more than 10 saves in a month ... Had seven saves (in seven chances) against the Yankees, tying for the most ever against NY in one season (Bobby Thigpen in 1990). 2004 Recorded a career-high 30 saves, the second Ray to reach that plateau, joining Roberto Hernandez ... Ranked sixth in the AL in saves and saved 43% of the Rays' 70 wins...in the AL only NYY's Mariano Rivera (52.4%) and Minnesota's Joe Nathan (47.8%) saved a greater percentage of their team's wins ... Converted 30 of 33 saves opportunities, a .909 save percentage, fourth best in the AL and seventh best in the Majors...earned the win in all three of his blown saves ... Converted 18 straight save opportunities between June 16 and Sept. 24...streak ended on Sept. 25 vs. Toronto on an unearned run with two out in the ninth inning...his streak was one shy of the club record 19 by Roberto Hernandez in 1999 ... Was 25 of 26 in save chances against AL foes...had only eight save chances after Aug. 4...was a perfect 12-for-12 in save chances on the road ... Finished 59 games, fifth most in the AL...opponents batted .198 (26-for-131) with men on base, seventh best among AL relievers...opponents batted .091 (1-for-11) with the bases loaded ... Pitched a season-high 3.0 innings on Sept. 28 vs. Boston. 2003 Spent the entire season pitching in relief, including two-thirds of the season as Cleveland's closer before serving the last two months of the season as the set-up man for closer David Riske ... Was 25 of 35 in save situations (71.4%)...his 10 blown saves were tied with Texas' Francisco Cordero for the Major League lead among relievers... his nine losses also led all American League relievers ... His 25 saves ranked ninth in the American League and his 73 appearances ranked tied for sixth among AL ... relievers...set club record for most appearances by a right-handed pitcher...broke the previous Indians mark of 72 set by Steve Karsay in 2000 ... His .197 (26-for-132) average against with runners on base was the ninth-lowest mark among AL relievers... batters hit just .189 (18-for-95) off him with runners in scoring position ... Opened the season earning saves in eight of his first 10 chances and closed 15 of his first 18 save situations through June 20. 2002 Was a member of the starting rotation before being converted to closer over the final five weeks of the season ... His 7.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ranked seventh in the American League ... Won his first Major League start on April 5 in Detroit against the Tigers, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning... walked a career-high six batters that game and finished fourth in the American League with 82 walks ... Went 9-10 with a 4.44 ERA in 26 starts ... Was named the closer on Aug. 27 and made 13 appearances in relief, going 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA (11.1IP/5 ER) and six saves in eight chances ... Recorded his first career save on Aug. 28 vs. Detroit. 2001 Split his second professional season between Triple-A Buffalo and Cleveland as the converted starter became one of the more dominant set-up men in the big leagues in the second half ... Spent two stints with the Indians between May 13-23 and July 2 through the end of the season ... Earned a spot on the Baseball Digest MLB All-Rookie Team as a relief pitcher ... Made his Major League debut on May 13 vs. Tampa Bay, throwing 1.0 scoreless inning ... In the second half with Cleveland, went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 38 games, limiting hitters to a .185 (28-for-151) average against ... His 38 appearances led all American League pitchers in the second half and were second to St. Louis' Steve Kline (39) for the Major League lead ... Did not allow an earned run over his first eight appearances in the big leagues, a span of 10.1 innings ... Recorded his first Major League win on July 28 vs. Detroit ... His .103 (4-for-39) first-batter-faced average was tops among all AL relievers...lefties hit .188 (13-for-69) with a home run and righties hit .193 (21-for 109)...only three of his 24 inherited runners scored (12.5%) ... Appeared in three games in the Division Series vs. Seattle, posting an ERA of 2.45 Was converted to relief at the conclusion of the spring and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. 2000 Split his first year in professional baseball between Single-A Kinston and Double-A Akron, compiling a combined record of 6-11 with a 4.02 ERA in 27 starts ... His 133 strikeouts were the third-highest total among Indians minor league pitchers and his 4.02 ERA was 10th in the system...the 152.1 innings were fourth among Indians farmhands ... Was on the disabled list from June 21-July 4 with a left oblique strain ... Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning for the World Team in the All-Star Future's Game on July 9 in Atlanta ... Tabbed as the No. 2 prospect in the organization and the 11th best prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America after the season. 1999 Pitched for the gold medal-winning Cuban National Baseball Team in the 1999 Pan American Games, which were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada...Danys defected to Costa Rica prior to the last game of the Pan Am Games on August 1 while in Winnipeg...Pitched against Brazil in the Pan Am Games...Resided in Costa Rica after his defection until attaining his visa and flying to Miami on 12/10 and came to Cleveland for the first time on 12/15...Participated in the club's Winter Development program for four weeks from 1/10-2/8 where he began learning English and throwing off of the mound in preparation for his first professional spring training.