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|June 8, 2012||St. Louis Cardinals released RHP Scott Linebrink.|
|April 6, 2012||St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 30, 2012. Right shoulder capsulitis|
|March 29, 2012||St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Scott Linebrink from Memphis Redbirds.|
|February 10, 2012||St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Scott Linebrink to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|February 10, 2012||Scott Linebrink assigned to Memphis Redbirds.|
|October 30, 2011||RHP Scott Linebrink elected free agency.|
|August 14, 2011||Atlanta Braves activated RHP Scott Linebrink from the 15-day disabled list.|
|August 1, 2011||Atlanta Braves placed RHP Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 30, 2011. Lower back strain.|
|December 3, 2010||Chicago White Sox traded RHP Scott Linebrink to Atlanta Braves for RHP Kyle Cofield.|
WORKHORSE: Appeared in 73 games for the Padres in 2006...with 262 career appearances for the Friars, he is now sixth on the club's all-time list.
AVERAGES: Held batters to a .190 average (29-for-153) before the All-Star break and limited left-handed batters to .208 (33-for-159) on the year.
PLAYOFF PERFORMANCE: Made two postseason appearances, allowing one run on a solo home run (Taguchi) over 1.1 innings of work...his postseason ERA now stands at 3.86 (1 ER/2.1 IP) after having worked in three games over the last two years with the Padres.2005 Tallied an 8-1 record while posting a career-best 1.83 ERA (15 ER/73.2 IP) out of the bullpen...his eight wins established a new career high...matched his career high in appearances with 73 and notched 70 strikeouts...his eight wins in relief were the most by a Padre since Dan Miceli (10) in 1998...allowed only four home runs in 73.2 IP, the lowest ratio of his career...was 3-1 with a 1.90 ERA in 33 games vs. NL West opponents...allowed only 15 of 66 hitters to reach base when leading off an inning (11 hits, four walks) and did not allowed an earned run in 63 of his 73 appearances... the Padres were 44-29 in games in which he pitched...tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief in September 30 win over Los Angeles, earning the fi rst save of his career...Linebrink fi nished the season by not allowing an earned run in 23 straight outings, covering a span of 24.0 innings dating back to August 12...his 1.83 ERA was the second-lowest mark by a reliever making at least 70 appearances in franchise history...Ranked among league leaders in several categories including: tied for first in relief wins (8), fourth in holds (26), fifth in relief ERA (1.83), 12th in batting average against (.209), tied for 14th in appearances (73) and 16th in innings pitched (73.2)...Did not allow a run in the final month of the season (16.2 IP)...in the 14 games in which he appeared, he struck out 17 while walking just two on his way to a 3-0 record... Posted a 0.66 ( 3 ER/41.0 IP) road ERA while going 2-0, including holding opposing hitters to a .144 batting average against...was a perfect 5-0 with one save and a 1.59 ERA in 33 games after the All-Star break...held hitters to a .197 batting average with runners in scoring position and .186 with runners on base...Earned his first career save after tossing 1.0 inning of relief (one hit; one strikeout) September 30 vs. Los Angeles. 2004 Appeared in 73 games out of the bullpen this season and logged a bullpen-high 84.0 innings... struck out 83 on his way to posting a 2.14 ERA (20 ER/84.0 IP)... tallied seven wins, all in relief, matching Akinori Otsuka in becoming the first Padre reliever to do so since Kevin Walker posted seven in 2000... posted a 1.86 ERA (8ER/38.2 IP) over his final 34 outings of the season, including a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) in July and a 1.88 ERA (3 ER/14.1 IP) in August with 17 strikeouts.
CAREER SEASON: Established new career highs in wins (seven), games (73), strikeouts (83) and his 2.14 ERA marks the best tally in his five-year career... his 84.0 innings were second only to his 2003 season where he logged a combined 92.1 between Houston and San Diego... prior to his seven wins in 2004, he had three career victories.
IN THE ZONE: Did not allow an earned run in 15 consecutive appearances (16.0 IP) from July 3-August 12... during the span he struck out 19 hitters while walking just two.
NUMBER CRUNCHING: Along with posting a 0.82 ERA in July, he held opposing hitters to a .088 (3-for-34) average and struck out 13 while walking just two... in bases loaded situations held the opposition to 1-for-9 (.111)... allowed just five hits in 41 at-bats (.122 average) with runners in scoring position with two outs... allowed just 15 of his 54 inherited runners to score... tallied 28 holds, tied for sixth in the National League... posted a 1.78 ERA (6 ER/30.1 IP) over the first two months of the season, including striking out 25 while walking just five.
GIVING A LITTLE EXTRA: Pitched a season high 2.0 innings on 14 occasions... posted a 1.29 ERA (4 ER/28.0 IP) in those outings while striking out 30 in 28.0 innings... made 17 appearances from June 19-July 29 with the Padres earning wins in 16 of those contests, including a stretch of 10 straight from July 3-July 29... in that span posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/10.0 IP).2003 HIGHLIGHTS: Was claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros on May 29...finished the season with a combined 3-2 mark with a 3.31 ERA (34 ER/92.1 IP)...established new career-highs in games pitched (52), wins (three), innings pitched (92.1) and strikeouts (68)...started six games (all with Houston), going 1-0 with a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP)...registered the first win of his big league career after tossing 5.0 IP, allowing eight hits and four runs in a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs May 23...struck out a career-high four on three separate occasions: May vs. Pittsburgh, June 13 at Chicago (AL) and July 29 at Pittsburgh...tossed more than 1.0 IP of relief in 18 of his 46 relief appearances while not allowing an earned run in 32 of those appearances...had a 3.99 ERA in home games (21 ER/47.1 IP) where he registered all three of his wins and a 2.60 ERA (13 ER/45.0 IP) on the WITH THE PADRES: Appeared in 43 games, all in relief...went 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA (19 ER/60.0 IP)...got his first Major League hit, a single, July 13 at St. Louis off Danny Haren..knocked a double, the only extra-base hit of his career, August 12 at Atlanta...won his first game with the Padres after throwing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief in a 3-2 win over the New York Mets August 19. WITH THE ASTROS: Opened the season at Triple-A New Orleans where he went 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA (3 ER/10.0 IP) in two starts with the Zephyrs...had his contract purchased by the Astros on April 17...began the season with three straight appearances out of the bullpen before starting six consecutive games...went 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA (15 ER/31.2 IP) before being designated for assignment of May 22. 2002 Appeared in 22 games for the Astros...finished with a 7.03 ERA (19 ER/24.1 IP) and had no decisions...optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on June 27, recalled on July 2, optioned on July 17...activated from the disabled list on June 17...allowed no runs and no hits in 0.1 innings at Milwaukee...placed on the 15-day DL on May 25, retroactive to May 20, with a strained right elbow...held opposing teams scoreless through six appearances in May, allowing only two hits over 6.1 innings on the mound...first appearance came on Opening Day...gave up one earned run on two hits in three innings, including a solo home run...appeared in 11 games with New Orleans...posted a 1-1 record, while accumulating a 6.75 ERA (10 ER/13.1 IP), walked nine and struck out 14. 2001 Had three stints with the Astros this season (April 3-18; July 29-August 1; Sept. 9-October 7)...finished with no decisions and a 2.61 ERA (3ER/10/1IP).