Erik Bedard

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  • Age: 36

Erik Bedard MLB Career Stats

71-82 3.99 1303.2 1246 1.36

Erik Bedard Bio

  • Full Name: Erik Joseph Bedard
  • Born: 3/5/1979 in Navan, ON, Canada
  • Draft: 1999, Baltimore Orioles, 6th rd. (187th overall)
  • College: Norwalk Tech CC, CT
  • Debut: April 17, 2002
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MLB Career Stats 71 82 3.99 241 230 1 1303.2 1246 1.36
  • Status: Voluntarily Retired List


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March 23, 2015 at 4:43 PM ET

Strained back to sideline Dodgers' Bedard 4-6 weeks

Dodgers non-roster pitcher Erik Bedard is expected to miss four to six weeks with a strain of the same back muscle that shelved Clayton Kershaw for five weeks last season.

March 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM ET

Early exit for Bedard due to triceps tightness

Left-hander Erik Bedard, a Dodgers non-roster invitee auditioning for a spot in the rotation, exited his start against the Rangers on Friday after one inning with tightness in his triceps.


Erik Bedard Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2001 Frederick CAR
2002 Bowie EAS

Erik Bedard Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2006 3.76 9th in AL
2007 3.16 4th in AL


Season W Rank
2006 15 14th in AL
2007 13 19th in AL


Season SO Rank
2005 125 22nd in AL
2006 171 11th in AL
2007 221 3rd in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2006 1.35 22nd in AL
2007 1.09 2nd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2006 .258 15th in AL
2007 .212 1st in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2006 33 6th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2007 1 17th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2007 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2006 196.1 23rd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2006 2.48 23rd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2004 71 15th in AL
2005 57 23rd in AL
2006 69 9th in AL
2007 57 25th in AL
2012 56 20th in NL
2013 75 8th in AL

Erik Bedard Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 11, 2015 LHP Erik Bedard retired.
May 25, 2015 LHP Erik Bedard assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Dodgers Extended Spring Training.
January 24, 2015 LHP Erik Bedard assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
January 15, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 3, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays released LHP Erik Bedard.
July 28, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays designated LHP Erik Bedard for assignment.
April 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of LHP Erik Bedard from Durham Bulls.
March 30, 2014 LHP Erik Bedard assigned to Durham Bulls.
March 29, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract.
March 25, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays released LHP Erik Bedard.
February 14, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 31, 2013 Houston Astros selected the contract of LHP Erik Bedard from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
January 21, 2013 Houston Astros signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 28, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates released LHP Erik Bedard.
December 7, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard.
October 30, 2011 LHP Erik Bedard elected free agency.
July 31, 2011 Seattle Mariners Traded LHP Erik Bedard to Boston Red Sox; Tacoma Rainiers Traded RHP Josh Fields to Pawtucket Red Sox; Boston Red Sox Traded CF Trayvon Robinson to Seattle Mariners and Portland Sea Dogs Traded OF Chih-Hsien Chiang to Jackson Generals.
July 29, 2011 Erik Bedard roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
June 29, 2011 Seattle Mariners placed LHP Erik Bedard on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 28, 2011. Sprained left knee.
December 2, 2010 Seattle Mariners signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard.
November 7, 2010 LHP Erik Bedard elected free agency.
July 1, 2010 sent LHP Erik Bedard on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 21, 2010 sent LHP Erik Bedard on a rehab assignment to AZL Mariners.
May 19, 2010 Seattle Mariners transferred LHP Erik Bedard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 16, 2010 Erik Bedard roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
March 31, 2010 Seattle Mariners placed LHP Erik Bedard on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Recovering from August 2009 left labrum surgery.
February 6, 2010 Seattle Mariners signed free agent LHP Erik Bedard.
November 6, 2009 LHP Erik Bedard elected free agency.
August 19, 2009 Seattle Mariners transferred LHP Erik Bedard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 26, 2009 Erik Bedard roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
July 7, 2009 Seattle Mariners activated LHP Erik Bedard from the 15-day disabled list.
June 17, 2009 Seattle Mariners placed LHP Erik Bedard on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 8, 2009. left shoulder inflammation

Erik Joseph Bedard Bio Info

Graduated from Garneau High School in Orleans, Ontario in 1998...played for the Orleans Little League Junior Red Sox team that won the 1992 Canadian Championships. ... Went on to attend Norwalk Community Technical College (CT) where he walked on to the baseball team and played in the NJCAA World Series. ... Was drafted by Baltimore in the sixth round of the June 1999 draft. ... Became the 200th Canadian to play in the Major Leagues when he made his debut on April 17, 2002...became just the sixth Canadian-born player to strike out 200 batters in a season after he accomplished the feat in 2007. ... Was signed by the Astros to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training on Jan. 21, 2013. 2012 Made 24 starts for the Pirates in 2012, his first season in the National League...posted a 3.12 ERA (18ER/52IP) with 51 strikeouts over his first 10 starts of the season from April 5-May 27...allowed 52 earned runs over his next 14 starts before being given his unconditional release from the club on Aug. 30 2011 Went 5-9 with a 3.62 ERA (129.1ip/52er) in 24 starts between Seattle and Boston...Was charged with three earned runs or less in 20 of his 24 starts...His 2.93 ERA (110.2ip/36er) from 4/27 thru the end of the season was the ninth-best among A.L. pitchers with at least 100.0ip in that time...Began season with Seattle and lost each of his first four starts before winning his first game on 4/27 at Detroit...Went 2-0 with a 1.39 ERA (32.1ip/5er) in five starts during the month of May...Pitched 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings from 5/8-31...Won four consecutive decisions from 4/27 thru 6/15 and went nine straight starts without a loss from 4/27 to 6/15; posted a league-best 1.70 ERA (58.1ip/11er) in that stretch...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/29 (retro to 6/28) with a sprained left knee...Was reinstated on 7/29 and made final start with Seattle that day; took the loss in his shortest career start (1.1ip/5r)...Lost his last three starts with the Mariners before being traded to Boston on 7/31...Went 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA (26.0ip/10er) in his first five starts with the Red Sox before winning his lone game with Boston on 9/3 vs. Texas...Missed time between starts on 9/3 and 9/20 due to sore left knee and a left latissimus strain. 2010 Spent entire first half of the season on the disabled list recovering from left shoulder surgery ... transferred to 60-day DL on May 19. ... Had season-ending surgery Aug. 6 in Seattle by Dr. Ed Khalfayan and Dr. Lewis Yocum. ... Started rehab assignment with AZL Mariners on June 21 ... made 2 rehab starts in Arizona: June 21 at AZL Rangers; June 26 vs. AZL Angels (0- 0, 2.70). ... Rehab assignment transferred to Tacoma (AAA) on July 1...allowed 1 unearned run in 4.1 IP July 1 vs. Portland (4.1,3,1,0,3,3). ... Scheduled to make season debut with the Mariners July 6 vs. Kansas City, but scratched from start with left shoulder discomfort. ... In 30 starts with Seattle, Bedard is 11-7 with a 3.24 ERA (59 ER, 164.0 IP). 2009 Had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Aug. 14 performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles... surgery revealed an inflamed bursa and a torn labrum...Allowed 2 ER or less in 13 of 15 starts (allowed 3 ER in other 2 starts)...On 15-day DL June 17-July 7 with inflammation in his left shoulder...Made final start July 25 vs. Cleveland and placed on the 15-day DL the following day with left shoulder inflammation...transferred to the 60- day DL on Aug. 19...Tied season-high with 8 strikeouts in just 4.0 innings in first start back from DL...became 3rd pitcher in club history to strike out at least 8 batters in 4.0 or less innings (also: Jim Beattie, 9 K's, 3.2 IP, 8/9/82 vs. OAK; and Mark Langston, 8 K's, 4.0 IP, 4/19/89 vs. OAK)...Went 2-3, 2.79 (13 ER, 42.0 IP) in 8 home starts...owns a career 3.20 ERA (40 ER, 112.2 IP) in 20 career starts at Safeco Field...has the 2nd-lowest career ERA by any starting pitcher (min. 90.0 IP) at Safeco Field, and 5th-lowest among starters/relievers...Posted a 3-1, 1.83 ERA (8 ER, 39.1 IP) in 6 starts against the AL West...Through his first 10 starts, held a 2.37 ERA (16 ER, 60.2 IP), ranking 4th in the AL...over his final 5 starts, went 1-1, 4.03 (10 ER, 22.1 IP). 2008 Was 6-4, 3.67 in 15 starts, allowing just 70 hits in 81.0 innings pitched despite two stints on the disabled list...Allowed 1 ER or less in 8 of 15 starts...Had no-decision in second career Opening Day start March 31 vs. TEX; allowed 1 ER in 5.0 IP...One of 4 Canadian pitcher to make an Opening Day start (Ferguson Jenkins, Ryan Dempster & Jeff Francis)...First win as Mariner came April 8 at Tampa Bay...On 15-day disabled list from April 15-26, with inflammation in left hip...Won first start back, tossing 6.2 shutout innings April 26 vs. Oakland...Tossed season-high 8.0 IP May 17 vs. San Diego and struck out 10, his 12th career double-digit strikeout game...Since 2006, is one of only 9 ML pitchers to record 10-or-more games with double-digits in strikeouts (J. Santana - 20, J. Peavy - 17, C. Sabathia - 14, J. Vazquez - 13, S. Kazmir - 13, A. Burnett - 13, T. Lincecum - 11, E. Bedard - 10, C. Hamels - 10)...Won his final start of the year, July 4 vs. Detroit, allowing 1 ER in 5.0 IP...Is 10-0, 1.96 (17 ER, 80.2 IP) in 12 starts in the month of July over the past three seasons: 4-0, 1.54 in 2006; 5-0, 2.21 in 2007; 1-0, 1.80 in 2008...Was 2-0, 1.82 (5 ER, 24.2 IP) over final five starts of season (June 8-July 4)...Placed on 15-day DL on July 10 (retroactive to July 5) with stiffness in left shoulder...underwent arthroscopic surgery on left shoulder Sept. 26; Dr. Lewis Yocum removed a cyst and performed a minor labral debridement (removed any non-healthy tissue)...activated from 15-day DL Oct. 1... 2007 Set career-highs and ranked among the American League leaders in many pitching categories before suffering a season-ending right oblique strain in late August...Finished with a 13-5 record, a career-best in wins and the 5th best winning percentage (.722) in the league...Set the club single-season record and finished 3rd in the AL with 221 strikeouts...Led the league with 10.93 strikeouts per 9 innings, also a club record...Struck out 3 batters in his last start on Aug. 26 vs. Minnesota to break a tie with Mike Mussina, who K'd 218 batters in 1997...Also had club-record 8.73 Ks/9 IP...Became the 3rd Orioles pitcher to strike out 200 batters in a season, joining Mussina (3 times) and Dave McNally (once)...Finished 4th in the AL with a 3.16 ERA...Was 5-4 at home despite a 2.81 ERA (3rd lowest in the AL) but was 8-1 on the road with a 3.47 ERA (tied for 10th in the league)...Opponents batted just .212 off him (141-665), the lowest average among qualifying AL pitchers...Allowed a league-low .196 batting average in road games and a .215 batting average - 3rd lowest in the league - in home games...Allowed a league-low 6.97 hits per 9 innings, the lowest slugging percentage (.337), 2nd lowest on-base percentage (.278) and 2nd lowest base runners per 9 innings (10.04)...Pitched the first complete game and shutout of his career and tied the Orioles' record with 15 strikeouts on July 7 at Texas, beating the Rangers on a 2-hitter, 3-0 while facing the minimum 27 batters...Mussina twice struck out 15 batters in a regular-season game, both in 2000 (he also did it in the 1997 ALCS)...Only Minnesota's Johan Santana (17 on Aug. 19 vs. Texas) and San Diego's Jake Peavy (16 on April 25 vs. Arizona) struck out more batters in a game this season...Philadelphia's Cole Hamels also struck out 15 batters, April 21 at Cincinnati...Struck out 10 or more batters 7 times during the season and has done it 11 times in his career...It is the most ever by an Orioles left-hander and 3rd most in club history behind only Mike Mussina (26) and Jim Palmer (13)...Made his first Opening Day start on April 2 at Minnesota, losing to the Twins 7-4...Became the O's 5th different Opening Day starter since 2001 and the first lefthander since Jimmy Key in 1997...Won his next 3 straight starts, April 8-18, before going winless in 7 consecutive outings. Won a career-high 9 straight games, June 21 through August 21, before taking the loss in his final start of the year on August 26...Was the longest winning streak by an Oriole since Arthur Rhodes won 9 straight in 1996 and the most by an Orioles starter since Jim Palmer won 11 straight decisions in 1982... Posted a 1.71 ERA (63.1IP, 12ER) over his 9-game winning streak, striking out 84 batters and allowing 36 hits...Had a streak of 21.2 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a solo home run by Oakland's Mark Ellis in his start on July 20...Won 6 straight starts, July 7-August 5, one short of his career high set in 2006, when he won 7 straight starts (June 16-July 23)...Had the 7th lowest run support average among AL pitchers (4.60), as the Orioles scored just 93 runs in his 182 innings on the mound...They scored 3 runs or less in 8 of his 9 starts from May 4 through June 15, a stretch in which he went just 1-2 despite a 2.25 ERA (60IP, 15ER)...Allowed 4 runs or more in 4 of his 6 starts in April...Surrendered 2 runs or less in 16 of his last 22 starts beginning May 4, with 19 "Quality Starts" (6IP or more, 3ER or less)...Had 21 Quality Starts on the season, tied for 7th in the league...Began the season 3-2 with a 6.09 ERA through 6 starts in April...Went 1-1 in 6 starts in May despite ranking 2nd in the AL with a 1.71 ERA, .169 opponents average and 46 strikeouts for the month...Was just 3-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 11 starts through May 25...Went 10-2 with a 2.61 ERA beginning with his victory May 30 at Kansas City, one of six scoreless outings he had on the season...Was named American League Pitcher of the Month for July after going 5-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 6 starts, allowing just 19 hits in 40.2 IP while striking out 53 batters...Was the 12th pitcher in club history to win the honor but the first since Ben McDonald in April 1994...Pitched 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings over 4 starts, July 2-20...Has gone 9-0 with a 1.90 ERA in 11 starts over the last two Julys...Is 9-4 in April over the last 3 seasons, tied for 6th in the major leagues in victories in the opening month over that time...Went 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA (60.1IP, 40H, 18R/ER) and allowed opponents a .189 batting average in 9 starts after the All-Star break, losing only his last start on August 26...Was sidelined prior to his next scheduled start on August 31 with a strained right oblique muscle...Eventually was placed on the 60-day DL on September 9 to make room for the addition of RHP Victor Zambrano...Allowed the AL's lowest batting average (.196) in night games...Right-handed batters hit just .208 off him, the 2nd lowest average in the league. 2006 Set career highs and led Orioles pitchers in wins (15), innings pitched (196.1), starts (33) and strikeouts (171)...Finished 9th in the American League with a 3.76 ERA...Was tied for 5th in the league with 20 "Quality Starts" (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER allowed)...Ranked among AL pitching leaders in starts (T6th), strikeouts per 9IP (10th, 7.84), home runs allowed per 9IP (4th, 0.73), opponents' slugging pct. (4th, .370) and groundball-to-flyball ratio (5th, 1.70)...Also finished among the league leaders in walks (9th, 69) and walks per 9IP (7th, 3.16)...More than doubled his previous career high of 6 wins, set in both 2004 and 2005...Became the first Orioles pitcher to win his first 4 starts of the year since Rodrigo Lopez in 2002...Was 6th in the AL with a 2.77 ERA through April 25...Over his next 10 starts, through June 11, lost 6 of 7 decisions, pitching to a 7.26 ERA (48.1IP, 39ER)...After allowing one run on 2 hits in 7.0 IP to beat Boston on May 17, went 0-4 with a 9.13 ERA (22.2IP, 35H, 23ER) over 5 straight starts through June 11...Went 10-5 in his last 19 starts beginning June 16 and was 2nd in the majors behind Roger Clemens (2.30) with a 2.58 ERA (122.0IP, 103H, 35ER) and 6th with a .226 opponents batting average over the span...Won 7 straight starts, June 16-July 23, during which he pitched to a 1.29 ERA (49.0IP, 7ER) and had 7 "Quality Starts"...Each win followed an Orioles loss...The 7-game winning streak was the longest by an Oriole since 1997, when Jimmy Key won his first 8 decisions...It was the first time an Orioles pitcher won 7 straight starts since Jim Palmer won 9 consecutive starts, 6/7-9/4/82...Lowered his ERA from 5.69 to 3.94 during the 7-game winning streak...Had a span of 17 consecutive scoreless innings pitched over 3 of those starts, June 21-July 3...Began his personal 7-game winning streak by snapping the New York Mets' 8-game winning streak on June 16...Stopped the Florida Marlins' 9-game winning streak in his next start on June 21, pitching 8.0 shutout innings...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first pitcher to halt a pair winning streaks of at least 8 games in consecutive starts since Pittsburgh's Earl Hamilton in 1918...Bedard and Kris Benson became the first Orioles teammates to have at least 9 wins each in the first half since Jimmy Key (12), Scott Erickson (11) and Mike Mussina (10) did it in 1997...Went 8 consecutive games allowing 2 runs or less, June 21-August 2, posting a 1.30 ERA (55.1IP, 8ER) in that time...From June 21-July 15, became the first pitcher in Orioles history to win 5 straight starts while pitching at least 6.0 innings and allowing one run or less in each start...Stretch of winning starts ended on July 28 vs. Chicago...After allowing 2 runs in 7.0 innings, the Orioles bullpen failed to hold the lead as the White Sox won, 6-4, on Ross Gload's 9th inning grand slam off Chris Ray...Went 0-3 over a span of 7 starts, July 28-September 1, despite allowing 2 runs or less in 4 of the starts and pitching to a 3.95 ERA...The 3 losses came over a stretch of 4 starts, August 2-20...Won 3 straight starts, September 8-18, allowing 2 earned runs in 20.0 innings, before losing his last 2 starts...Went 9-4 with a 3.03 ERA in 18 starts at Camden Yards but just 6-7 with a 4.69 ERA in 15 starts on the road...Was 4th in the league in home ERA and tied for 4th in wins at home...Pitched to a 1.59 ERA (102.0IP, 18ER) in his 15 wins, an 8.42 ERA (51.1IP, 48ER) in his 11 losses and a 3.35 ERA (43.0IP, 16ER) in his 7 no-decisions...Made 6 starts against Tampa Bay, taking the mound in each series between the teams...It marked only the 5th time since the 1977 expansion that an O's pitcher made 6 starts against one team: Mike Flanagan (vs. Toronto) and Dennis Martinez (vs. Boston) in 1978, and Sidney Ponson (vs. New York) in both 2002 and 2004...Topped 100 pitches in 23 of his 33 starts and had the 3rd highest pitches per inning ratio in the league (16.8)...In his career, is 21-15 with a 3.75 ERA in the first four months of the season but only 5-13 with a 4.86 ERA (157.1IP, 85ER) over the final two months...Went 10-6 with a 4.28 ERA in 19 starts before the All-Star break but only 5-5 despite a 3.10 ERA in 14 starts after the break...Had 2 of the Orioles' 3 wins on the season vs. Boston...Won both games vs. Boston at Camden Yards, allowing one run in 14.0 IP...Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, but did not get the decision in Canada's 11-8 win over South Africa on March 7 in his only appearance in the World Baseball Classic...Was selected for the MLB All-Star Team that toured Japan in November for the Japan All-Star Series...Pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three earned runs, in a start against the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star team in the third game of the series, which the U.S. swept, 5 games to none. 2005 Began the season as one of the league's top starters, compiling a 5-1 record with a 2.08 ERA in the first six weeks. He missed two months with a strained left knee and won only one of his final 15 starts. Best game was seven scoreless innings against the Phillies on May 21. 2004 Earned a spot in the starting rotation in spring training despite missing most of the 2003 season following ligament replacement surgery and finished the season among the top rookie pitchers in the majors. Led Major League rookies with 121 strikeouts...His 7.93 K/9IP would have been 7th among all American League pitchers if he had enough innings to qualify (162.0IP). Ranked 2nd to teammate Daniel Cabrera among Major League rookies in starts (26), was 3rd in innings pitched (137.1) and tied for 7th in wins (6). Averaged 19.4 pitches per innings, which would have topped the AL if he had enough innings to qualify... Cleveland's Cliff Lee led the league with 17.7 pitches per inning. Allowed 2 runs or less in 15 of his 26 starts and allowed more than 3 runs in an outing only 7 times...Had 7 "Quality Starts" (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) and 6 other starts of at least 5.0 innings in which he allowed 2 runs or fewer. Pitched 6.0 or more innings in only 10 of his 26 starts...Left starts with a lead on 3 occasions in which the bullpen was unable to hold on for the win. The Orioles went into extra innings in 5 of his starts...He also had 3 starts interrupted by rain delays and 2 other starts postponed by rain. Was named as the 5th starter in the Orioles rotation during the final week of spring training at the same time he was optioned to AAA Ottawa because of off-days in the O's opening week schedule...Was recalled for the 6th game of the season on April 10 and made his first major league start that night, going 3.0 innings without receiving a decision in the Orioles' 11-3 win at Tampa Bay. Returned to Ottawa several days after that start when more off-days and rainouts in the schedule caused no need for a 5th starter until April 24. Made 2 starts for the Lynx before being recalled again on April 24 to start against Toronto...Went 0-1 with a 5.64 ERA in his first 5 starts through May 13. Earned his first major league victory on May 19 at Seattle, beginning an 8-start stretch in which he went 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA (41.0IP, 12ER) through the month of June. Established career highs on July 3 at Philadelphia, pitching 7.0 innings and striking out 10 batters in a no-decision...The 10 strikeouts were the most by an Oriole during the 2004 season and most by an O's rookie since Rocky Coppinger struck out 11 on 9/8/96 vs. Detroit. From July through September, however, he went 3-8 with a 5.65 ERA in 13 starts and allowed 4 or more runs in 8 starts...His best outing came on September 2 at Tampa Bay, when he allowed one run in 7.0 innings to beat Tampa Bay, 13-2, for his final victory. Remained in the rotation until being shut down in mid-September...Lasted just 2.0 innings and allowed 7 runs (one earned) in his last start on September 8 vs. Minnesota. Did not pitch again until working 4.0 innings of 2-hit relief, allowing one unearned run, in the nightcap of a doubleheader vs. Boston on October 2. 2003 Spent the season on the 60-day disabled list rehabbing after undergoing ligament replacement surgery in his left elbow in September 2002...Worked out at the Orioles' minor league complex in Sarasota before making 6 starts in August on strict pitch counts but did not pitch long enough to earn a win in any outing...Made 3 rehab starts for the Gulf Coast Orioles before moving to Class AAberdeen for 2 starts and Frederick for one...Combined to go 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA in his 6 starts (19.1IP, 16H, 6R/ER, 4BB, 26K)...Lost his final start, 8/31 for Frederick vs. Winston-Salem, allowing 3 earned runs in 3.2 IP...Was rated by Baseball Americ as the 7th-best prospect in the Orioles organization...Batters hit a combined .229 (16-70) off him. 2002 Underwent successful ligament replacement ("Tommy John") surgery on his left elbow on Sept. was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL...left his last start, June 26 for Bowie (AA), in the 8th inning with pain in his left elbow and went on the minor league disabled list on July 1...became the 200th Canadian native to play in the Majors when he made his big league debut on April 17 at New York (AL)...recalled from Bowie on April 16 and made two relief appearances before being optioned back to Bowie on April 23...was 3-1 with a 1.39 ERA (5 ER, 32.2 IP) in 5 starts in June and was selected as the Orioles Pitcher of the Month...named the Eastern League's Best Pitching Prospect in Baseball America's annual "Tools of the Trade" poll. 2001 Led Orioles farmhands with a 2.15 ERA for Frederick (A)...137 strikeouts ranked 4th in the farm system despite missing 1 1/2 months...led Carolina League starters with 12.15 K/9 IP (130 in 96.1 IP) and held opposing hitters to a league-low .198 batting average... allowed only 9.62 baserunners per 9 IP, 3rd-best in the league...did not walk more than 2 batters in any start...allowed one earned run or less in 13 of 17 starts. 2000 Ranked 8th among all minor league starting pitchers with 10.73 K/9.0 IP...went 1- 0 with a 2.70 ERA in 2 GS in the SAL playoffs...made 2 relief appearances during the season, recording 2 saves. 1999 Spent his first pro season in the Gulf Coast League, appearing in 8 games (6 GS)... had a 0.44 ERA (1 ER, 20.1 IP) in August, 4th-best among all minor league pitchers.