His father, Fausto Sosa played professional ball in the Pirates chain and is now a scout with MIL.2009Split season between WSH and Triple-A Syracuse...Began the year at Syracuse...Started each of his 1st 4 games from 5/24-6/8 but worked out of the bullpen
for the rest of the season...Went 0-1-3 with a 1.37 ERA (4 ER/26.1 IP) in 16 relief appearances, including a 17.1-inning scoreless streak
from 6/15-7/19, allowing just 6 hits in that span...Had his contract selected by the Nationals on 8/1 and appeared in at least 15 Major League games for the
8th straight season...Went 2-1 with 2 saves and a 2.38 ERA (3 ER/11.1 IP) through his 1st 9 appearances for WSH, but logged a
10.64 ERA (13 ER/11.0 IP) over his final 9 contests...Started 9 games for Tigres del Licey of Dominican Winter League, going 4-2 with a 3.83 ERA (17 ER/40.0 IP).2008Began the season with the Mets but eventually pitched in the HOU and ARI chains.
Went to Spring Training with NYM and made the club's Opening Day roster...Tossed scoreless relief in 7 of his 1st 9 games and 5 of the last 6 for the Mets...Released by NYM on 5/20 and signed a minor league deal with HOU 5 days later...Went 1-1 with 2 saves and a 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP) for Triple-A Round Rock from 6/11-7/5...Signed a minor league contract with SEA on 7/26...Allowed runs in 2 of 10 appearances for Triple-A Tacoma...Played for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League, going 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA (16 ER/57.0 IP) in
11 games/10 starts.2007Was recalled from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League prior to the game on May 5th at Arizona...Made the start that
night and collected the win...Tossed 6.1 innings, permitting four hits, two runs, earned, with two walks and three strikeouts as the
Mets defeated Arizona, 6-2...It was his first major league start since June 20, 2006, with Atlanta against the Blue Jays...Made 14 starts before moving to the bullpen on July 31st...Went 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA (six earned runs/30.1 innings) vs. National League Central opponents...Righthanded hitters had a .202 (49-243) average against him...Stranded two inherited runners and pitched 2.0 shutout innings on September 19th at Washington in New York's 8-4 win...Picked up back-to-back victories in relief on August 12th vs. Florida with 2.0 scoreless innings and August 14th at Pittsburgh with
1.2 innings of work...Hurled 6.1 scoreless innings after moving to the bullpen before allowing a run on August 9th vs. Atlanta...Made his first relief appearance of the season on July 31st at Milwaukee...Has appeared in 146 career games in relief during his
career and has notched five saves...Collected four victories in the month of May, matching his career-high for wins in a calendar month...Went 4-0 over five starts for
Atlanta in September, 2005...The four wins was tied for second in the National League during May...With his victory on May 16th against the Cubs, he became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win his first three starts with the
Mets...Bob Shaw (1966) and Bobby Ojeda (1986) each won their first four starts with New York...Sid Fernandez (1984) and Pedro
Astacio (2002) also won their first three starts...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 1st with a strained left hamstring...Suffered the injury running out a ground ball in the
sixth inning of his last start on June 30th at Philadelphia...Was activated from the Disabled List prior to his start on July 16th...With the victory in his start on June 8th at Detroit, he became the first Mets pitcher to win six of his first seven games with the
club...Also pitched 8.0 innings in that contest...It was his first 8.0 inning performance since September 10, 2005 with the Braves
at Washington...Permitted three earned runs over 20.1 innings (1.33 ERA) from May 27th-June 8th...Allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his 14 starts...Became the eighth pitcher in Mets history to collect a hit and earn a victory in his Mets debut...The others are Victor Zambrano,
Pedro Astacio, Pat Mahomes, David West, Sid Fernandez, Bob Shaw and Jack Hamilton...Pitched 6.0 shutout innings in his first start of the season for New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League at Nashville...Permitted
just two hits with two walks and five strikeouts on his way to the victory...The Zephyrs were 4-1 in his starts...Was 3-0 on the road with a 0.95 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 19.0 innings...Pitched 6.0 shutout innings in his first start of the season for New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League at Nashville...Permitted
just two hits with two walks and five strikeouts on his way to the victory...The Zephyrs were 4-1 in his starts...Was 3-0 on the road with a 0.95 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 19.0 innings...Permitted two earned runs or less in each of his five starts at New Orleans, and no earned runs in three of the five.2006Began the season with the Braves and was acquired by the Cardinals on July 31..Hit his third home run of the season, July 17 at St. Louis (off Josh Kinney)...Was tied for second among National League pitchers in home runs...His other two home runs came on April 6 at San Francisco (off Jeff Fassero) and on May 23 at San Diego (off Mike Thompson)...Went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on six hits with no walks and a season-best eight strikeouts to pick up his lone victory as a
starter, May 18 vs. Florida...Pitched a season-high 7.0 innings in a no-decision vs. Los Angeles on May 30...Gave up three runs on seven hits...Collected saves against Tampa Bay on June 25th, vs. Baltimore on June 30 and against St.Louis on July 3...Was 1-8 as a starter in 13 games and 2-2 with three saves in 13 contests out of the bullpen...Matched a team-high for strikeouts for relievers with four on Aug. 8 vs. Cincinnati...Worked 3.0 innings of relief, Aug. 19 at Chicago...Picked up his first save for St. Louis and his fourth of the season on Aug. 6 vs. Milwaukee...Went 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA in nine postseason appearances with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League...Was 1-0 with
2.0 scoreless innings in the regular season.2005Agreed to participate for the Dominican Republic in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
... Acquired from the Devil Rays in exchange for INF Nick Green at the end of spring training (3/31), Sosa
played a huge role in the Braves success in 2005.
... Won a career-high 13 games and his 2.55 ERA was easily the lowest of his four-year career. Jorge entered
the season with a 5.17 career ERA.
... Went 10-3 with a 2.62 ERA as a starter.
... His .813 (13-3) winning percentage was tops in the National League.
... His 2.62 ERA as a starter ranked third in the majors among pitchers with 20 or more starting assignments
and his 1.82 road ERA as a starter was second in the majors to Roger Clemens (1.32).
... Went 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in the month of September.
... The Braves went 15-4 in his 19 starts, with one blown save.
... Went 3-0 with a 1.66 ERA in five day starts.
... In his three losses, the Braves were shutout twice and scored two runs in the other game.
... Went 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA at Turner Field and 9-0, 1.82
on the road.
... Had four holds and a 2.30 ERA in 24 games out of the
bullpen and in relief he went more than 1.0 inning seven
times, including 2.0+ innings three times.
... Notched his first win with a scoreless 11th inning 4/18 at
... Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings as a reliever in his
Braves debut on Opening Day (4/5) at FLA, when he
entered in the second inning for John Smoltz.
... In his first start of the year on 6/14 at TEX, he went 5.0
innings, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out
seven. Both runs came on a first-inning M. Teixeira homer. It was his first start since 9/12/04 at KC (a 7-2
win in which he went 7.0 shutout innings for Tampa Bay) and it marked the first time in his 42 career starts
he did not walk a batter.
... Made his second start of the year and his first career start on three days' rest at CIN on 6/18, allowing one
run on four hits. Did not earn the decision in the Braves' 6-1 win, but he did collect a single (off Eric Milton)
in his second career plate appearance.
... On 6/28, he picked up his second win as a starter by beating Dontrelle Willis and the Marlins, 9-1, at
Florida. Jorge allowed just one run on four hits over 6.0 innings, the only run coming on a Carlos Delgado
... Pitched a solid game at PHI on 7/3 but did not earn the decision in a 4-3 win. Allowed just one hit in 5.1
innings, as Ryan Howard poked a three-run homer just over the left field wall for PHI's only score.
... Started on nine days' rest on 7/18 at SF and posted a 6-1 win. Allowed six hits and four walks and
stranded nine runners on base in his 6.0 IP.
... His four-game winning streak from 6/28 to 8/2 matched his career high (9/4/03-7/31/04).
... Pitched a season-high 7.0 shutout innings at STL 8/7 at STL, but did not earn the win, as David Eckstein
hit a one-out grand slam in the ninth inning for a 5-3 Cardinals win.
... Outdueled Mark Prior for the win at CHI on 8/24, going 6.0 IP and allowing just one run on four hits. Jorge
found out the day before he was to start when Mike Hampton was placed on the DL.
... Made three relief appearances between his 8/12 and 8/24 starts.
... Suffered his third loss in a 3-2 decision vs. WSH on 8/30, allowing three runs on nine hits in 5.0 IP, as the
Braves stranded 13 runners on base.
... Posted his 10th win with a 9-3 decision over the Reds on 9/3, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 IP.
... Had perhaps his best outing of the year with 8.0 shutout IP in a 4-0 win at WSH on 9/10. Allowed six hits,
with no walks and three Ks.
... in his 12th game with a 6-4 win at PHI on 9/15. Jorge threw 110 pitches in 5.2 IP, allowing two runs on
... Threw a season-high 115 pitches en route to his 13th win on 9/20 over PHI. Jorge tossed 6.2 shutout
innings, allowing just two hits with a season-high seven strikeouts, but walked a career-high six batters.
... 2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Started Game 3 in Houston and got the loss
in a 7-3 Astros victory. He went 6.0 IP, allowing seven hits, three earned runs while walking two and fanning
three. He was tagged for two first-inning runs and allowed a solo homer to Mike Lamb in the third inning,
departing with a 3-2 deficit.2004Former Rule 5 pick spent time in the bullpen and as a starter racking up a career high 94
strikeouts...Made his third straight Opening Day roster for Tampa Bay...Is one of just three Rays (Toby Hall and Victor Zambrano) to be on the club for each of the last three season openers...Began the season in the bullpen making 7 appearances allowing 7 ER in 8.2 IP, a 7.27 ERA (10-H, 5-BB, 4-K)...He was touched for 4 runs in his first appearance, including a Jorge Posada 3-R HR, in an inning of work March 31 in Tokyo against the Yankees...Optioned to AAA Durham Apr 24 when Doug Waechter joined the squad...recalled May 13...Notched his first big league save May 22 vs. Cleveland working the final 2.2 (3-H, 0-R) in relief of Waechter...Joined the rotation at the end of July when Victor Zambrano was traded...Made 8 starts going 2-4, 4.91 ERA (47.2-IP, 49-H, 26-ER, 20-BB, 41-SO, 8-HR)...Surrendered 2 home runs to Toronto's Carlos Delgado July 31 in a 6-5 Rays victory...was Delgado's 5th straight at-bat with a home run against Sosa dating back to Sept. 10, 2003 (1)...also Sept. 25, 2003, when the slugger touched Rays pitching for 4 HR, including 2 off Sosa...Matched his career-high with 8 strikeouts Aug. 5 against Seattle, a game in which he allowed just 6 hits and 1 unearned run with 2 walks...in 4 career starts against the M's, he has pitched to a 0.64 ERA fanning 24 batters in 28.1 IP (2-ER, 8-BB).2003Opened the year with Tampa Bay and made nine appearances (five starts) before being optioned to Durham (AAA) of the International
League on May 11...Was recalled on June 7...Made 20 appearances (14 starts) the rest of the year...Set a club mark for most strikeouts (eight) by a relief pitcher while working 5.1 innings against Cleveland on Aug. 17...On Sept. 4 vs. Seattle, he tossed his first career complete-game shutout...Allowed four hits with six strikeouts.2002
24-year-old Rule 5 rookie made 31 appearances, 14 starts in his first major league campaign...
was claimed by the Rays from Milwaukee on March 18...was selected by the Brewers
from the Seattle Mariners in Rule 5 Draft December 13, 2001.
Converted to pitcher in 2001 after spending his first six professional seasons as an outfielder
in the Rockies and Mariners systems.
This was his first season above Class A...was one of three Rule 5 players on the roster (also
Steve Kent and Felix Escalona).
In his 14 starts he went 2-7 with 5.81 ERA (74.1-IP, 62-H, 48-ER, 42-BB, 38-K, 13-HR)...worked
5.0+ in all but 3 starts, 6.0+ five times and a career-high 7.0 three times.
In 17 overall relief appearances he pitched to a 4.68 ERA (25.0-IP, 26-H, 13-ER).
Held opponents to a staff-low .236 avg. (88/373), 3rd among AL rookies...held right-handed hitters
to just a .183 mark (34/186, 10-HR) while lefties hit .289 (54/187, 6-HR).
Opened the season with 14 appearances out of the bullpen before heading to the DL (May 31-
June 24) with a right shoulder strain...was reinstated and placed into the rotation June 25 when
Ryan Rupe was Dlbd and made 14 consecutive starts.
Made his major league debut April 4 vs. Detroit and worked one inning, allowing back-to-back
home runs to Jacob Cruz and Mike Rivera.
Lost 20-11 in his first big league start June 25 vs.Toronto...lasted 3.0 innings (67 pitches), allowing
6 earned runs on 4 hits...walked three and struck out 4...was his first ML decision.
Had made just 9 professional starts before that outing.
Next time he faced the Jays, July 21 at SkyDome, he got his first major league win, 7-5...held
the Jays to 3 runs on 6 hits and a pair of walks over 6.0 innings while striking out a careerhigh
Notched his 2nd ML win (first at Tropicana Field) in his final season start Sep 8 vs.TEX, snapping
a 5-game losing streak as he defeated the Rangers 6-3 (5.0-IP, 2-H, 1-R/ER, 4-BB, 4-K).
Had back-to-back 7-inning performances - Aug. 17 vs. KC and Aug. 22 @ BAL - allowing just 6
hits and 3 earned runs (1.93 ERA), but got two no decisions.
Finished the season with three relief appearances after Dewon Brazelton was placed into the
rotation and worked a season relief-high 3.0 innings in his final appearance of the year, Sep 27,
a 6-1 TB loss to Boston at Fenway (H, K).
Made 2 rehab appearances for AA Orlando (IP-7, H-4, R-2, ER-0, BB-1, SO-3, HR-1)
Pitched for Licey in his native Dominican Republic in the winter.
2001Was converted to a pitcher...Split the year between Everett (A) of the Northwest League and Wisconsin (A) of the Midwest League...Named to the Northwest League All-Star team as a reliever...Selected as the Seattle Mariners Organizational Pitcher of the Year.