Julio Cesar Mateo...resides in Bani, DR...has one son, Julio Jr.2006Mateo was 9-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 48 games before his season came to an end on Aug. 28, when he was placed on the disabled list with a broken bone in his right hand. Mateo was leading all Major League relievers with his career-best nine victories at the time of his injury. Mateo pitched well in the second half of the season, posting a 2.45 ERA in 20 appearances after the All-Star break.2005Set career-highs in games (55) and innings pitched (88.1) and a career-low in ERA (3.06)...Finished season third among AL relievers with 83.1 innings
pitched...Recorded a 0.79 ERA (11.1 IP, 1 ER) in April and a 0.73 ERA (12.1 IP, 1 ER) in the month of September...Had a 1.98 ERA (41.0 IP, 9 ER) on the road, compared to a 3.99 ERA (47.1 IP, 21 ER) at home...Held opponents to a .237 average, including a .209 clip vs. lefties...Pitched 2.0 or more innings 22 times and 3.0 or more innings four times this season...Had team-high 16.0 scoreless inning streak (4/22-5/17 - including start)...Made first big league start May 17 after 118 relief appearances, suffering first loss vs. NYY (5.0,8,5,5,1,1)...Scoreless innings streak out of the pen (4/22-5/13) ended at 15.0 on May 21...Allowed only one run in his first 22.0 innings out of the bullpen...Suffered his first blown save, but earned his third win 8/2 at Detroit...Struck out a season-high four batters twice (July 29 vs. Cleveland and Aug. 26 vs.
Chicago)...Loss on Sept. 27 vs. Texas (2.0,2,1,1,0,1) was his first loss since July 26 vs. Detroit...Lost back-to-back appearances for the first time in his career Sept. 27 vs. Texas and Oct. 1 vs. Oakland.2004Set club record for most wins to start a career, 5-0, was 0-0 in 2002, 4-0 in 2003 and
recorded fifth win June 26...on 15-day disabled list July 29-Sept. 15 with tendinitis in
right elbow...appeared in 40 games before going on DL, 1-2 with one save, 5.05 ERA,
40 strikeouts and 14 walks in 51.2 IP...after returning from DL had a 1.50 ERA in five
games (6.0 IP, 1 ER)...was 2-0, 2.84 in six games with Escogido in the Dominican Winter
League.2003Named the Mariners Unsung Hero for 2003 by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA...
spent first full season in the Majors...walked 13 while striking out 71 batters on the
season, and stranded 20 of 29 inherited runners...was 2-0, 2.70 (43.1 IP, 13 ER) in 27
road games, and 2-0 3.61 (42.1 IP, 17 ER) in 23 home games...earned first ML victory
June 5 at Philadelphia, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (H, 2 K)...optioned to Tacoma June
10, but recalled the next day; did not appear in a game with Tacoma...rebounded from
a 6.75 ERA (13.1 IP, 10 ER) in seven May games with a 1.92 ERA (46.2 IP, 10 ER) in his
next 27 games...set career-highs with 5.1 IP and eight strikeouts Aug. 1 vs. Chicago
(5.1,2,1,1,1,8,HR)...earned first career save, tossing 3.0 shutout innings, in 9-3 win vs.
Oakland Sept. 26.2002Began season with San Antonio, going 1-0 with a 0.52 ERA in 12 relief appearances
while holding opponents to a .121 batting average...selected by Seattle May 7, and made
ML debut that night vs. Toronto, tossing a scoreless inning and stranding two runners...
had no record and 3.93 over 9 relief appearances before he was optioned to Tacoma
June 25...recalled July 6 and made two relief appearances with Seattle...optioned back
to Tacoma July 14.2001His 26 saves with San Bernardino was tops among Mariners minor league hurlers and
second in the Cal League...his 56 relief appearances was third in the league ...tossed
17.0 consecutive shutout innings over 16 appearances from July 1-Aug. 12; struck out 23
and walked just 2 while converting 9 consecutive save opportunities during that span...
pitched in 16 games with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.2000In second season with Wisconsin...was on the disabled list from May 30-June 6 with a right hamstring strain...tossed a total of six scoreless innings in threappearances...played winter ball with Escogido of the Dominican League.1999Third on team with 5 saves...0-0, 2.08 in 10 games, 1 start, with Escogido in Dominican
Winter League.1998Transferred to Lancaster on May 1, from Peoria...appeared in one game, allowing a
solo home run in 1.1 IP...transferred to Everett on May 4 for rest of season...did not allow
a run in nine outings July 2-25, collecting two wins and a sa28 games and was second on the squad with four saves.1997Pitched with Peoria.1996Was 4-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 14 games, five starts, with Santo Domingo.