Felix has spent his four-year professional career in the Cubs' farm system ... he was added to the club's major league roster in November 2002.
has fanned 260 batters in 276.1 minor league innings ... has allowed only 12 homers.
2004The Tigers acquired Sanchez from the Cubs April 29 in exchange for Class A left-hander Jon Connolly and a player to be named later, eventually Mud Hens lefty Eric Eckenstahler. Sanchez went 2-2 with a 7.14 ERA in 14 relief appearances before suffering a season-ending arm injury.2003Felix made his major league
debut in September after
spending the minor league
campaign at West Tenn (AA)
...saw action in 3 late-season
games for the Cubs.
made his major league
debut September 3 vs. St. Louis,
allowing 2 runs in 0.1 innings.
appeared in 30 games for
West Tenn (8 starts, 22 relief
appearances), going 2-2 with a
3.23 ERA (23 ER/64.0 IP) ...went
0-2 with a 2.77 ERA in his
2-0 with a 3.96 ERA in his
2002Felix pitched for his first full-season club, spending the campaign at Lansing (A) ... pitched in 26 regular-season games and 6 postseason contests.
during the regular season, he went 6-6 with 2 saves and a 4.15 ERA in 26 games (21 starts) ... fanned 101 batters in 119.1 innings.
had a 4.25 ERA in his starts (50 ER/106.0 IP) and a 3.38 ERA in his 5 relief outings (5 ER/13.1 IP).
recorded his first professional save June 6 at Burlington, working a perfect 3.0 innings in a 3-0 contest ... also picked up a save September 1 at Quad City (2-0).
was utilized solely out of the bullpen during the Midwest League playoffs -- and picked up 4 saves in 6 outings.
went to the Cubs' Instructional League following the season.
2001Saw his first action in the United States, pitching in 15 total games for the Cubs' short-season Mesa (Rookie) and Boise (A) clubs.
pitched in 12 games for Mesa (9 starts) and was 2-5 with a 4.01 ERA ... fanned 55 batters in 60.2 innings while surrendering only 2 homers.
ranked 5th in the Arizona League in innings pitched ... in his starts, opponents hit .235 against him -- the 4th-lowest mark in the league.
went 2-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 3 starts for Boise.
2000Made 13 starts for the Cubs' Dominican (Rookie) club, going 4-2 with a 3.15 ERA ... had 61 strikeouts in 54.1 innings while allowing 45 hits.1999Began his pro career with the Dominican (Rookie) team, where he was 1-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 7 starts.