Daniel Alberto Cabrera...Played high school basketball...Had never thrown a baseball two years prior to signing with Baltimore on 3/11/99.2012Daniel Alberto Cabrera...Played high school basketball...Had never thrown a baseball two years prior to signing with Baltimore on 3/11/99.2009Went 0-6 with a 6.00 era (34 er/51.0 iP) in 15 combined games (nine starts) with Washington and Arizona ... five of his six relief outings
were scoreless ... finished with 42 walks, compared to just 23 strikeouts ... began the season with the nationals and went 0-5 with a 5.85 era (26 er/40.0 iP) in nine games (eight starts) ... his relief appearance on 5/25 at
Mets (0.2 IP) was his first since 7/2/04 at Philadelphia ... was released on 6/5 and signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on 8/5 ... was on the Class AAA Reno disabled list from 8/5-18 with a strained right hamstring ... made four starts with Reno before his contract was purchased by Arizona on 9/3 ... did not record an out in his Diamondbacks debut on
9/6 at Colorado (5 ER) ... made his lone start with Arizona in his final outing on 10/3 at Cubs (L, 3 ER/5.0 IP) ... went 0-2 with a 4.03 era (10 er/22.1 iP) in seven starts with Licey of the Dominican Winter League.2008In final season with BAL, won 8 games and tied Jeremy Guthrie for the team lead in starts with 30...when toeing the rubber, the 68-93 O's went 15-15...registered the best walk rate and pitches per inning (16.8) numbers of his career...2
complete games tied for 9th in the AL...posted 8 straight quality starts, April 12-May 20...led the AL in wild pitches (15) and hit batters (18)...was suspended by MLB for intentionally throwing at Alex Rodriguez ...was placed on the 15-Day DL on September 19 with right medial elbow sprain...switched jersey number from No. 35 to 40.2007Made a career-high 34 starts, tied with seven others for the American League lead...Also set career-highs ith 204.1 innings pitched and 166 strikeouts...Led the American League in losses (18), earned runs allowed (126) and walks (108)...Had a 5.55 ERA and hit 15 batters, both the 2nd-highest marks in the AL...Is the 4th Oriole and 2nd straight to lead the AL in losses, joining Don Larsen (21 losses in 1954), Jim
Wilson (18 in 1955) and Rodrigo Lopez (18 in 2006)...Struck out at least 5 batters in 22 of his 34 starts, including each of his first 7 starts...Also pitched at least 6.0 innings in 23 starts...Allowed 5 ER or more in 12 starts and 1 ER or less in 6 outings...Went 5-10 with a 6.42 ERA (122.0IP, 87ER) at home and 4-8 with a 4.26 ERA (82.1IP, 39ER) on the road...Had 14 "Quality Starts"...Posted a 4.50 ERA (38.0IP, 19ER) in 6 starts in April, the only month he had an ERA below 5.00...Won 3 of his 5 starts in May...Earned the win in his first 2 starts of the month and in his final outing on May 27 against Oakland...Did not walk a batter on May 10 vs. Tampa Bay, marking the 2nd time this season and the 3rd time in his 116 career starts he had accomplished the feat...Also pitched 7.0 scoreless innings vs. the Devil Rays on July 24...Went 3-0 with a 3.46 ERA (26.0IP, 10ER) in four starts against Tampa Bay this year...Tossed his 4th career complete game on May 15 at Toronto, allowing 2 ER in the Orioles' loss...Was ejected from the September 7 game against Boston for throwing a pitch behind Dustin Pedroia, after which both benches emptied...Was suspended for 6 games for his actions in the contest...Allowed one run in 7.0 innings on September 24 against Kansas City.2006Was 3rd on the team with 9 victories, but the fewest in his three major league seasons...Also spent 25 days with AAA Ottawa, his first trip to the minors since he was recalled for a spot start on 5/13/04...Despite missing a combined 6 1/2 weeks on the disabled list and in the minors, led the American league with 104 walks allowed...Also had 2 complete games, one of 16 AL pitchers with more than one, and was tied for 15th in the
league with 157 strikeouts...Would have led the AL and finished 2nd in the majors in strikeouts/9IP with 9.55 if he had pitched
enough innings to qualify (needed 14.0 more)...Minnesota's Johan Santana (9.44) topped the AL while
San Diego's Jake Peavy (9.56) led the NL...Also would have led the majors in walks/9IP with 6.32 if he had qualified, ahead of AL leader Gil Meche
(4.05) of Seattle and the Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano (4.84), the NL leader...If he had enough
innings to qualify, would have been the highest ratio in the majors since Oakland's Todd Van Poppel (6.87) in 1994...Led the majors with 17 wild pitches, including a club-record 4 on June 25 vs. Washington...In his final start of the season on September 28 at New York, took a no-hitter into the 9th inning before
the Yankees' Robinson Cano's one-out single ended his no-hit bid...Settled for a one-hit, 7-1 victory, allowing 2 walks with 5 strikeouts...Was two outs shy of becoming the first individual pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Yankees since the Orioles' Hoyt Wilhelm did it on September 20, 1958...Became the 21st pitcher to throw a complete-game one-hitter against the Yanks since Wilhelm's 1958 no-hitter...Walked 50 batters over his first 10 starts, the most since Tim Wakefield had 51 through 10 starts in
1993, and the most in so few innings (52.1) over 10 starts since Bobby Witt walked 53 in 50.0 IP in 1986, according to Elias Sports Bureau...Issued 7 bases on balls in his first start of the season on April 7 vs. Boston, setting a club record with 6 walks in the first inning...Walked a career-high 9 batters and struck out 10 in 5.0 IP in his 2nd outing on April 12 at Tampa Bay...Became the first pitcher with 9 or more walks and strikeouts in the same game since Pittsburgh's Tim Wakefield accomplished the feat in 10 innings on Opening Day 1993...Joined Steve Barber as the only Orioles pitchers to have 9 walks and strikeouts in the same outing...Barber had 11 walks and strikeouts in 11 innings on 8/13/61 vs. Boston...According to Elias, he is the only pitcher in the last 40 years to pitch 5.0 ininngs or less and have at
least 9 walks and strikeouts in the same game...Walked 7 batters in back-to-back outings, May 9 vs. Detroit and May 14 vs. Kansas City, getting nodecisions in both starts...Was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflamation after his start on May 14...After being activated from the DL on June 5, won his first two starts, pitching 11.0 scoreless innings
while striking out 14 and walking 11...Went 0-5 with a 7.02 ERA (33.1IP, 26ER) over his next 6 starts, June 15-July 13...Walked at least 5 batters in 11 of his first 16 starts, including 5 walks in 5.1 innings in a 15-1 loss on
July 13 vs. Texas to open the 2nd half...Was optioned to AAA Ottawa the next day.
wAt the time, was 4-7 with a 5.25 ERA (85.2IP, 50ER) in 16 starts, with 75 walks and 90 strikeouts...Won the last 3 of his 4 starts at Ottawa...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in his last start on August 3 vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre, walking one and striking out 8 batters...Was recalled from Ottawa on August 8 and went 5-3 with a 4.04 ERA in his last 10 starts (62.1IP,
28ER)...Struck out 67 batters and walked 29.
wPitched his second career shutout on August 19 vs. Toronto...Matched his season-high with 10 strikeouts and walked only one batter...Followed the shutout with 7.0 scoreless innings for a win in his next start on August 25 vs. Tampa Bay,
running his scoreless innings streak to 16.0...Was winless in his next 4 starts, however, going 0-2 with a 7.78 ERA (19.2IP, 17ER) and pitching into the 6th inning only once...Walked 3 batters or less in 5 of 16 starts before being sent to Ottawa but walked 3 or less in 7 of 10
starts after returning from the minors...Represented his native Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in March, going 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA (7.1IP, 3H, 1ER) in 2 starts...After earning the win vs. Australia on March 10, pitched 4.0 hitless
innings and struck out 7 vs. Venezuela on March 14 as his team advanced to the WBC semifinals.2005Showed signs of dominance during an inconsistent season but finished strong with a 2.40 ERA in his final five starts. Cabrera led the Orioles in strikeouts with 157. His most outstanding outing this season was an 11-strikeout performance on May 9 against Minnesota.2004Finished third in American League Rookie of the Year voting by the Baseball Writers Association of
America after leading Major League rookies in wins (12), starts (27) and innings pitched (147.2) and finishing 7th in strikeouts (76).
Was named to Topps and Baseball Digest Major League All-Star Rookie teams.
Was recalled from AA Bowie for a spot start in mid-May and remained in the starting rotation for the
rest of the season.
Was 9-5 with a 3.71 ERA through August 10, but went 3-3 with a 9.00 ERA (36.0IP, 36ER) in his last 9 starts.
Tied for 3rd among AL pitchers with 89 walks...Averaged 5.42 BB/9IP, nearly one more than Jose
Contreras (4.44), the league's highest qualifier (162.0IP).
Would have ranked 14th in the AL with only 8.84 hits/9IP, but fell 14.1 innings shy of qualifying.
Had 12 "Quality Starts" (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER allowed) and allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in
15 of his 27 starts...Allowed only 4 homers in his first 11 outings, spanning 64.0 innings, but gave up
10 homers in his last 17 starts (83.2IP) beginning July 5.
Began the season at Bowie before being recalled by the Orioles for a spot start in the first game of
doubleheader on May 13 at Chicago...Allowed 2 hits in 6.0 scoreless innings to earn the victory as
the Orioles beat the White Sox, 1-0.
Became the first O's pitcher to win his major league debut since Rocky Coppinger on
6/11/96...Remained in the rotation and won 3 of his first 4 major league decisions.
Won his 2nd start on May 18 at Seattle, working 6.2 innings to defeat the Mariners, 7-2, to join
Coppinger (1996) and Scott Klingenbeck (1994-1995) as the only Orioles to win their first two big
league starts...String ended when he lost his 3rd start at Anaheim on May 23.2003Was 5th among Orioles minor leaguers with 120 strikeouts for Class A Delmarva ... Struck out a seasonhigh 9 batters on 3 occasions, and also struck out 8 batters 3 times ... Led South Atlantic League pitchers with 78 walks, tied for 5th among all minor league pitchers ... Lost his first 7 decisions and was winless until his 17th start on July 12 ... Hurled a 3-hit, 7-inning complete game in the opener of a doubleheader on April 18 at Lexington but
lost, 3-1 ... Allowed 4 hits and one run and struck out 8 batters in 6.0 innings on June 26 vs. Greensboro, but did
not get a decision ... Broke a 7-game losing streak with a 6-2 win on July 12 at Lakewood ... Allowed one earned run on 3 hits
over 5.0 IP ... Also won his next outing on July 17 at Hagerstown, allowing 3 runs over 6.0 innings ... Allowed one earned run in 17.0 IP over 3 consecutive starts, August 8-20, going 2-0 ... Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and one walk, in 9-0 win over Capital City on August
8 ... Struck out 9 batters, including 4 in a row, to begin a string over which he retired 12 straight batters ... Won his 2nd consecutive start on August 15 vs. Charleston-WV, allowing a run and 4 hits over 6.0 IP
in a 3-2 win ... Did not get a decision on August 20 vs. Lexington despite allowing only 2 unearned runs
on 3 hits ... Allowed 3 earned runs or fewer over 13 straight starts, June 13 through August 20, going 4-2 with a
3.07 ERA (67.1IP, 23ER) ... Allowed 2 runs or fewer over his last 5 starts in that stretch ... After allowing 7 runs (6 earned) in 1.1 inning in a start on August 26 at Lexington, came back to win his
final outing of the year on August 31 with 6.0 innings of 3-hit ball, allowing one unearned run at
Charleston-WV ... Opponents batted just .225 off him (105-467).2002Led Rookie-level Bluefield staff with 69 strikeouts in 60.1 IP and tied for the team lead with 5 wins and 12 starts ... Ranked 11th in Appalachian League with 3.28 ERA ... Had ratio of 10.29 K/9 IP, 4th among Appy League starters.
Opponents batted .234 (52-222) off him ... Struck out 5 or more batters in 9 of 12 starts.
Allowed 2 earned runs or fewer in 9 of his 12 starts ... Did not allow more than 2 earned runs in his last
6 starts beginning July 28, going 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA (28.1 IP, 8 ER).
Pitched 5 shutout innings in his season debut on June 20, beating Princeton, 9-2.
Allowed one unearned run in 7.0 IP to earn the win on July 10 at Johnson City ... Allowed 5 hits, no walks
and struck out 6.
Also pitched 7.0 innings on August 19 at Danville, striking out a season-high 10 batters while allowing
2 hits and 3 walks.
2001Led the Gulf Coast Orioles with 39 walks allowed, including at least 4 walks in each of his 7
starts ... Lost his first 3 starts of the year, but did not lose over his final 9 outings ... Earned the win in his final outing of the year, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings.