Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Ian Snell to a minor league contract.
March 15, 2011
St. Louis Cardinals released RHP Ian Snell.
January 14, 2011
St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent RHP Ian Snell to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 8, 2010
RHP Ian Snell elected free agency.
September 7, 2010
Tacoma Rainiers activated RHP Ian Snell from the 7-day disabled list.
August 5, 2010
Tacoma Rainiers placed RHP Ian Snell on the 7-day disabled list.
June 20, 2010
Seattle Mariners sent RHP Ian Snell outright to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 20, 2010
Seattle Mariners sent Ian Snell outright to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 15, 2010
Seattle Mariners designated Ian Snell for assignment.
July 31, 2009
Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Ian Snell from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 30, 2009
Indianapolis Indians traded RHP Ian Snell and RHP Ian Snell to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 30, 2009
Indianapolis Indians traded RHP Ian Snell and RHP Ian Snell to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 29, 2009
Seattle Mariners Traded 1B Jeff Clement and SS Ronny Cedeno to Pittsburgh Pirates; Clinton LumberKings Traded RHP Aaron Pribanic and RHP Brett Lorin to West Virginia Power; High Desert Mavericks Traded RHP Nate Adcock to Lynchburg Hillcats and Pittsburgh Pirates Traded RHP Ian Snell and SS Jack Wilson to Seattle Mariners.
June 28, 2009
Ian Snell roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
June 28, 2009
Ian Snell roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
June 25, 2009
Pittsburgh Pirates optioned RHP Ian Snell to Indianapolis Indians.
Graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden,
Del., in 2000, where he played football, baseball and
basketball...honored by the Delaware Sports Writers Association
as its Athlete of the Year for 2006...became the 48th player from
Delaware to appear in the Major Leagues when he made his
debut in 2004...14 wins in 2006 were most by a Delaware righthander
since Huck Betts in 1934...played for Puerto Rico in the
2009 World Baseball Classic (step father is of Puerto Rican
descent)...resides in Bradenton, Fla.2010Split the season between Seattle Mariners and Tacoma (AAA). ... Went 0-5, 6.41 in 12 games, making eight starts with Seattle before being designated for assignment on 6/15...was outrighted
6/19 and re-signed as a minor league free agent on 6/22. ... Went 0-5, 6.11 (24 ER, 35.1 IP) in eight starts...in four relief appearances posted a 7.36 ERA (9 ER, 11.0 IP). ... Made first relief appearance on 5/6 vs. TB allowing two runs in 3.1 innings, his first relief appearance since 8/12/05 at HOU. ... Made final appearance 6/14 at STL, allowing three hits and four runs in 2.0 innings. ... Went 3-4, 6.66 (36 ER, 48.2 IP) in nine starts for Tacoma during the regular season. ... Placed on 7-day disabled list 8/5-9/7 with a right elbow strain. ... Part of Tacoma's PCL Championship squad and appeared in three playoff games out of the bullpen (0-0, 4.15, 4.1 IP, 2 ER).2009Acquired from Pittsburgh 7-player
trade on July 29 along with Jack
Wilson...In final 9 starts of season, went 5-1,
3.00 ERA (17 ER, 51.0 IP)...allowed
2 earned runs or less in 7 starts...His 3.00 ERA from Aug. 15-end of
season ranked 8th-best in the AL...5
wins were tied for 6th-best...Had 3.81 ERA (11 ER, 26.0 IP) in his
5 no-decisions with Seattle, leaving
the game with the lead 3 times and
tied the other 2 games...Seattle lost all 5 of his no-decisions...Lost 9 of his first 11 decisions (w/ PIT & SEA) before winning 5 of his final 6...Received 5.88 run support average, 12th-highest RSA in AL Aug. 1-end of season...In 5-week span, was optioned (June 25) to AAA by Pittsburgh...traded (July 29) to
Seattle...optioned (July 29) to AAA Tacoma by Seattle...recalled (July 31) to Seattle...Made first start with Mariners on Aug. 2 at Texas...recorded a no-decision allowing 3 hits
and 2 runs in 6.0 IP...Charged with first career error Sept. 26 at Toronto...had not made an error in 128
consecutive chances to begin his career...Member of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for 4th straight season...Snapped a 10-game personal winless streak with his 2nd victory June 17 at Minnesota -
his first since win since April 18 vs. Atlanta...Optioned to AAA Indianapolis on June 25...struck out 17 batters, including 13 straight, in
first start with Indy on June 28 vs. Toledo (no-decision)...Represented Puerto Rico in 2009 World Baseball Classic, making two starts: March 9 vs.
Netherlands 4.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 5 strikeouts...lost to Venezuela March 16
allowing just 1 earned run in 4.0 innings.2008Agreed to terms on a five-year contract, including club options for the 2011 and 2012 seasons on 3/16.
...Made first Opening Day start on 3/31 in Atlanta and received a no-decision (6.0ip/4er) in club's 12-11 win in 12 innings...Struck
out season-high 10 batters while picking up first win on 4/6 in Florida...Won for the second time in two starts after beating Cincinnati's
Bronson Arroyo on 4/12...Worked at least 6.0 innings in each of his first five starts...Went
0-6 in 10 starts from 4/18 thru 6/6...Walked career-high seven batters while losing fourth
straight decision on 5/27 at Cincinnati...Ended winless streak on 6/11 vs. Washington; his
first victory since 4/12...Gave up seven runs in 4.0+ innings on 6/17 at Chicago (AL) and
four runs in 4.0 innings on 6/22 vs. Toronto...Had an MRA performed on right arm at
Allegheny General Hospital on 6/23; test revealed medial epicondylitis and no damage
to the ulnar collateral ligament...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 6/26 (retro to
6/23)...Was reinstated from D.L. on 7/8 and started that night vs. Houston; threw 88
pitches in a no-decision (3.2ip/1er). ...Started final game before the All-Star break on 7/12 vs. St. Louis and received a no-decision
(5.0ip/4er) in 11-6 loss...Gave up two home runs while suffering loss in first game after All-Star break on 7/18 at Colorado
(6.0ip/4r/3er)...Was victorious on 7/28 vs. Colorado (7.0ip/4er)...Gave up two runs in 6.0ip and lost a 3-1 decision vs. Cincinnati
on 8/15...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings, allowed four hits and struck out eight batters while winning fifth game on 8/19 at St.
Louis...Received a no-decision on 9/13 vs. St. Louis (4.0ip/6r/5er) - his sixth start of the season against the Cardinals...Gave up just
three hits and two runs (one earned), but walked five batters in 6.0 innings while losing 12th decision on 9/19 vs. Houston...Was
victorious in final start on 9/26 at San Diego (5.0ip/1h/1r/1er/1bb/5so), but left game after throwing 80 pitches due to a cramp
in right calf...Went 3-5 with a 4.80 ERA (78.2ip/42er) in 15 starts after being reinstated from D.L. on 7/8...Posted a 3.68 ERA
(44.0ip/18er) in his last eight starts and a 3.67 ERA in five starts in September...The Pirates posted a 14-17 record in his 31
starts...Surrendered 22 of his 107 runs in the 1st inning...Went 6-for-48 (.125) with a double, an RBI and seven sacrifice bunts at
the plate...Also served as a pinch runner on 4/3 at Atlanta.2007Spent second straight full season in the majors with Pittsburgh...Led staff in ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched...Shared lead in starts with Tom Gorzelanny...His 177 K's were the most by a Bucco righthander since Kris Benson had 184 in 2000...Ranked eighth in the National League in strikeouts and ninth in innings pitched...His 3.65 road ERA ranked ninth in the league and his 7.7 strikeouts/per 9.0ip ranked 10th...Tied for league lead in wild pitches...Whiffed a career-high 11 batters in first start but came away with a no-decision (6.0ip/2r) at Houston on 4/3...Limited St. Louis to one run in 7.0 innings but came away with the loss in 3-0 setback in Pirates Home Opener on 4/9...Picked up first win in third start after allowing one run over 7.0 innings in 3-2 win at St. Louis on 4/16...Was in line for the win, but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 7-3, 10-inning loss at Los Angeles on 4/21 (Dodgers tied game in 9th and Russell Martin hit a walkoff grand slam)...Worked 7.0 shutout innings while picking up second victory on 4/27 vs. Cincinnati...Ranked fourth among N.L. pitchers with a 1.59 ERA at the end of April...Won back-to-back starts on 5/13 and 5/18...Snapped two-game losing streak by holding Los Angeles to one run over 8.0 innings in a 3-1 victory on 6/2...Tossed first career complete game while allowing one unearned run in 8-1 victory vs. Texas on 6/13...Was charged with three runs in the 1st inning but rebounded with 7.0 scoreless frames in 5-3 win vs. Milwaukee on 7/4 at PNC Park...Ranked fifth among N.L. starters with a 2.93 ERA at the break...Went 0-5 with an 8.31 ERA (26.0ip/24er) in his first five starts after the All-Star break, raising ERA to 3.91...Pitched season-low 4.0 innings in 8-4 loss at New York (NL) on 7/24...Snapped five-game losing streak and struck out 10 batters in 8-4 victory vs. Philadelphia on 8/19...Was charged with season-high seven earned runs in 8-0 loss vs. Cincinnati on 8/29; also raised ERA to season-high 4.17...Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and recorded final victory in 11-0 combined shutout at St. Louis on 9/3...Suffered 12th loss on 9/8 vs. Chicago (NL)...Lost six of his last eight decisions...Posted a 1.64 ERA and surrendered just one home run in his final five starts (33.0ip)...Was in line for victories in his last two starts, but bullpen suffered walkoff loss at San Diego on 9/19 and gave up four runs in the 8th inning vs. Arizona on 9/25...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 26 of his 32 starts and at least 7.0 frames 18 times...Pirates posted a 16-16 record in his 32 starts...Went 5-for-57 (.088) with three walks, two RBI and a team-high 12 sacrifce bunts as a batter...Tied for seventh in the league in sac bunts...Served as a pinch runner on 4/26 vs. Houston, 8/10 at San Francisco and 8/26 at Houston; scored a run in 8/10 appearance.2006Spent first full season in the major leagues with Pittsburgh...Led club in victories and strikeouts...Recorded the most wins by a Pittsburgh pitcher since Todd Ritchie won 15 games in 1999...Ranked 10th among National League pitchers with an 8.2 strikeouts/9.0ip ratio...Ranked 10th in the National League with a 3.94 road ERA...Worked at least 7.0 innings in nine of his 32 starts (posted an 8-1 record in those games)...Was part of Opening Day roster for first time in career...Lost his first two decisions while posting a 7.71 ERA (21.0ip/18er) after first four starts...Allowed one unearned run while striking out seven batters in 7.0 innings for first win on 4/28 vs. Philadelphia...Struck out nine batters but received a no-decision (5.2ip/3er) against New York's Pedro Martinez on 5/3 at Shea Stadium...Pitched 7.0 innings of a combined shutout while winning second game on 5/9 vs. Arizona...Posted a 1.75 ERA (25.2ip/5er) over four-start stretch from 4/22 thru 5/9...Posted a 4-1 record in May, one of six National League pitchers with four or more wins in that month...Went 7-2 from 4/28 thru 6/16, which tied for the most wins among all National League hurlers during that stretch (New York's Tom Glavine also won seven games)...Pitched a season-low 1.1 innings while giving up a season-high seven runs in 8-2 loss to Florida's Brian Moehler on 5/14...Won five straight starts from 5/20 thru 6/10...Snapped an 0-for-24 start to his hitting career with a run-scoring single off Milwaukee's Chris Capuano on 5/31...Had first career 10 strikeout performance in win at Colorado on 6/5...Scattered three hits over 7.0 innings in a combined 2-0 shutout at San Francisco on 6/10...Lost three straight decisions from 6/16 thru 7/2 before holding Philadelphia to one run over 7.0 innings while winning a 3-2 decision on 7/7...Had second 10 strikeout game in a 4-2 loss to John Smoltz and the Braves at PNC Park on 8/1...Doubled off Cincinnati's Scott Schoeneweis for first career extra base hit on 8/18...Allowed three home runs to Albert Pujols at Busch Stadium while losing a 6-3 decision on 9/3...Served up three home runs in second straight start and lost a 9-1 decision at Cincinnati on 9/8...Recorded third 10 strikeout game while picking up 13th win on 9/13 vs. Milwaukee (game one)...Held Los Angeles to one run in 6.0 innings of work while winning for the last time on 9/19...Suffered loss on 9/26 vs. Houston...Missed final scheduled start due to tightness in right forearm...Went 3-for-54 (.056) with a double and two RBI at the plate...Also appeared in five games as a pinch runner...Allowed a total of 27 runs in the 1st inning...The Pirates went 18-14 in his 32 starts.2005Began season with Indianapolis (AAA) and won first nine decisions...Made Triple-A debut on 4/9 vs. Pawtucket and earned the win...Was roughed up for eight runs in 4.0 innings, but came away with a no-decision on 4/14 vs. Ottawa (the Indians won the game 13-8)...Posted a 1.59 ERA in a four-start stretch from 4/19 thru 5/5...Was named the International League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 4/24 thru 5/1 after going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA (13.1ip/1er)...Retired 18 straight batters after allowing a two-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning and improved to 5-0 on 5/5 at Columbus...Surrendered five runs in 4.2 innings of work, but received a no-decision on 5/10 vs. Richmond...Tossed a no-hitter on 5/15 vs. Norfolk (9.0/1bb/9so) and faced just one hitter over the minimum (it was also the first no-hitter ever tossed at Victory Field in Indianapolis)...Earned International League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 5/9-15...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/26...Made season debut with Pirates in relief on 6/28 at Washington (2.0ip/1h/0r)...Was named to International League mid-season All-Star team and was scheduled to participate in the MLB Futures Game in Detroit on 7/10, but missed both due to his call-up to the big leagues...Was scored upon for first time after serving up a home run to Brian Schneider in Washington on 6/30...Surrendered five runs in 1.0 inning of relief on 7/3 at Milwaukee. ...Made second career start and lost a 9-3 decision (5.0ip/10h/5r) in game one of a doubleheader vs. Houston on 7/19...Appeared in relief three more times (6.0ip/1er) before making emergency start in place of Kip Wells on 8/7 vs. Los Angeles (L, 2.0+ip/6er). ...Retired the three batters he faced on 8/10 at Colorado and tossed 2.0 scoreless frames in relief of Zach Duke on 8/12 at Houston. ...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 8/16 when Mike Gonzalez was reinstated from D.L...Won 10th Triple-A game on 8/19 vs. Scranton and #11 on 8/25 vs. Richmond...Went 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA (19.0ip/4er) in three regular season starts with Indianapolis after returning in mid-August...Went 0-for-12 with a pair of RBI at the plate with Indy...Started and lost a 5-1 decision (7.0ip/4r/1er) in Game One of the International League playoffs on 9/7 vs. Buffalo...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/12...Started and surrendered two runs in the 1st inning and a total of four runs in 4.0ip, but received a no-decision vs. Chris Carpenter at St. Louis on 9/13...Scattered three hits over 8.0 scoreless innings and beat Houston's Roger Clemens for first career victory on 9/19 at PNC Park...Made final start on 9/25 at Los Angeles (NL) and received a no-decision (5.0ip/2r/2er)...Went hitless in eight at bats with Pittsburgh...The Pirates went 1-4 in his five starts...Played winter ball in Venezuela and went 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA in three games.2004Spent majority of season with Altoona (AA)...Set a Curve single-season record and finished second in the Eastern League with 142 strikeouts...Also ranked fourth in innings pitched and sixth in ERA...Allowed one earned run or less in nine of his first 15 starts...Was Altoona's Opening Night starter and tossed 5.0 shutout innings while picking up the win vs. Portland on 4/8...Suffered back-to-back losses on 4/14 vs. Norwich and 4/19 vs. Bowie - his first back-to-back losses since May 8-14, 2002 while pitching with Hickory...Tossed three-hit shutout on 4/27 @Norwich (game one)...Earned Eastern League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week ending 5/2...Tossed his fourth scoreless outing (7.0ip) in eight starts while recording a no-decision on 5/22 @Akron (game two)...Set a single-game Curve franchise record with 12 strikeouts in the completion of a suspended game from 5/2 on 6/18 vs. Erie - allowed just one run on five hits over 8.0ip in taking no-decision...Pitched just 2.0 innings on a scheduled pitch count on 6/23 vs. Akron (1 R, 2 H) to allow him to make the start for Altoona in its game vs. Erie @PNC Park on 6/26...Started the Curve's 6/26 game vs. Erie @PNC Park and allowed just one run on five hits and struck out seven, but took the loss as Erie's Wilfredo Ledezma tossed a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 Erie victory...Was named the starting pitcher for the Southern Division squad at the Eastern League All-Star Game in Bowie, Maryland (1.0ip/2h/0r/2so)...Struck out 11 batters - including seven in a row at one point - and allowed just one hit during his 5.0 shutout innings on 8/12 @New Hampshire...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/29 and made major league debut on 8/20 @St. Louis (game one)...Surrendered one hit - a solo home run to John Mabry - walked three and struck out two batters in 2.0 innings of work...Was optioned back to Altoona on 8/21...Tossed his second 7.0-inning shutout and struck out 10 in his final start of the regular season in game one of the Curve's 9/3 doubleheader @New Britain...Was forced to leave Game Two of the Southern Division Playoff Series vs. Erie on 9/10 after 4.0 innings due to a back strain (ND, 6h/3r/3er/0bb/4so)...Started and took the loss in Game Three of the Eastern League Championship Series on 9/18 @New Hampshire (5.0ip/9h/2r/2er/1bb/6so)...Was recalled a second time by Pittsburgh on 9/21 after the Double-A post-season concluded...Allowed just two hits and one run while tossing 5.0 innings of relief on 9/23 vs. Chicago (starter Nelson Figueroa lasted just 2.0 innings)...Made first major league start on 9/29 @Philadelphia (game one) and suffered 8-4 loss; gave up five of his eight runs in the game in the 2nd inning...Went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and a sac bunt as a batter with Pittsburgh.2003Went 14-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 26 minor league starts...Was named Pittsburgh's organizational Pitcher-of-the-Year...Ranked second in the Carolina League in strikeouts and ninth in ERA...Finished with the highest winning percentage among all Pirate farmhands (.824) and tied Sean Burnett for the most wins in the minor league system (14)...Also ranked second in the organization in strikeouts, fourth in innings pitched (149.0) and fifth in ERA...Began the season with Lynchburg (A) and split his first four decisions...Won seven consecutive decisions from 5/17 (game one) thru 7/18...Struck out 10 batters on 5/17 @Frederick. ...Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings and surrendered just two hits on 6/3 vs. Potomac...Whiffed a season-high 12 hitters on 6/30 @Wilmington...Was named the league's Player-of-the-Month for June after going 4-0 with a 0.62 ERA (29.0ip/2er) in five starts...Also held opponents to a .086 average (8-for-93) during the month...Tossed a 7.0-inning, four-hit shutout on 7/30 @Winston-Salem (game one)...Went 7-0 with a 2.89 ERA (65.1ip/21er) in 11 starts on the road for the Hillcats...Surrendered a home run in just two of his 20 starts and just one in his final 15 starts (89.0ip)...Was promoted to Altoona on 7/31 and won his Curve debut on 8/6 @Harrisburg (6.0ip/3er)...Earned a victory in each of his first three Double-A starts...Threw 7.0 scoreless frames on 8/27 vs. Reading...Started and suffered the loss in Game Four of the Eastern League Divisional Series on 9/6 vs. Akron (4.1ip/6er)...Was tabbed by Baseball America as the 9th-best prospect in the Carolina League following the season and as having the best breaking ball in the circuit.2002Spent entire season with South Atlantic League Champion Hickory (A)...Tied for fourth in the league in strikeouts and ranked seventh in ERA...Finished with the most strikeouts among all Pittsburgh minor leaguers and placed third in ERA...Won his first two decisions, but was then tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in first loss on 4/23 @Macon...Posted a 2.98 ERA (42.1ip/14er) in eight starts from 4/28 thru 6/21...Struck out a season-high 12 batters on 5/3 vs. Lexington...Won four straight decisions (two starts) from 6/4-21...Made two relief appearances on 6/4 vs. Augusta (4.0ip/2er) and 6/9 vs. Savannah (3.0ip/1er)...Whiffed 11 batters in a no-decision on 7/1 @Delmarva...Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings on 7/6 @Hagerstown...Did not allow a run in three consecutive victories from 7/29 thru 8/9 (20.0ip)...Went 4-1 with a 0.99 ERA (42.1ip/6er) and 52 K's in his final seven starts...Went 9-6 with a 2.65 ERA (132.2ip/39er) in his 22 starts and 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA (7.0ip/3er) in two relief appearances.2001Began season with Bradenton (Rookie), but spent majority of the campaign with Williamsport (A)...Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star team...Went 10-0 with a 1.18 ERA in 13 minor league games (12 starts)...Finished fourth among Pirate farmhands in victories...Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames against the GCL Red Sox on 6/26 and 6.0 scoreless innings against the GCL Orioles on 7/2...Was promoted to Williamsport on 7/4 and recorded a complete-game victory in his first game with the Crosscutters on 7/7 @Vermont (9.0ip/1er)...Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames on 7/17 vs. Mahoning Valley...Made lone relief appearance of the season on 7/27 @Batavia (6.0ip/1er)...Did not allow a run in 7.0 frames on 8/1 @Lowell...Went 4-0 with a 1.10 ERA (32.2ip/4er) in his final five starts...Whiffed a season-high 12 batters in final regular season start on 8/24 vs. Pittsfield...Helped the Crosscutters to a share of the New York-Penn League title.2000Made his professional debut with Bradenton after being selected by Pittsburgh in the 26th round of the June draft. ...Made professional debut on 7/17 vs. the GCL Expos and tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief...Picked up lone victory on 8/21 vs. the Expos (3.0ip/0er)...Was scored upon just once in his four outings (served up a two-run homer in 1.0ip on 8/4 vs. GCL Yankees).