Lino Urdaneta graduated from Unidad Educativa Benito Canonico High School, where he played baseball...Enjoys listening to music in his spare time.2007Didn't allow a run in his first appearance with New York on May 6th at Arizona...Worked a career-high 0.2 innings...Had his contract selected from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 3rd...Optioned to New Orleans on May 15th...Went 1-0 with six saves and a 5.84 ERA in 10 games with the Zephyrs before his contract was selected by the Mets...Was suspended 50 games on May 16th after violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...Began his Major League Rehabilitation Assignment on June 22nd with the Gulf Coast Mets...Also appeared in two games with St.
Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Was Designated for Assignment on July 11th...Finished the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Went 1-1 with three saves...Did not permit an earned run in 11
of his 16 outings...Held lefthanded batters to a .231 (9-39) batting average in the Eastern League.2006Spent most of the year recuperating after undergoing right elbow surgery in September 2005...In August and September, he pitched in six games for the Mets' Gulf Coast (R) team and five contests for the Binghamton Mets (AA)
of the Eastern League...Was 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in 18 games for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League...Appeared in four playoff games.2005Was acquired by the Mets' organization from Cancun of the Mexican League on June 29...Pitched in three games for New York's St. Lucie (A) team of the Florida State League and one contest for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...On Sep. 25, he underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral nerve of his right elbow...Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure.2004Joined the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 1...Made his only Major League appearance in relief in a Sept. 9 (Game One) doubleheader against Kansas City.2003Pitched the entire season at Double A Jacksonville of the
Los Angeles Dodgers organization, finishing second on
the staff with 44 appearances and six saves...Opened the season as Jacksonville's closer, going
0-2 with a 1.29 ERA (14.0IP/2ER) and three saves in 10
outings during April...Struggled in eight appearances during May, posting a
0-3 record, 10.45 ERA (10.1IP/12ER) and one save...
opponents hit .383 (18x47) with Urdaneta on the mound...Landed on the disabled list on May 27 with a right
shoulder strain...Limited the opposition to one earned run (two runs
total) over a nine-game stretch June 18-Juy 16, compiling
a 0.56 ERA (16.0IP/1ER)...Followed the nine-game stretch with an eight-game
stretch July 18-August 10 in which he surrendered 11
runs (10 earned) in 10.2 innings (8.44 ERA)...Managed to post a 3.00 ERA (15.0IP/5ER) in 10
games during July, despite allowing league opposition to
hit .309 (17x55) against him...In nine appearances during August, he posted a 6.28
ERA (14.1IP/10ER) and .357 batting average against..Lefties batted .276 (27x98) against him, while
righthanded batters hit .283 (41x145)...Limited the lead-off batter in an inning to a .224 batting
average (13x58).2002Named to the Florida State League's mid-season All-Star Game and the League's postseason All-Star team...His 32 saves tied a team record, ranked third among all Minor Leaguers and was the fourth-highest total ever by a Dodgers Minor
Leaguer...Topped the FSL with 96 relief points and finished third in appearances and in games finished with 50...Promoted to Jacksonville (AA) of the Southern League in September.2001His season was limited to 10 games due to right elbow soreness...Placed on the Disabled List on June 20.2000Spent the entire year with Vero Beach (A) of the Florida State League.1999Of his 27 appearances for Vero Beach (A) of the Florida State League, five were starts.1997Made his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League Dodgers, finishing fourth in the League with a 2.04 ERA.