Juan Miguel Padilla graduated from Visual Arts High School in Santurce, PR...Played two years of baseball at Tallahassee Community College and then went on to Jacksonville University...Was a Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 1998...Inducted into the TCC Hall of Fame on Feb. 16, 2006...Juan and his wife, Ericka are currently sponsoring a little girl from Africa through Compassion International...In addition, they sponsor two little league teams in Puerto Rico...Created his own non-profit agency "Pro Dream Agency" to assist other non-profit agencies in Puerto Rico obtain funds...Invests heavily in the St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital.2007Underwent successful surgery on his right elbow on April 13th to repair a partial tear of his flexor tendon...Mets Medical Director
Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery.2006Placed on the 60-Day Disabled List on March 26 and did not pitch again after undergoing surgery on his right elbow...Had Tommy John surgery on March 14 at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery...Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure...Was named to the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic squad, but did not pitch due to soreness in his right elbow.2005Tossed a career-high 12.1 scoreless innings from September 14th through the end of the season...Allowed only five hits during that span...Stranded 13 of 17 inherited runners (76 percent)...Did not permit an earned run in 19 of his 24 games...Also retired 22 of 24 first batters faced (92 percent)...Held lefthanded batters to a .153 (9-59) average and righthanded hitters to a .203 (15-74) mark...Went 1-0 with one save and a 0.89 ERA (two earned runs/20.1 innings) in 13 games at Shea...Posted a 1.02 ERA (two earned runs/17.2 innings) in 12 games vs. National League East opponents...Recorded a 0.79 ERA (one earned run/11.1 innings) in nine games in September and a 0.96 ERA (one earned run/9.1 innings) in six contests in July...Had five holds...Won his third game of the year in a 3-2 victory at Philadelphia on September 27th...Hurled 2.0 scoreless innings...The three victories established a career-high...Posted his second win with 1.2 scoreless innings on September 25th at Washington in a 6-5 triumph...Also collected his first major league hit, a single, in the eighth inning in that contest...Earned his first win with New York and second career victory on August 30th vs. Philadelphia in a 6-4 triumph with 1.0
scoreless inning...Hurled a career-high and bullpen season-high 4.1 innings on August 21st vs. Washington...Allowed one run...His previous career best was 2.2 innings, done twice, last, July 27, 2004, with the Yankees at Detroit...Stranded the bases loaded in the eighth inning and pitched a scoreless ninth to record his first major league save in a 7-3 win on
July 20th vs. San Diego...Tossed a scoreless inning in his Mets debut on July 17th vs. Atlanta...Had his contract purchased from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on July 16th...Was 3-2 with 11 saves and a 1.44 ERA
in 36 games for the Tides...Opponents hit .197 (45-228) against him at Triple-A...Selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game in Sacramento, CA on July 13th...Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning for the International League in that game...Was 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA and one save in 17 games in relief for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League...In 24.1 innings, he allowed 26 hits, nine runs, earned, with eight walks and eight strikeouts.2004Spent the majority of the season with Columbus (AAA) of the International League...Worked a season-high 2.2 innings vs. Norfolk on May 9th...Also worked 2.1 innings vs. Indianapolis on May 18th and vs. Rochester on June 16th...Pitched 2.0 innings on seven other occasions...In 26 games at home, he was 1-0 with three saves with an 0.54 ERA (two earned runs in 33.1 innings) with two walks and 34 strikeouts...Went 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA and one save in 20 contests for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League...In 22.1 innings, he permitted 23 hits, eight runs, earned, with four walks and 24 strikeouts...Pitched in six games for the Yankees from July 16th-July 29th...Appeared in 12 contests with the Reds from September 4th-October 3rd.2003Finished second in the International League in games.2002Named the Twins' Minor League Player of the Month for April...Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA for the month...Pitched 1.0 inning with two strikeouts and was the winning pitcher for the Eastern League in the Double-A All-Star Game on
July 10th...Led the League in saves and relief points and was third in appearances...On August 9th, he went on the Disabled List for the remainder of the year with right shoulder tendinitis.2001Selected to the Florida State League (A) All-Star Game...Was second in the League in games and strikeouts...Also was second on his team in strikeouts.2000Started the year with Quad City (A) of the Midwest League...Named the Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, April 30th-May 6th...Selected to the League's Mid-Season All-Star Game and earned a save in his team's 5-3 win on June 20th...Paced Quad City in saves...Promoted to New Britain (AA) of the Eastern League on July 3rd.1999Began the year in the Gulf Coast (R) League and was promoted to Quad City (A) of the Midwest League on April 28th...Joined New Britain (AA) of the Eastern League on May 27th...Finished the season with Fort Myers (A) of the Florida State League.1998Led his team and was third in the Gulf Coast League in saves.