Brandon McCarthy

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  • Age: 32

Brandon McCarthy MLB Career Stats

55-65 4.13 1012.1 727 1.29

Brandon McCarthy Bio

  • Full Name: Brandon Patrick McCarthy
  • Born: 7/7/1983 in Glendale, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Chicago White Sox, 17th rd. (510th overall)
  • College: Lamar Community College (CO)
  • Debut: May 22, 2005
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MLB Career Stats 55 65 4.13 211 157 0 1012.1 727 1.29
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day


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May 14, 2016 at 10:31 PM ET

Ryu ready to pitch in Minors; McCarthy close

A pair of injured Dodgers pitchers are nearing returns to the rotation, with Hyun-Jin Ryu (left shoulder) starting a rehab assignment on Sunday and Brandon McCarthy (right elbow) just a simulated game away from joining him.


Brandon McCarthy Awards

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/08/2005 Charlotte INT

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/18/2008 Oklahoma PCL

Brandon McCarthy Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2011 3.32 13th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2011 .500 23rd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .258 16th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 17th in AL
2011 5 2nd in AL
2013 2 5th in NL
2014 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 7th in AL
2011 1 8th in AL
2013 1 4th in NL
2014 1 5th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2011 6.49 25th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2011 4.92 2nd in AL

Brandon McCarthy Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
February 19, 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from April 2015 Tommy John surger
November 6, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 60-day disabled list.
April 30, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. April 2015 Tommy John surgery
April 27, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 26, 2015. Right UCL tear.
December 16, 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Brandon McCarthy.
October 30, 2014 RHP Brandon McCarthy elected free agency.
July 8, 2014 New York Yankees activated RHP Brandon McCarthy.
July 6, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash to New York Yankees for LHP Vidal Nuno.
August 4, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.
July 21, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.
June 1, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 31, 2013. Inflammation of right shoulder.
December 11, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent RHP Brandon McCarthy.
November 3, 2012 RHP Brandon McCarthy elected free agency.
October 12, 2012 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Brandon McCarthy.
August 10, 2012 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.
July 30, 2012 sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
June 24, 2012 Oakland Athletics placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2012. Strained right shoulder.
June 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.
May 20, 2012 Oakland Athletics placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2012. Strained right shoulder.
July 3, 2011 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.
June 29, 2011 sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
June 28, 2011 Stockton Ports sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
June 23, 2011 sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
May 20, 2011 Oakland Athletics placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 19, 2011. Stress reaction in right scapula.
December 14, 2010 Oakland Athletics signed free agent RHP Brandon McCarthy.
November 5, 2010 RHP Brandon McCarthy elected free agency.
November 3, 2010 Texas Rangers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 60-day disabled list.
August 20, 2010 sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 29, 2010 Texas Rangers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 60-day disabled list. sore right shoulder
June 24, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 7-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation.
June 19, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 7-day disabled list.
June 10, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 7-day disabled list.
June 3, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 7-day disabled list.
April 27, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 26, 2010. Stress reaction in right shoulder.
March 27, 2010 Texas Rangers optioned RHP Brandon McCarthy to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
September 1, 2009 Brandon McCarthy roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
August 8, 2009 sent RHP Brandon McCarthy on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 7, 2009 Texas Rangers transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. stress fracture in right shoulder
June 9, 2009 Texas Rangers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 5, 2009. stress fracture in right shoulder blade

Brandon Patrick McCarthy Bio Info

Brandon McCarthy…married to Amanda…has a newborn daughter, Cassidy...he and his wife were both named as Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Tweeters in sports in 2013…attended Lamar (Colo.) Community College, where he went 12-0 with a 2.34 ERA in 2002, helping the team reach the Junior College World Series…is a 2001 graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.… was an All-State selection as a senior…made financial contributions to The Beacon Group, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide rehabilitation, work training and emotional support for people with disabilities of all ages…participated in Haitian earthquake relief efforts…also raised money in support of Colorado Fire Victims in 2012… selected by the White Sox in the 17th round of the 2002 FirstYear Player Draft out of Lamar (CO) Community College.


Made four regular season starts (3-0, 5.87 ERA) in his first season as a Dodger before being placed on the DL with a torn UCL in his right elbow. ... Struck out 29 against only four walks in 23.0 innings. ... Underwent Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on April 30. 


Went 10-15 with a 4.05 ERA in 32 combined starts with Arizona and the Yankees...Made 18 starts with Arizona, going 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA (61 ER/109.2 IP) before he was acquired by the Yankees along with cash considerations from the Diamondbacks on July 6 in exchange for LHP Vidal Nuno…in 14 starts with the Yankees, went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA (29 ER/90.1 IP)...Set career highs in wins (10), starts (32), innings pitched (200.0), strikeouts (175), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (7.88) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.30)…Recorded at least 6.0 IP in 12 of his 14 starts as a Yankee and at least 5.0 IP in each of them...Went 6-0 with a 2.09 ERA (43.0 IP/10 ER) in seven combined starts with Arizona and the Yankees from June 27-August 4, after winning only one of his first 16 starts of the season…each of those seven starts resulted in a team win, tied for the longest such streak of his career…the A's won seven consecutive starts by McCarthy from April 27-June 19, 2012...Won a career-best four consecutive starts from July 19-August 4, earning victories vs. Cincinnati, vs. Texas, at Texas and vs. Detroit...Went 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA (52.0 IP/11 ER) in his first eight starts as a Yankee (7/9-8/21)...According to Elias, it marked the lowest ERA for any pitcher through his first eight starts with the Yankees since Jimmy Key went 3-1 with a 1.79 ERA (60.1 IP/12 ER) in his first eight starts with the club in 1993...Beginning with his final two starts with the D-backs and through his 14 starts with New York following his July 6 trade, McCarthy was one of the game's best pitchers, going 9-5 with a 2.80 ERA (32 ER/103.0 IP) from June 27 to the conclusion of the season...According to Elias, McCarthy became the first pitcher in more than 100 years to win as many as 10 games in a season after starting 1-10 or worse…the last pitcher to do so was Cincinnati's Fred Beebe, who went 12-14 in 1910 after beginning the season with a 1-10 record


Made 22 starts in his first season with Arizona, going 5-11 with a 4.53 ERA (68 ER in 135.0 IP)…the 22 starts were 4 more than his 2012 total (18)... Ranked third among all starting pitchers with a 68.7 strike pct., trailing Cliff Lee (70.8) and David Price (68.8)... His 65.0 ground-ball pct. was the highest of his career... Did not issue a walk in 10 starts, tied for fourth most in the Majors... Averaged 1.40 walks per 9.0 innings, which would have ranked third in NL if he qualified... Posted a 3.79 ERA (34 ER in 80.2 IP) @ Chase Field, including a 2.12 ERA (14 ER in 57.0 IP) in his last 8 starts... 100th career start on April 3 vs. Cardinals... Tossed his third career shutout on May 18 @ Marlins (3 H)…the 3 hits allowed matched his low in a CG-effort (also Sept. 3, 2011 vs. Mariners)... Compiled a career-high 18.0-inning scoreless streak from May 12-24ᮮ.the streak tied for the fourth-longest in club history by a starting pitcher (also Curt Schilling in 2003)... On 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation from June 1 (retro to May 31)-Aug. 2ᮮ.made 2 rehab starts with Triple-A Reno... 500th career strikeout on Aug. 16 @ Pirates... Went 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA (16 ER in 49.0 IP) in his final 7 starts... Hit .027 (1-for-37) with 2 sac hits and 3 walks…collected first career hit on Sept. 13 vs. Rockies, ending a 0-for-39 streak.

2012 Went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA (40 ER in 111.0 IP) in only 18 starts with the A's due to a pair of stints on the disabled list and a season-ending head injury...His 3.24 ERA was ninth-lowest among American League pitchers with at least 100.0 innings pitched...Was 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA (22 ER in 78.0 IP) in 23 starts before his second stint on the disabled list, compared to 2-3 with a 4.91ERA (18 ER in 33.0 IP) after his reinstatement on Aug. 10...Made his first Opening Day start on March 28 vs. Seattle in Tokyo (ND, 1 ER in 7.0 IP)...Posted a career-high 6-game winning streak from April 27-June 19, going 6-0 with a 1.96 ERA (10 ER in 46.0 IP)...On 15-day disabled list from May 18-June 2 and June 20- Aug. 10 with a strained right shoulder...Struck on the right side of his head by an Erick Aybar line drive in the fourth inning on Sept. 5 vs. Angels, suffering an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and a skull fracture...underwent surgery later that night to evacuate the hemorrhage and stabilize his fracture (surgery performed by Dr. Peter Weber at California Pacific Medical Campus in San Francisco)...was discharged on Sept. 11. 2011 Had the best season of his six-year Major League career as he was 9-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts...had career highs in wins, starts, complete games (5), innings pitched (170.2) and strikeouts (123)... his ERA was the lowest of his career as was his .281 opponents onbase percentage and .377 opponents slugging percentage...also had career highs in hits (168), runs (73) and earned runs (63)...tied for second in the American League in complete games, tied for eighth in shutouts (1) and ranked ninth in on-base percentage...with 123 strikeouts and just 25 walks, he set an Athletics record (since 1901) for strikeout-to-walk ratio with a mark of 4.92...broke the previous record of 3.91 set by Dan Haren in 2006...averaged 1.32 walks per nine innings, which was the second-lowest mark in Athletics history...the record is 1.30 by Jim "Catfish" Hunter in 1974...ranked second in the AL in strikeout-to-walk ratio and was third in walks per nine innings and home runs per nine innings (0.58)...averaged 14.6 pitches per inning, which was third fewest in the league...a stint on the disabled list and a lack of run support limited him to a 1-5 record despite a 3.54 ERA in 11 starts before the All-Star Break...then went 8-4 with a 3.15 ERA in 14 starts after the break...tied for third in the AL in post-break wins and was eighth in ERA...his five complete games were the most by an A's right-handed pitcher since Bobby Witt also had five in 1994...however, he was 1-4 in those games...the last pitcher with four complete game losses in a season was Livan Hernandez for Montreal in 2004...the last Athletic to do it was Ron Darling in 1994...was 6-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 13 starts at home and 3-6 with a 3.99 ERA in 12 starts on the road...had the seventh-lowest home ERA in the AL...went 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in six starts during the day and was 5-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 19 starts at night...had a 2.77 ERA over the first five innings of a game, a 4.75 ERA from the sixth inning on...allowed a .258 opponents batting average, including .256 (89 for 348) against left-handed hitters and .260 (79 for 304) against right-handers...surrendered eight of his 11 home runs to left-handers... nine were solo shots...all 11 came after his 45th pitch in a game...opponents hit .217 with runners in scoring position and two outs...has allowed a .211 (45 for 213) average in that situation in his career... yielded a .351 batting average and four of his 11 home runs to the opponents number three hitter...went 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts against AL East teams and is 6-0 with a 3.59 ERA (29 er in 72.2 ip) in 11 starts against the East over the last three years...went 4-3 with a 4.22 ERA in 11 starts on four days rest and 5-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 14 starts on five days rest or more...committed four errors, which tied for fourth most among AL pitchers...had just three errors in 110 career games entering the season...the A's were 11-14 (.440) in his starting assignments, while his teams are 38-43 (.469) in his career...tossed six or more innings in 21 of his 25 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 11 times and walked two batters or fewer 24 times.

OAKLAND: Had a no decision in the A's 7-6 10-inning loss at Toronto April 5, his first Major League start since Oct. 2, 2009 at Seattle... picked up the win in his second start April 10 at Minnesota, his first since Sept. 8, 2009 with Texas at Cleveland...had a no decision in the A's 8-4, 10-inning loss April 15 against Detroit...left the game after 6.2 innings with a 1-0 lead...however, the bullpen allowed one run in the ninth and seven in the was the first of four times he left the game with a lead only to have the bullpen blow the save (also July 9 at Texas, July 20 at Detroit and Sept. 21 vs. Texas)...was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his first three starts...then went 0-5 with a 3.72 ERA over his next seven starts from April 21 to July 4...the five-game losing streak was the longest of his career...began the streak by tossing a complete-game four-hitter in the A's 1-0 loss at Seattle April 21...allowed a career-high 14 hits and a career-high tying seven runs in an 8-3 loss at Los Angeles April 26...was charged with two errors May 2 against Texas to become the first A's pitcher to commit two errors in one game since Ariel Prieto May 20, 1997 at Texas...was 1-4 with a 3.39 ERA in nine starts when he was placed on the 15- day disabled list May 20, retroactive to May 19, with a stress reaction in his right was his sixth career stint on the DL...allowed just one home run in 63.2 innings before the injury...made two starts on a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton June 23 and 29, posting a 1-0 mark with a 0.00 ERA (10.0 ip, 7 h, 2 r, 0 bb, 8 so)...was reinstated July 3 and went 8-5 with a 3.28 ERA following his return...snapped his five-game losing streak in his first start after the All-Star Break, a 5-3 win over Los Angeles July 15...that began a career-high-tying four-game winning streak that spanned five starts from July 15 to Aug. 6...posted a 2.78 ERA during the streak...also won four straight from May 24 to Sept. 8, 2009...the winning streak ended Aug. 12 against Texas when he allowed a career-high-tying seven runs...left the game after 3.1 innings with a right knee contusion but did not miss a start...issued a season-high three walks in a 6-5 win at New York Aug. 23, snapping a 21-start streak with two walks or fewer...tossed back-to-back complete games Aug. 29 at Cleveland and Sept. 3 against Seattle...lost to the Indians 2-1 but picked up his first complete-game win of the season against the Mariners as he tossed a three-hit, 3-0 was the low-hit game of his career and his second career just the second Oakland pitcher with back-to-back complete games over the last seven years (Braden, May 9-14, 2010) the first A's right-hander to toss back-to-back complete games since Bobby Witt had three straight (June 23-July 3, 1994)...struck out 10 batters in each start, the first two 10-strikeout games of his the first A's pitcher with back-to-back 10-strikeout games since Mark Mulder (July 24-29, 2003) the first righty to do it since Todd Stottlemyre (Sept. 20-26, 1995)...did not walk a batter in the game against Seattle and is just the third Athletics pitcher over the last 98 years with a complete-game shutout, three or fewer hits, no walks and 10 or more strikeouts (Bobby Witt, June 23, 1994 vs. Kansas City; Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968 vs. Minnesota)...finished the month of September with a 2-2 record despite a 2.19 ERA and .200 opponents batting average...ranked fourth in the AL in ERA and fifth in opponents batting...walked just three and struck 30 in 37.0 innings.
2010 Was 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA in 11 games, nine starts, at Triple-A Oklahoma City in a season interrupted by right shoulder problems...had three stints on the DL with the RedHawks and was added to the Rangers' 60-day disabled list July 29...struck out 44 and walked just 11 in 56.1 innings...allowed a .234 opponents batting average, which broke down to .227 against left-handed hitters and .240 against righthanders... yielded six of his eight home runs to righties and six were solo shots...opponents batted .190 with runners in scoring position and .208 when leading off an inning...was 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA in seven games at home and 0-1 with a 6.89 ERA in four outings on the road...tossed 7.0 innings in each of his first four starts but would reach that mark just once over his final five starts...allowed two runs or fewer in six of his nine starts and walked two batters or fewer all nine times...spent most of the spring with Texas, going 1-3 with an 8.03 ERA in four spring training starts before he was optioned to Oklahoma City March 27...went 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA over his first four starts with the Red Hawks before he was placed on the disabled list April 26 with a right scapula stress reaction...was reinstated June 3 and made two relief appearances (2.0 ip, 3 h, 1 so) before returning to the DL June 8 with right shoulder inflammation... reinstated June 18 and had a no decision in a start June 19 at Nashville (2.0 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 4 so) before returning to the DL June 22 with the same injury...was recalled by Texas July 29 and immediately added to the Major League 60-day DL...returned to Oklahoma City on a rehab assignment Aug. 20 and went 2-2 with a 4.56 ERA over his final four starts...struck out a season-high nine in 7.0 innings Aug. 30 against Nashville...made one postseason start Sept. 9 and was the losing pitcher in a 3-2 loss to Memphis in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs (6.0 ip, 8 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 4 so)...made four starts for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season and was 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA and .227 opponents batting average. 2009 Opened the year as the Rangers' no. 3 starter and made every scheduled outing before getting diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade for the second time in 3 years...wound up missing nearly 3 months with Texas, as he was on the disabled list June 5-Aug. 31...spent the month of August on a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City and made 5 starts for the RedHawks...still managed to win a career-high 7 games for the Rangers and compiled the 2nd-highest start and innings totals of any season in his 5-year major league career...went 7-4, 4.62 (50 ER/97.1 IP) in 17 starts...ranked 5th on staff in strikeouts (65), and 6th in starts, wins, and innings...opponents batted .255 (96-376), 2nd-lowest allowed by any Texas pitcher...compiled 5.92 ERA (25 ER/38.0 IP) over first 7 starts, despite 3-1 record, then went 4-3, 3.79 (25 ER/59.1 IP) in final 10 starts spanning DL stint. 2008 After being slotted for the season-opening rotation, McCarthy suffered a setback with forearm inflammation in spring training and did not pitch for Texas until late August...recalled on Aug. 23 and went 1-1, 4.09 (10 ER/22.0 IP) in 5 games/starts for the Rangers, this before a finger injury would end his season...made 4 of his 5 starts at Rangers Ballpark, going 1-1, 5.06 (9 ER/16.0 IP)...lone road start came Aug. 28 at LA of Anaheim, taking no decision despite quality start...opponents batted .244, with lefties holding a higher mark (.293, 12-41) than right-handers (.195, 8-41)...recalled from Oklahoma (AAA) and made his season debut with Texas in the Rangers' 8-7 loss on Aug. 23 vs. Cleveland (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R-ER, 4 BB, 3 SO), pitching at the big league level for the first time since Sept. 20, 2007 vs. Baltimore...warmed up three times during a rain delay that pushed first pitch back one hour and 14 minutes... in light of the extra pre-game throwing and plans to build McCarthy's stamina conservatively, the coaching staff limited him to 75 pitches (41 for strikes) that night...completed a season-high 6.0 innings twice, in back-to-back quality starts on Aug. 28 at LA of Anaheim and Sept. 2 vs. Seattle...earned a 6-4 win in that latter contest against the Mariners (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R-ER), his first at the major league level since July 31, 2007 at Cleveland...exited his final start on Sept. 15 vs. Detroit after throwing just 7 pitches and facing 2 batters. 2007 Went 5-10, 4.87 (55 ER/101.2 IP) in 23 games/22 starts in his first season in the Texas organization...established career highs in majors for wins, starts, and innings...allowed just 9 home runs, lowest total of his career despite pitching far more innings than his first 2 campaigns...made one rehab start for Oklahoma...ranked among staff leaders in quality starts (T2nd, 9), starts (4th, 22), and innings (4th, 101.2)...averaged just 4.33 (48 RS/101.2 IP) runs of support per 9 innings, the lowest of any pitcher on the Texas staff with more than 2 starts...received 2 runs of support or less in 15 of 22 starts, including no support on 7 different occasions...was Rangers' no. 3 starter to open season... made lone relief outing April 25 at Cleveland (2.0 SHO IP)...returned to the rotation April 29 at Toronto...left start May 25 vs. Boston after 2.0 innings with blister on right middle finger, and did not pitch again until June 9 vs. Milwaukee...placed on DL June 10- July 1 with the blister problem...was activated for start on July 2 at Boston, taking loss (3.2 IP, 4 R)...also on the DL Aug. 15-Sept. 10 with a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade...made 3 starts before being shut down for the season...made his final start Sept. 20 vs. Baltimore 2006 Appeared in 53 games/2 starts in his first full season in the major leagues...worked primarily out of the bullpen for the first time in his career...led all Sox relievers and ranked 10th in the American League with 75.1 relief innings...had 8 K's in winning his 2nd start on Sept. 27 at Cleveland...ranked by Baseball America as the no. 3 prospect and having the best control in the organization prior to the season 2005 22-year-old went 3-2 with a 4.03 ERA (30 ER/67.0 IP) in 12 games (10 starts) with the White Sox ... went 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA (8 ER/42.2 IP) in seven games (five starts) after being recalled from Class AAA Charlotte for the final time on 8/30 ... allowed just 31 hits and eight walks and struck out 31 during that season-ending stretch ... Sox were 6-4 in his starts ... made five quality starts ... threw 7.2 scoreless IP for his first major-league victory on 8/30-2 at Texas, allowing just two hits ... threw 7.0 scoreless IP in his next start on 9/5 at Boston, allowing three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in the Sox 5-3 win ... made relief appearances on 9/11 vs. the Angels (2 ER/5.2 IP) and 9/17 at Minnesota (1 ER/3.0 IP) ... his eight strikeouts vs. the Angels were the most by a Sox reliever since Ken Patterson also fanned eight on 8/31/91 at Detroit, while his 5.2 IP marked the longest outing by a Sox reliever since Jim Parque went 6.0 IP on 5/2/02 vs. Seattle ... posted a no decision on 9/22 vs. Minnesota despite making his third straight quality start ... allowed one run on four hits over 8.0 IP ... carried a 1-0 lead over Johan Santana into the seventh inning before allowing a solo homer to Jacque Jones ... the run snapped his consecutive scoreless streak at 21.0 IP as a starter ... lost at Detroit on 9/27 (3 ER/6.1 IP) before winning his final start on 10/2 at Cleveland (1 ER/5.0 IP), eliminating the Indians from playoff contention ... lefties batted .205 (25-122) and right-handers .276 (37-134) ... allowed 13 home runs ... his eight starts came over three stints with the Sox ... his contract was purchased on 5/22 when Orlando Hernandez went on the disabled list ... posted a no decision in his major-league debut on 5/22 at the Cubs (2 ER/ 5.1 IP) despite leaving with a 2-1 lead ... was optioned to Charlotte following his second start on 5/27 at Texas ... was recalled a second time on 6/20 when Hernandez was again disabled ... went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA (8 ER/19.0 IP) in five starts in spring training ... went 7-7 with a 3.85 ERA (51 ER/119.1 IP) and 130 strikeouts in 20 games (19 starts) with the Knights ... ranked second in the International League in strikeouts ... since being optioned for the second time on 7/4, was 4-0 with a 2.03 ERA (12 ER/53.1 IP) and 49 strikeouts in nine games (eight starts) ... during that span, allowed just 37 hits and 14 walks while making six quality starts ... opponents hit .230 (103-447) ... struck out 10 or more batters four times with a high of 11 on 4/29 vs. Durham ... won his final start on 8/23 vs. Toledo, allowing one run on six hits with 10 strikeouts over 7.2 IP ... lost five straight starts from 5/10-6/14, allowing 25 earned runs over 26.1 IP (8.54 ERA) ... was named the International League Pitcher of the Week for 5/2-8 after winning his only start on 5/5 at Norfolk, throwing 8.0 scoreless IP with 10 strikeouts ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect and having the Best Control in the White Sox organization entering the season. 2004 Was named by Baseball America as a starting pitcher on the Minor League All-Star First Team, the No. 6 Prospect in the Carolina League and the No. 8 Prospect in the South Atlantic League ... led the entire minor leagues with 202 strikeouts while going 17-4 with a 3.14 ERA (60 ER/172.0 IP) in 27 starts between Class A Kannapolis, Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... ranked among the organizational leaders in virtually all pitching categories ... won 12 consecutive decisions from 6/15-8/27 ... limited opponents to a .214 (134-627) average ... averaged 10.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP with a 6.7:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (30 BB) ... struck out at least 10 batters on six occasions and did not issue a walk in 11 starts ... tallied 17 quality starts ... began the season with Kannapolis ... led the club in complete games (three), shutouts (one) and strikeouts (113) and tied for second in the SAL in complete games ... was named to the SAL midseason All-Star Team ... hurled 7.0 scoreless IP three times with the Intimidators ... surrendered 10 home runs ... registered back-to-back complete games (7.0 IP) on 5/4 and 5/9 vs. Delmarva ... posted first-career shutout on 6/26 vs. Hickory (7.0 IP) ... was promoted to Winston-Salem on 7/1 where he walked just three batters in 52.0 IP ... held opponents to a .168 (31-184) average... struck out a season-high 16 batters on 7/31 at Myrtle Beach ... named CL Pitcher of the Week for 7/25-8/1 ... went 6-0 with a 1.55 ERA (7 ER/40.2 IP) over his final six starts with the Warthogs ... was promoted to Birmingham on 8/12 ... struck out 29 batters in 26.0 IP with the Barons ... his loss on 9/1 vs. Chattanooga (4 ER/7.0 IP) was hisfirst since 6/5 (16 starts) ... suffered the loss in Game 1 of the SL playoffs vs. Mobile (4 ER/6.0 IP). 2003 Led the Pioneer League in IP (101.0) and strikeouts (125) at Advanced Rookie Great Falls ... tied for the PL lead in complete games (one) and ranked second in wins (nine) ... averaged 11.1 strikeouts and 1.3 walks (15 BB) per 9.0 IP ... compiled an 8.3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... 12 of 15 starts were quality (80.0 percent) ... produced six double-digit strikeout games, including 13 on 8/29 vs. Billings ... was 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) in June and earned PL Pitcher of the Week for 6/23-29 ... struck out 11 batters in 6.0 relief IP on 8/24 at Idaho Falls. 2002 Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 20 Prospect in the Arizona League ... led the AZL in strikeouts (79) and IP (78.1), tied for the lead in starts (14) and finished seventh in ERA (2.76) ... compiled a 5.3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (79 SO/15 BB) ... issued 1.6 walks per 9.0 IP ... posted a 1.51 ERA (6 ER/35.2 IP) in August ... was recommended/signed by Joe Butler and John Kazanas.