Carlos Muniz graduated from Banning High School in Wilmington, CA...Played for two seasons at Los Angeles (CA) Harbor Junior College...Also spent two years at Long Beach (CA) State from 2002-2003...Went 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 49 appearances over
the two seasons...In his first season with Long Beach State, he posted a team-best 1.52 ERA in 23 games, all in relief...In 23.2 innings,
held opponents to a .216 batting average against...In 2003, he posted 11 saves with a 3.14 ERA as the closer for the Big West League Champions...Helped lead his team
to the NCAA Super Regional before losing to Stanford to finish the season ranked ninth in the nation...Was an All-
Big West Conference selection that season...Named the Big West Pitcher of the Week on March 17, 2003 after saving three wins against nationally ranked
opponents without allowing a hit...At Long Beach, played with Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, Blue Jays outfielder
Jeremy Reed and former Red Sox pitcher Abe Alvarez.2009His final appearance of the year was a 2.0 inning outing vs. Pawtucket on May
19th...Worked a season-high 3.0 innings vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 14th...
Pitched 2.2 innings vs. Pawtucket on May 16th...Placed on the Disabled List on May 29th with a right shoulder strain...On September 18th, he underwent surgery in California to remove a bone chip
in the back of his right shoulder joint...The operation was performed by Dr. Lewis
Yocum.2008Recalled for the fifth time from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1st...Was also with New York
from April 8th-April 15th, May 27th-June 3rd, June 25th-July 3rd and July 9th-August 13th...Was unscored upon in 11 of his 18 outings with the Mets...Righthanded batters hit .250 (14-56) against him...Held the opposition to a .200 (8-40) batting average at home...Didn't permit a run over his first five appearances (5.1 innings)...Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning on April 8th vs. Philadelphia in the Home Opener...Earned his first major league win with 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings on July 12th vs. Colorado...Also had two strikeouts in
that game...Had four strikeouts on July 30th at Florida...Equaled his career-high, 2.0 innings, for the sixth time in 2008, on August 10th vs. Florida...Had a team-high nine saves with New Orleans.2007Made his major league debut on September 25th vs. Washington...Hurled 1.1 innings...Pitched a scoreless inning on September 29th vs. Florida to combine on a one-hit shutout of the Marlins...Had his contract selected from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 21st...Was 2-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 23 saves in 44 relief appearances for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...In 58.2 innings, he
permitted 43 hits, 20 runs, 16 earned, with 17 walks and 62 strikeouts...He was promoted to the Zephyrs on August 28th and tossed
5.2 scoreless innings of relief over three regular season games...Named the Sterling Award recipient at Binghamton...The award is emblematic of the team's Most Valuable Player...Was tied for third in the Eastern League in saves, and was named Binghamton's Pitcher of the Month for June.2006Named to the Florida State League All-Star Team...Finished sixth among all minor leaguers with 31 saves, first in relief points (95) and third in games finished...Went 2-0 with five saves and a 0.87 ERA in April and 1-0 with eight saves and a 1.69 ERA in July...Held righthanded batters to a .205 (24-117) batting average...Averaged 8.15 strikeouts per nine innings (45 strikeouts in 49.2 innings).2005Split the season between Hagerstown (A) of the South Atlantic League, the Gulf Coast Mets and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State
League...Had 62 strikeouts in 56.1 innings (9.90 strikeouts per nine innings)...Posted a career-high six wins.2004Split the campaign between Capital City (A) of the South Atlantic League and Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Averaged 9.84 strikeouts per nine innings (39 strikeouts in 35.2 innings).2003Was tied for second in the New York-Penn League in saves and third in relief points (39)...Posted a 0.45 ERA with 13 saves with the Cyclones...Fanned 23 batters in 20.0 innings.