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Chris Ray MLB Career Stats

18-19 4.10 281.0 230 1.36

Chris Ray Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Thomas Ray
  • Born: 1/12/1982 in Tampa, FL
  • Draft: 2003, Baltimore Orioles, 3rd rd. (74th overall)
  • College: William and Mary
  • Debut: June 14, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/29/2011
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MLB Career Stats 18 19 4.10 283 0 51 281.0 230 1.36


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Chris Ray Awards Double-A Relief Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Bowie EAS

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Bowie EAS

Chris Ray Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2006 33 10th in AL
2007 16 13th in AL

Chris Ray Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 26, 2012 Sacramento River Cats released RHP Chris Ray.
July 13, 2012 RHP Chris Ray assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Oakland Athletics.
July 12, 2012 Oakland Athletics signed free agent RHP Chris Ray to a minor league contract.
July 7, 2012 Columbus Clippers released RHP Chris Ray.
April 5, 2012 RHP Chris Ray assigned to Columbus Clippers.
January 12, 2012 Cleveland Indians signed free agent RHP Chris Ray to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 15, 2011 Seattle Mariners released RHP Chris Ray.
August 1, 2011 Seattle Mariners placed RHP Chris Ray on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 30, 2011. strained right shoulder latisimus dorsi
March 28, 2011 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of Chris Ray from Tacoma Rainiers.
February 3, 2011 Tacoma Rainiers signed free agent Chris Ray.
January 25, 2011 Seattle Mariners signed free agent RHP Chris Ray to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2010 RHP Chris Ray elected free agency.
November 6, 2010 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Chris Ray.
October 7, 2010 San Francisco Giants reassigned RHP Chris Ray to the minor leagues.
September 3, 2010 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Chris Ray from the 15-day disabled list.
September 1, 2010 sent RHP Chris Ray on a rehab assignment to San Jose Giants.
August 18, 2010 San Francisco Giants placed RHP Chris Ray on the 15-day disabled list. Right intercostal strain.
July 1, 2010 Frisco RoughRiders Traded RHP Michael Main to Richmond Flying Squirrels; Texas Rangers Traded RHP Chris Ray to San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Giants Traded C Bengie Molina to Texas Rangers.
December 9, 2009 Texas Rangers traded cash and RHP Kevin Millwood to Baltimore Orioles for Player To Be Named Later and RHP Chris Ray.
July 31, 2009 Chris Ray roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
July 24, 2009 sent RHP Chris Ray on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
July 6, 2009 Baltimore Orioles placed RHP Chris Ray on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder.
June 23, 2009 Baltimore Orioles recalled RHP Chris Ray from Norfolk Tides.
May 28, 2009 Baltimore Orioles optioned Chris Ray to Norfolk Tides.

Christopher Thomas Ray Bio Info

Full name CHRISTOPHER THOMAS RAY...Wife, Alice...Daughter, Virginia...Pitched at The College of William & Mary...Graduate of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL...Selected by Baltimore in the 3rd round (74th overall) in the 2003 June draft, making him the highest drafted player in W&M history at the time. 2011 Spent the season with the Seattle Mariners after making the club as a non-roster invitee out of spring training...Season got off to a shaky start (6.60ERA over first 14 outings) but rebounded over his last 15 outings from June 7 until going on the DL on July 30 (strained latisimus dorsi) and released on August 15 after the Mariners added several players to their roster via trade...Tied season high with 2.0 innings pitched July 7 at LAA (3rd time)...Was 1-0, 1.17 (7.2 IP, 1 ER) in 7 games in May, and 1-1, 2.16 in 8 games in June (8.1 IP, 2 ER)...Allowed 5ER in 0.2IP on April 13 vs. Toronto that represented nearly a third of his ER allowed for the year...ERA over last 6 outings prior to injury was 1.23 (7.1IP, 4H, 1ER)... LHH batters .308 and RHH batted just .243...Limited hitters to a .231 (15-65) mark with runners on base. 2010 Began year with Texas Rangers, but was traded to Giants July 1 in exchange for C Bengie Molina and minor league RHP Michael Main...overall, went 5-0 with 3.72 ERA (23 ER, 55.2 IP) in 63 games with Rangers and Giants...was 3-0 with 4.13 ERA (11 ER, 24.0 IP) in 28 outings with San Francisco, holding opponents scoreless in 21 of 28 appearances... made Giants debut July 2 at Colorado...earned first National League save July 30 vs. Los Angeles...on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 18-Sept. 3 with a right intercostal strain...left off the postseason roster in each of the three rounds...was 2-0 with 3.41 ERA (12 ER, 31.2 IP) with one save in 35 relief appearances for Texas. 2009 Spent the bulk of his season with Baltimore, going 0-4 with a 7.27 ERA (35 ER/43.1 IP) in 46 relief appearances...compiled 39 strikeouts, averaging 8.1-per-9.0 IP...also issued 23 walks...was with the big league club from Opening Day through May 27 and from June 23 through the end of the season...allowed at least one hit in 33-of-46 appearances...had a 9.28 ERA (22 ER/21.1 IP) in the first 'half', but a 5.32 ERA (13 ER/22.0 IP) following the All-Star break...after being recalled on June 23, he made 6 appearances before landing on the disabled list from July 6-31 with right biceps tendinitis...allowed just one earned run in 18.0 IP over 15-game stretch from June 29-Aug. 27, lowering his season ERA from 10.24 to 5.54...compiled a 4.88 ERA (13 ER/24.0 IP) over his final 26 outings beginning June 29...posted a 2.12 ERA (4 ER/17.0 IP) over 13 games in August...worked 2.2 scoreless innings on Aug. 4 at Detroit, marking the longest outing of his major league career...held A.L. West opponents to a 2.16 ERA (2 ER/8.1 IP) over 9 games. 2008 Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 29, retro to March 21, after having right elbow surgery on August 16, 2007...Transferred to the 60-day disabled list on September 5...Reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on October 21...Appeared in 9 games throughout the Orioles minor league system on injury rehab...Pitched in 3 games for rookie Gulf Coast, allowing 3 hits in 3.0 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings for Class-AAberdeen, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5 in 3 games...Allowed 2 earned runs on 3 hits in one inning for Class-AFrederick on August 20...Struck out 2 batters and allowed one hit in one scoreless inning in his lone appearance on August 24 for Class-ADelmarva...Pitched a scoreless inning and struck out 2 on August 26 for Double-ABowie 2007 Made 43 relief appearances for the Orioles before being placed on the disabled list with a strained right elbow on July 25...Had ligament reconstruction ("Tommy John") surgery on August 16 and is expected to miss the 2008 season...Had 11 decisions in 43 relief appearances...Led American League relievers with 6 losses and was tied for 4th with 5 victories at the time he was placed on the disabled list...Was 3rd on the Orioles' staff in losses and tied for 4th in wins...Held opponents to a .222 batting average on the season...Opponents hit .178 off him in April, .212 in May, .341 in June and .100 in July...Went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA (14.0IP) and 6 saves in 6 opportunities against teams in the American League Central...Was 2-6 with a 6.59 ERA and 10 saves in 14 opportunities against all other opponents...Made two scoreless appearances in the Orioles' season-opening series in Minnesota...Surrendered a game-winning grand slam to Alex Rodriguez with 2 outs in 9th inning on April 7 at New York...Recorded saves in each of the Orioles' two wins in the other games of their series against the Yankees...Following the loss at New York, recorded 4 saves over 8 straight scoreless outings before suffering a blown save and loss on April 26, when he allowed a grand slam to Boston's Wily Mo Pena...Pitched a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings on May 4 vs. Cleveland...Did not allow a run in 12 of his 14 outings in May, posting a 1.88 ERA...Recorded 13 saves in his first 30 appearances but had only 3 saves in his final 13 outings...Worked more than 1.0 inning in 3 straight outings, June 8-17...Allowed runs in 7 of 10 games in June, going 1-3 with a 9.90 ERA...Earned a win and 2 saves in 3 straight games against Chicago, July 13-15...Did not allow a run over his final 6 outings of the year, earning 3 saves and a win while striking out 11 batters in 6.0 innings...Struck out 11 of the last 23 batters he faced...After being placed on the disabled list, had an examination of a bone spur in his right elbow, which led to surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament...Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on both in Birmingham, AL. 2006 Tied for the 7th highest single-season save total in Orioles history in his first season as closer, notching 33 saves in 38 opportunities...Became the 7th different pitcher to earn 30 or more saves in a season for the Orioles...Held opposing batters to a .193 average (45-233), the 5th lowest among American League relievers... Lefties hit .184 off him, 3rd lowest in the AL...Was 2nd on the Orioles staff with 61 appearances, one behind team leader Todd Williams, and led the team's relievers with 66.0 innings pitched...Was 10th in the AL in saves, tied for 8th in save opportunities and 7th in save percentage (.868)...Also was tied for 7th in games finished (56)...Recorded his first major league save with a perfect 9th inning in the season opener on April 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Worked 2.0 innings to earn the save 3 times and worked more than 1.0 inning for a save 9 times...Allowed runs in 14 of 61 appearances...Was successful on his first 18 save opportunities before suffering a blown save vs. Florida on June 22...Entered with a 5-1 lead with one out in the 9th inning and allowed 2 inherited runners and back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the score...Was the only AL pitcher with 3 or more saves and no blown saves before his appearance on June 22...Suffered his 2nd blown save and 3rd loss on July 28 vs. Chicago, allowing a season-high 4 runs on a one-out 9th inning grand slam by Ross Gload...Entered with a 4-2 lead and allowed 2 hits and an intentional walk before Gload's homer gave the White Sox a 6-4 win...Allowed more than one run in an inning on 5 occasions, but only once after June 22...Was credited with the win under Rule 10.19 c (4) on April 13 at Tampa Bay, holding a 6-5 Orioles lead in the 9th inning...Official scorer ruled Jim Brower's outing to have been "brief and ineffective" while ending the previous inning before the O's took the lead...Did not record another win until the O's 3-2 sudden-death victory on August 26 vs. Tampa Bay, then won twice in the season's final two weeks...Earned 2 saves and a win on the Orioles' 4-game road trip to Tampa Bay, April 10-13, and 2 saves in a series against Los Angeles, April 14-17...Allowed 3 runs in the 9th inning on April 27 at Toronto in a non-save situation, the only runs he allowed in his first 16 appearances before May 17...Earned saves in 5 straight outings, May 17-30...Earned his 13th save on May 28 at Los Angeles, pitching 2.0 innings for first time...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in 3 straight outings, May 23-28...Took losses in back-to-back games, June 2-3, vs. New York...Lost on an unearned 9th inning run on June 2 and allowed a 10th inning tie-breaking home run to Johnny Damon on June 3 as the O's lost both games, 6-5...Recorded his 20th save on June 28 vs. Philadelphia...Did not have another opportunity until earning a save on July 8 at Cleveland, then recorded his 22nd save in 23 opportunities at Cleveland on July 9...Was 27-for-29 in saves through August 1, but had only 9 more opportunities over the Orioles' final 53 games...Was 13-for-17 in save opportunities after the All-Star break...Allowed a one-out, tie-breaking solo home run to Jorge Posada on August 4 vs. New York and was charged with his 4th loss of the season...Earned his 30th save on August 25 vs. Tampa Bay with 1.2 perfect innings...Suffered his 3rd blown save on August 30 at Texas, striking out Mark Teixeira for the 2nd out in the 8th with the tie run on 3rd base before Carlos Lee hit a game-tying double. wHad his final 2 blown saves in consecutive appearances September 14 vs. Boston and September 17 at Detroit...Was the only time he had blown saves in back-to-back outings...Earned the win after suffering a blown save on September 17 at Detroit, pitching a season-high 2.1 innings...Pitched 20 perfect innings after allowing Sean Casey's game-tying homer in the 8th...Earned his 32nd save on September 18 at Tampa Bay, his first opportunity since September 2 at Oakland...Earned his 33rd save and had his final save opportunity of the season on September 21 vs. Detroit...Earned the 5-4 win in the Orioles' final victory of the season on September 30 at Boston with 2.0 innings of one-hit shutout relief when the O's scored 2 runs in the 9th. 2005 Made his first appearance above Class A and spent most of the season in the majors ... Began the season at AA Bowie before his contract was purchased by the Orioles on June 13 ... Was optioned back to Bowie on August 9 and recalled 2 weeks later for the remainder of the season ... Allowed 41.9% of inherited runners to score (13 of 31), the 9th-highest percentage among qualifying American League relievers (30.0 IP or more) ... In his first stint with the O's, allowed earned runs in each of his last 4 outings after yielding just one run in his first 17 appearances ... Went 0-3 and pitched to a 2.96 ERA (24.1IP, 8ER) in his first stint ... Contract was purchased on June 13 from Bowie ... Worked 1.0 shutout inning in his major league debut on June 14 vs. Houston ... Had a blown save on June 27 at New York, allowing 2 inherited runners to score on a walk and sacrifice fly ... Suffered the loss on July 16 at Seattle, allowing an unearned run on 3 hits and his own throwing error ... Allowed a 2-out, 9th inning home run to David Dellucci on July 28 to give Texas a 2-1 win ... Was the first home run he allowed ... Was charged with the loss and a blown save on July 30 vs. Chicago, yielding back-to-back home runs to A.J. Pierzynski (3-run) and Jermaine Dye (solo) in the 8th inning ... Earned his first major league win on September 13 at Texas after being charged with his 4th blown save earlier in the game ... Pitched a career-high 2.1 innings with 3 strikeouts on August 3 at Los Angeles, one of 5 games in which he struck out 3 batters ... Was recalled by the Orioles for the 2nd time on August 23 and did not allow an earned run in 17 of his 20 games the remainder of the season...Went 1-0 with a 2.20 ERA (16.1IP, 4ER) ... Did not allow a run in his first 7 outings (7.1IP) after being recalled, then was charged with a blown save on September 7 vs. Toronto when he failed to retire a batter, allowing 2 hits, a walk and 2 runs. Worked 0.1 inning on September 10 at Seattle, allowing a 3-run home run to Richie Sexson ... Allowed only one earned run in 11 appearances (9.0IP) the rest of the season ... Overall for Bowie, was 1-2 with a 0.96 ERA and 18 saves in 31 games ... Had a 1.10 ERA in 27 games before his first call-up (32.2IP, 14H, 5R/4ER, 6BB, 37K), and had 3 saves in 4 outings in his 2nd stretch with Bowie, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings ... Did not allow a run in his last 17 games with the Baysox (20.1IP) ... Was named Orioles Organizational Pitcher of the Month for May ... Went 1-0 with 7 saves and a 1.80 ERA (15.0IP, 6H, 3ER) in 13 appearances during the month, striking out 21 batters and holding opponents to a .118 average ... His 18 saves tied David Haehnel for the most among Orioles farmhands, despite having spent 2 months of the minor league season with the Birds. 2004 Began the season at Class A Delmarva and allowed 3 earned runs or less in 9 of his 10 starts ... Surrendered one run in 19.0 innings over his first 4 games of the year ... Was transferred to Class A Frederick on 6/3 and spent the remainder of the season with the Keys ... Earned wins in back-to-back starts, 6/20 and 6/26, pitching 5.0 scoreless innings in each ... Pitched a 7.0-inning shutout vs. Potomac in his final start of the season on 8/17, striking out 10 batters ... Struck out 120 batters in 123.1 innings between the two levels. 2003 Spent the season at Class A Aberdeen and held opponents to a .225 average while averaging 10.3 K/9.0IP ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and struck out 4 in his pro debut on 7/22 vs. New Jersey ... Yielded one run or less in 6 of his 9 outings ... Struck out 7 batters in 3 consecutive starts, 8/16-27, going 2-0 and allowing 7 earned runs in 16.2 innings.