Dayan joins the Cubs as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training after spending six professional seasons in the Houston Astros
minor league system ... is 15-12 with a 2.13 ERA (44 ER/186.0 IP) in 91 games (10 starts) at the minor league level. ...Has struck out 189 hitters in 186.0 minor league innings ... has walked
...Has surrendered just four home runs in 186.0 career innings.
...Honored as Houston's "Co-Pitcher of the Month" in August of 2011
while with Single-A Tri-City.
...Missed the entire 2009 season and most of the 2010 campaign while
recovering from Tommy John surgery.
...Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent with Houston on October
6, 2005.2012Dayan spent the entire season at Single-A Lexington, going 5-4 with 19 saves and a 1.85 ERA (12 ER/58.1 IP) while recording
64 strikeouts and 30 walks in 41 relief appearances. ...Allowed just one home run in 58.1 innings of work.
...Limited left-handed hitters to a .184 batting average (16-for-87) while
holding righties to a .207 clip (24-for-116).
...Did not allow a run in his first eight appearances, spanning 17.1
...Went 4-1 with two saves and a 0.49 ERA (1 ER/18.1 IP) in nine April
...Converted nine-straight saves opportunities, July 10-August 10.2011In his first season at the Single-A level, Dayan went 7-3 with a 1.98 ERA (11 ER/50.0 IP) in 19 games (one start) with
the Tri-City ValleyCats.
...Set career-highs in wins and strikeouts (70) while not allowing a home
run in 50.0 innings.
...Recorded two or more strikeouts in 17 of his games.
...Held opponents to a .158 batting average (27-for-171).
...Honored as the organization's "Co-Pitcher of the Month" for August after
going 3-1 with a 0.89 ERA (2 ER/20.1 IP) in eight games (one start).2010Spent the season recovering from Tommy John surgery ... pitched in two games with the Gulf Coast League Astros.2009Placed on the minor league disabled list with an injured right elbow, June 23 ... would miss the campaign.2008Went 2-2 with a 1.85 ERA (10 ER/48.2 IP) in 13 games (eight starts) with the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team.
...Struck out a season-high eight batters in 4.0 innings of relief June 14 at VSL Cardinals.
...Held right-handed hitters to a .212 batting average (29-for-137) on the year.
...Allowed just two home runs in 48.2 innings of work.2007Spent the entire season with the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team, going 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA (5 ER/22.0 IP) in
13 games ... struck out 17 while walking 15.2006In his first professional baseball season, Dayan went 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2 IP) in three games (one start) with
the Astros Venezuelan Rookie League team.