Clay Zavada #35

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Clay Zavada MLB Career Stats

3-3 3.35 51.0 52 1.35

Clay Zavada Bio

  • Full Name: Clay Pflibson Zavada
  • Born: 6/28/1984 in Streator, IL
  • Draft: 2006, Arizona Diamondbacks, 30th rd. (897th overall)
  • College: Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
  • Debut: May 21, 2009
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2009
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MLB Career Stats 3 3 3.35 49 0 0 51.0 52 1.35


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Clay Zavada Awards Class A Relief Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2008 South Bend MID

Clay Zavada Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2013 LHP Clay Zavada elected free agency.
September 29, 2013 San Antonio Missions activated LHP Clay Zavada from the 7-day disabled list.
September 4, 2013 San Antonio Missions placed LHP Clay Zavada on the 7-day disabled list.
July 3, 2013 San Diego Padres signed free agent LHP Clay Zavada to a minor league contract.
July 3, 2013 LHP Clay Zavada assigned to San Antonio Missions.
June 19, 2012 Memphis Redbirds released LHP Clay Zavada.
May 16, 2012 LHP Clay Zavada assigned to Memphis Redbirds from St. Louis Cardinals.
May 15, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent LHP Clay Zavada to a minor league contract.
March 30, 2012 Cincinnati Reds released LHP Clay Zavada.
January 13, 2012 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent LHP Clay Zavada to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 LHP Clay Zavada elected free agency.
April 15, 2011 LHP Clay Zavada assigned to Mobile BayBears from Reno Aces.
January 19, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster LHP Clay Zavada to spring training.
November 6, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks sent Clay Zavada outright to Reno Aces.
October 13, 2010 Clay Zavada roster status changed by Arizona Diamondbacks.
May 7, 2010 Clay Zavada roster status changed by Reno Aces.
April 22, 2010 Reno Aces activated LHP Clay Zavada from the 7-day disabled list.
April 10, 2010 Reno Aces placed LHP Clay Zavada on the 7-day disabled list.
April 3, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned LHP Clay Zavada to Reno Aces.
May 21, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Clay Zavada from Mobile BayBears.
May 13, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned Clay Zavada to Mobile BayBears.
May 12, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled LHP Clay Zavada from Mobile BayBears.
May 12, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks activated LHP Clay Zavada.
March 16, 2009 LHP Clay Zavada assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.

Clay Pflibson Zavada Bio Info

Graduated from Streator High School, where he was team MVP and first-team All-Illinois...played baseball at Illinois Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...was named the 2009 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year. 2011 Began the season on Reno's disabled list recovering from May 2010 left elbow surgery...was reinstated on 4/14, then was transfered to Mobile and spent the season there. 2010 Opened the season with Triple-A Reno and appeared in 5 games before being placed on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation on May 7 for the remainder of the season...also on the disabled list from April 10-22 with a left elbow strain...Had Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. on May 18. 2009 Made the jump from Double-A Mobile to the Majors in mid-May and remained with the D-backs for the rest of the season, his first in the big leagues...In 49 games, went 3-3 with a 3.35 ERA (19 ER in 51.0 IP) in 49 games and allowed 9 of 23 inherited runners (40.9%) to score...In 22 home games, had a 1.21 ERA (3 ER in 22.1 IP) and .203 average (16-for-76) 27 road games, had a 5.02 ERA (16 ER in 28.2 IP) and .259 average (29-for-112)...Limited right-handed hitters to a .205 average (24-for-117) with 11 walks and 33 strikeouts while lefties hit .284 (21-for-74) with 13 walks and 19 strikeouts...In 21 games against NL West foes, went 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER in 22.0 IP) and .228 opponents average (18-for-79) with 12 walks and 19 strikeouts...Opened his big league career with 19 consecutive games without allowing an earned run (18.0 IP), the longest streak in franchise history and fourth longest in Major League history among relievers since 1954...Earned the win in his big league debut with a perfect ninth inning in a 4-3 win on May 21 @ Marlins...Did not allow an earned run in 17 consecutive home games from May 25-Aug. 29, having allowed 2 unearned runs on July 12 vs. Marlins...Struck out a season-high 3 batters on May 29 vs. Braves and Sept. 19 vs. Rockies...Pitched a career-high 2.2 innings on June 7 @ Padres. 2008 Earned a MiLBY as Minor League Baseball's Class A reliever of the year after posting a 3-1 record and 0.51 ERA in 24 relief appearances at South Bend (A)....held opposing batters to a .056 average (6 hits) in 35.1 innings...After posting a 2-1 record with 4 saves and 22 strikeouts during 15.2 innings in 12 games for the independent Southern Illinois Miners, caught the attention of the D-backs and re-signed with the organization in June...Tossed 2.0 perfect inning when he made his debut for the Silver Hawks on June 21 vs. Western Michigan...Earned his first win of the season on June 23 at Dayton, allowing 1 run and 1 hit and 4 strikeouts in 2.0 innings...Earned his first save of the season on June 29 vs. Great Lakes, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts...Earned the organization's Pitcher of the Month honors after tying for second in the Midwest League with 6 saves in August...Struck out a season-high 5 batters in 2.1 perfect innings on Aug. 27 at Fort Wayne...Did not allow a run to score after June 26, a string of 30.2 innings to end his season...Notched 3 saves in 3 appearances, striking out 5 and allowing 2 hits in the Midwest League playoffs. 2007 Following the death of his father, Clarence, in December 2006, sat out the 2007 season while taking care of his family...honored his father's wishes by earning his bachelor's degree in business from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, graduated in spring 2008...when he returned to the Diamondbacks, his story was featured on Page 1 of the New York Times sports section (12/21/08).