Brad Penny
Baseball pitcher
Brad Penny
Bradley Wayne "Brad" Penny is an American professional baseball pitcher. Penny has spent portions of his career in Major League Baseball with the Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers.
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Karina Smirnoff Readying A Revealing New Book
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Dancing with the Stars favorite Karina Smirnoff has led a pretty colorful life in her 35 years, and she’s currently working on a book that aims to shed some light on previously unanswered questions. “It will delve into questions people have often asked which I haven’t been able to answer,” she says. “It’s non-fiction with the stories where the names are a little twisted.” OK! News: 5 Things Fergie Should Do Before Baby So is this tell-all going to make Karina a few enemies? “None of it is bad,” says the dancing pro. “It’s all fact. None of it is horrible. Some of this information is out already, some isn’t. A lot of times I’ve decided not to speak up and say certain things and address certain things and it’s not because I didn’t want to say bit, it’s because I wanted to step back and look at the situation and learn from it. Now that I have I’m ready to share those lessons.” OK! News: Who Does Peta Murgatroyd Want To Cha Cha With On DWTS? Karina, who has previously been enga ...
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Wardrobe Malfunction! Karina Smirnoff Wears See-Through Pants
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Radar Staff Dancing with the Stars beauty Karina Smirnoff had plenty of tongues wagging as she left her West Hollywood studio Sunday in a pair of sheer white, see-through pants, and we've got all the pics for you right here on RadarOnline.com. The hard-bodied pro dancer, 34, paired the curtain-like pants (through which her lacy underwear was visible) with an orange top. PHOTOS: Karina Smirnoff's Wardrobe Malfunction She's not in a relationship currently, but had previously been romantically tied to fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Extra host Mario Lopez and former L.A. Dodger Brad Penny. Smirnoff is currently partnered up with skater Apolo Ohno on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, airing Monday on ABC at 8/7c.   RELATED STORIES: PHOTOS: The Top Ten Bikini Booties Of Summer! PHOTOS: DWTS And Other Hollywood Hunks Strip Down And Show Off Their 6-Pack Abs PHOTOS: Stars Without Make-up VIDEO: Bristol Palin Rocks It On Dancing With The Stars
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Xavier Nady arrives with 3-run salute
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Xavier Nady arrives with 3-run salute Xavier Nady, who welcomed himself with a bases-clearing double in the first inning Saturday, wanted to be a Giant last offseason. [...] he would have been fine playing for any team. A week later, he signed with the Giants and reported to Triple-A Fresno, where he hit .270 - .364 in his last 55 at-bats. Gregor Blanco had replaced Cabrera but is in a strikeout slump (19 in his past 42 at-bats), so Nady's the guy for now. "[...] when you have a chance to throw on a big-league uniform, it's always an opportunity," Nady said. Despite the late arrival, Nady is eligible for the playoffs as a sub for one of the players on the disabled list. Arias will play short the next two games because the Giants are facing lefties. ... The other call-ups: pitchers Brad Penny, Shane Loux and Jean Machi and first basemen Brett Pill and Aubrey Huff. To make room on the 40-man roster for Nady and Machi, the Giants moved Freddy Sanchez to the 6 ...
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Pence 0-for-4 in Giants' loss to Mets
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Pence 0-for-4 in Giants' loss to Mets In his first game as a Giant, Wednesday night's 2-1 loss to the Mets, Hunter Pence had a nice view of Gregor Blanco's latest breathtaking catch, again on Matt Cain's watch. "[...] said Blanco, realizing his place in history in the Cain game. The Mets could have won in a blowout, putting 18 runners on base and loading the bases in the seventh, eighth and ninth - the last two innings without benefit of a hit. [...] baseman Ryan Theriot showed ample range with a stop that ended the Mets' threat in the eighth, and Brad Penny caught a liner to begin an inning-ending double play in the ninth. Before the game, he spent a lot of time studying his new home turf, the real estate beneath the Great Wall of China Basin. [...] if they hit it hard off the right-field corner, you can cut 'em down at second, said Pence, who was briefly tutored by outfield coach Roberto Kelly.
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Giants finally close door on Braves, 9-4
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Giants finally close door on Braves, 9-4 [...] he was watching video of his stunning three-run homer in the 11th inning. The Giants hit not one, but two, three-run homers in the 11th after a hideous blown save by struggling closer Santiago Casilla, who allowed a two-out, two-run homer by Brian McCann in the 10th after the Giants had scored twice in their half. Brad Penny allowed a Chipper Jones homer in the bottom of the 11th but finished a game in which 11 of 13 runs were scored in the two extra innings. The win not only secured the Giants' second series win at Turner Field since it opened for baseball in 1997, but extended their winning streak to a season-high five games. On the pitch before his three-run homer, Crawford slammed a foul ball off his right knee and went down. Had Crawford needed to leave, Justin Christian would have moved from right field to third base, with Joaquin Arias shifting from third to short and Matt Cain going to right.
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Last week's Giants better nostalgia than 2002
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Last week's Giants better nostalgia than 2002 A reunion for the 2002 pennant winners will put Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent on the field together again, and perhaps pull Dusty Baker from the Reds' dugout for a salute. Who knew, though, that the reunion would come at a time when the current Giants had depleted the fans' nostalgia for 2002 of virtually all its bittersweet qualities? The defense, so dismal in April and May, went six straight games without committing an error. At one point, as Lincecum struggled, both Righetti and manager Bruce Bochy pointed out publicly that his frustration seemed to be interfering with his attention to detail. Ask the Yankees, who just put CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the disabled list. The Giants' loss of Brian Wilson, meanwhile, appears less devastating in light of Brad Penny's dominant relief stint Saturday. [...] as the 2002 team gathers, the most striking element of that conundrum should be that four of the five players m ...
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SF Giants add Brad Penny to throw middle relief
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
SF Giants add Brad Penny to throw middle relief Brad Penny, who had a short but fruitful stint as a Giants starter in 2009, rejoined the team as a reliever Friday and said he almost signed here before spring training. [...] Penny will try to have fun as a right-handed reliever for a first-place team. The Giants purchased his contract from Triple-A Fresno and placed Shane Loux on the 15-day disabled list with a neck injury he sustained while working out before Thursday's game. Manager Bruce Bochy said he will use the 34-year-old in long and middle relief at first "to let him get adjusted and see how comfortable he is doing the role." Penny has made 315 starts in a big-league career that began in 2000 but only four relief appearances. Elias reports the Giants are the first team to have three pitchers throw shutouts with one or fewer hits before July 1. If the Nationals maintain their rotation, the Giants will miss Stephen Strasburg (9-2) and Gio Gonzalez (10-3 ...
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The Times' baseball rankings
LATimes - almost 5 years
A look at the winningest pitcher in the history of each current major league franchise in order of victories: Ricky Nolasco etched his name in the record book of the Miami Marlins last week passing Dontrelle Willis to become the Marlins' all-time leader in victories. He tops a list on which Josh Johnson ranks third, A.J. Burnett fourth and Brad Penny fifth. Nolasco doesn't quite evoke the emotion of, say, Bob Gibson or Warren Spahn. Then again, the Marlins have only been in business since 1993. Here's a look at the winningest pitcher in the history of each current major league franchise in order of victories:
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Penny latest big name to flop in Japan
Go Erie - almost 5 years
TOKYO -- Pitcher Brad Penny was released by the Softbank Hawks after appearing in just one game for the Pacific League team, becoming the latest in a long list of former major league players to struggle to adjust to Japan's unique brand of baseball.
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Sports › Penny the latest big name to disappoint in Japan
Japan Today - almost 5 years
American pitcher Brad Penny has been released by the Softbank Hawks after appearing in just one game for the Pacific League team, becoming the latest in a long list of former major league players to struggle to adjust to Japan's unique brand of baseball. The Hawks cut Penny on Tuesday,…
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Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny signs with Softbank Hawks of Japan
Th Macomb Daily - about 5 years
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League have signed former major league pitcher <a class="fplink fp-35654" href="/brad+penny+1">Brad Penny</a> to a one-year contract.
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Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars Postpones her Wedding to Brad Penny
Yahoo News - over 5 years
Explore Talent (http://www.exploretalent.com) Announced on their News Site that <a class="fplink fp-159792" href="/karina+smirnoff">Karina Smirnoff</a> from Dancing with the Stars Postponed her Wedding to <a class="fplink fp-35654" href="/brad+penny">Brad Penny</a>Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Explore Talent, a premier online social-network for industry insiders, announced today on the exploretalent.com news site that <a class="fplink fp-159792" href="/karina+smirnoff">Karina Smirnoff</a> postponed her wedding to <a class="fplink fp-35654" href="/brad+penny">Brad Penny</a>. Explore Talent is a professional site that connects actors, models, musicians and dancers in the United States. ...
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Karina Smirnoff Postpones Wedding to Brad Penny
US Magazine - over 5 years
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BASEBALL ROUNDUP; Rays Gain Ground on Red Sox in A.L. Wild-Card Race
NYTimes - over 5 years
Wade Davis pitched a six-hitter and John Jaso hit a three-run homer Friday night as the Tampa Bay Rays moved within five and a half games of Boston in the American League wild-card race with a 7-2 victory over the visiting Red Sox. Davis (10-8) struck out eight in his second career complete game. The right-handed Davis had gone 0-2 with an 11.12
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ROUNDUP; Twins Earn Rare Win Over Penny and Tigers; White Sox Top Mariners
NYTimes - over 5 years
Luke Hughes hit two home runs to help the host Minnesota Twins take out their hitting frustration on Brad Penny and the Detroit Tigers, stopping a seven-game losing streak with an 11-4 victory on Sunday. Hughes has gone deep three times in two games. He drove in five runs for the first time in his career, backing Brian Duensing (9-13) and leading
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Brad Penny: I yelled at Sean Rodriguez for cursing, not hustling - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
UPDATE, 2:06 pm: Brad Penny now says that he was screaming at Sean Rodriguez for screaming, not for hustling, and that Rays manager Joe Maddon didn&#39;t have all the facts about the sequence. Rodriguez apparently uttered a few ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Karina Smirnoff's Planning Dream Wedding to Brad Penny: “Destination Wedding ... - OK! Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Not only is she gearing up for the new season of Dancing With the Stars, but she is also planning her dream wedding to fiancé Brad Penny! Karina shared some exclusive details with OK! while hosting at Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa&#39;s MIXX club last weekend
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brad Penny
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On March 18, 2016, Penny announced his retirement.
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  • 2015
    On December 17, 2015, Penny signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that included an invitation to spring training.
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    He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.
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    After a mixed spring training in 2015 (1-1 record with a 6.89 ERA in 15.2 innings), he failed to win a spot in Chicago's rotation and played with their Triple-A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, in the International League.
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  • 2014
    On December 16, 2014, Penny signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.
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    He made his first start with the club on August 9, 2014, against the Cincinnati Reds.
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    On June 18, 2014, Penny agreed to a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins.
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    Penny signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals on January 16, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He was released on March 7.
  • 2012
    On May 18, 2012, Penny signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
    More Details Hide Details On June 30, Penny faced the Cincinnati Reds in his first game of the season. He went 2.1 innings, giving up hits and earned runs while striking out 1 batter. He finished the season 0-1 with a 6.11 ERA while appearing in 22 games.
    On February 5, 2012, Penny agreed to a one-year $3 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
    More Details Hide Details However, after allowing six runs and five stolen bases in only innings in his debut game, Penny claimed that he injured his elbow and asked to be removed from the game. He was immediately sent to the disabled list and took two MRI exams (one in Fukuoka, and one in the United States), but both results were negative. Penny was released from his contract a month later, on May 8. He was a "huge disappointment," and local newspaper reported that signing Penny was "the worst decision in franchise history."
  • 2011
    On January 18, 2011, Penny agreed to a one-year $3 million contract with the Detroit Tigers.
    More Details Hide Details Being added to the Tigers roster reunited Penny with past teammates in Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins and Victor Martinez from the Red Sox. Penny started off the season with the Tigers as their number two starter, behind Justin Verlander and in front of Max Scherzer. In exception to May, in which Penny went 3–1 in five starts with an ERA of 3.24, Penny had a sub-par first half of the season, going 6–6 with an 4.50 ERA, and with the Tigers' acquisition of Doug Fister in July, in addition to the success of Scherzer, Penny was moved to the number four spot in the rotation. Penny had a worse second half, going 5–5 with a 6.53 ERA after the All-Star break. When the Tigers went to the Postseason, he was added to the roster in the bullpen. He appeared in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers, his only appearance in both the Division and Championship series, and pitched 1.2 innings while giving up 5 runs. The Tigers went on to lose that game 15–5, which sent the Rangers to the World Series. The Rangers lost in 7 games to Penny's former club, the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • 2010
    On May 21, 2010, Penny hit his first career grand slam, to give his team an 8–4 lead during interleague play against the Angels.
    More Details Hide Details He was pulled the next inning with an injury and therefore did not earn the win. The injury was an aggravation of a pre-existing oblique muscle strain that landed him on the disabled list for the remainder of the season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Penny previously dated actress Eliza Dushku. In October 2009, Penny began dating professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. They became engaged in October 2010, but ended the engagement in December 2011. Penny subsequently began dating former Oklahoma City Thunder dancer Kaci Cook. They became engaged in January 2013, and married on August 1, 2013 in Hawaii.
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    On December 10, 2009, Penny agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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    On August 31, 2009, Penny signed with the San Francisco Giants after clearing waivers.
    More Details Hide Details The Giants paid Penny only the pro-rated remnant of a $400k MLB minimum salary (i.e. under $100k), with the Boston Red Sox picking up the remainder of his $5M salary for the year. In his debut, Penny pitched eight shutout innings in a 4–0 win over Philadelphia. Penny demonstrated his past success in the National League, going 4-1 in 6 starts for the Giants. He became a free agent after the season.
    After a disastrous start against the rival Yankees, it was decided on August 22, 2009, that Penny would be replaced in the rotation by veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield who was coming off the disabled list soon.
    More Details Hide Details During Wakefield's August 26 start, Penny was placed in the bullpen as insurance, but was never needed with Wakefield pitching a strong seven inning effort giving up only one run. With Wakefield completing a healthy start, reliever Billy Wagner being added to the roster, and Penny not wanting to be a reliever, the Red Sox granted his wish to be released late that night. During his time in Boston, Penny's record was 7–8, with a 5.61 ERA.
    Penny recorded his 100th career win on June 17, 2009, against his former team the Florida Marlins, in a five inning effort only giving up one unearned run.
    More Details Hide Details The win came on the Red Sox's 500th consecutive sell out at Fenway Park. During his last five starts with the Red Sox, Penny was 0–4 with a 9.11 ERA.
    On January 9, 2009, Penny signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox with a base salary of $5M. Incentives and performance bonuses were included to increase the total deal another $3M.
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  • 2008
    For the 2008 season, Penny was selected as opening day starter against the San Francisco Giants, shutting them out over seven innings, but he struggled in 2008 overall, going 6–9 with a 6.27 ERA and a stint on the DL.
    More Details Hide Details After coming back from the DL in September, Penny made a few appearances out of the bullpen but struggled in that role and returned to the DL. After the season, the Dodgers declined his option year, making Penny a free agent.
  • 2007
    He batted .246 in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Penny also had six doubles, seven RBI, and seven runs scored.
    He also threw the fastest fastball of all NL starters in 2007, averaging 93.4 miles per hour.
    More Details Hide Details Besides being a hard throwing pitcher, Penny has developed into a good hitting pitcher since being traded to the Dodgers. In 2006, his batting average was .185, but was above .200 for most of the season and was as high as .240 before Penny ended the year in an for 12 slump.
    Penny had several memorable outings in 2007, including on May 7, 2007, against his former team, the Florida Marlins, Penny struck out a career-high 14 in a Dodger 6–1 win.
    More Details Hide Details Another memorable performance was against the San Diego Padres in a pitcher's duel against All-Star teammate Jake Peavy just before the All-Star break. The match ended in a draw with both pitchers going seven innings giving up one earned run on five hits. Penny struck out seven, while Peavy struck out six. The Padres would eventually win the game 3–1 in 12 innings.
    Penny had a strong start to 2007 that continued throughout the season, with an ERA of 3.03 for the season and was the first Dodger pitcher to start out with a 12–1 record since Phil Regan went 14–1 in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Penny was selected to the All-Star game for a second consecutive year.
  • 2006
    He also threw the fastest fastball of all NL starters in 2006, averaging 93.9 miles per hour.
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    On September 23, 2006, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Penny joined the small club of pitchers who have struck out four batters in one inning.
    More Details Hide Details Due to the uncaught third strike rule, Penny was credited with striking out Chad Tracy, but because catcher Russell Martin failed to catch the ball cleanly, Tracy was allowed to attempt to run to first base, and made it there before he could be thrown out. Despite giving up three runs in the inning, Penny recorded three more strikeouts to complete the four-strikeout inning.
    Penny was named by Houston Astros manager Phil Garner as the National League's starting pitcher in the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details He hurled two innings, allowing one home run to Vladimir Guerrero, striking out the side (Ichiro Suzuki, Derek Jeter, and David Ortiz) in the first inning, and receiving a no-decision.
  • 2005
    On June 12, 2005, Penny signed a three-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $25 million and a team option for the 2009 season.
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    His recovery time from his injury caused him to begin the following season on the disabled list, but he rejoined the Dodgers on April 24, 2005, and proceeded to have a solid season.
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  • 2004
    On July 30, 2004, Penny was traded along with Hee-Seop Choi and pitching prospect Bill Murphy to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Guillermo Mota, Juan Encarnación, and Paul Lo Duca.
    More Details Hide Details However, in the first inning of his second start with the Dodgers he suffered a serious arm injury and went on the disabled list. He returned in September, only to promptly reinjure himself after three innings in his first start off the DL.
    Penny started the 2004 season with a 8-8 record with a 3.15 ERA in 21 starts before being traded to the Dodgers.
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  • 2003
    In 2003, Penny bounced back, finishing the 2003 campaign with 14 wins for the Marlins and helping them reach the playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details Penny collected the win in Florida's NLCS clinching victory over the Chicago Cubs and in the World Series against the New York Yankees he went 2–0 with a 2.19 ERA in his two starts.
  • 2002
    In 2002, due to injuries and ineffectiveness, Penny saw his ERA rise from the previous season, from 3.69 in 2001, his ERA in 2002 was at 4.66 in just 24 starts.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, Penny pitched 205 innings for the Marlins.
    More Details Hide Details He finished 10-10 in 31 starts.
  • 2000
    He made his first major league appearance and first start on April 7, 2000, against the Colorado Rockies.
    More Details Hide Details Penny pitched seven innings, giving up only one run, to get his first win in the Marlins' 4–3 victory. At the end of the season, he ranked second among NL rookies in winning percentage (.533), third in wins, tied for fourth with 22 games started and was sixth in both innings pitched and strikeouts (80).
    After a good spring, he made the Marlins starting rotation in 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999, he started the year with the El Paso Diablos at the Diamondbacks Double-A level, and had a 2–7 record with a 4.80 ERA when he was traded to the Florida Marlins along with Abraham Núñez and Vladimir Núñez in exchange for relief pitcher Matt Mantei.
    More Details Hide Details The Marlins assigned him to their Double-A team in Portland. Penny combined with Luis Arroyo for the first no-hitter in Portland history in his first game in the Marlins' organization on August 8.
  • 1998
    In 1998, with the High Desert Mavericks, he went 14–5 with a 2.96 ERA in 28 starts and was named to Baseball America's first team Minor League All-Stars, the California League Pitcher of the Year, California League Most Valuable Player, Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year and "A" Level Player of the Year.
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  • 1997
    With the South Bend Silver Hawks in 1997, he was 10–5 with an ERA of 2.73 in 25 starts.
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  • 1996
    He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 5th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball draft, and signed with the Diamondbacks on June 4, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He was immediately sent to the Arizona Summer League, where he ranked fourth in the league in ERA (2.36) and was named Arizona's Organizational Pitcher of the Month in August.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born on May 24, 1978.
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