|Free Agent – No. --|
|Born:September 16, 1976|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 23, 1999 for the Oakland Athletics|
(through 2008 season)
|Earned run average||5.22|
Chad Ashley Harville (born September 16, 1976 in Selmer, Tennessee) is a free agent relief pitcher who most recently played in the majors for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Harville bats and throws right-handed. He is known for throwing in the high 90's with an outstanding sinker.
A second-round pick of the Oakland Athletics in 1997, Harville posted a 4-6 record with a 4.94 ERA and one save in 135 career relief appearances with Oakland and Houston. In 133 innings, he had 114 strikeouts and 78 walks.
On August 23, 2005, Harville was claimed by the Boston Red Sox off waivers from the Astros. He was 0-2 with a 4.46 ERA in 37 games for Houston, having allowed just two runs in 15 1-3 innings over his last 13 appearances. With the Red Sox unable to find the right combination of relievers due to injury and ineffectiveness (using a total of 18 pitchers out of the bullpen), they decided to take a chance on Harville, designating Mike Remlinger for assignment. Unfortunately, Harville was 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in 8 appearances for Boston.
On November 22, 2005, Harville was signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a free agent to a one-year deal, but he had another down season, posting a 0-2 record and a 5.93 ERA in 32 appearances. On August 15, 2006, the Devil Rays designated him for assignment. In 2007, Harville was the closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders.