Eveland with the New York Mets
October 29, 1983 |
|July 16, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||5.27|
Dana James Eveland (born October 29, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets and in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the Hanwha Eagles.
Eveland attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California, graduating in 2001. After one year at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, he transferred to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.
Eveland was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th round (469th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. On July 16, 2005, Eveland made his Major League debut against the Washington Nationals. He would ultimately pitch out of the bullpen, appearing in 27 games, while posting a record of 1-1. The following season he would appear in 9 games, 5 of them starting. He was 0-3 with a 8.13 ERA.
After two seasons with the Brewers, Eveland was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on November 5, 2006 along with Doug Davis and Dave Krynzel in exchange for Greg Aquino, Johnny Estrada, and Claudio Vargas. He appeared in only 5 games for the Diamondbacks.
In 2008 he made 29 starts for the Athletics, the most of his career. His record was 9-9 with a 4.34 ERA. He also gave up 27 four-pitch walks, the most in the majors.
The following season, Eveland could not repeat his 2008 performance. He finished 2-4 in 13 games, 9 of them starts and a 7.16 ERA.
Toronto Blue Jays
After nine starts, where he went 3-4 with a 6.45 ERA, he was designated for assignment.
On June 1, 2010, Eveland was traded from the Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ronald Uviedo. He appeared in only 3 games for the Pirates, 1 of which was a start. On June 24, 2010, he was designated for assignment.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On November 22, 2010, Eveland agreed to a minor league split contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He was selected to both the Pacific Coast League mid-season  and post-season  all-star teams. He made 25 starts for the Isotopes in 2011, with a 12-8 record and 4.38 ERA.
On September 1, 2011, The Dodgers called him up to the Major League team to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In that game he picked up the win while allowing only one run in eight innings. He wound up making 5 starts with the Dodgers in September, with a 3-2 record, 3.03 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He had extreme splits in his short time with the Dodgers. In 3 road starts he was 3-0 with an 0.44 ERA but in his two starts at Dodger Stadium he was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.
New York Mets
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- "A's trade RHP Dan Haren to Arizona in eight-player deal" (Press release). Oakland Athletics. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
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- "Dodgers Blog". Los Angeles Times.
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- KBO Teams To Sign Eveland, Richmond