Dana Eveland

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Dana Eveland
Dana Eveland on May 11, 2012.jpg
Eveland with the Baltimore Orioles
New York Mets – No. 61
Pitcher
Born: (1983-10-29) October 29, 1983 (age 30)
Olympia, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 16, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through July 4, 2014)
Win–loss record 19–26
Earned run average 5.33
Strikeouts 268
Teams

Dana James Eveland (born October 29, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

Eveland throws a four-seam fastball, slider, changeup, and curveball.

Early life[edit]

Eveland attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California, graduating in 2001.[1] After one year at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, he transferred to College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.[2]

Baseball career[edit]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

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.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

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.[3] He appeared in only 5 games for the Diamondbacks.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Eveland with Oakland in 2008.

On December 14, 2007, Eveland was dealt again as part of a 6-player trade to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson.[4] [5]

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.[2]

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[edit]

On February 6, 2010, Eveland was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[6] [7]

After nine starts, where he went 3-4 with a 6.45 ERA, he was designated for assignment.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

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.[8]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On November 22, 2010, Eveland agreed to a minor league split contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[9] He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He was selected to both the Pacific Coast League mid-season [10] and post-season [11] 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.[12] 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.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

He was traded from the Dodgers to the Baltimore Orioles on December 8, 2011.[13] Eveland was designated for assignment on July 14, 2012.[14] He was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on July 26.

Hanwha Eagles[edit]

He signed with the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization for 2013.[15] [16]

New York Mets[edit]

He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on February 17, 2014.[17] [18]

Family[edit]

Eveland's brother, Kyle, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 43rd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2008 Oakland Athletics Media Guide (PDF). MLB Advanced Media. pp. pgs. 103–105. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  2. ^ Rubin, Gideon (2003-03-08). "Heart Never Was in Texas: Eveland Works Way to Top of COC Staff". The Daily News of Los Angeles. pp. SC.6. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/oracle/discussion/diamondbacks_brewers_swap_davis_eveland_estrada_others
  4. ^ "A's trade RHP Dan Haren to Arizona in eight-player deal" (Press release). Oakland Athletics. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  5. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/12/dan-haren-tra-1.html
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/02/blue-jays-acquire-dana-eveland.html
  8. ^ Kovacevic, Dejan (24 June 2010). "Pirates cut recently acquired pitcher". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Dodgers Blog". Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ "Robinson, Eveland Named To PCL All-Star Team". milb.com. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  11. ^ "Dana Eveland Named To All-PCL Team". milb.com. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  12. ^ Cassavell, AJ (2011-08-31). "Eveland gets call to start makeup game". mlb.com. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  13. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-12-08/sports/bal-orioles-trade-for-dodgers-lefty-dana-eveland-20111208_1_orioles-trade-orioles-executive-vice-president-dodgers
  14. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-03-29/sports/bal-orioles-designate-dana-eveland-for-assignment-and-claim-zelous-wheeler-off-waivers-20120329_1_totem-pole-orioles-executive-vice-president-assignment
  15. ^ KBO Teams To Sign Eveland, Richmond
  16. ^ http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/17/dana-eveland-signs-with-korean-team/
  17. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/dana-eveland
  18. ^ http://www.amazinavenue.com/2014/2/17/5421332/new-york-mets-dana-eveland-contract

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